Police: Woman assaulted juvenile and brandished weapon near school bus stop

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-13 14:11:09-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) – A Chesterfield woman has been arrested for assaulting a juvenile and brandishing a handgun, confirmed Chesterfield Police spokesperson, Elizabeth Caroon.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police responded to reports of a "disturbance with a weapon involved" in the 5300 block of south Jessup Road. The incident occurred near a bus stop, confirmed police.

Allegedly several juveniles were blocking the roadway, which police said led to a confrontation between the kids and an adult female. Police said the woman claimed the juveniles were cursing her.

Police said that during the confrontation, the woman pulled out a handgun and also struck one female juvenile in the head with the firearm- a struggle ensued.

According to authorities, a man showed up on scene in another vehicle, broke up the fight, took the gun from the woman, and the two left together.  Police said officers followed up using a license plate number of the vehicle and found both the man and the woman at a corresponding address.

The woman admitted to the offense and the handgun was voluntarily turned over to officers, police said.

Police charged Susan Sin Desantiago, 33 with assault and battery and brandishing a weapon. Police said there were no injuries to report in the incident.

Desantiago was released on an unsecured bond. A court date has not been set. Police said they don't anticipate any further charges in the incident.