On August 21, at approximately 10 p.m.
An officer responded to a call in the 2600 block of Colorado Avenue regarding an employee behaving erratically in the building. Upon arriving and making contact with the suspect, later identified as Joseph Barber, 23, he stated that he drank a ton of alcohol and smoked weed because he had stolen $10 from his boss and he needed to muster the courage to tell him. The officer smelled the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and person. While Barber was placed in the back seat of the police vehicle, he summoned a police officer over, at which point he spit at him and continued to spit out of the car window. During the transport, Barber continued to spit inside the interior of the police vehicle and threatened to spit on the officer when he was removed from the vehicle. Barber was arrested for public intoxication and assault and battery on a police officer. Bail was set at $20,000.

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