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Police: Cyclist gets physical with officer during Woodland traffic stop

6:00 AM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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WOODLAND, Calif. - A police officer was allegedly assaulted while attempting a traffic stop of a bicyclist on Saturday morning.

At about 12:44 a.m., an officer made a traffic stop of a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk of the 100 block of W. Main St. without an operative light, said Woodland police.

During the stop, the officer determined the man, Reggie Dickerson, was on searchable probation. As the officer was conducting a search of Dickerson, the officer felt what he believed was contraband in his shirt. As the officer attempted to retrieve the item, Dickerson spun around, almost knocking over the officer, police said.

According to police, Dickerson then repeatedly elbowed the officer. A struggle ensued between the officer and Dickerson, sending both into the roadway.

Police say that Dickerson then took a glass pipe from inside his shirt and threw it into the roadway. Dickerson continued to resist arrest and the officer released his service canine from the patrol car.

The police dog bit Dickerson on the arm, causing him to submit to the officer. Other officers responded to the scene and Dickerson was taken into custody.

The fire department responded to the area to treat the officer and Dickerson. The officer sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries to his hand as well as minor scrapes to his body. Dickerson was transported to a local hospital. He was later cleared and booked into the Yolo County Jail.

Police added that Dickerson is a transient from Sacramento County who was on early release due to realignment of CDCR inmates.

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