Ontario police shot at a 47-year-old registered sex offender — but missed — Thursday when he resisted arrest and drove toward an officer during a short-lived escape, investigators say.
Bruce Allen Ohlwine was wanted on an arrest warrant that charges him with failing to register as a sexual offender, Cpl. Bill Russell said in a written statement. Ohlwine has a history of sexual assaults and violence, according to the statement.
The arrest attempt was made about 2:30 p.m. Thursday along East Crystal Lake Court.
“Ohlwine became uncooperative when officers attempted to take him into custody,” according to the statement. “After a short altercation, Ohwine … fled in his vehicle, nearly striking one officer.
“In fear for his life, the officer fired his handgun at Ohlwine.”
The resulting pursuit ended when Ohlwine returned home, where officers used a police dog to help arrest him.
“Ohlwine fought with the canine and continued to … resist officers until being taken into custody,” the statement says.
He was taken a hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered during the scuffle.
His wife – 37-year-old Saori Ohlwine – also was arrested.
“While officers struggled with Oholwine, his wife … came out of their home and also began assaulting officers,” Russell wrote.
Saori Ohlwine was arrested at 2:40 p.m. along the 2300 block of East Crytal Lake Court and booked for investigation of obstruction of justice, jail records show. Her bail is $50,000.