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Salvation Army bell ringer assaulted, robbed at Orchards Fred Meyer

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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A man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly assaulted a Salvation Army bell ringer and forcibly took the cash kettle at the Orchards Fred Meyer.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called at about 7:50 p.m. for a reported robbery at the store, 7411 N.E. 117th Ave. The bell ringer suffered minor injuries, and the suspect ran away before deputies arrived, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Deputies found the suspect on Northeast 117th Avenue near Padden Parkway, north of the Fred Meyer. He ran through traffic on Padden Parkway. Deputies gave chase and detained the man after a brief struggle, the news release states.

The suspect had discarded the cash kettle before being stopped. He refused to identify himself or cooperate with the investigation, deputies said.

Deputies found the cash kettle with help from K-9 Deputy Seth Brannan and K-9 Apollo, according to the news release.

The suspect, who was not identified, was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of robbery, theft, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement.

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