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2 accused of assaulting police officer in Steamboat

Separate weekend arrests reportedly turned violent

Zach Fridell

Maxwell Arthur Bomberg

— Two Steamboat Springs residents were charged with assaulting a police officer during the weekend, and one Steamboat Springs Police Department officer got the brunt of both reported assaults.

Maxwell Arthur Bomberg, 20, was arrested Saturday and charged with nine counts, including driving under the influence of drugs, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drugs, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on a police officer.

Officers Tom Munden and John McCartin were putting the handcuffed Bomberg into the police cruiser when he reportedly knocked Munden to the ground and began running, Sgt. Rich Brown said. McCartin reportedly was talking to the passenger in the car when this happened, near Dream Island Plaza and U.S. Highway 40, and Bomberg ran until he was caught near the pedestrian underpass of 13th Street near the Yampa River, where Munden caught up with him. Bom­berg was released Monday on a personal recognizance bond, and no working phone number for him could be found.

Brown said Mun­­den's knee was strained when he was knocked down.

On Sunday, Mun­­den and Sgt. Ger­­ard Geis were arresting Shara Marie Chabot after they had her perform roadside tests and determined that she was driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Capt. Joel Rae said Chabot was handcuffed and placed in the front seat of Geis' SUV, but she got out of the front seat and ran back to her car.

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"Officer Munden and Sgt. Geis go to grab her as she appears to be trying to drive her car away, at which time she becomes combative, flailing around kicking her legs at the officers, at which time she kicks officer Munden in the knee," Rae said.

She hit the same knee Munden had injured Saturday. Rae said he did not think Chabot was injured during the scuffle.

She was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest and was booked into the Routt County Jail by Geis. Chabot remained in jail Tuesday afternoon.

Brown said Mun­­den has not missed any work because of the injuries but that he will have to have the knee examined.

— To reach Zach Fridell, call 871-4208 or e-mail zfridell@steamboatpilot.com

2 arrested for assault on a police officer

Maxwell Arthur Bomberg, 20, Steamboat Springs — Driving under the influence of drugs, minor in possession of alcohol, careless driving, failed to signal turn, disregarded traffic control device, unsafe backing, resisting arrest, second-degree assault on a police officer, unlawful possession of Schedule I drug. (Steamboat Springs Police Department officer John McCartin was the arresting officer.)

Shara Marie Chabot, 23, Steamboat — Second-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, no proof of insurance, failed to signal (two counts), disregarded stop sign, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, left scene, failed to notify police officer. (Sgt. Gerard Geis was the arresting officer.)

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