Man as­saulted with stick in Por­terdale

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Of­fi­cers from the Por­terdale Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded to an as­sault on North Broad Street Oct. 11 and found that a man had re­port­edly been hit by a stick when he went out­side his home to in­ves­ti­gate a strange ve­hi­cle. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the man had been at­tacked by two un­known white males, though he was able to iden­tify the driver of the ve­hi­cle as a woman called “Michelle.” One of­fi­cer went to look for the ve­hi­cle while an­other of­fi­cer con­tin­ued to speak with the com­plainant, who was ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. The vic­tim re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer his wife was at a party with Michelle ear­lier in the evening, and dur­ing this time his wife called him from a pay­phone and the two were ar­gu­ing, which is when the ve­hi­cle pulled up and the two men got out with sticks and as­saulted him. While one of­fi­cer spoke with the vic­tim, the other of­fi­cer was able to lo­cate Michelle, who al­legedly told them the vic­tim had as­saulted her. She re­port­edly told the of­fi­cer that she and the com­plainant’s wife had been at a “sex party” and that the vic­tim and his wife were ar­gu­ing over the phone. She said the man’s wife was so up­set that she was un­able to take her home, ac­cord­ing to re­ports. She re­port­edly told the of­fi­cers she had dropped the woman off at a store and that she went to the vic­tim’s house to let him know not to in­volve her in the ar­gu­ments be­tween him­self and his wife, and on the way there she al­legedly told the of­fi­cers she picked up two men walk­ing down the road. She re­port­edly told of­fi­cers she did not know th­ese men. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports she told of­fi­cers that when she ar­rived at the com­plainant’s home, he at­tacked her by grab­bing her by the back of the neck as if he were go­ing to punch her. That is when, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the men al­legedly got out of her ve­hi­cle and de­fended her. When of­fi­cers asked her if the two men hit the vic­tim with a stick, she re­port­edly said “I guess so.” She was given a wit­ness state­ment and asked to fill it out. No other action was taken that evening. Of­fi­cers from the Por­terdale Po­lice Depart­ment ar­rested a woman for steal­ing beer from a lo­cal con­ve­nience store Sun­day af­ter­noon, af­ter she re­port­edly took the beer be­cause “she needed it.” PPD of­fi­cers were called to the store on Broad Street a lit­tle af­ter 1 p.m. by an em­ployee who said that 51-year-old Marla Kennedy was in the store drunk and that she had al­legedly gone to the cooler where the beer was kept, got a beer and left the store without pay­ing for it. The of­fi­cers no­ticed Kennedy walk­ing down the street, and when they ap­proached her they re­port­edly no­ticed she had a plas­tic bag in her hand with a beer in it. When asked where she was com­ing from, she al­legedly told them she was com­ing from the store and there were a cou­ple of beers in her bag. When asked if she had paid for them, she al­legedly told the of­fi­cers she had not, but that the em­ployee at the store had given the beers to her. When told they needed to go back to the store and ver­ify her story, Kennedy, who re­port­edly had blood­shot eyes and reeked of al­co­hol, said the em­ployee did not give her the beer but that she had taken it be­cause she “re­ally needed it.” Kennedy was told to get into the back of the pa­trol car, which she did, but as she was get­ting in, she al­legedly at­tempted to open and drink one of the beers. Of­fi­cers snatched the bag from her hands so she was un­able to do so. When they ar­rived back at the store, the em­ployee re­port­edly told of­fi­cers Kennedy tried to pur­chase the beer but she would not sell it to her be­cause it was Sun­day which is when Kennedy walked out of the store with it. The beer, two 24-ounce cans of Triple Black Steel Re­serve beer, val­ued at 99 cents each, were re­turned to the store and Kennedy was trans­ported to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter where she was charged with shoplift­ing and pub­lic drunk­e­ness.

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