Police: Dover woman kicked Northern Regional cop in the crotch

A Dover woman who fought her friend at a Motel 6 kicked a Northern York County Regional Police officer in the crotch, twice, according to officials.

Carly Ann Ritchey, 19, was being arrested when she kicked the officer twice, causing "severe pain," in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 25, police said.

Ritchey, of the 100 block of Maplewood Drive, is charged with terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment. 

Carly Ritchey

Motel arrival: Police were called to the Motel 6 at 323 Arsenal Road, Manchester Township, about 6 a.m. March 25 for a report of a woman being attacked.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, Ritchey's friend, shirtless, with a bra and jeans on, in the motel lobby, court documents state. Police said she had several marks on her face and chest.

Police then found Ritchey "toe-to-toe" with a Motel  6 employee who told her she had to leave, officials said. Ritchey began to advance on the employee, and one of the responding officers intervened, police said.

Police kept asking her what happened, and Ritchey wouldn't answer  but instead  called the victim names and told her to get out of her sight before she "stabs her to death," court documents allege.

She refused to tell police what happened while the victim was in the room, and she even got up from her seat and made advances toward the victim, police said.

Ritchey was told to sit back down, and police asked if she was on drugs, documents state.

"Ritchey advised she's on the same thing that (the victim) was on," the officer wrote in charging documents.

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Kicked: The victim was taken out of the lobby by another officer so police could speak to Ritchey, but officials said she kept looking at the victim, even after she left the lobby.

Ritchey kept saying insulting things about the victim and said if police did not arrest her, she would kill the victim, court documents state. Police said she kept ignoring officers even after the victim was taken away from the scene.

A third officer arrived on the scene, and Ritchey insulted the officer and called him oblivious, officials said. 


She was told she was under arrest, but she did not cooperate, police said. Ritchey struggled with police as they tried to arrest her, and as one of them tried to put handcuffs on her, she kicked him in the crotch, documents state.

"Ritchey at this time lifted her leg and then kicked me directly in the genitals, causing severe pain," the officer wrote in charging documents. 

He pushed her into a wall, but she was able to kick him in the crotch once again, police said. 

The officer  picked her up and took her to the ground, charging documents state. She was then placed under arrest, police said.

Injury: After picking her up off the ground, police noticed blood on her face, but  according to court documents, EMS officials determined the blood had come from a pre-existing injury above her left eye.

While she waited for emergency responders, Ritchey told officers she would "beat the s—" out of all them and would sue them, charging documents state. 

Ritchey was told she was being taken to the county's central booking until for arraignment, and she screamed loudly and told officers to let her go, police said. She continued yelling in the back of the officer's patrol car all the way to central booking, according to charging documents.

Ritchey was arraigned on the charges that morning. She was sent to York County Prison that day but posted $15,000 bail Wednesday, March 28, according to online court records.

A number could not be found for her, and she does not have an attorney listed.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.