Brackenridge man faces trial in assault
A Brackenridge man faces trial after his ex-girlfriend and police testified Wednesday that he attacked them in a drunken rage.
Anthony Uriah Delarosa, 23, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and harassment.
District Judge Carolyn Bengel ordered all charges held for court after Colleen Aldring of Brackenridge testified that she was beaten, choked and threatened by Delarosa in the early hours of June 19 at her Brackenridge Avenue apartment.
She said she had known Delarosa for 2 1⁄2 years and they were in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.
On the night of June 18, she said Delarosa had called her and wanted to come to her apartment but she told him not to. Aldring said she did not want him coming over because she was drinking with two male friends. But she said he came over around 1 a.m. and was throwing objects at her window to get her attention.
When he came in, he found a tray of Jell-O shots in the refrigerator and consumed them all.
Around 2:30 a.m., she said Delarosa became violent. “He grabbed me by the throat, he gave me a black eye and he threw multiple knives at me,” Aldring testified.
She said she called his mother and told her to get Delarosa but she refused, telling her to “deal with it.”
“She later called me back and left a voicemail that she was coming to get him,” Aldring said. “I did not get that voicemail because I was being thrown around my apartment.”
As the assault took place, Aldring said she called Allegheny County 911.
Aldring said Delarosa, who had started spitting up blood, held a large kitchen knife against her arm and her chest and threatened to kill her and himself. He then told her to get into the bathroom to “get ready.” She locked herself inside.
Brackenridge Patrolman Dennis Rupert was dispatched to the scene, along with Tarentum police Sgt. Ryan Hanford and Harrison Patrolman Chris Cattone.
Hanford testified that when he got the call about “a violent domestic with an open line” and he could hear over his police radio screaming and the sounds of a woman being assaulted.
When he arrived and identified himself, Hanford said a male voice inside the apartment said, “If I open this door, it's on.”
When the door opened, Hanford said Delarosa charged him and spit blood on him. He said the three officers subdued Delarosa . Then, as police tried to take Delarosa down a stairway and out of the building, Hanford said the handcuffed Delarosa jumped down several steps, then fell about 20 steps.
When police took Delarosa to Allegheny Valley Hospital for treatment, he continued trying to fight police and hospital security.
Rupert and Cattone did not testify.
After holding the charges for court, Bengel rejected a request for a reduction in Delarosa's $25,000 bond. Bengel also told Delarosa that he is forbidden to try to contact Aldring. The judge noted a report that Delarosa's mother had been calling Aldring.
Tom Yerace is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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