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Racine Man Arrested After Punching a Police Officer

MOUNT PLEASANT - Several squads from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were patrolling the Racine and Mead Street area of Mount Pleasant due to a large group of people outside in the area this morning.

At roughly 1:30 a.m, one of the officers observed a fight in front of Los Cantaritos tavern located at 24th and Racine Street. A male subject involved in the fight was becoming combative. The subject began to struggle with officers at which time he punched one of the officers in the face.

The subject, Marterries Gates, was transported to the Racine County Jail on numerous outstanding warrants as well as charges of battery to a police officer, criminal damage to property, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. 

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