From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Officers with the Aberdeen Police Department were called to the 100 block of Hanover St for an assault involving a baseball bat at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
While officers were responding they were notified that the suspect was inside a green mini-van fleeing the area. Officer’s quick response and attention resulted in the mini-van being stopped. The vehicle occupants were detained pending further investigation. A passenger in the van, thirty-year-old Matthew Channing Vanreenen (of no fixed address) was later arrested and charged with first and second degree assault.
Vanreenen allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old boy and the boy’s father because of an ongoing dispute Vanreenen’s step-father had with them. The 14-year-old suffered a massive contusion to the upper left thigh as a result of being struck with the baseball bat. His father suffered facial injuries to the right side of his face after allegedly being punched by Vanreenen. Both the 14-year-old and his father sought medical attention on their own.