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CCPD: Man with machete arrested in Crescent City

Jamal Lowery, 33-years-old
Jamal Lowery, 33-years-old
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Two officers with the Crescent City Police Department were injured Thursday while subduing a man brandishing a machete.

According to the CCPD Jamal Lowery, 33, was detained after receiving calls that a man with a machete was seen in the area of Kids Town Park in Crescent City.

Read the fill statement for the department below:

On 6-24-21, just after 1700 hours, Officers from the Crescent City Police Department responded to the area of Kids Town Park in Crescent City for a report of a male subject brandishing a machete towards people. Upon arrival in the area CCPD Officers located Jamel Lowery (age 33) in the park holding a machete.

Lowery then fled from the officers briefly before they were able to set a quick perimeter and block him from going back into the play area. Lowery refused to listen to verbal commands and de-escalation tactics that several officers attempted. Lowery was then taken down to the ground and continued to fight with officers as he was being arrested. Lowery was kicking, punching, and spitting on officers during the encounter, which led to K9 Lt. Kai being deployed for the safety of the officers involved. Lowery continued to fight with officers after being bit by Lt. Kai. Officers were able to handcuff Lowery and then placed him in a patrol vehicle. Lowery then threatened an officer prior to spitting on him and Lt. Kai.

One officer received a laceration to their leg and another officer had a small injury to their shoulder that occurred during the incident. Both officers were able to return to full duty immediately.

Lowery was then lodged in the Del Norte County Jail for violations of 148 PC- Obstructing/Resisting, 69 PC - Resisting by threat or violence, 243 (b) PC - Battery on a Peace Officer, and 600 (b) PC - Interfering with a Police K9.

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Chief Richard Griffin

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