Police: Woman Arrested For Allegedly Yelling That She Had COVID-19 In Newark Store

Last Friday, Apr 3, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the Brookside Shopping Center on Marrows Road for disorderly conduct in progress. When the officers arrived, they learned that a woman with blonde hair and a red scarf was inside of the store screaming and using profanity.

Witnesses reported that the female was also telling everyone she had tested positive for COVID-19 and she did not care who she infected, according to police. They also reported that people fled the store trying to avoid the female.

Officers were then able to locate and identify the female as 54-year-old, Kelley Hines. Hines was placed into custody and taken to a local hospital for testing. When she was medically cleared, she was taken to headquarters and charged with one count of felony Terroristic Threatening (False Statement Cause to Evacuate Building), two counts of misdemeanor Terroristic Threatening and one count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.

She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $5200 unsecured bail.

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