Pennsylvania State Police conducting a welfare check in Lehigh County late Saturday night encountered a woman who reportedly cut, kicked, kneed and spit on a trooper before telling him she wished she had shot him in the head.
State police charged Anneliese Miraglia with assault, disorderly conduct, lewdness and other related offenses following her run in with police at her Upper Milford Township apartment. District Judge Wayne Maura arraigned the 30-year-old Sunday morning, setting bail at $100,000.
Police responded to Miraglia’s Chestnut Street apartment shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday following a report of a woman threatening to kill herself and the sounds of shattering glass. Troopers arrived at the apartment to find an emotional Miraglia and a broken kitchen window, according to court records.
Authorities requested an ambulance, in part, to evaluate the cuts on Miraglia’s hands. Police said she became very argumentative and took off her pants, while they waited outside for an ambulance to arrive.
After initially agreeing to seek medical treatment, Miraglia allegedly climbed out of the ambulance as it started to pull away and went back into her apartment, locking the door behind her.
A trooper reached through a broken window on the door to unlock it, when Miraglia allegedly grabbed his arm and tried to pull him against the door. He cut his arm as a result.
The second trooper managed to unlock the door and together they took Miraglia into custody. That’s when she allegedly kicked the now-injured trooper in the groin area. As they placed her in their car, she allegedly kneed the same officer twice in the stomach and spit on him.
When troopers first arrived, they found an empty holster and Miraglia showed them her handgun. Once at the Fogelsville barracks, she allegedly told the officer that she assaulted that she wished she had gotten her gun and shot him.
Police charged Miraglia with felony counts of assault by prisoner and aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and open lewdness and summary counts of harassment and public drunkenness.
She failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 26.