Called about a fight Sunday morning in a neighborhood near Fairview Avenue and Curtis Road, police say they had to search for the men involved — and then one of them kneed an officer in the groin.
Raymond L. Romero and Richard A. Laguna were eventually arrested on several charges. Both are accused of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. Laguna is charged with misdemeanor disturbing the peace, while Romero’s charges include two felony counts of assault on an officer.
According to Boise police, dispatchers were called at about 8 a.m. Sunday about a fight in the 1300 block of North Hartman Street. The caller said Laguna started a fight with a third man, and had moved on to fighting Romero, that man’s brother.
Both men left before police could get there, but officers found them on nearby Opohonga Street, according to BPD.
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The officers told the men to stop, at which point Romero reportedly attacked them. Along with the knee to the groin, he also spit in an officer’s face, police said.
Laguna also resisted arrest, though BPD did not elaborate on how.
Both men were still in the Ada County Jail early Monday afternoon. Romero was set to be arraigned that afternoon. Laguna was arraigned on his charges Monday morning, was given a public defender and is next scheduled for a July 24 pretrial.