Springfield mayor offers to help communication director

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Sarno’s Communication Director, Marian Sullivan was arraigned Monday.

Sullivan, 27, was charged with malicious property damage at MGM’s Cal Mare Restaurant. She pleaded not guilty in Springfield District Court on Monday.

22News obtained court documents about Sullivan’s incident at MGM Springfield early Sunday morning that described the following:

Sullivan allegedly pushed a cash register off the counter and threw lemons into the kitchen and dining area at Cal Mare Restaurant. They also said Sullivan kicked vehicles in the MGM parking garage.

State Police troopers found Sullivan in an elevator and they said she appeared to be intoxicated. Springfield Mayor Sarno told 22News he never would have expected this behavior from Sullivan and is working with her family to get the help she needs.

“These actions were completely out of character for the young lady I know and have worked with for the past four years and we’ll take it a day at a time,” Sarno said.

Sullivan was placed on paid administrative leave but their office will continue to operate effectively and efficiently in her absence.

She was released without bail on the condition that she stay away from MGM Springfield and refrain from alcohol or drug use except for prescription medicine. She’s due back in court in January.

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