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December 29th, 2011
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Woman Arrested After Kicking and Spitting On Officers

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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On 12.28.2011 at 2350 hours Northern York County Regional Police Officers responded to a reported intoxicated female walking in the street in the area of North George Street and Skyview Drive in Manchester Township.

Upon arrival officers encountered Joy Ann Cohen age 46 of the 3000 block of Honey Run Drive in Dover Township.  Cohen was found to be extremely intoxicated.  Officers attempted to take Cohen into custody for Public Drunkenness.  Cohen resisted the arrest and eventually kicked an officer in the leg.  Cohen was subdued and placed into the rear seat of the a patrol unit.  As Cohen sat in the rear seat of the vehicle, she began headbutting the  barrier between the front and rear seats.  She then began kicking at the side windows of the vehicle.  While officers were attempting to calm Cohen down she began spitting on officers and kicked one of the officers in the face.  Pepper spray was used to gain compliance from Cohen. 

Cohen was transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment and then was transported to Central Booking.  Cohen was arraigned on the following charges;

  • Aggravated Assault (2 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Harassment
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Public Drunkenness
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