Posted: Jun 8, 2011 4:31 AM by Kate Richards
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a case against a Wyoming woman who was arrested after she balked at giving a wallet she found to police until first hearing from the owner, a Colorado man.
Deborah Heinrich's first trial on police interference charges was declared a mistrial. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that a Natrona County judge dismissing the case last week, saying Heinrich is entitled to constitutional protection against being tried repeatedly for the same crime.
Heinrich was arrested last July after she wouldn't give police a wallet she found on top of a gas pump. She said she wanted to hear what the owner wanted to do.
Heinrich has said police were aggressive and arrested her after she agreed to hand over the wallet. Police say she was uncooperative.