On December 12, 2023, officers with Patrol Services charged 30-year-old Melinda Robinson with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and uttering threats.
Around 10:00 a.m., 911 Communicators received a report of a disturbance at a multi-unit residence building in the 200 block of Second Line West. Upon arrival, officers found the accused in a common area. The accused had a warrant for their arrest in connection with a mischief incident two days earlier in which they had kicked and damaged a door in the same building.
When officers advised them they were under arrest, the accused ran into their unit and tried to prevent officers from entering by blocking the door, hitting them with a broom stick, and verbally threatening to kill them. Officers gained control of the accused using tasers and they were arrested.
The accused is charged with:
- Assault Peace Officer with Weapon
- Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Mischief – Under $5,000
The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.