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Sisters arrested in fracas outside Glendale home

Interrupted while fighting each other, they allegedly attack Glendale police officer.

May 14, 2013|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Two sisters who were fighting with each other on Saturday allegedly decided to take their rage out on a police officer by punching and kicking him, officials said.

The sisters — Delmi Carranza, 21, and Patricia Carranza, 28 — were fighting and screaming at each other about 7:41 p.m. on the porch of a home in the 600 block of Arden Avenue, according to Glendale police. They were reportedly fighting because the father of Delmi Carranza's baby was allegedly having an affair with her sister.

When the officer arrived at the scene, the sisters stopped fighting but then allegedly directed their anger toward the officer. Both sisters — who police said appeared to be drinking alcohol — allegedly charged the officer, kicking and punching him before he used his baton to fend them off.

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The sisters then retreated inside the home, police said.

A minute later, Delmi Carranza exited the home and was arrested, but her sister refused to come out for more than an hour.

Paramedics treated her at the scene for a swollen lip, bump to her head and a toe injury, police said.

The Carranza sisters were taken into custody on suspicion of battery on a police officer and resisting and obstructing an investigation, police said.

They were released Sunday on $20,000 bail, according to police.

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