NORTH WILDWOOD – Police charged a woman with resisting arrest and assault after she allegedly kicked, bit, and spit on North Wildwood Police officers and a firefighter.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8:43 p.m., North Wildwood Police were dispatched to Walnut and Olde New Jersey Avenues for a report of a disorderly person. Officers located a woman on the 100 block of E. 2nd Avenue matching the description of the disorderly person. The woman, identified as Elizabeth Sanders, 43, of Villas, continued to be disorderly as officers and North Wildwood Fire Department firefighters arrived on scene, according to information from police.
Police said as Sanders was being placed under arrest, she kicked two officers in the leg and groin, biting one of the officers on his hand, and bit a firefighter. According to Capt. John Stevenson of the North Wildwood Police Department, the firefighter/EMT was dispatched to check on the wellbeing of the disorderly person. Sanders continued to resist arrest and spit on two officers and a firefighter.
Sanders was charged two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer; one count of aggravated assault on a firefighter; three counts of throwing bodily fluid and one count of resisting arrest. Sanders was lodged in the Cape May County jail on $15,000 full cash bail set by Judge Louis Belasco Jr.
The following is an arrest and charge summary for the North Wildwood Police Department from Nov. 7 to Nov. 20:
Steven Powell, 45, North Wildwood, possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic needle.
Juvenile, 14, Wildwood, burglary, theft.
Dennis Gonzales, 24, Wildwood Crest, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Eric Panny, 34, Cape May Court House, shoplifting.
Elizabeth Sanders, 43, Villas, aggravated assault on law enforcement officer, aggravated assault on emergency medical technician, throwing bodily fluid at law enforcement officer, resisting arrest.
Edward Green, 33, Westville, DWI.
Andrew Enman, 29, Rio Grande, possession of Oxycodone, possession of drug paraphernalia, hindering apprehension, contempt of court.
The above-named individuals are only charged with the offenses mentioned and are presumed innocent.