Officer bitten while serving a warrant

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By Jesse Osbourne

Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A Springfield City Police officer was bitten in the leg last week while attempting to serve a bench warrant.
While serving a bench warrant on Ronald L. Thompson, Jr. of 328 East Main Street in Springfield, officer Charlie Osbourne was bitten in the leg by Thompson causing minor injury.
The incident took place on Dec. 29 at around 10 a.m. at the 300 block of E. Main Street.
According to a press release from Springfield City Police, Osbourn was treated at the police department by Washington County EMS and continued working.
Thompson was charged with third-degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and first-degree DUI.
In other police reports:
- Gregorio Maldonado, 27, of 722 Claybrooke Lane in Springfield was arrested for fourth-degree assault on Dec. 26 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
- A tanker containing gasoline rolled over off the side of the road at around 6:12 p.m. on Dec. 24 on the US 150 bypass, just east off Perryville Road.
Sheriff’s deputy Sue Mudd said in a police report that the driver of the tanker said very little gasoline had spilled from the tanker.
The driver, Jon Montgomery of Greensburg, said the truck broke down in the afternoon. According to the police report, Salt River Metal Recycling (SRMR) Towing from Danville arrived around 5 p.m.
The tow truck attached a chain to the front of the tanker to pull it from the trailer so that another truck could attach to the trailer.
When the tow truck started pulling the tanker truck, the tanker jerked and the dolly leg of the trailer failed and buckled, according to the report.
The edge of the trailer caught on the edge of the tractor rig, keeping the trailer from collapsing, the report stated.
Another attempt to the lift the trailer resulted in broken straps, causing the trailer to fall down and roll one-and-a-half times, coming to rest in a ditch.
The tanker contained 8500 gallons of E87 gasoline.
The driver of the tow truck, Tommy Hurst, noted in the police report that the tanker truck already looked unstable when the tow truck arrived.
The scene was cleared after the tanker was emptied by two suction trucks from PEECO and the area was covered with dirt by the Kentucky State Highway Department.
- The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Discount Home Furnishings on Loretto Road that an iPad had been stolen.
The incident was reported on Dec. 28.
The caller indicated that the iPad was in the office. The item was noticed missing on Dec. 21. The caller stated that the iPad was taken out of the box and the charger was also gone.
The date of the occurrence of the incident is between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21.
The case remains open and the investigation is ongoing.
- A 16’ black flatbed trailer was stolen from a residence on Cardwell Road in Mackville.
The trailer was valued at $1,500, according to a police report.
The trailer had a wooden floor, ball hitch, a broken safety chain and a lift jack welded to the side.
The incident occurred on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25.
The investigation is ongoing.
- A 32-inch television was stolen from a home on White Street in Springfield on Dec. 22.
According to a police report, the house was entered through a back window.
The television was located in a pawn shop in Campbellsville, Ky. The television had already been sold.
The investigation is ongoing and the case remains open at press time.
- A single vehicle accident at 6:56 p.m. on Dec. 25 resulted in injuries.
Rosie M. Bluiss, 85, of Louisville was headed east on Bloomfield Road when she went off the right side of the road and traveled 100 feet in a ditch before overturning onto the drivers side of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS, according to the police report.
Bluiss wasn’t able to free herself from her seat belt.
Fire and rescue personnel were able to remove her through the front windshield.
Bluiss was treated at the scene and transported to Flaget Memorial in Bardstown.
- Lorie Curtsinger, 46, of Willisburg, was injured in a car accident on Dec. 21 at 9:48 p.m. on Chaplin Road.
While reaching for the top of a soft drink  in the floor, Curtsinger’s 1999 Chrysler Sebring dropped off the right side of the road and hit a tree, then turned over down an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels.
Curtsinger was taken to Flaget Memorial by private transport.
- A 2000 Pontiac Sunfire came to rest on its top after the operator reached down for a CD and ran off the road at 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Three minors were involved in the accident on Bloomfield Road.
First aid was given on the scene by Washington County EMS.
The extent of the damage was listed as ‘very severe’ on the police report.
- A driver on Mackville Road near the intersection of Melvin Circle struck the rear of a 1999 Oldsmobile on Nov. 29 at 8:17 p.m.
The driver responsible for the impact drove away in an unknown direction, according to the police report.
- A yard and a fire hydrant were damaged on Maplewood Avenue in Springfield at 10:21 p.m. on Dec. 16 by a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo.
The owner of the vehicle said an argument caused the accident, according to the police report.
No injuries were reported.
- Five other non-injury accidents were reported in police reports obtained by The Springfield Sun as of Monday, Jan. 2.