An area teen is facing charges of aggravated assault on two police officers stemming from a Jan. 5 incident.
A. Tepoz-Santamaria, 18, of 91 Washington St., Red Bank, allegedly attempted to
cause bodily injury to Patrolman Paul Perez while trying prevent his
arrest during an investigation on Oakland Street at 4:35 p.m.
Tepoz-Santamaria allegedly "used his right knee to strike the officer in
the left side," the complaint warrant said.
also allegedly assaulted Patrolman Garrett Falco at the same time in the
same place by "pushing against the officer's right shoulder with his
left hand in order to knock him down" in an attempt to prevent the
arrest, the complaint said.
Bail was set at a total of $34,500, with no 10 percent option, by Judge William Himelman.
His initial appearance in court is slated for Jan. 9 at 8:30 a.m.