Milford woman accused of assaulting an elderly relative

Police arrested a woman on Thursday for allegedly assaulting her elderly relative in a parking lot.

Investigation by police revealed that Dawn Orshal, 47, and her relative were in a New Haven Avenue parking lot when Orshal exited her vehicle with the elderly relative's cell phone.

Orshal then allegedly pushed her relative to the ground after she attempted to retrieve the phone. The woman sustained minor injuries.

Orshal was charged with assault of an elderly person and breach of peace and was released on a promise to appear.


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