A woman was arrested Saturday for injuring her children when she assaulted another person and damaged their property.
Erinn Crotteau, 31, of Cloquet, Minnesota, was arrested Monday on second-degree criminal mischief, assault with intent to inflict serious injury, assault on an officer, and two counts of child endangerment.
On Saturday around 10:45 p.m., court documents said that Crotteau was at a residence just east of Sioux City arguing with the owner before it became a physical confrontation.
Crotteau is said to have used a bat to break three house windows, pulled a light off the side of the house, broke a vehicle’s back window, and then breaking the gas grill sitting on the deck. Damage to the property was estimated to be worth $5,000.
Crotteau then reportedly attacked the owner who was holding her 6-day-old daughter. She started by choking the victim and then picked up a lit candle and threw it at the victim. Hot wax hit the victim and Crotteau’s daughter causing slight burns to them both. She then punched and slapped the victim.
Crotteau then allegedly took a child’s riding ATV toy, and threw it at her 8-year-old son before grabbing, shaking, and pushing him.
She was arrested and taken to a hospital to for medical attention. Upon arriving, she is said to have spit in a deputy’s face, getting blood in his eyes.
Crotteau was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on a bond of $25,000.