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Incident Report for Case #2020-119124

Incident Type


Incident Date

03/27/2020 - 10:12 AM


Stage House Trail


Two MPD officers suffered minor injuries while dealing with a combative and intoxicated man Friday morning.
Charles Z. Knuteson, age 29, Whitewater, WI, was arrested for battery, causing soft tissue injury by resisting, and criminal damage to property. He was also cited for depositing human waste products.
     Officers were initially dispatched to Stage House Trail for a disturbance. A homeowner told them she had contracted with Knuteson to do maintenance work, but decided against retaining his services when Knuteston arrived and appeared to have been drinking.
     The homeowner called 911 after seeing Knuteson batter two people who had come with him to assist in the Stage House Trail work.
    Knuteson next struggled with officers, causing the injuries.
    On the way to jail, he yelled and swore at the arresting officer, threatening harm. He also said he wanted the officer to have "something to clean up." The officer said Knuteson pulled down his pants, and defecated and urinated inside the squad. The officer reported that Knuteson also kicked "violently" at the squad's door, causing damage. He next picked up fecal matter and spread it on a rear camera, a door, and the squad's window bars.
    The officer, after dropping Knuteson at the jail, needed to don a mask he uses to protect himself from COVID-19 in order to take the squad to get clean.

Released 03/30/2020 at 12:34 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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