Friday, February 27, 2009

Cop arrested after 911 call by ex-wife

A woman saying she was the ex-wife of Raleigh, North Carolina Police Officer Andrew Caruana told a 911 dispatcher that her bedroom was destroyed during a fight that led to Caruana's being charged with assault.

At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers answered a call about a domestic-related disturbance in an upscale apartment complex.

During the 911 call, the woman told authorities her ex-husband was assaulting a man at her apartment. The woman said part of the fight occurred in the bedroom, where she said the window was broken and her bed was destroyed. “Somebody went through the window … or fell into the window. The drywall’s broken,” she said during the call.

A young child can be heard in the background throughout the call. A man can also be heard in the background screaming expletives.

The woman told a 911 dispatcher that she and her son were hiding in the bathroom while the fight was taking place. At one point, she told the dispatcher that her ex-husband had kicked down the bathroom door. He later went outside.

As a result of the investigation stemming from the 911 call, Caruana was taken into custody Tuesday evening at police headquarters. He was charged with assault, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats, and was transported to jail. (info from

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