Kimberly K. Heinis
Two police officers got kicked in the legs Tuesday night when they responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of South Willow.
When the first officer arrived, he saw Kim Heinis, 43, lunging at a man. Another person was trying to keep Heinis from the man.
The officer separated the group, determined it was a verbal argument and no arrests would be made, police investigator John Deal said.
Heinis indicated she wanted to walk down the street, but then did not leave and continued to argue with another person. She appeared to be intoxicated.
The officer then told her to leave or be arrested, but she wouldn't. She began yelling, creating a disturbance in the neighborhood.
Another officer joined the discussion and both of them tried to reason with Heinis to tell her to just leave, but she wouldn't, Deal said.
Heinis expressed concern that a vehicle parked in the area would be towed.
The officers assured her the vehicle was legally parked, with no reason to tow it, but she was not listening and kept yelling.
When the officers finally tried to arrest her for disturbing the peace, she kicked one of them in the leg, causing minor injury. They put her in cuffs, and in the cruiser. In the process, Heinis kicked the second officer in the leg, causing minor injury, Deal said.
Deal said there was no gun involved, despite information from the sheriff’s office and jail.
Heinis’ bond is set at $8,500.