The Avalon Police Department announces the recent arrest of Patrick J. Hannigan, of New Milford, PA on charges of Aggravated Assault and Criminal Mischief for an incident which occurred on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in the Borough of Avalon.
This incident took place at the intersection of 21st and Ocean Drive during Memorial Day Weekend. Police allege Hannigan became involved in a verbal argument between an acquaintance and the occupants of a passing vehicle, striking the rear window which caused the glass to shatter. Flying debris seriously injured a 19 year old passenger inside the car. The victim continues to have significant loss of vision and additional medical procedures as a result of this incident.
After a lengthy investigation, an arrest warrant was issued by the Hon. George Neidig of the Avalon Municipal Court. Hannigan, a 29 year old self-employed sports trainer, posted a $25,000.00 bond on October 19, 2011 Additional charges may be forthcoming for others involved in the incident. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Avalon Police Department at (609)967-3411.