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Poulsbo woman allegedly hits Bremerton officer

BREMERTON — Amber M. Hardee, 33, of Poulsbo is charged with third-degree assault after allegedly hitting a police officer on the nose with a soda bottle.

A caller to 9-1-1 on Jan. 5 reported that a woman was “freezing and looking for shelter.” A Bremerton police officer went to the location on Kitsap Way and saw Hardee sitting on the ground with a plastic 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola.

When Hardee saw the officer she said, “Take me to jail,” according to the report. The officer said he had nothing to take her to jail for, and Hardee became angry. She told the officer, “What if I assault you?” Then she allegedly hit the officer on the nose with the bottle, turned around and put her hands behind her back, according to the report.

For safety and to prevent escape, according to the officer, Hardee was handcuffs and put in the patrol car. She was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $10,000 bail.

 

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