Attorney Patrick Noonan Helps College Student in High Profile Case Involving Young Girl Being Pushed Off Rooftop

About Our Clients’ Case

October 13, 2015
Commonwealth v. W.A.
Brockton District Court


Client, a 23-year-old senior college student, was charged with Keeping a Noisy and Disorderly Home in connection with an off-campus party in which more than 200 students attended. Police received noise complaints due to the loud noise from the party – as there was a DJ blasting music in the backyard. When police arrived, they observed a female dancing on the roof of the garage. Many of the party-goers were yelling for her to “jump.” Seconds later, a male student pushed the female off the roof and into the crowd. Police arrested the man who pushed the female off the roof. The incident of the male pushing the female student off the roof was captured on film. The case involving the male student pushing the female off the roof received a lot of publicity.
Our client was one of three college students that were named on the lease. My client had no criminal record. He was a standout wrestler in high school and college. He is expected to graduate with a degree in Physical Education and Coaching. Our client had never been arrested and never been involved with any problems in school. After the incident, he made plans to move out of the house to avoid any potential issues arising in the future.

Result: At a clerk’s hearing, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan persuaded the police prosecutor and the clerk-magistrate to hold the case open until his client graduates in the spring. Client does not have any criminal and will continue to have no criminal record, so long as he stays out of trouble until the spring. Client intends to become a wrestling coach.

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Bridgewater student accused of pushing woman off roof during party. Fox (Boston), by August 31, 2015.  ExcerptBRIDGEWATER – ( – A woman is recovering after she was thrown off the roof during an off-campus house party at Bridgewater State College. Bridgewater Police said they were called to a home on Burrill Avenue just after midnight and found more than 200 people outside of the home partying. They said they saw a female dancing on the roof, then moments later a man walked up and pushed her off.

Woman pushed from roof during off-campus party at Bridgewater State University. By Alysha Palumbo and Marc Fortier, August 31, 2015. Excerpt: Police have arrested a Bridgewater State University student accused of pushing a female student off a roof during an off-campus party.  Bridgewater Police said Alexander Marquez, 20, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested at 12:36 a.m. on Monday after officers observed him pushing the woman off the roof onto a crowd of 200-plus students.

Man charged with pushing woman off garage at Bridgewater State party.   Boston Globe, by Felicia Gans, August 31, 2015.  ExcerptA Bridgewater State University junior was being held on $5,000 cash bail Monday after he was charged with pushing another student from the roof of a garage at a house party early Monday.  Bridgewater police were already at the home on Burrill Avenue, called to respond to a disturbance just after midnight, authorities said, when 20-year-old Alexander Marquez allegedly came up behind the woman and pushed her off the roof into a crowd of partygoers, who had been yelling at the woman to “jump.”

Video shows man shoving woman off roof at Bridgewater, by Jeremy Tanner, September 1, 2015.  ExcerptBRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Cellphones came out when a woman climbed onto a roof at a party Sunday night in Bridgeport, Massachusetts — and now prosecutors are using that footage after a man allegedly pushed the woman off as cameras recorded.

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