A Bristol Woman was charged with stalking, filing a false report, and harassment offenses by the Morrisville Police Friday, in connection to violating protective from abuse order and filing a false report.
Melissa Borrello, 48 was arraigned on 12 felonies for stalking, one misdemeanor for filing a false report to incriminate, and nine misdemeanor harassment offenses Friday morning by District Justice Michael W. Gallagher.
Borrello was arrested on December 26 by Police for violating a protection from abuse order connected to this case.
According to police, Borrelo called authorities on Christmas Eve day to report a “domestic situation that resulted in an assault,” on the 200 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue in an apartment.
Borrello told police, according to court documents, she was home in Bristol at the time of call, and alleged a Morrisville man, “beat the s**t out out of her,” claiming the attack took place on December 23 at around 10:30 pm in the Morrisville apartment.
Borrello told police she remained in the apartment until 7:30 the following morning leaving the location after the man she alleged she was there with, fell asleep. The Bristol woman told police police she walked from Morrisville to the 200 Block of Otter Street, calling police 43 minutes later at around 8:15 a.m.
Police asked Borrello, specific additional questions throughout their conversation with Borrello, according to court records, where she alleged she was going to the hospital to have facial injuries treated. Borrello said she wanted charges pressed against the Morrisville man, and was going to be calling his probation officer, according to court documents.
Morrisville Police investigated Borrello’s claims against the victim, and discovered a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order which expires in February 2020 the victim had taken out against the 48 year old woman, according to court documents. Additionally Morrisville Police observed evidence Borrello not only violated the PFA by texting the victim dozens of times, but also “contradicted” her claims she saw and was assaulted by the victim in a Morrisville apartment, court records show.,
Morrisville Police also spoke with a “witness” who said the victim did not have any contact with Borrello during the time she alleged she was attacked. Moreover, police calculated the time it would take a person to walk from Morrisville to Bristol Borough, which according to Borrello was 43 minutes. Police discovered according to an unidentified map app, it would take a person approximately three and a half hours to travel the distance on foot.
Borrello who was already in custody at Bucks County Correctional Institution was charged for the PFA violation had her bail set at 10 percent of $50,000 and she is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on January 21.