On February 18, 2011 at approximately 1:49 am police responded to a report of a fight at the Junction Bar and Liquors located on Main Street in Belford.
Upon arrival Patrolman Jason Caruso was approached by two female subjects who had been involved in the altercation. While speaking with one of the females, identified as Kathleen Brant, age 41, from Shore Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ it was discovered that Brant had an outstanding warrant out of Holmdel Municipal Court for Contempt of Court. Officer Caruso placed Brant under arrest and placed her in his patrol car. Ms. Brant then began kicking the rear window of the car which caused it to become detached from the door. She was then transported to police headquarters for processing.
Patrolman Brian McGrogan, Patrolman Michael Pintilie and Sergeant Paul Bailey continued to investigate the incident. They were advised by bar employees that Brant and Sheri Salas, age 37, from Georgia Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ had been arguing with two other customers when the dispute became physical. The altercation stopped when bar employees intervened.
The officers then attempted to have Ms. Salas call a cab but she refused and began to yell and scream. She refused to calm down despite several warnings by officers. Officer Pintilie then placed Salas under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. She was transported to police headquarters for processing.
Brant was charged with Criminal Mischief for the damage to the patrol car window and was held on the Contempt of Court warrant out of Holmdel. Salas was charged with Disorderly Conduct and was released on a summons pending a court appearance.