Apartment trasher medically sedated after resisting arrest | Sumner Police Blotter
August 21, 2012 · 7:11 PM
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WARRANT: At 1:04 a.m. Aug. 4, an officer ran the license plate of a vehicle and the report came back with a warrant for the driver's arrest. The officer initiated a traffic stop and requested the driver's license. The driver seemed to be avoiding eye contact and obscuring his own face with his hand. He was not the owner of the vehicle and therefore the warrants on the DOL report did not apply to him; yet he seemed to be nervous regardless, the officer noted in his report. The officer asked the driver if he had any warrants, and the man said he shouldn't. A dispatch inquiry on the man's driver's license turned up two warrants, a suspended license, and an alcohol ignition interlock requirement. The driver confirmed that he was aware of the warrants and his interlock requirement. A search of his person turned up a glass pipe of a design suited for methamphetamine combustion. The man was transferred into the custody of another police agency on the warrant, and was given a court date for driving on a suspended license, failing to install an ignition interlock device, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
ROOMMATE TROUBLES: On Aug. 4, officers responded to reports of a fight inside a residence. The caller told dispatch she could hear someone being thrown against a wall; she believed the noise was caused by her two roommates. An officer en route was already aware that one of the roommates was barred from the property due to a recently served protection order. The involved parties were standing in the street yelling at each other by the time officers arrived. The girl under the jurisdiction of the protection order was covered in blood; she had been punched in the face by the feuding roommate in an effort to keep her out of the protected home, according to the reporting resident. The officer asked the bleeding girl why she had come to the property if she knew she wasn't allowed. She said another roommate allowed her to crawl through his bedroom window. The officer advised her it was her responsibility not to violate the order. The injured roommate was taken to the hospital for a broken nose, then transported to jail for booking, due to the protection order violation and an additional MIP. The roommate who had punched her was booked into Remann Hall for assault in the fourth degree with a domestic modifier.
STRONGMAN: At 2:15 p.m. Aug. 6, an apartment manager called dispatch to report a tenant creating a disturbance. He had broken the handrail to his unit and was yelling and cursing loudly. Officers arrived at the unit to find a staircase littered with what had once been furniture. Someone was yelling upstairs. A witness on the scene told officers the suspect was intoxicated and upset, but that she should be "OK." As officers ascended the staircase, the tenant exited the unit. He was visibly angry with the officers and sweating profusely; he yelled at them and accused them of stealing from his apartment. The man reached for an officer's shirt pocket when police decided to restrain him. He began resisting, flailing his arms and legs in an attempt to break free. Officers had to take care as they brought him to the ground, as there were hunting knives strewn about nearby. He seemed to grow stronger and stronger with each convulsion; officers believed he may have been under the influence of a drug beyond alcohol. They eventually chose to medically sedate the suspect and restrain him to a gurney. He was taken to the hospital, with law enforcement intent to charge him for malicious damage to property and resisting arrest.