Easter dinner ends with arrest
A Waupaca woman is accused of wounding her neighbor’s neck with a knife after they argued while making Easter dinner.
Jennifer A. Nendza, 32, is charged with second-degree reckless injury, causing injury by negligent use of a weapon, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.
At about 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, Waupaca Police Officers Dan Wasrud and Bret Rodenz were dispatched to an apartment on Western Avenue in response to a reported stabbing.
Wasrud spoke with a woman who was bleeding from a half-inch cut on her neck.
The woman said she and her children had gone to Nendza’s home for an Easter dinner. Their children were playing together while the two women prepared dinner.
According to the criminal complaint, Nendza became irritated with the other woman’s children and asked them to leave. When Nendza allegedly began yelling at her, the woman left.
After she arrived at her own apartment, she discovered she left her cellphone at Nendza’s apartment. She told Wasrud that when she returned to Nendza’s apartment, Nendza answered the door with a knife in her hand and began swinging it.
The woman said she grabbed Nendza’s arms to stop her from swinging the knife and she was cut on the neck.
Nendza said the other woman punched her in the face. Police report Nenzda had no visible injuries.