State College police respond to 4 reports of assault since Saturday

mmorgan@centredaily.comJanuary 19, 2014 

State College police responded to at least four reported assaults in the past two days, including three cases of physical assault and one indecent assault.

Police arrested Michael Angeleri, 20, on charges of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault and harassment in connection with a choking incident involving a woman. The woman is a Penn State student, police said.

The incident was reported at 4:46 p.m. Saturday but police are unsure when it actually took place, police said. It occurred at the Sigma Pi fraternity, 303 Fraternity Row.

Angeleri was arraigned by District Judge Carmine Prestia and taken to Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 bail. He could be released by posting 10 percent of the number, but he remained in the prison as of Sunday, a central booking officer said.

His preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, according to court documents.

Police are investigating it as a domestic dispute, and the investigation is ongoing.

Another incident, listed as an incident assault, occurred a little before 6:26 p.m. Saturday at the 200 block of K Alley when a woman said an unknown man came up behind her, bear hugged her, attempted to pull down her pants and groped her below the waist, police said.

The woman was able to get away within seconds and call the police.

Police said it’s an active investigation and they have not identified a suspect.

Another man was allegedly assaulted by an unknown man on the 400 block of East College Avenue early Sunday morning.

The man suffered several facial lacerations and a chipped tooth, police said. The incident was reported by workers in the Mount Nittany Medical Center emergency room at 3:15 a.m., police said. There are currently no suspects.

A woman also reported that she was assaulted early Sunday morning by an unknown person at the intersection of Easterly Parkway and Garner Street.

She told the officer that she was struck twice on the left side of the jaw area at 2:43 a.m. Police said she didn’t appear to have marks on her face and didn’t seek medical treatment.

This weekend was the first since spring semester classes began at Penn State.

Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.

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