Windsor Locks woman charged after assaulting police officers, fleeing scene

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WINDSOR LOCKS — Two Windsor Locks Police Department officers were assaulted and injured by a 22-year-old resident during a welfare check on May 21, leading to her arrest following a brief pursuit.

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. when officers responded to a call at 14 Arbor Street alongside a Community Health Resources representative to check on Erica Verona, who has a history of aggressive behavior.

As officers conversed with Verona outside her residence, she abruptly entered her vehicle claiming to retrieve a vape pen.

Fearing she might be accessing a weapon, one officer followed her into the vehicle.

Verona started the car and struck the officer in the forehead with the vape pen, causing a bleeding laceration.

As the second officer approached the driver’s side, Verona put the car in reverse, accelerated rapidly, and struck both officers with the driver’s side door before fleeing the scene.

The injured officers received immediate medical attention from a third officer until EMS arrived.

They were transported to Hartford Hospital, treated for lacerations and bruises, and later released.

Following an All-Points Bulletin, Enfield police located Verona in a CVS parking lot on Enfield Street, where she was arrested without further incident.

Verona faces multiple charges, including two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of interfering with a police officer, and breach of peace.

She was held on a $350,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court on May 22.

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