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Norwich woman faces assault charge for spitting in neighbor's face

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Norwich — Police say an ongoing dispute among neighbors escalated Sunday with one woman being charged with assault after she allegedly spit in her neighbor’s face and waved a small knife at her neighbor’s gathering.

Jacqueline Delorge, 59, of 79 Williams St., No. 3, was charged at 5:27 p.m. Sunday with breach of peace, second-degree assault, interfering with police, carrying a dangerous weapon and second-degree threatening. She was released on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court July 23.

Police Lt. Tim Rykowski said Delorge has had an ongoing dispute with the neighbors. During the neighbors’ barbecue, Delorge, who police say was intoxicated, confronted the neighbors, blew air into one woman’s face and spit in her mouth. Rykowski said because of COVID-19 protocols, the action led to an assault charge.

Delorge also allegedly picked up a small clam knife and waved it in a threatening manner at the neighbors. Rykowski said no one was injured.

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