Saturday, November 30, 2019

Woman Breaks into Ex's Home, Nearly Hits Police Officer with Vehicle

A woman was arrested in Ashland earlier this week after a domestic dispute and nearly hitting a police officer with her vehicle.

According to Ashland Police, just after 2:30am Wednesday, police were dispatched to South Hoffman Boulevard for a domestic dispute.

Officer Raibeck responded and as soon as she arrived on scene, a man reported that the woman involved, identified as Valerie Morris, 48, of Tower City, was in her vehicle around the corner.

Raibeck approached the vehicle, identified herself as the Police, and Morris, who was in the vehicle hit the gas on the vehicle.

Raibeck told Morris numerous times to stop, but Morris proceeds forward, causing Raibeck to jump out of the way of the vehicle.

Morris fled the area towards Fountain Springs on Route 61.

Raibeck had called for assistance and as Frackville Borough Police Officer Hand was responding, found Morris and her vehicle near the Ashland Gun Club in Fountain Springs.

Officer Hand took Morris into custody.

Morris was transported back to the Ashland Police Station where she showed multiple signs of intoxication.  Morris also fought with police and had to be restrained at the police station.

The male involved in the incident told police that Morris, an ex-girlfriend of his, busted a side door to his residence.

After telling her to leave multiple times, he called police.

Morris was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Ferrier on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct.

She was locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $15,000 straight cash bail.

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