On November 25, 2015 Salvatore Argo, 40, of 206 Hemlock Terrace, Mountaintop, was charged with Simple Assault and Harassment-Subject Other to Physical Contact. Charges were filed by Ptlm. Joseph Benson of the Fairview Township Police Department.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on November 25, 2015 at about 1:04 a. m., Ptlm. Benson was dispatched to 206 Hemlock Terrace for a female that was struck in the face by her boyfriend. Upon arrival, Sgt. Rozitski of the Wright Township Police Department and Officer Zane of the Rice Township Police Depaartment, entered the residence and spoke with the victim, Tenisun Kronmiller. Kronmiller stated to officers that she was being verbally abused by her boyfriend Salvatore Argo and then he became physical, striking her in the face with a closed fist, hitting her in the left eye causing bruising and swelling. It was also reported that Salvatore Argo attempted to strangle Tenisun Kronmiller. Kronmiller advised police that he left the residence prior to the arrival of the police.
Luzerne County 911 advised officers that Butler Township had a male Salvatore Argo on a traffic stop at the location of N. Hunter Highway. Ptlm. Benson responded to the location of a traffic stop. Argo was taken into custody. Argo’s Jeep Compass was then towed by Ayers Towing. Argo was transported from the location of the traffic stop to the Fairview Township Police Department.
On December 3, 2015 Salvatore Argo was charged with Simple Assault, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct by Chief Joseph Intelicato and Officer Jocelyn Wadzin of the Fairview Township Police Department.
According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on December 3, 2015 at 10:49 p. m.. Chief Intelicato and Officer Wadzin responded to a call at the police station from Tenisun Kronmiller, 24, reported she locked herself in a bathroom in a home at 206 Hemlock Terrace, Mountaintop. Kronmiller reported she had been physically assaulted by her boyfriend, Salvatore Argo.
Upon arrival, Chief Intelicato met Argo entering his vehicle in his driveway. Chief Intelicato asked him to let him into the home to investigate a reported assault within the home. Once inside, Intelicato interviewed Kronmiller who reported Argo grabbed her by the arm and threw her on the ground. She stated he wouldn’t allow her to get up and held her to the ground. Kronmiller had a bleeding scrape below her left knee and bruising on her right leg along with bruising on her left arm.
When officers spoke with Argo, he relayed that he never hit Kronmiller and that she fell on her own. Argo was out on bail for assaulting Kronmilller on November 25, 2015.
A preliminary hearing on all charges has been scheduled December 9, 2015 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Magistrate Ronald Swank.