WARSAW — A Fort Wayne man has been charged with battery following an incident at a local hotel last month.
Patrick John Boylen, 55, 5752 Thornbriar Lane, Fort Wayne, is charged with battery, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 9, a law enforcement officer was dispatched to the Deluxe Inn in reference to a verbal argument between a housekeeper and a guest.
The officer spoke with the housekeeper, who said she was attempting to clean a hotel room when the guest in the room next door, Boylen, began yelling at her.
The housekeeper said she did not know why Boylen was yelling at her. When she yelled back at him, she said Boylen called her an inappropriate and derogatory name in Spanish.
The housekeeper said this was very disrespectful to her and she continued to yell back at Boylen. She told the officer that Boylen pushed her with his left arm, which had some sort of brace on it.
The argument was reported to have occurred outside of the hotel room, in the parking lot.
Boylen was with a woman, who allegedly apologized to the housekeeper for Boylen’s behavior.
A manager at the hotel told the officer she found out a woman was in Boylen’s room. The woman had not checked in, which violated policy. The manager said that the current COVID-19 policy requires all guests to check in with the front office.
Because of this, Boylen was asked to vacate his room. The manager said Boylen went to the front desk to complain. When he returned to his room, he began yelling at the housekeeper, who had nothing to do with the request for him to vacate.
The manager said Boylen was aggressively yelling at the housekeeper, resulting in the manager going to the front desk to contact dispatch.
It was reported that Boylen and the woman he was with had left in a cab and were headed to the Warsaw Lodge.
Upon speaking with the cab driver, the driver told the officer that from what he witnessed, the housekeeper was provoking Boylen.
The officer went to the Warsaw Lodge and spoke with Boylen and his female companion. Boylen said he had been kicked out of his room at Deluxe Inn and that when he went to his room the housekeeper began yelling at him for no reason.
Boylen said he collected his belongings and left in a cab. He adamantly denied that he had ever touched the housekeeper. Boylen’s right shoulder was covered with a bandage from a recent surgery and his left forearm was wrapped in a soft cast.
He said he did not say anything to the housekeeper in Spanish because he does not understand Spanish; however, a witness at the scene stated that Boylen was saying “nasty” things to the housekeeper in Spanish.
The woman with Boylen told the officer that Boylen had been drinking. The woman said she was loading their belongings into the cab and did not see Boylen push the housekeeper.
Boylen was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail July 7 on a $500 cash bond.