Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Police: Woman arrested for disorderly conduct threatens police with false rape claims

Police: Woman assaults officers

A Shavertown woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting Larksville police officers following a reported fight with her boyfriend.

Danielle Castrignano, 19, of Shavertown, faces a host of charges after the incident on Broadway Street around 12:48 a.m. Saturday.

According to the criminal complaint:

Borough officers responded to the area of 47 E. Broadway St. and were directed to Castrignano, who was sitting in a vehicle with a 20-year-old male with opened alcoholic beverages. Castrignano identified herself as Christina Marguerite Galdieri - however, her picture did not match the identification card she presented to officers. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car.

While officers were interviewing witnesses, Castrignano escaped the patrol car and fled on foot, forcing to officers to pursue her. She was found hiding under a Jeep Cherokee at 62 E. Broadway St. Patrolman Joshua Evans injured his knee and leg after scaling a fence on a wall during the pursuit.

Once retrieved from under the vehicle, Castrignano struggled with officers and shouted profanities, accusing them of raping her. She refused to re-enter the patrol car and began shoving the officers, kicking one of them in the groin. Officers used a Taser to subdue Castrignano and transported her to the Larksville Police Department, where she threatened officers with rape allegations and offered cash to drop her charges.

Castrignano faces charges of aggravated assault, attempted simple assault, escape, resisting arrest, carrying false identification, disorderly conduct, providing false identification to law enforcement officers, loitering and prowling, and alcohol- and theft-related charges.