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Punching police

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman for allegedly being too intoxicated to take care of her 3-year-old son and punching an officer in the chest.

According to police, they were called to a residence on the 200 block of West Granite Street around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to speak with a woman who wasn’t wanted there.

When officers arrived, they spoke with Michaela Kerner, who was with her 3-year-old son and appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

After speaking with the complainant, officers offered to give Kerner a ride home. But police said she walked away from them instead.

Officers soon determined Kerner was at a level of intoxication that may make her unable to take care of her child and informed her that the young boy would be given to his father.

In response, Kerner allegedly punched an officer in the chest.

Kerner was arrested for felony assault on a peace officer and for misdemeanor endangerment, abandonment, or neglect. Police said neither her son nor the police officer were harmed.

Aggravated DUI

A 34-year-old man was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence early Thursday.

Around midnight, officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle driving without its headlights near the intersection of Cobban and Carolina avenues.

In speaking with the driver, Craig Christian, officers noticed he was slurring his speech and that his breath smelled like alcohol.

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Police said Christian failed both field and detention center sobriety tests and blew over two times the legal limit. He was cited for aggravated driving under the influence, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and failing to use headlights, all misdemeanors.

Mountain Dew, magic cards

A 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for reportedly attempting to steal several bottles of Mountain Dew and some magic trick cards from Walmart.

Police said they drove to Walmart around 5 p.m. to speak with Kevin Ellerton, who had allegedly tried to steal the soda and magic cards from the store.

Ellerton reportedly admitted to trying to hide the items beneath his backpacks in a cart and not pay for them.

Police arrested Ellerton for misdemeanor theft and transported him to the detention center. He was released about two hours after being booked.

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