The following is the actual Wareham Police Department media statement:
On Saturday, January 19, at 9:35 p.m. an individual came into Wareham police headquarters reporting a male in the middle of the road screaming and yelling at passing cars directly in front of the station.
Officer Calib Larue walked out and observed the subject standing in the middle of Cranberry Highway.
Seconds after confronting him, the male flicked a lit cigarette at the officer while yelling vulgarities at him.
Officer Larue then advised the male he was being placed under arrest, however he resisted by pulling away.
Sgt. Daniel Flaherty, Officers Jennifer Braley and Stephen Harrison responded to assist Officer Larue.
After subduing the man in the street, they began to walk the male back to the station, while he aggressively resisted officers, yelling obscenities, and trying to trip Officer Larue.
In the lobby of the station the male pulled away while screaming and yelling at officers.
During the booking process he remained combative spitting at Officers Harrison and Braley.
He then kicked Officer Braley, while wearing work boots, forcing her to utilize a Taser to stop the assaultive behavior.
As a result of his combativeness four officers were required to bring him to a jail cell.
Officer Larue received minor injuries from the scuffle but did not require a hospital visit.
Daniel Riedl, 35, of Cataumet, had an active warrant for his arrest, and is facing the following additional charges.
Assault and battery on a police officer (2 counts)
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
Disturbing the peace
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* All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law…