Husband of Woman Who Taunted 7-Year-Old Girl Complains to Police

Scott Petkov, husband to Jennifer Petkov, made two noise complaints to police regarding neighbors.

were called back to the house in the 100 block of Detroit Street, where  made national headlines for taunting a 7-year-old girl with Huntington’s disease.

Jennifer, 33, was sentenced to 18 months probation in February after pleading guilty to an assault and battery charge. Jennifer was initially charged with felonious driving and reckless driving for allegedly trying to run over a neighbor's friend with her car as she was crossing the street in the 200 block of Detroit Street in October 2010.

Police were called back to the house twice April 23 for noise complaints made by Jennifer’s husband Scott Petkov.

Scott told police that people were outside talking loud and, with the windows open, he could not sleep. He added when he asked them to quiet down, a neighbor’s 33-year-old boyfriend allegedly made threats toward him.

According to the police report, the boyfriend took issue with a statement that Scott made out of an upstairs window and with a Facebook page allegedly created by Scott about the neighbor’s 16-year-old daughter.

Though the statement that was made was not in the report, Trenton Police Chief William Lilienthal said he had copies of the Facebook page and said police were looking into it.

According to the report the girl’s mother, 38, gave police a copy of Facebook posts Scott has put on the computer about her daughter being fat.

Jennifer made worldwide notoriety in 2010 after posting images of her neighbors Kathleen, 7, and her mother Laura Edward on Facebook. Laura died as a result of Huntington’s disease in 2010.

Jennifer admitted to posting pictures of Kathleen and Laura on Facebook. The pictures were altered to show Laura being hugged by the grim reaper and Kathleen's face placed over a skull and cross bones.

Judge Carole Youngblood of Wayne County Circuit Court ordered Jennifer to have no contact with her neighbor or the five-block area of Detroit, Washington, Cleveland, Parkplace and Roerig streets.

Due to the judge’s order Jennifer was forced to move from her house on Detroit Street, but Scott still lives in the house.

According to Lilienthal neighbors have reported that Jennifer is living in the house against the judge’s orders. One neighbor stated that she has video evidence of her being in the house and is going to bring that into the station and talk with detectives.

Lilienthal said there is no evidence to suggest that she is still living in the house, but does not know where she currently lives.

“I am not aware of any video brought into the station,” Lilienthal said.

Any violation in the judge’s order would result in Petkov serving 93 days in the Wayne County Jail, according to Maria Miller of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the report, the neighbor’s boyfriend stood on the front lawn of a neighboring house and was trying to get Scott to fight him.

Police said there are two videos of the incident from both Scott and the neighbor.

Police said the neighbor’s boyfriend is currently on probation and his terms and conditions showed that he should not use or possess alcohol, or engage in any assaultive, abusive, threatening or intimidating behavior.

The man would not come out and talk with the police on the night of the incident. He is still under investigation, according to Lilienthal.

No charges have been filed.

carla June 20, 2011 at 07:16 PM
What a nasty nest of snakes that live on Detroit Street!
Lisa DiNocenza June 20, 2011 at 08:10 PM
My heart breaks for this beautiful little girl and her family, I think there is something seriously wrong with Ms. Petkov. I dont believe for a second that she is sorry for harrassing this family put her in a cage and loose the key.. and her husband to!!!


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