During the investigation, officers learned that Dean Catania, 28, of 1028 Fernbrook Road had gotten into an argument with a family member, and that the argument turned violent. During the incident, the Catania allegedly struck the family member and broke her cell phone when she attempted to use it to call the police.
When the victim attempted to leave the scene, the Catania reportedly broke the window of the vehicle the victim was driving, which was occupied by the victim and children at the time. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency call.
Catania was released on a promise to appear in court Oct. 12.