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Woman held in assault faces more charges

A University Court woman, arrested after allegedly damaging her boyfriend's car with a golf club, was later accused of breaking a light fixture in her jail cell and struggling with officers, slightly injuring one of them.

Police identified her as Irena Vanjes, 23.

Officers said they were called to the home she shares with Nicholas C. Prozerlik, also 23, at about 5:50 p.m. Saturday. Prozerlik said the couple had been arguing, and he went outside to sit in the car.

Prozerlik told officers she used a golf club to smash a window on the passenger's side of the parked car, and pieces of the glass struck him in the face. He was treated in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, for a one-inch cut above his right eye that would require five or six stitches to be closed.

Police charged Vanjes with third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault with a weapon and second-degree harassment.

After she was booked into a cell at the City Jail, police said, she broke a light fixture and threatened to stab an officer.

Police said they subdued her, but she later slipped one hand free from her handcuffs and then struggled with officers who subdued her again. One officer said he suffered a finger injury during the struggle, but he did not require treatment.

Because of the scuffle, charges of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree attempted assault were added to the original charges against her.

e-mail: rbaldwin@buffnews.com

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