A Vernon woman fought a neighbor, the police and even a couple of blankets inside a jail cell during an altercation on Saturday night, according to an arrest report.
The saga of Jessica Diaz began at 8:36 p.m. on Saturday, when officers were responding to a call in Rockville. Before they even arrived at that call, they came upon Diaz, a 31-year-old resident of 10 Orchard St., fighting with another woman in front of 23 Ward. St., an arrest report indicates.
The other woman had a child, police said, while describing Diaz as being intoxicated.
Police also said Diaz was very "disruptive" and "uncooperative."
According to an arrest report, officers asked Diaz to "calm down" and she told them, "I'm not gonna calm down," and began swinging her arms wildly. An officer grabbed her to place her under arrest and she tried to pull away, according to an arrest report.
She was handcuffed and placed under arrest, but continued to threaten the officers and the other woman while the officers conducted the investigation, an arrest report indicates.
Officers determined that Diaz had tried to assault the other woman who was holding a baby, but Diaz struck the baby, causing the baby to cry, police said.
The baby did not require medical attention, police said.
Diaz was being held at the Vernon Police Department on a $7,500 bond while awaiting a Tuesday court appearance, an arrest report indicates.
The charges against Diaz for the fight are:
• Third-degree assault.
• Disorderly conduct.
• Interfering with police.
• Risk of injury to a child.
• Second-degree threatening.
Police said Diaz destroyed two blankets in her lockup cell and a third-degree criminal mischief charge was added.
The site of the incident with Diaz on Ward Street is next door to the Rockville police substation.
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