- Ashley Keister attempted to break into the West Wyoming police station with a cigarette butt holder, ABC-affiliated WNEP reports.
- Police say that Keister wanted to see a police officer she had been harassing since he arrested her.
- Keister had previously sent the officer, who has not been identified, over 20 text messages a day and called 911 in an attempt to speak to him, the West Wyoming Police Chief told WNEP.
- Following Monday’s incident, she was charged with aggravated assaulted on a police officer, burglary, and vandalism, and is currently being held in county prison on $50,000 bail.
A woman is being held in county prison after attempting to break into the West Wyoming police station in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, in order to track down a police officer she had been allegedly harassing for a number of months, ABC-affiliated WNEP reports.
Police say that early Monday morning, 27-year-old Ashley Keister used a cigarette butt holder to smash the police department’s window in an attempt to see a police officer, who has not been identified, according to WNEP.
Keister’s break-in attempt only got her access to a government building adjacent to the police department, West Wyoming Police Chief Kurt Nocera told WNEP. Once inside, she began to look through file cabinets and attempted to kick down a door to enter the police department, but to no avail, he said.
The Associated Press reported that Keister had been harassing the police officer since he arrested her last year.
Nocera told WNEP that since May 2018, Keister had sent the officer sexually suggestive messages online, and according to the Associated Press, she would call 911 in hopes of speaking to the officer.
“I made her sign a piece of paper saying that she wouldn’t contact a specific officer like she’s been, sending him upwards of 20 plus messages a day,” Nocera told WNEP.
Police also told WNEP that she resisted arrest on Monday.
She was charged with aggravated assaulted on a police officer, burglary, and vandalism, and is currently being held in county prison on $50,000 bail, per WNEP.
“We definitely have to beef up security,” Nocera said. “Look around at all our municipal buildings, fire, EMS, and police to make sure that people like this can’t break in and get to first responders.”