Merrimack teen charged with injuring relative

Merrimack police photo Maria Hernandez, 18, of 2 Eden St., Merrimack

MERRIMACK – An 18-year-old Eden Street resident turned herself in to police late Monday, shortly after she allegedly struck a family member in the head and took off, police said.

Maria Hernandez faces one count of domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with the assault, which drew police and ambulance personnel to Two Eden St. around 3:30 p.m.

Police said responding officers spoke with people at the residence, and determined after a brief investigation that Hernandez “was to be arrested for domestic violence.”

Because she had left the scene, police announced a description of Hernandez and her vehicle. The bulletin was canceled a short time later when she showed up at police headquarters.

Hernandez was booked on the charge and later released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail. She was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Merrimack district court.

Other than confirming the alleged victim was struck in the head, police didn’t describe the nature, or severity, of the injuries, or whether he or she required hospitalization.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.