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New Year holiday busy for Ketchikan police

As often is the case, local police were busy over the New Year’s holiday.

Among those arrested was 49-year-old Martin Carroll, who allegedly hit an officer with a candlestick. According to the Ketchikan Police Department, officers went to Cedar Street at about 4 a.m. Tuesday in response to a noise complaint.  They found Carroll outside, who told them he was arguing with his roommate.

Police say they told him to keep his voice down, but he started yelling again. When officers tried arresting him, police say Carroll became aggressive and struck an officer with a large metal candlestick. He faces charges of Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Assault in the Second Degree.

Also on Tuesday, at about 6 p.m., police went to a Freeman Street home in response to a report of a man with a knife, threatening to harm children. Police interviewed three children ages 9, 10 and 11, who told officers that 19-year-old Spencer Barr had accused them of throwing snowballs, grabbed one of the kids, put a knife to the child’s throat and threaten to cut it.

Barr faces three counts of third-degree assault, as well as one count of violating conditions of his release.

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