On September 6, at about 3:43 a.m.
While patrolling the area of 2nd Street and Broadway, officers were flagged down by a victim seated in his vehicle with a suspect nearby holding a large stick.
Officers stopped and spoke with the suspect who was acting erratically.
Officers learned the victim was delivering newspapers when he was confronted by the suspect.
The suspect was standing in the roadway at 2nd Street causing the victim to negotiate around him.
The victim parked his car to deliver a stack of newspapers but before the victim could exit his vehicle, the suspect approached the vehicle and began to harass the victim. The victim told the suspect to leave.
The suspect became upset and swung the stick at the victim. The victim was not struck. Charles Carsten, 31, homeless, was arrested for assault. Bail was set at $20,000.