Woman arrested in assault; kicks, bites officer, cops say


Theresa A. Signoriello, 25, of Levittown, was arrested after assaulting a woman during a fight, then sank her teeth into an officer trying to arrest her, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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Nassau police said they carried a spitting, kicking, biting woman to a police car after she assaulted another woman in Levittown on Saturday morning.

Theresa A. Signoriello, 25, of Levittown, attacked the woman during a fight, then sank her teeth into an officer trying to arrest her, police said.

After officers arrived at the scene of the fight on Ponder Lane, Signoriello flailed her arms, refusing to allow them to handcuff her, police said.

Once officers restrained her, she kicked at them and refused to walk, lifting up her legs and falling facedown as they tried to escort her to their car, police said. The officers took her arms and legs and carried her to the car, police said.

Signoriello then allegedly spit at an officer's face, kicked him in the legs and bit his hand, wounding his fingers, as he tried to place her inside the car, police said.

The officer was treated at a hospital and released. Signoriello was treated for scratches to her chin, police said.

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Signoriello, of 5 Ponder Lane, violated an order of protection that the victim had received, police said.

She was charged with second- and third-degree assault, resisting arrest, aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated harassment, police said.

She also verbally threatened officers as they processed her arrest, police said.

She is scheduled for arraignment on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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