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Police say Delmont woman wrecked holding cell

| Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

A Delmont woman is in the Westmoreland County Prison after police say she damaged a borough holding cell.

Andrea Nicole Bloom, 22, of 106 Valley Stream, Apt. 4B, was charged Tuesday with assault by prisoner, make repairs/sells/etc. offensive weapons, disorderly conduct, false identification to law-enforcement officials and criminal mischief. She was arraigned before Murrysville District Judge Charles Conway, who set bond at $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Delmont Patrolman Charles Madden, officers responded to a verbal domestic dispute at about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday at Bloom's apartment. She eventually was identified as being wanted on an outstanding warrant in Fayette County and was taken into custody.

When placed in the police department's holding cell, Bloom allegedly kicked a Plexiglas barrier, breaking it. She grabbed a large piece of the Plexiglas and threatened to use it as a weapon, police said.

"She stated she was going to get her coat no matter what she had to do to get it," Madden wrote in the complaint.

Officers pulled out their Tasers, and Bloom eventually surrendered the piece of Plexiglas, but she allegedly continued to kick the holding cell and eventually was shackled.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Conway.

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