The suspect then fired bear-spray into the officers eyes. Despite the spray, the officer managed to hold on to the suspect until other officers arrived.
Janine Renata Firth, a 36-year-old Vancouver woman, has been charged with carry, use, or threaten to use a weapon in assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, and possessing a weapon.
On September 11, when officers were arresting a 23-year-old male suspect on Pendrell Street after a homicide investigation in the same block, police allege that the suspect assaulted a police officer and attempted to injure a police dog.
Prior to that incident, on August 21, two officers were assaulted as they attempted to arrest a male suspect who was behaving bizarrely near Sunset Beach. The suspect, 50-year-old Frank Pacella, who allegedly bit and punched officers, was arrested and charged.
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A woman, who police say resisted arrest, allegedly sprayed a VPD officer in the eyes with bear spray
Janine Renata Firth has been charged with using a weapon to assault an officer after police say she used bear spray
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 36-year-old woman has been charged after the Vancouver Police Department says she assaulted the officer arresting her with bear spray.
It happened on Sept. 13 when the officer spotted the woman, wanted on a province-wide warrant, on Granville Street at around 6:30 p.m.
The officer tried to arrest her but she fought back. She continued to resist, pulled out a can of bear spray and sprayed the officer in the eyes, the VPD says.
Janine Renata Firth of Vancouver has been charged with using a weapon in assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, and possession of a weapon.
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