During the investigation, officers learned that Michael Mizzone, 54, of 821 Riverside Drive, Orange had gotten into an argument with a female family member, and that the argument turned physical.
When the victim attempted to contact police, Mizzone reportedly struck her and prevented the call from going through. She was eventually able to make a second call which was successful.
He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call.
He was released on a promise to appear in court May 11.