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Bicycle Stop Turns into Struggle, Officer Seriously Hurt

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A bicycle stop turned into fight between a man on probation and an officer early Saturday morning, Woodland police say.

Around 12:44 a.m., near W Main and California streets, a K-9 officer stopped a man riding a bicycle on a sidewalk without a light. The officer soon found out that the man, 44-year-old Reggie Dickerson, was on searchable probation thanks to a grand theft conviction.

The officer then searched Dickerson, allegedly feeling some contraband. However, before the officer could find out what it was, Dickerson allegedly spun his body away from the officer, starting a struggle.

Police say that Dickerson repeatedly elbowed the officer during the struggle. At some point, Dickerson took out a glass pipe and threw it on the roadway.

The officer eventually had to release his K-9 on Dickerson. Biting Dickerson, the struggle ended – with more officers showing up at the scene to arrest the man.

Before being arrested, Dickerson was taken to Woodland Memorial Hospital for treatment to his bitten arm. He was soon released and arrested, being booked for resisting an officer, injuring an officer, and probation violation charges.

The officer was said to have sustained serious, but non-life threatening, injuries to his hand.

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