Two Vernon police officers were injured in a struggle with multiple suspects after a fight in Vernon Thursday, according to police.
Vernon police said that officers responded to reports of a large fight at 74 Union Street around 11 p.m. Thursday. Arriving officers found blood on the ground.
Police spoke with two people at the residence, who police described as “uncooperative.” Police said one of the people, identified as 22-year-old Anthony Nieves, had obvious injuries. When police tried to detain Nieves he resisted, at one point spitting on an officer and biting another. He was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, riot, and breach of peace. He was issued a $150,000 bond.
The second person, identified as Nieves’ mother Cynthia Ortiz, was also arrested for trying to get officers away from Nieves during the struggle. She was charged with interfering with a police officer and breach of peace and was issued a $10,000 bond.
According to police, while officers were struggling with Nieves and Ortiz, two other people, a 17-year-old and 21-year-old Shane Gonzales, came out of the home and began fighting with the officers. Police said Gonzales grabbed an officer and tried to wrestle him to the ground. He was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer, riot and breach of peace. He was issued a $150,000 bond.
The juvenile, who was not identified due to age, was charged with interfering with a police officer and breach of peace.
Nieves and Gonzales were taken to Rockville Hospital for treatment. Two Vernon police officer also required treatment. Everyone has since been released from the hospital.