Siblings injure two officers responding to report of fight

Police say an “obviously intoxicated” brother and sister injured two
officers responding to a report of a fight at an Apple Valley apartment
complex.

Andrew Miller
Thisweek Newspapers

Police say an “obviously intoxicated” brother and sister injured two officers responding to a report of a fight at an Apple Valley apartment complex.

Both siblings – Gregory Belsheim, 25, of Cambridge, and Cassandra Belsheim, 24, of Plymouth – were charged with felony assault last week in connection with the Feb. 5 incident at the Kingston Green apartments located at 15600 Galaxie Ave.

A criminal complaint gives the following account:

Three officers were dispatched to the apartments on a report of a fight in progress. One officer, identified in the complaint as Officer 1, met with the Belsheims outside while the other officers entered the residence.

Outside, Officer 1 attempted to handcuff Gregory Belsheim because he was acting “disorderly.” The intoxicated man responded by kicking the officer and punching him in the head.

Officer 1 tackled Gregory Belsheim to the ground, at which point Cassandra Belsheim jumped on the officer’s back.

Placed under arrest, Cassandra Belsheim “continually kicked” another officer, identified as Officer 2, as he walked her to the squad car.

Officer 1 hit his head on the concrete when he tackled Gregory Belsheim, police said, and that officer sustained a mild concussion along with bruises and abrasions on his head and knee. Officer 2 reported swelling and soreness in his knee.

None of the officers involved had to miss work because of their injuries, police said.

Gregory Belsheim and Cassandra Belsheim have each been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/or a $46,000 fine.

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