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VENTURA : Police Officer Hit With Bottle, Radio

August 30, 1995|STEPHANIE BROMMER

A Ventura police officer was hit Tuesday with a bottle and portable radio after he stopped a pedestrian under suspicion of drinking in public.

Lonnie Jack Scissel, 51, of Ventura, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Officer Jon Keller, who had been patrolling the Promenade on bicycle, stopped Scissel at California Street and Harbor Boulevard, police said. Scissel allegedly struck Keller, who was wearing a bicycle helmet, with a beer bottle and then with a portable radio, police said.

Keller was treated for minor cuts to his face and hands.

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