A Turtle Lake police officer was injured and a Rice Lake man arrested during a scuffle at the St. Croix Casino Hotel Thursday afternoon, June 17.
According to the complaint a St. Croix Casino security employee contacted the Turtle Lake Police Department in regards to a hotel patron causing problems in the hotel. Security requested the patron be removed from the hotel.
The officer responded at approximately 2:35 p.m. and met with the assistant manager of the hotel, who directed the officer down a hotel hallway. The officer learned Asa D. Merrill, 29, Rice Lake, had pushed a hotel employee up against a door while the employee attempted to block a door, not allowing Merrill to enter the hotel lobby.
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