Portland Cop has Concussion after Alleged Kick from a Suspect
A Portland Police Officer suffered a chipped tooth and a concussion after allegedly being kicked by a suspect who was resisting arrest.
The incident started when police tried to stop a Toyota Corolla, driven by 34-year-old Kellen Hollenkamp of Portland, just after 11 p.m. Sunday on High Street. Portland Police say the vehicle stopped but, as soon as the officer stepped out of his cruiser, took off again. When police again tried to get the driver to pull over, a short time later, on Brackett Street, Hollenkamp jumped out and ran, leaving the car to roll into a parked vehicle.
Officials called in K9 Johnsey and Officer David Moore, who were able to track the man to the area of 10 Walker Street, where they heard some sort of disturbance coming from an apartment building. When they checked it out, the officers found Hollenkamp, who had allegedly run into an apartment and was confronted by the tenant. Police say they used a Taser on Hollenkamp when he violently resisted arrest, including allegedly kicking one officer in the face.
The officer was taken to Maine Medical Center for a broken tooth and a concussion. Hollenkamp was also taken to the hospital, where he remains. Once he's released, police say he will be charged with failure to stop for a police officer, operating after suspension, aggravated reckless conduct with a motor vehicle, assault on a police officer, and failure to submit to arrest. Officials say more charges are possible.