Douglas Tremper, who ran unsuccessfully for village trustee as part of the VIP Party slate of candidates on April 5, was arrested and charged with battery last week in connection with an altercation at his home on election night.
A 60-year-old Brookfield woman claimed on April 7 that Tremper put her in a bear hug, slammed her down onto his front porch and then pushed her down several times as she tried to get up, according to the police report.
The woman and two witnesses told police that the altercation started over a lawn chair, which the victim wanted retrieved from the trunk of Tremper’s car.
The victim told police she had assisted Tremper, 52, during Election Day and that they had gone to a local bar afterward to watch the election returns. Tremper left the bar with the woman’s lawn chair in his trunk, and the victim and her friend drove to his house in the 9200 block of Burlington Avenue to get it.
When the victim asked for the chair, Tremper reportedly “became enraged.” When she grabbed Tremper’s car keys to get the chair herself, he allegedly put her in a bear hug from behind, carried her out to the front porch and “slammed her down onto her left arm,” according to the report.
The victim awoke the next day with neck and back pain, police said, and then came to file a complaint on April 7. According to the report, Tremper said the victim was intoxicated and that he escorted her out of his house but didn’t venture out onto the porch.
Tremper has an April 26 court date at Maybrook. The Landmark attempted to contact Tremper via his listed home phone number, but the number has been disconnected.