A dispute between a Forked River woman and a tow truck driver repossessing her car culminated in the woman's arrest, police say.
Pamela Patterson, 41, was arrested Aug. 28 after police responded to a call on the 1700 block of Lakeside Drive South in reference to a dispute between
Patterson and a tow truck driver over a
repossession of a vehicle, police said in a statement.
Officer Robert Flynn met with both parties and observed the vehicle already
hooked up with the tow truck operator having taken possession of the
vehicle, the statement said.
While investigating the incident, police say, Patterson attempted to get the car keys back from the tow
truck driver who was repossessing the vehicle. When she could not get
the keys, she began to shove the tow truck driver in the presence of Flynn. After "several warnings," the statement said, Flynn intervened and informed Patterson she was under arrest, at which point Patterson resisted arrest and continued in her attempt to assault the tow truck driver.
Patterson was ultimately taken into custody and brought to Lacey Township police headquarters where she was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law, and harassment (pushing and shoving the tow truck driver).
She was processed and later released upon receiving criminal summonses, police said.