Police: Valpo man berated postal employees over letter

2012-04-26T17:50:00Z 2012-04-26T23:40:17Z Police: Valpo man berated postal employees over letterBy Jeff Burton jeff.burton@nwi.com, (219) 548-4354 nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | A man was arrested Wednesday and banned from the post office here after launching a verbal attack on employees, police said.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Valparaiso police were called to the post office, 2700 Valparaiso St., where an allegedly irate man refused to leave, a police report states.

An officer later said that, as he was walking inside the building, he could hear Anthony Quarles, 31, of Valparaiso, cursing loudly at employees and a supervisor repeatedly asking him to leave, the report shows.

When the officer approached the man, Quarles spun around and began yelling at the officer, the report states. The officer said when Quarles began coming toward him, he drew his Taser. Quarles ultimately was handcuffed, though he refused to discuss why he was upset, the report shows.

An employee told police Quarles had walked up to her counter and demanded to see a letter that hadn't been delivered to his apartment yet, the report states. She said he had refused to provide any identification and had begun yelling at employees.

Quarles was taken to Porter County Jail. He faces possible charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Employees said no letter addressed to Quarles was found at the post office.

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