Alleged ‘cop biter’ released on bail

A WOMAN accused of biting a police officer when he arrested her was released on bail Jan. 30.

  • Thu Feb 2nd, 2012 5:00pm
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A WOMAN accused of biting a police officer when he arrested her was released on bail Jan. 30.

Samara Olson, 27, was released with surety, defined as a person who will ensure she follows her bail conditions and makes it to court when scheduled.

Olson must remain inside her residence 24 hours seven days a week and may be outside from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. provided she has written permission from her surety, in the presence of the surety and written permission from her bail supervisor.

Police say a situation began when a woman kicked in the door of a residence on Pear St. around 10 p.m. Jan. 26.

The woman was reported to have ripped a DVD player from a wall to steal it and, when a 17-year-old resident awoke, to then attack the girl, punching her in the face, said police.

The girl’s mother pulled the woman off the girl and pushed her out of the house, said police.

Police then said they arrested a woman in the area who flew into a rage, struck an officer in the face and then bit his arm, breaking through three layers of clothing and through his skin.

Witnesses helped police get control of her, said RCMP Constable Angela Rabut in a release.

“When witnesses assist us in situations like this, we just can’t thank them enough. We were able to gain control of the woman without causing injury to her, and that is very important to us,” said Rabut.

The injured officer went to hospital and was expected to have  a scar but was otherwise OK.

The woman that was arrested is known to police, said Rabut.

Olson must also abstain from alcohol, other intoxicants and drugs, except in the case of a doctor’s prescription.

Her next scheduled court date is Feb. 7.