Delmont police responding to woman crying arrest suspect for alleged assault
Two Delmont police officers who heard a woman crying as she walked down a street late Tuesday and then tracked down a 21-year-old man she accused of hitting her.
Alexander A. Yawitz, of Delmont, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and simple assault before Export District Judge Charles Conway.
Officers Dylan Keffer and Samantha Malik reported in court documents that they left the borough garage in a patrol car about 11:20 p.m. when they heard a woman crying as she walked down Bierer Street. The officers said they noticed bruises on the woman, who told them that Yawitz struck her during an argument at a residence on East Pittsburgh Street.
Keffer reported that the victim said Yawitz also threatened her with a knife.
Police reported the woman required medical attention.
When questioned by police, Yawitz admitted striking the victim, Keffer reported.
Yawitz was released on $50,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing Oct.9 before Conway.
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