DATE: 07/17/14 CASE: 14-07948
WHERE IT HAPPENED: The assault on the woman was in Rite Aid parking lot, the Resisting on Hopatchung
NAME OF ACCUSED: Francisco Torres Liberty Street Camden age 22 and his brother Nathan Torres Lakeside Blvd Hopatcong age 18
OFFICER (S) INVESTIGATING:Sgt. Magrini and Det. Sutphen
CHARGES: Francisco: Resisting arrest, Assault, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct. Nathan: Obstruction and Resisting Arrest
ANY OTHER INFORMATION: Sgt. Magrini responded to a call in the Rite Aid parking lot of a woman who was punched in the face by a young male. The description was given of two males and a female who were now walking on Hopatchung Road. Officer Magrini stopped the female but the two males kept on walking. After being ordered to stop they turned and approached the Officer. Francisco walked right towards the officer saying that the officer does not know who he is and he will **** him up. Nathan stepped in between the officer and his brother to try and stop his brother. Francisco was highly agitated. He was placed in handcuffs for Sgt. Magrini’s safety. Francisco continued to curse and threaten Sgt. Magrini. He was arrested for his threats. As Sgt. Magrini was going to place him in the patrol car Francisco spun away from him and was trying to knee him. Sgt. Magrini took Francisco to the ground. Francisco sustained abrasions to his face. Sgt. Magrini sustained an abrasion to his elbow, ripped his patrol pants and broke his holster. At that time Nathan started to walk away after being ordered to keep his hands on the patrol car. Officer Sutphen responded and arrested Nathan who tried to pull away from him. Both were brought to headquarters. The Hopatcong Ambulance responded and tended to Francisco and Sgt. Magrini’s injuries. The woman who was assaulted stated that she was walking out of the stores and saw the males sitting on her car talking to others inside of a car. She said excuse me that is my car. Francisco punched her in her jaw. She dropped her food ran inside and called 911. The two brothers were later charged and released.
(These charges are merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty)