Police: Woman Pulls Knife During Clash With Roomate

Police say the fight was over trash left inside the apartment and bills. This arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

A White Plains woman pulled a knife and threatened her roommate and her roommate’s boyfriend in their 12 Woodcrest Ave. apartment Sunday evening during a fight over bills and household cleaning, police say.

Mercedes Gramajo, 37, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all misdemeanors.

Police say an argument over bill payments and trash cleanup escalated to violence shortly after Gramajo grabbed a 12-inch knife from the kitchen and threatened the couple. Gramajo eventually handed the knife to her son before scratching and biting her roomate's boyfriend, according to an arrest report.

Gramajo, who police say was intoxicated, was arrested and taken into police custody. The male victim was hospitalized with injuries to his chest and hand, police say.

During the altercation, Gramajo's son returned the knife to the kitchen, where police later found it, according to an arrest report.

Gramajo was held for court.

Police say Child Protective Services was made aware of the incident.


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