A Bay Village 12-year called police on Jan. 2 with a report of domestic violence, resulting in the arrest of the mother.
Bay Police report:
On 01/02/2018, at 16:03 hours, officers were dispatched to a 911 report of Domestic Violence, on Glen Park Drive, near Osborn Road. A 12-year old girl was on the phone reporting that her mother had physically assaulted her. The child had locked herself inside her bedroom and called 911. Upon arrival, an officer knocked on a side door, stating that it was the Bay Village Police.
A middle-aged female, later identified as the 48-year old mother, came to the door, but instead of opening it, she set the dead bolt to lock the door and walked away. As officers continued to pound on the door, dispatch advised the mother was now attempting to strangle her daughter and a lot of screaming could be heard in the background. Officers announced loudly that they would be forcing entry if the door were not immediately opened.
The mother and daughter appeared at the door, involved in a physical altercation. The 12-year old unlocked the dead bolt. The mother tried to hold the door shut as officers tried to enter. Once they were inside, she continued to resist, unsuccessfully, their efforts to take her into custody.
After gathering information, officers arrested the mother for Domestic Violence. The daughter had minor injuries, not requiring medical attention. Her father arrived and she was turned over to him. The next day, during video arraignment with Rocky River Municipal Court, the mother pled not guilty to the charges. The judge also advised that her 11:30 hours OVI hearing from a separate Bay Village arrest, which was to take place shortly, would be rescheduled to another date and time.