Woman who refused custody put in custody
ONEIDA — A 35-year-old woman and her companion were both taken into custody Saturday after law enforcers said she refused to take custody of her daughter, and instead called 9-1-1 to lie about the child being suicidal.
Police said Tina M. Scribner, of MacArthur Parkway, was in a dispute with another family member over taking custody of her teen-age daughter. Police said Scribner refused, despite being responsible for the girl.
Several officers responded to the scene for the dispute. Police said Scribner then called 9-1-1 and lied to dispatchers about her daughter being suicidal so that she would not have to take the girl. She made this call in front of the police officers who were already at her residence, authorities stated.
Told she was under arrest, police said Scribner started struggling with the officers. This prompted her boyfriend, 39-year-old James M. Brady, to run out of the house and confront the officers, police said.
Brady refused to stop shouting obscenities and acting disorderly. Police said he also damaged the patrol car and broke the side mirror.
Scribner is charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, police said.
Brady is charged with fourth-degree mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, police stated.
Both Scribner and Brady were arraigned in City Court and were sent to county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. They are scheduled to reappear in court on May 11.