BLOTTER: Crestview police handle trespassing incidents

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Published: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 18:30 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A homeless man who was sitting on a bucket outside a tractor supply store was arrested for trespassing after an officer recognized him from a previous incident at the store.

On July 15 two Crestview Police Department officers were patrolling the James Lee Boulevard area when the officer riding shotgun noticed the 55-year-old man sitting on a bucket outside Tractor Supply Company. It so happened the officer had previously issued a trespass warning to the man and remembered explaining to him he was not to return to any store within the plaza.

The man was charged with trespass after warning, a misdemeanor.

His plea date is Aug. 13.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man was arrested after he allegedly swung on a Crestview Police officer and resisted arrest, according to a report.

The man, Ian Carlos Lara of Ash Street, Santa Rosa Beach, is accused of swinging his arm and striking a police officer on the right side of his chest. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest.

The officer said Lara admitted beforehand he was drunk.

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