Details of Incident That Led to Assault Charges for Brookville Woman Released

BROOKVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – The details of an incident that led to assault and other charges for a Brookville woman have been released.

Court documents indicate the Brookville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 19-year-old Lydia Nicole Collins.

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:25 p.m. on October 12, Brookville Borough Police received a call from a concerned citizen reporting a possible domestic disturbance at a location on Jared Street.

According to the complaint, when police arrived at the scene, they immediately heard Lydia Collins yelling at a known male victim from outside of the residence. Police then knocked on the door, and the victim answered.

Police spoke to the victim who reported that he and Collins had been arguing.

The complaint notes police detected a strong odor of alcohol on the victim’s breath, and the victim reportedly said that he had been drinking a couple of beers before going to bed.

Collins was then also asked to come to the porch to speak to police. When she arrived, the officers also detected an odor of alcohol on her breath, as well, according to the complaint.

When asked about the argument, Collins reportedly denied any argument taking place. However, when police stated they heard her yelling at the victim from outside, she then admitted she was arguing with the victim. She also reportedly admitted to having two shots after she got home from work, the complaint states.

Police then contacted Jefferson County Control to reach Jefferson County Children and Youth Services (CYS) regarding the one-year-old child in the home. The officers checked the child and found the child seemed to be fine, then told Collins to contact another individual to watch the child for the night, the complaint indicates.

Collins went to make the call, and the officers heard her getting loud and yelling again. She reportedly began yelling at the victim about his phone not working. The officers asked her to calm down and stop yelling and asked for the individual’s number to make the call, according to the complaint.

Collins reportedly continued yelling and also began yelling at one of the officers. The officers then asked the victim to get Collins’ phone to find the phone number, the complaint continues.

The victim was on the couch beside Collins, attempting to get the number when Collins started yelling again about the phone and slapped the victim on the face, the complaint notes.

Collins was then placed under arrest.

CYS was then contacted again about the incident. A CYS representative then responded to the scene to ensure the safety of the child, according to the complaint.

Collins was taken to Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital Emergency Room to be medically cleared for jail.

An officer and the CYS representative then did a walkthrough of the residence and found several knives and a pennies lying on the floor, as well as dirty diapers lying in all of the downstairs rooms of the residence. They also found a coffee table with a broken glass top with glass sticking out of it, as well as a rear door with the glass broken out of it and broken glass lying all over the kitchen floor, the complaint indicates.

Collins was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M Bazylak at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, on the following charges:

– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary
– Purchase Etc Alcohol Beverage By A Minor, Summary

Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. on November 3, with Judge Bazylak presiding.


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