Woman charged with battery to officer
Police say a woman attacked an officer with her fists and her pit bull.
Bobbie R. Trindal, 41, Waupaca, is charged with battery to an officer, resisting an officer, second-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.
At 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, Waupaca Police Officer Brent Wittman was dispatched to the area of School and Van streets for a disorderly complaint.
The 911 caller reported an unknown woman came up to him while he was fishing, punched him in the face and broke his glasses.
When Wittman arrived, the caller said the woman walked away. He pointed north toward South Oborn Street.
Wittman found the woman walking on Oborn Street with a pit bull. He pulled up behind her, parked and called dispatch.
The woman, later identified as Trindal, turned and walked back toward Wittman. He exited his squad car.
According to the criminal complaint, Trindal began screaming profanities at Wittman. She then punched him in the face.
Wittman responded by pushing Trindal down and activating his body camera. He ordered her to stand by the squad car.
Trindal then stood up, walked toward the squad car, then attacked Wittman again, grabbing his body camera and his sunglasses, the complaint says.
Trindal reportedly told her dog, “Get him,” and the dog began jumping at Wittman and trying to bite him.
Trindal threw Wittman’s sunglasses into a puddle, breaking them, and threw his camera at a nearby house.
Officer Bret Rodenz arrived to assist, and he handcuffed Trindal.
The dog charged Rodenz after Trindal said, “Get him.”
When Rodenz responded by opening the back door of his patrol car, the dog jumped in.
Trindal, who was handcuffed behind her back, began trying to head butt Rodenz and Wittman, the complaint says.
After she was forced to the ground, she reportedly kicked at the officers, who then placed her in leg shackles.
On the drive to the county jail, Trindal continued thrashing about, yelling profanities and saying, “Someone is going to die,” police say.
Trindal faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of reckless endangerment and up to six years in prison if convicted of battery to an officer.
She was released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond with the conditions that she not consume any illegal drugs and maintain absolute sobriety.