BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A northeastern Ohio teenager was arrested Monday after police say she assaulted an officer during a traffic stop.
Police stopped 19-year-old Anelisa Vitucci, of Poland, Ohio, just before 11 p.m. after reporting that she drove through a red light. Police said Vitucci then pulled into the parking lot of Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Poland, Ohio.
An officer said Vitucci seemed confused that she could not go south on South Avenue at Doral Drive while the left-turn green arrow was lit. Police said the car smelled like marijuana and Vitucci told the officer that she would not get out of the vehicle until her attorney was there.
Police said she then rolled up the car window, locked the car doors and began using her phone.
An officer told Vitucci she would be arrested for obstructing official business if she did not get out of the car; she responded that she was waiting for her attorney, according to a police report.
The officer stuck his arm through the window to open the door but said Vitucci started rolling the window up, trapping his arm inside. The officer opened the door and grabbed Vitucci’s arm, according to the report.
Police said Vitucci then began pulling away and tried to kick the officer in the groin. She continued to fight with officers while yelling and crying, according to the report.
A search of the car found marijuana, a dagger inside a sheath and a partially full bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 alcohol, the report said.
She was arrested and taken to Mahoning County Jail, where police said she continued yelling at deputies, the report said. Police said she then admitted to having a bag of marijuana hidden in her underwear.
She is charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of alcohol underage, possession of marijuana, obstructing official business, carrying a concealed weapon and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse.
Vitucci appeared in court on Tuesday morning where she pleaded not guilty. A $9,000 bond was set, and a preliminary hearing on the charges was scheduled May 30.
Boardman and Poland are south of Youngstown, Ohio.