Vancouver woman allegedly bites police officer, disarms another

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A Vancouver woman was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly biting a police officer and disarming another in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood.

At 8:40 a.m. Sunday, police were called to check on a woman who was slumped over the center console of a minivan parked in the middle of the Southeast Frances Avenue, just east of Southeast Lieser Road, according to a probable cause affidavit. The arriving officer learned that the woman in the driver’s seat, Breanne M. Snyder, 27, had a warrant out for her arrest in Everett.

According to the affidavit, Snyder refused to get out of the van, turned on the ignition and put the van into reverse. The officer, whose name was not available, reached inside the open driver’s side door and put the van into park. As he did so, Snyder bit his arm. The vehicle rolled back about 25 feet, injuring the officer’s leg.

A second responding officer used a Taser to stop her, but Snyder grabbed and held onto the Taser, preventing the officer from using it, according to the affidavit.

Eventually, she was controlled and booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of disarming a police officer and third-degree assault. Her bail was set at $30,000 and her arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Snyder has a history of assault, according to Clark County court records.

Court records indicate that about six months ago, she allegedly stole merchandise from Nordstrom and attacked two loss prevention experts who told her to return the goods. She continued fighting them until she got into her vehicle. She struck another vehicle as she pulled out and sped off. She also has a history of burglary, theft and trafficking stolen property in Spokane.

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