Glenside Woman Charged with Aggravated Assault

The woman broke several pieces of a Jenkintown resident’s face, sent the resident to the ER


Tanya Figueroa, 47, of Girard Avenue, Glenside, was arrested Nov. 11 after she threw a Jenkintown resident to the ground and continued to punch the resident in the face, police said. The incident took place late Nov. 10 in the parking lot of the complainant’s Washington Lane apartment complex.

The complainant returned to her apartment unassisted, called 9-1-1, and was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

According to the report, medical records indicate that the complainant suffered a “comminuted, displaced fracture of the lateral wall of the right orbit, with a piece of depressed bone fragment displaced into the orbit … There are comminuted fractures of the anterior, lateral, posterior and medial walls of the right maxillary sinus …”

According to the police report, Figueroa called Benjamin Brown, with whom the complainant was eating dinner prior to the incident. Brown, 51, of Girard Avenue, Glenside, “became enraged” after the call, slapped the complainant and threw a flowerpot while in the apartment. Brown then left the apartment and headed to the parking lot.

Figueroa was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot, exited her vehicle and then assaulted the complainant.

Brown was arrested for his role in the incident, but charges were withdrawn. According to court documents, Brown had previously been arrested on Oct. 27 for simple assault and terroristic threats; and on Nov. 9 for DUI. 

Figueroa was arrested for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m. in front of District Justice Juanita Price. 


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