Coaldale police have charged a Lansford woman who allegedly assaulted a police officer with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and harassment.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Joseph Krebs, Jamie L. Bauder, 28, of 23 E. Ridge St., Apt. D, committed the crimes on Nov. 23. Krebs was on duty at 9:13 p.m. that night when he was called to 145 West Phillips St. for a domestic dispute, called in by a neighbor.
When he arrived, he saw a woman, identified as Bauder, standing outside with a cell phone, yelling and screaming. When he asked her what the problem was, she yelled an obscenity at the officer. When he tried to calm her down so she could explain what the problem was, she caused a ruckus, disturbing the neighbors. Krebs told her several times to calm down and stop cursing.
She then put the phone to her mouth twice and yelled the obscenity six times.
Krebs told her to sit down on the sidewalk, but she refused. He tried to arrest her, but she kept pushing and shoving him away, and her two-year-old son kept getting between them. Krebs and Bauder ended up against a neighbor's house and on a parked vehicle as he tried to get handcuffs on her.
He managed to get one cuff on her right wrist when she broke free and ran into the house. Inside, a man tried to get between Bauder and Krebs, but was pushed away and told to stay back.
Krebs finally got her cuffed, but she refused to walk to the police car, and fought with him in the middle of Phillips Street for about five minutes. She finally got into the car when she saw another police cruiser approach, with lights and sirens.
However, she continued to scream and yell.
Krebs then spoke with the neighbor who had called 911. She explained she had heard loud yelling by females, banging against the wall that sounded like a body hitting it several times, and children yelling and screaming.
She said that when Krebs arrived, a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee with a male driver, a female and a child drove away. She said she believed the people had been involved in the altercation.
Krebs spoke with another woman at the house, a Debra Binder, who said that Bauder was in a fight with another female who had been at the house, drinking, but who had left before Krebs' arrival.