Police officer assaulted in West Hazleton

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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WEST HAZLETON — Three people were arrested on riot related offenses after a police officer was assaulted on East Oak Street late Saturday night.

Borough police responded to loud music just before 10 p.m. encountering four adults and numerous children in front of a residence.

Police said a woman refused to provide her identification and date of birth. When attempting to identify the woman, an intoxicated man, identified as Jorge Luis Colon, carrying a semi-automatic handgun interjected himself and repeatedly yelled she did not have to provide officers her identification, according to a police news release.

Police said the man ignored officers’ commands to leave the area.

The woman, who was later identified as Emili Colon, 27, attempted to retreat into her residence and was told she was not free to leave as she was subject to a police investigation. When Emili Colon was restrained by an officer, Adrian Pena Jourdain, 28, lunged at officers and attempted to pull Emili Colon away.

Police allege Jourdain punched officers initiating a struggle.

District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre arraigned the trio.

Emili Colon was charged with riot and disorderly conduct. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

Jorge Colon was charged with riot, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was jailed for lack of $45,000 bail.

Jourdain was charged with riot, disorderly conduct and assault upon a law enforcement officer. He was jailed for lack of $45,000 bail.





By Ed Lewis

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