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Arrest Made After Altercation With Calif. Officers

Sept. 14--Two police officers sustained minor injuries Monday after they got into an altercation with a 20-year-old man who was resisting arrest, the Porterville Police Department reports.

According to a police report, at about 5 p.m. on Monday, the two PPD officers responded to an apartment complex at 333 N. Indiana St. regarding a suspicious man.

The man, later identified as Porterville resident Tyler Rand, 20, was said to be repeatedly knocking on an apartment door asking the occupants how old they were.

Officers contacted Rand, who was initially cooperative, the report states, and soon found him to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

As officers attempted to arrest Rand for the narcotic violation, he became combative and violently resisted arrest, police report.

During the altercation, Rand was able to escape, but was quickly apprehended by the two officers.

Both officers were injured, however, only one of the officers required medical attention and was transported by ambulance to Sierra View District Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Rand also sustained minor injuries, and after being medically treated for his injuries, he was booked into the Tulare County Sheriff's substation on suspicion of resisting a peace officer with force, battery on a peace officer resulting in serious injury, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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