“Lori Teel said she can’t remember checking out a “Twilight” book and movie from the Portales Public Library, but she’s not likely to forget her overnight stay in jail for failing to return them. Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her Portales home in front of her five small children earlier this month because of $35.98 worth of library materials allegedly taken out and not returned, according to a tort claim notice sent to the Portales city clerk on Monday. The overdue library fine led to a summons for Teel to appear in Portales Municipal Court, according to the claim. A municipal court judge issued warrants for Teel’s arrest last year after she failed to appear in court, but the summons and warrants were mailed to an address at which Teel hadn’t lived since childhood, and she never received any notices, she and her attorney say.”
Mercury News – “Police and a woman they arrested in the Los Medanos College library this week are providing differing accounts of what led to a struggle in which she struck her head.
Contra Costa Community College District police say the 18-year-old Pittsburg woman, Raychelle Williams, ignored commands to leave the Los Medanos library after speaking on her cell phone Monday, but Williams and a witness disputed the allegations. An officer “grabbed my arm and he threw me into a bookshelf,” Williams said. Williams said she had bruises on her head and arms from the struggle.”