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Posted on: May 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Two Officers Injured Responding to Prowler Call on Timberline

According to Chief Chris Skinner:

“That five of my officers have been injured within days of each other is intolerable. We ask a lot of our police officers in the way of accountability and professionalism, courage and service. I’m proud of the way they uphold their oaths to serve this community when people call for service. Our officers showed great restraint and relied on their training during this incident. I hope this type of behavior within our community stops. It is expensive in terms of our officer’s wellbeing, our staffing levels and our city’s reputation. This most recent incident punctuates the need for greater attention on the opioid crisis and distribution of narcotics in our community. Our continued inability to properly investigate narcotics offenses is a growing concern.” 


At 5:43 this morning, two officers responded to multiple calls regarding a man breaking into vehicles in the 2900 Block of Timberline. The officers made contact with the suspect, Wesley Traise Reynolds, age 23, and found that he had warrants from Junction City Police for Possession of Heroin, Resisting Arrest and Harassment. When they began to take him into custody on the warrant, Reynolds began fighting. 

 

The fight was protracted, and officers had to call urgently for cover units and had to resort to OC spray the taser. Reynolds continued to fight despite these applications, but eventually the officers were able to get him into custody with the aid of the taser. 

 

The two involved officers were both transported by emergency medical service to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Reynolds was transported to a local hospital as a precaution after he reported ingesting heroin. He was taken into custody on his warrants, and other charges are pending. Case Number 1908343

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