Portage, WI – A Wisconsin couple were arrested on Monday morning, after they attacked two Portage police officers, and knocked one unconscious with a brutal kick to the head (video below).
The incident began at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Apr. 15, when the Portage Police Department was called to the Ridge Motor Inn for reports that a man was driving recklessly in the motel parking lot, and had confronted guests in the area, WISC reported.
Officers spoke with the motel clerk, 21-year-old Olivia Boomsma, who claimed that the erratic driver was her ex-boyfriend.
Police later learned that Boomsma had provided them with false information, and that the suspect was actually 21-year-old Jacob Hellenbrand-Bell.
In the early morning hours of Monday morning, a Portage police officer spotted a truck in a convenience store parking lot that matched the description from the motel.
Officer Brian Loewenhagen made contact with the driver, Hellenbrand-Bell, who was in the company of Boomsma.
Officer Loewenhagen told Boomsma to wait in the truck, then proceeded to place Hellenbrand-Bell under arrest for violation of his parole conditions.
As the officer began handcuffing the suspect, Boomsma moved in, and punched Officer Loewenhagen in his left eye. He tried to push her away, as she delivered several more blows.
“What are you going to do? F*****g shoot me?” she asked the officer, according to WISC.
As the altercation unfolded, PPD Sergeant Eric Walters arrived at the scene to assist his fellow officer, dashcam footage showed.
Sgt. Walters rushed into the fight, and grabbed Boomsma. Both the sergeant and the woman fell to the ground at the feet of Hellenbrand-Bell and Officer Loewenhagen.
As the sergeant continued to struggle with the combative woman, Hellenbrand-Bell suddenly delivered a swift kick to the side of Sgt. Walters’ head, immediately knocking him unconscious for over two minutes.
Boomsma then jumped up, and resumed her attack on Officer Loewenhagen.
Vanessa Guerra, an off-duty medical assistant from a local hospital, witnessed the fight, and ran to help the unconscious sergeant.
“It happened so fast but all I really just remember is seeing an officer down and just seeing two people that needed help,” Guerra told WISC.
While she tended to the sergeant, Guerra noticed Boomsma fighting with Officer Loewenhagen again.
“I have a knife in my pocket,” the combative woman threatened. “I will f*****g kill you! You don’t deserve to be a cop. You deserve to die!”
“I will punch you, too, b***h!” Boomsma told Guerra.
Concerned for the officers’ safety, Guerra grabbed Boomsma, and restrained her until Sgt. Walters was able to regain consciousness, WISC reported.
“For her to take that next step is awesome and she deserves all the recognition she can get,” PPD Chief Ken Manthey told WISC.
Although Sgt. Walters has no recollection of the events that unfolded, he and Officer Loewenhagen managed to secure both assailants, who continued to fight as they were placed into the officers’ patrol vehicles.
Boomsma was charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, obstructing, threatening an officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer.
Hellenbrand-Bell was charged with felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and battery to a law enforcement officer.
Both appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon.
“When you kick somebody in the head … you are taking a significant risk, and I am happy we’re all here not looking at a brain damaged or deceased law enforcement officer,” Judge Alan White said at the hearing.
“Sometimes it’s a ‘he said, she said’ type of thing,” White continued. “We don’t have that here. Ms. Boomsma threatened or taunted the officer from what I can tell.”
Hellenbrand-Bell was already on probation at the time of the attack, following an Apr. 6 conviction for hitting a motorcyclist at nearly 100 miles per hour in 2017. He was also charged with repeat marijuana use offenses, causing injury while operating a vehicle under the influence, and two counts of bail jumping at the time of the earlier incident.
The couple’s next court appearance was scheduled for Apr. 26.
In the meantime, Hellenbrand-Bell was being held on a $75,000 cash bond, while Boomsma was given a $50,000 cash bond.
“I’m not going to put up with this,” White said at the hearing. “The individuals are dangerous, and the public needs protection from them.”
You can see the video of the incident below: