SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A boater was arrested and a San Rafael police officer was injured in a clash along the city’s waterfront over the weekend.
Shortly before 11:45 a.m. Saturday, the police department boat was patrolling the canal waterway along the 500 block of East Francisco Boulevard when a suspect in an illegal mooring and anchoring case was spotted. Police say the suspect, who was on an unregistered boat, tried to evade officers at a nearby marina.
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A shore officer responded to the port and approached the suspect. After the officer told the suspect he was being detained, the suspect allegedly told the officer he was a “sovereign citizen” and not subject to the law.
Police said the suspect then attempted to overtake the officer and fought him. The officer used a stun gun in the struggle, but it had no effect.
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Shortly after, an officer from the boat arrived at the dock and helped arrest the suspect.
The suspect, identified as David Moses, 51, of San Rafael, has been charged with aggravated obstruction of a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, assault of a peace officer, theft and vandalism, as well as illegal mooring and anchoring. of a ship.
Police said Moïse was not injured in the altercation. The officer suffered a minor injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
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According to prison records, Moses is being held on $15,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 2.