Guest refused to leave room at Red Roof Inn; Rottweiler snapped at Officer


PARSIPPANY — On Wednesday, April 26 at 7:20 a.m.The Parsippany Police Department’s Communication Center was contacted by the manager of the Red Roof Inn, who advised the dispatcher that an occupant was refusing to leave their room.

Upon arrival of Patrol Officer R. Appel and G. Tosh, spoke to the manager who advised them that Jessica Rosewall, 30, Fairfield, was told the prior day that she was no longer allowed in or on the hotel property, but she failed to leave.

When Officers made contact with Ms. Rosewall at her room, she had a Rottweiler on a leash, which the Officers requested multiple times that it be secured in its crate.

Ms. Rosewall refused the officers request to do so. While officers were assisting her remove belongings from the room, the Rottweiler snapped at Patrol Officer Appel’s hand, making contact, but not causing any injury.

Upon arrival of Patrol Sergeant R. Carrozzino, he attempted to speak with Ms. Rosewall at which time the Rottweiler lunged at him, but did not make contact with him.

Parsippany Animal Control was dispatched to the scene to assist in securing the dog.

Ms. Rosewall continued to refuse to place the dog into the dog crate and positioned the dog in between herself and the officers.

Upon arrival of Parsippany Animal Control, the dog was secured and officers placed Ms. Rosewall under arrest. She was then transported back to Police Headquarters at which time she was processed and charged with the following:

  • Obstruction the Administration of Law
  • Defiant Trespass
  • Disorderly Conduct

She was released on her own recognizance pending her court date and was advised she can pick up the dog at the Parsippany Animal Shelter.

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