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Police Beat (09/23/2014)

Chest bumping a cop is not a good idea

At 2 a.m. on Saturday, a female outside 21 E. High Street yelled "F*** you!" at a passing police officer on routine patrol. The officer stopped his vehicle and asked the female if she was having a problem, to which she repeated the statement loudly to him. The officer told her to cease using such language, as it might be offensive to others in the area, and prepared to move along. The female then repeated the statement again, this time directing it to the officer's partner. The officers exited the vehicle, at which point she provided them with her ID, but then tried three times to grab it back from the officer. She was placed under arrest, though she fought against being placed in handcuffs. Upon arrival at the police station, the female refused to sit in a chair, chest bumped the police officer, then kicked him in the chest. The officer was forced to restrain the female on the floor, at which point she scratched at the officer, breaking the skin. The female was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing Official Business, Resisting Arrest and Assault of a Police Officer and transported to Butler County Jail.

Kick and run

At 2:17 a.m. on Friday, an officer was on patrol on South Poplar when he observed a male student kicking a garbage can, which then fell over and spilled its contents into the street. Upon seeing the police officer, the male fled down the street, at which point the officer followed him in his vehicle and was forced to activate his overhead emergency lights. The officer repeatedly advised the male to stop running, as he was under arrest. The male fell several times and continued running until he fell in the yard of a house on East Walnut Street, where the officer was able to exit his vehicle and apprehend the male. His speech was slurred and breath smelled of alcohol. He was unable to provide the officer with identification and refused to say his name. The officer called the Life Squad, as the male's multiple falls had incurred injuries on his knees and head. The male gave the EMTs his name and date of birth, and the officer found the male was only 19-years-old. He was charged with Offenses Involving Underage Persons, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Official Business.

Bouncer brawl

At 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, an officer on patrol observed a male student engaged in a heated verbal altercation with the bouncer at The Woods bar. The officer exited his vehicle and approached the situation. The bouncer was refusing to allow the male inside the bar. The male claimed he had no identification on his person. The officer told the male to follow him to his vehicle, and the male stumbled over to the vehicle, where the officer noticed an odor of alcohol on his breath. The male admitted that he was only 20 and had consumed alcohol that evening. The officer issued him a citation for Sale and Use by Underage Persons and released the male to his roommate.