Woman was high on meth when she assaulted police officer, charges say

Court documents say a woman high on meth assaulted a Mankato police officer early Saturday morning.

Raquel Rachel Navarro, 51, was charged with felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer in Blue Earth County Court.

Mankato police responded just after midnight to a report that a woman, later identified as Navarro, was screaming at a man and taking off her clothing Poplar St across from a service station.

When police arrived on-scene Navarro began running on the railroad tracks and darting between and underneath trains, telling officers that they couldn’t touch her on railroad property, says the complaint.

When police tried to detain her, Navarro allegedly kicked an officer in the chest and spit in his eye.

Navarro allegedly admitted to police she’d been smoking meth that day. She was transported to an area hospital.

Navarro was also charged with obstructing the legal process and fleeing a peace officer, both misdemeanors.

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