The Geneva police blotter includes two reports of domestic battery.
Domestic Battery—Geneva police arrested Karen Ortiz, 43, of Geneva on charges of domestic battery of an adult and a child following an incident at 11:21 p.m. Nov. 2 in the 500 block of Illinois Street, reports said. According to the Police Department synopsis sheet, officers responded to a domestic battery report and found a male adult victim restraining Ortiz by lying on top of her on the living room floor. Both were “covered in blood.” The victims told police that Ortiz was intoxicated, “became belligerent” and attempted to kick the younger victim down the stairs. Ortiz struck the young victim, then repeatedly struck the adult until he was able to restrain her, reports said. Both victims had visible injuries but refused medical treatment, according to reports. The charges include two counts for each victim, for domestic battery bodily harm to a family member and insulting/provoking contact.
Domestic Battery—Geneva police arrested James Gault, 32, of Geneva on charges of domestic battery bodily harm to a family member and insulting/provoking contact after an incident around 4:21 a.m. Oct. 28 in the 800 block of North Bennett Street, reports said. According to the synopsis, the victim and Gault were engaged in a “verbal altercation” when Gault threw her to the ground, causing injury to her face and lip.
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