Perth Amboy Police Assaulted While Trying To Break Up A Fight

PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested three people for disorderly conduct after being summoned to Charles Street to break up a dispute on Saturday night. A 25-year-old woman was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest because she allegedly struck detectives.

Jose Oscar Reinoso-Gonzalez, 24, Emmanuel Castro Garcia, 23, and Elizabeth Velasquez, 30, were charged on summons for disorderly conduct. Velasquez was held on an outstanding warrant from Edison, while the other two suspects were released

Vania Lee Nieves was charged with assault on a police officer, obstructing justice, and resisting arrest. Judge Maria Del Valle-Koch set her bail at $10,000 with no 10 percent option.

Officers made the arrests at 10:12 p.m. on June 9 after being called to the area of Charles Street to break up a reported fight. Police observed a large group shoving and shouting at each other. When they attempted to break-up this dispute, two Hispanic males, later identified as Reinoso-Gonzalez and Garcia, allegedly refused to disperse and attempted to charge towards the crowd. They were placed under arrest.

As officers escorted the suspects to a police vehicle, Velasquez allegedly came running and screaming towards a group of males in an attempt to assault them. She was then placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and secured without further incident.

While police were dispersing the crowd, Nieves allegedly shoved Detective Carlos Rodriguez from the back. She was then placed under arrest. Nieves allegedly responded by striking Detective David Guzman on the left side of his head and face.

The charges against the defendants are merely accusations; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.


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