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Two Boston police officers arrested in separate domestic violence incidents

Two Boston police officers were arrested early Saturday morning in separate domestic violence incidents about an hour apart, the department said in a statement Monday.

Officers Walter Suprey and Andrew Blake were placed on administrative leave and the Boston Police Anti-Corruption Unit has opened an investigation into both cases, the police department said.

Attorneys for Suprey and Blake did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday night.

Suprey, a member of the Boston force since 2008, was arrested by police in Danvers after he was involved “in a domestic incident with a family member,” Boston police said in the statement.


Police were called to Suprey’s home in Danvers at 2:51 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute, according to a police report filed in Salem District Court. Suprey came out of the house when the officers arrived and told them that his fiancée was cheating on him, the police report said.

Officers went inside and spoke with Suprey’s fiancée, who said Suprey flew into a rage after she told him about a “creepy” experience she had while taking an Uber ride home from Boston that night, after she attended the Celtics game with a friend, according to the report.

She told police that Suprey began calling her names, as one of their children sat nearby, and then grabbed her wrist and got close to her face while yelling at her, the report said. She then pushed Suprey away and threw an iPad at him but missed, she told police.

She said Suprey left the room and she locked the door, but he returned, picked the lock open, and then put his hand on her neck, according to the report. She then yelled for their au pair to call police, the report said.

Suprey was charged with assault and battery on a household member, the statement said. He was arraigned Monday in Salem District Court and pleaded not guilty, according to court records.


Blake was arrested about 3:55 a.m. by the Boston Police Domestic Violence unit after also being “involved in a domestic incident with a family member,” the statement said.

Blake, a Boston police officer since 1998, was charged with assault and battery and pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Monday in the Dorchester division of Boston Municipal Court, according to court records. No further information on Blake’s case was immediately available Monday night.

“The Boston Police Department takes all allegations of domestic violence by employees seriously,” Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long, the department’s acting commissioner, said in the statement.

“A thorough investigation into these matters will be conducted by the Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards and the Bureau of Investigative Services in conjunction with the Suffolk and Essex County District Attorney’s Offices.”

Messages sent to the Essex and Suffolk district attorney’s offices seeking comment on Monday evening were not immediately returned.

Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.