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New Jersey councilwoman accused of beating husband with broomstick and biting his arm

New Jersey politician, 57, is accused of beating her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook and biting him on the arm

  • Highland Park councilwoman Susan Welkovits, 57, has been charged with simple assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes 
  • According to a police report, officers were called to her home on Friday and found that the politician had allegedly bitten her husband on the arm 
  • Investigators found texts between him and coworkers about the alleged abuse 
  • Welkovits was appointed to the Highland Park borough council in January 2012
  • She and her husband both grew up in Highland Park and have a twin boy and girl 

A New Jersey councilwoman has been accused of beating her husband over the head with a broomstick and a cookbook.  

Police were called to the Highland Park home of Susan Welkovits, 57, on Friday.  

She had allegedly bitten her husband on the arm, leaving him with ‘visible signs of abuse’, according to a police report obtained by NJ.com. 

He refused treatment for his injuries when officers arrived, the report said. There were children present at the time of the incident. 

Welkovits, who was appointed to the Highland Park borough council in January 2012, is facing charges for simple assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.  

Investigators also found text messages he'd sent to coworkers alleging that she was abusing him

Susan Welkovits (above left and right), a 57-year-old councilwoman in Highland Park, New Jersey, has been accused of beating her husband with a broomstick and cookbook and biting him on the arm during an altercation last Friday, according to a police report. Investigators also found text messages he’d sent to coworkers alleging that she was abusing him

The Facebook photo above shows Welkovits with her husband and their twin boy and girl

The Facebook photo above shows Welkovits with her husband and their twin boy and girl

Investigators reportedly found text messages that the husband had sent to colleagues saying that his wife had abused him.   

Welkovits appeared before a judge and has been released. Her next court date has not been posted.  

The councilwoman’s biography on the Highland Park community website bio says both Welkovits and her husband graduated from the local high school. 

They have twins; a boy and girl, who are in elementary school. 

Both Welkovits and Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler have declined to comment on the incident.

The husband’s name has been withheld as DailyMail.com does not typically identify victims of domestic abuse.  

The Highland Park home where Friday's altercation is believed to have occurred is seen above

The Highland Park home where Friday’s altercation is believed to have occurred is seen above

Welkovits, who was appointed to the Highland Park borough council in January 2012, is seen second from the left during an event to raise awareness for opioid addiction last June

Welkovits, who was appointed to the Highland Park borough council in January 2012, is seen second from the left during an event to raise awareness for opioid addiction last June



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