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Man charged with battery of a police officer, drugs found in his bag 

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A Bloomington man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he was in possession of meth and marijuana and attacked a police officer.

Carl Kreis, 30, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and battery against an officer.

Bloomington police officers responded at approximately 12:11 a.m Tuesday to a disturbance on Sixth Street. Upon arrival, a tall male was pointed out to the officer by witnesses as one of the men involved in the fight that allegedly took place in the middle of the road. 

Capt. Ryan Pedigo said Kreis began to run after being pointed out. The officer got in his car to follow Kreis and found him walking on the south side of Sixth Street. 

The officer got out of his car and told Kreis to stop walking. Police said Kreis kept walking, ignoring the officer. Kreis dropped his bag, and Pedigo said the officer claimed Kreis was about to start running from him again.

The officer grabbed Kreis’ arm. When Kreis turned around, he allegedly grabbed the officer’s forearms and began to squeeze. The officer took Kreis to the ground. 

Another officer arrived on the scene and helped handcuff Kreis. 

The officer went back to Kreis’ bag to find two glass smoking devices with burnt white crystals, believed to be meth, and ash in them. Officers also found a green plant-like material believed to be marijuana. 

Kreis was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

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