(Bridgeport, CT – March 11, 2014) – A 22-year-old woman faces an assault charge after a dispute.

Officer Dave Rivera was dispatched to 1295 Howard Ave. on a report of an assault and spoke to a victim who stated she was helping her in-laws clean an apartment that they were renting. She stated she had moved some belongings of the previous tenants to the porch so they could clean and an argument started when the previous tenants arrived to pick up their belongings.

A verbal argument turned into a physical confrontation. According to the victims, the assailants allegedly were armed with a screw driver, a hammer and a two-by-four and assaulted the two women, a mother and daughter. The suspects then fled in vehicles.

Police later tracked down one of the suspects, Natasha Rodriguez, of Bridgeport. She acknowledged that there had been a physical confrontation but stated that there were no weapons.

Rodriguez was charged with second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace. Her bond was set at $5,000. The investigation is ongoing.

By Alex

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