Police arrested a Newark NJ teenager after she allegedly threw a DVD player at a police officer in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
The Andover Township Police Department got a call about a fight at the Willowglen Academy. Willowglen is a facility which provides round-the-clock-hour care for roughly 40 emotionally disturbed minors. When police officers showed up at the school, they discovered staff members attempting to break up a fight between six female students.
The officers offered assistance to the staff members. At one point, an officer told the 18-year-old suspect, who was allegedly being unruly, that she would be arrested if she failed to calm down. The suspect allegedly responded by throwing a DVD player at the officer. The officer sustained minor injuries when he was hit by the DVD player.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Sussex County Jail in Newton, NJ. She is being held at the correctional facility on a $20,000 bail amount.
Ridgewood NJ police were called to the Willowglen Academy three times in a single weekend after receiving separate reports of fights among the students. On another occasion, a student was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct for failing to quickly disperse when officers got to the scene. Two other students at the facility received juvenile complaints for their alleged involvement in a physical altercation.
The Andover Township Police Department is actively working with the Willowglen Academy management to ensure that the disruptive fights do not continue going forward.
For additional information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Teen Threw DVD Player at Cop Trying to Break Up Fight, Andover Police Say.”