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Newark man shoved girlfriend down, destroyed phone to prevent 911 call

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Police arrested a Newark man on several charges after an altercation with his girlfriend.

According to a news release, Jorge Colon-Santiago, 38, of Newark was charged with two counts of criminal mischief as well as harassment.

The charges stem from an incident where he shoved his girlfriend to the ground on Maple Avenue.

He then prevented her from calling 911 for help by breaking her phone, police said.

The charges will be answered at a later date.