Arrests announced in connection to assault on police officers in Abington

On February 7th, shared NBC10’s report on two Abington Township police officers who were injured while trying to disperse a crowd of teenagers that had gathered at Burger King in the township. Several fights had broken out among the teenagers.

The police department has now announced that it has arrested and charged 18-year-old Abington resident Hope Brouwer-Ancher and an unnamed juvenile for aggravated assault on a police officer and related charges. Below is the notice:

On February 6, 2020 at approximately 9:30 PM officers from the Abington Township Police Department responded to a large disturbance in and around the vicinity of the Burger King restaurant for a report of a fight involving a large group of people. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

While two of the responding officers were speaking to each other, one was attacked without warning by 18 year old Abington resident Hope Brouwer-Ancher. As the two officers attempted to gain control of Hope Brouwer-Ancher, a male juvenile attacked the second officer from behind.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault on a police officer and related charges. Brouwer-Ancher was arraigned by Judge Juanita Price and bail was set at $10,000.

As as a result of this assault two officers were injured and required medical treatment.

Photo: Abington Township Police Department