OCEAN TOWNSHIP, Monmouth County - Rowdiness in a restaurant here ends with charges of driving under the influence, child endangerment, assault on a police officer, and a disorderly-persons count for an Asbury Park woman.

Ocean Township Police, Monmouth County (Ocean Twp. PD Facebook)
Ocean Township Police, Monmouth County (Ocean Twp. PD Facebook)

Stella A. Johnson, 36, was arrested Monday at the Applebee's on Route 66 where she formerly worked, according to Detective Lieutenant Tim Torchia. She was placed in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold until her initial court appearance.

Police were called at about 5:35 PM, responding to a report of an intoxicated, disorderly person. According to authorities, restaurant workers recognized Johnson, who arrived with her three children, all under eight years of age..

Police allege that she began arguing with someone, and that staffers escorted her outside before officers arrived. Police did not clarify whether the disagreement was with a customer or an employee.

The disorderly conduct continued, police said, and while Johnson was being arrested and placed in a squad car, she allegedly kicked Officer Glennis Polanco

Officers alleged that Johnson was already intoxicated when she drove with her children to the restaurant. The youngsters were placed in the care of a family member, police said.


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