Police worked on two domestic violence incidents last week. Police arrested via warrant a Shields Lane man who police said struck his wife in the face with a 12-inch by 12-inch box containing cake on Feb. 4. The man inquired at police headquarters to get a copy of the police report on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when he was informed of the warrant for his arrest.
His wife did not need medical treatment, police said. When police were called to the house the night of the incident, the man had left and all attempts to contact him failed. After turning himself in, he was released on a written promise to appear in court on on Feb. 28.
Police also arrested a Hoyt Street couple, charging each with disorderly conduct. On Saturday, March 2, police were called to the couple’s home via a 911 call made by the woman’s mother at 3:12 a.m. reporting an assault in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined that both had been involved in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical confrontation.
Officers saw that both people had scratch marks on their faces indicative of a struggle. Police learned the man is currently on probation and his probation officer told police to keep him in custody and not allow him to post bond. He had court on March 4.
The woman was issued a misdemeanor summons at the home, so she could care for their 16-month-old child, police said. She also had court on March 4.