Fight at Fairfield U. leads to charges of assaulting cop, EMS worker
Updated 10:42 am, Thursday, September 25, 2014
A 19-year-old woman was arrested at the Fairfield University campus on a host of charges, including assault on a police officer and assault on an emergency medical services worker, after police were dispatched to check on the report of a fight in the parking lot of a university dormitory Friday night.
Fairfield U. security called police when they found Cassano arguing with her boyfriend in the parking lot of Jogues Hall over "relational issues," according to the report. Cassano had slapped her boyfriend and he then sat in front of Cassano's car to prevent her from leaving because he believed she was intoxicated, police said.
When officers arrived, Cassano yelled profanities them and kicked one officer in the knees and hit another officer in the chest with a closed fist, police said. She initially was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace and was brought to police headquarters, according to the report.
She was released to the custody of her mother on a promise to appear Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court.
A short time later, an officer on patrol noticed a car moving erratically on North Benson Road and found it was driven by one of Cassano's parents, police said. The erratic driving was caused by Cassano's attempt to climb into the driver's seat, police said.
Police Lt. James Perez said the officer "pulled the car over and found it was the same family we were just dealing with" regarding the incident on campus.
Police called an ambulance to the scene and Cassano allegedly struck one of the EMTs, police said. She was then charged with an additional count of breach of peace and a count of assault on EMS personnel, police said.