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Police Arrest Little Egg Harbor Woman Armed with 3-Foot Machete

Little Egg Harbor

An allegedly intoxicated woman in possession of a 3-foot machete was arrested after refusing to follow an officer's orders to drop the machete, police said.

Police were responded to the area of Radio Road and St. Andrews Drive sometime around 6:15 p.m. for a report of suspicious person.

Upon arrival, officer saw a woman - later identified as Juanita Cerbone, 53, walking on Snead Court with a 3-foot machete in her hand.

Officer with service weapon in hand, ordered Cerbone to drop the machete but she did not comply instead began waking towards the officer with machete.

As backup officers arrived, Cerbone, who appeared to be highly intoxicated, finally dropped the machete.

She was arrested and charged with obstruction, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Cerbone was taken to the Ocean County Jail and bail was set at $10,000.