Identity of Angry Woman Who Intentionally Slammed into Telephone Pole in Brookville Revealed

crime-newsBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Court documents reveal the identity of the angry woman who crashed her car into a telephone pole in Brookville on September 21.

Brookville Borough Police Dispatched for Domestic Dispute

According to a Criminal Complaint, around 8:41 a.m. on September 21, Brookville Borough Police received a radio dispatch to respond to the area of South Main Street for a domestic dispute.

Prior to the officer’s arrival, Jefferson County 911 advised the officer that they lost signal with the caller but received a second call from the same individual stating that they were now in the area of South White Street near the old Wasko building.

Documents indicate that upon arrival to the area of South White Street, the officer observed a Purple 2014 Kia Sorenta sitting in front of the doctor’s office with fluids running out of it, the front end was smashed, and a female was sitting in the driver’s seat.

A man was standing alongside the road pointing at the female in the vehicle. He stated, “She is crazy. She would not let me out of her vehicle.” He said he jumped out at this location.

Court documents indicate that she allegedly told him “Do you want to see how crazy I am?” and drove her vehicle into the telephone pole intentionally.

The officer advised the victim to stand by the building while he spoke to the driver of the Kia – 31-year-old Ashton Kaye VanHorn-Dehner, of Punxsutawney.

VanHorn-Dehner allegedly stated that she was going to a nearby hospital, and the male victim wanted out of her vehicle, but she would not let him out. She allegedly said that the male victim placed the car in neutral and then park and that she was so mad that she drove her car into the telephone intentionally, then she drove the car back across the highway and the police came.

Vanhorn-Dehner Transported to Brookville Police Station

Vanhorn-Dehner was transported to the Brookville Police Station.

She allegedly stated that she held the male victim against his will and that she loves him and did not want to lose him and that’s why she would not let him out of her vehicle. The officer contacted another man to pick her up at the Brookville Police Station.

Male Victim Interviewed at Brookville Police Station

The officer interviewed the male victim, and he stated that he and Vanhorn-Dehner woke up together in the morning and that she started checking his phone. She was gathering her “stuff” and the victim asked her for a ride to a relative’s house in Brookville.

The victim stated that they got in the vehicle, and she told him how much she loved him and that she wanted to be with him. He said they got to Brookville, and she would not stop the car. He said he kept telling her to stop, and she wouldn’t and that she was driving extremely fast and careless. He said she drove to a nearby hospital stating that she was going to get a (medical procedure).

He stated that he attempted to get out of the vehicle, but she turned around very fast, and when he opened the car door, she told him “you are not getting out” and started speeding again. He said there was a car stopped on the roadway, and she went around it extremely fast, and she ran the stop sign on South Main Street and Madison Avenue. He also said they were traveling east on West Main Street at the intersection of Main Street and South White Street, and she ran the red light traveling extremely fast south on SR 36.

He stated that he was scared for his life and that he put the vehicle in neutral holding the vehicle in that gear, and she began swerving all over the road almost hitting a wall. He jumped out the vehicle standing in the parking lot and called 911. While he was on the phone, he said she was yelling at him that she loved him.

He said that he told her to leave him alone, and she stated, “Do you want to see me go crazy?” and she got into her vehicle and crashed it into a telephone pole doing donuts. She then drove the vehicle back across Rt. 36 and stopped in the parking lot staring at him while he was on the phone with 911.

Brookville Police File Charges Against Vanhorn-Dehner

Based on the information received and learned through an investigation, the officer filed the following charges against Vanhorn-Dehner in Magisterial District Judge Gregory Bazylak’s office:

– Criminal Mischief, Felony 3
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor 2
– Disorderly Conduct Offensive Condition, Misdemeanor 3
– Reckless Driving, Summary
– Careless Driving, Summary

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on November 4, 2014, in front of Magisterial Judge Gregory M. Bazylak.


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