Lansford couple facing charges after confrontation
Bonnie Vosburgh, 21, of 371 W. Ridge St., and Jordan Bachert, 27, of 304 E. Bertsch St., both of Lansford, face charges from an incident which took place at 3:47 p.m. Sept. 22 at Vosburgh's residence. Charges of simple assault, persistent disorderly conduct, and harassment against Vosburgh were filed Officer Robert Shubeck. Bachert was charged with simple assault and harassment.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Shubeck was dispatched to Vosburgh's residence for a domestic dispute between her and Bachert. Both people had left the premises, but it was reported that Bachert had assaulted Vosburgh while he was at her apartment, but had returned and was taking a large television set from the apartment.
No one was at the apartment when police arrived. However, Vosburgh arrived minutes later and was loud and unruly. Shubeck asked her what happened, but she ignored his orders to calm down and speak with him.
Vosburgh kept saying police were not going to do anything to help her, and she had to be told several times to explain what had happened.
Shubeck observed a cut on her upper lip that was bleeding and looked swollen, as though she had recently been hit.
Vosburgh told Shubeck that "he," meaning Bachert, had stolen her television set. She began using obscenities and was told for a fourth time to stop her unruly behavior because neighbors were outside in the area and could hear the commotion.
Vosburgh told Shubeck that her boyfriend, Bachert, had punched her in the face. But she would not cooperate with police or tell them what happened and how it came about. She continued to be unruly and loud in the presence of several people.
As Shubeck asked her again to explain how the altercation happened, she walked away from him and ignored orders to come back. She was arrested for persistent disorderly conduct and taken to the police station, where she told police Bachert was the one who hit her.
Police read her her Miranda warnings and she agreed to to be interviewed.
Shubeck returned to Vosburgh's apartment for further investigation and as he was leaving, Bachert drove up. Shubeck saw fresh blood on his thumb, which Bachert said was from a recent cut. Shubeck arrested him and took him to the police station. He was given his Miranda warnings and agreed to be interviewed.
Bachert told police Vosburgh had assaulted him, and showed them his right forearm, which had fresh, clear bite marks in an area in which he could not have bitten himself. Bachert also had a small cut above his nose where his glasses had been smashed into his face, as he told police Vosburgh had done. Bachert said that as he and Vosburgh left the bedroom after the altercation, they fell down the stairs and that his head hit her mouth, causing the injury to her lip.