Biter sentenced

Woman who bites police officer draws conditional sentence

  • Sep. 9, 2012 2:00 p.m.

A WOMAN who bit a police officer while being arrested was sentenced in provincial court last week.

Samara Olson, 27, will spend 90 days under a conditional sentence order and then one year on probation after she pleaded guilty to assault,  assaulting a peace officer and causing bodily harm, and mischief $5,000 and under in provincial court Sept. 6.

Police reported that a 27-year-old woman kicked in the door of a residence on Pear St. around 10 p.m. Jan. 26.

She then ripped a DVD player from the wall to steal it.

A 17-year-old girl  resident of the house then awoke, at which point the woman attacked the girl, punching her in the face, said police.

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

Police arrested the woman in the area, at which point she flew into a rage, struck one police officer in the face, and then bit his arm, breaking through three layers of clothing and through his skin, said police.

Witnesses helped police get control of her, said police.

In another incident, on March 26, 2011, the loss prevention officer at Save On Foods told police that a woman had kicked him in the face while he tried to arrest a male, court heard.

Olson denied kicking anyone but admitted to trying to pull the “store guy” off the man, court heard.

As part of the conditions on her conditional sentence and probation, she must not have any contact with the victims and be under house arrest for 45 days.


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