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Westminster woman charged with first-degree assault

A Westminster woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly purposefully struck a vehicle in a July 16 incident.

Kristin Denise Downey, 49, of no fixed address, was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault an malicious destruction of property with a value greater than $1,000. She was released on $2,500 unsecured bail, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of charges, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a reported hit and run on July 16.

A man told police that he awoke to Tawney, with whom he had an existing dispute, entering his residence. An argument ensued and he said Tawney then attempted to strike him with her vehicle. She then struck his vehicle before leaving, he told police, according to the statement.

Two witnesses at the scene agreed with the man’s statements. Tawney could not be immediately located following a canvas of the area, according to the statement.

No telephone number was listed for Tawney to contact her for comment. A court date is scheduled for Aug. 29.

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