A woman believed to be mentally unstable broke inside a house in Chalan Kanoa by hitting the door with an axe on Sunday morning.
Flordiliza B. Phen, 39, put down the axe after a police officer repeatedly instructed her to drop the weapon, police said.
Phen was arrested for criminal mischief and disturbing the peace.
At yesterday's hearing, Superior Court associate judge Joseph N. Camacho imposed a $500 cash bail for Phen's temporary release.
A retired police officer told the court that Phen is his adopted daughter and that she is mentally unstable.
Camacho said the Commonwealth Health Center should conduct a psychiatric or medical evaluation on the defendant.
The judge set a review hearing on Aug. 15 at 9am.
Police detective Kevin R. Maratita stated in his report that Swingly Ringlen was at his residence when he heard a loud noise coming from outside the house.
When Ringlen checked, he saw Phen hitting the doorknob of his kitchen door with an axe. At the time, the screen door was already broken.
Phen then entered the kitchen where she continued hitting the door frame and sink with the axe.
Ringlen managed to get out from the house and called for police's help at Lao Market.
A responding police officer instructed Phen, who was still inside the house, to put down the axe. When she complied, she was arrested.
The report did not mention whether Ringlen and Phen know each other.