On May 17, 2020, at about 1812 hours, Newark Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of Capitol Trail for a report of a fight in progress. Arriving officers contacted two subjects who had been involved in a fight that had broken up prior to police arrival.
While officers were at the scene, a female later identified as Patricia Burgess, 37, of Newark, began to interfere with the investigation by yelling, cursing and approaching the officers and other persons at the scene. Burgess was not involved in the initial fight.
Despite having been warned, Burgess persisted in interfering with the investigation and officers then attempted to place Burgess under arrest. Burgess fought with officers and kicked an officer in the chest. The officer was not injured.
Burgess was transported to Newark Police headquarters where she was charged with:
Burgess appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released on $3,000 unsecured bail.