Paradise Valley officer assaulted during courtesy ride home

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File Photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File Photo)

One suspect is now in jail after attempting to assault a Paradise Valley police officer during a courtesy ride home on Feb. 6, according to officials.

At 9:46 p.m. on Feb. 6, Paradise Valley dispatch received a phone call from a taxi company stating the person they were transporting did not want to pay his fare, police records state.

Patrick Cyr

Patrick Cyr

Officers responded to the Paradise Valley Doubletree Resort where they met with Patrick Cyr, who stated he did not have enough money for the cab fare all the way to his home. Police reports state Cyr was apparently intoxicated, so for his safety and the motoring public, officers offered to give him a courtesy ride home.

Cyr, who was placed into the backseat of the patrol vehicle, broke through the Plexiglas between the front and rear compartments of the patrol vehicle, while en-route to his home, officials say. The officer radioed to another patrol vehicle following them, when Cyr reached through the broken glass, grabbing the driving officer’s uniform and ripping it.

Officers pulled over and after a short struggle, Cyr was placed in handcuffs and under arrest, reports state.

Officers placed Cyr into the patrol vehicle where he was then transported to the police station to start processing him. Once at the station, officers removed Cyr from the vehicle, at which point he kneed one of the officers and tried to strike and kick him several times attempting to get away.

Officers again subdued Cyr and were able to only partially process him due to his uncooperative actions, and level of intoxication.

Cyr was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail on two counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of criminal damage and one count of resisting arrest.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other crimes are encouraged to call the police department crime stopper at 480-948-7410.

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