Norwalk reserve officer, girlfriend arrested after scratching fight

A Norwalk reserve officer and his girlfriend were charged with domestic violence Tuesday following a scratching fight at a Bardwell Road home, an Erie County deputy's report said.
Emil Whitis
May 17, 2012

A Norwalk reserve officer and his girlfriend were charged with domestic violence Tuesday following a scratching fight at a Bardwell Road home, an Erie County deputy’s report said.  

Curtis Rakosky, 42, and Carie Zimmerman, 40, were arrested at about 10 p.m. and taken to the Erie County jail.

They were released Wednesday morning after posting bond.

Deputies were called to the couple’s Bardwell Road home at about 10 p.m., arriving to find a bloody smear on the stove and scratch marks on both parties — clear evidence of some sort of clawing match, according to the report. 

“It appeared both parties played an equal role in the physical altercation,” the report said. 

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register. Listen to the 911 call above. 



"It appeared both parties played an equal role in the physical altercation,”  . . . maybe LE should've looked to see from whom the bloody smear on the stove was from.  Listen to the audio tape and see if both people were involved.  



I certainly hope the dispatcher had units rolling from the first seconds of the call when she heard a disturbance going on.  It was evident that the female was being assaulted, and needed help NOW!

Dispatchers have a tough job, and this one did well in keeping the victim on the phone, but never asked if a weapon was present, which the Officers needed to know upon thier arrival.

When in doubt, roll the units, and get an ambulance in route. You can always recall them enroute.


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Julie R.

A scratching fight? Well, I guess that's better than a fist fight!

Darwin's choice

Sounds like an audition for "real housemates of norwalk"...

Westend Homeown

i think she should audition for some sort of low budget thriller movie because she sounds to me to be acting like some damn drama queen fake as all get out


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wow shes crazy

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A DRUNKEN reserve police officer assaults a chemo patient and you insult her.   SR, you should delete that entire entry. 


I would say he is very lucky her dad is still not with us.


 I am not sure why the Sandusky Register would publish an artical like this accept maybe someone there is bored. Just let the courts figure things out before you make a fool of someone. Shame on the Register!


Come on Curt, get it together bro..remember the days playing footbal behind venice school and tring to get the mopeds going, shooting hoops in the backyard???good old days, both of ya'll peace to ya...  ps-snomobiles when your bro "r" busted his


@ rwpeace21.says

the reason that this article is published is purely the history of MOST of the articles that they choose to waste good paper over is the fact that it invloved an Auxiallary Officer that is part of Norwalks Dept. and rarely even participates in this role. They took absolutely NO decision on how this report could affect the other party that is innocent...and yes she is until proven GUILTY.  I cannot for the life of me figure out why this periodical has such a target for all of our Police Dept.'s? I seriously think someone upi there has a goal? If it's the case? PUT THE WHOLE TRUTH OUT THERE!! Get over it  and DONE with it!  All SR is doing is putting a bad name on all the people that I have to depend on when I am in need. And I hardly think that this further put-down helps anyone!!

How many domestics 911 tapes do you see appear on this? There is a target!!


I appreciate that SR removed the personal ATTACKS, you were right to do so, as they were only opinion. THe personal INFO that was contained in some of the blogs probably didn't need to be removed so much as they are quite pertinent to the situation, not just opinion, but facts. I am sure Carie will overcome this as she has so many other horrible things in her life. While she is still battling many "speedbumps" as I will refer to them, she is challenged and still willing to put forth her effort to recover from some serious "speedbumps"!  I would encourage anyone here to TRULY know the facts of what happened as I do. Before you decide that this was something that you would like to consider only DRAMA, had you known the WHOLE story, I hope that you would consider your opinions. This is very sad to know that the SR ONLY chose to put forth this audio tape because the man involved is an "auxilliary" officer, really, a role he RARELY portrays. But here we go again...attacking ANY officers conduct, because apparently there is not other news to offer. Shame on this vindictive goal for ALL Officers. I however am NOT defending this one, but they way SR makes the article sound is as if....ALLL Officers have issues. Seriously, How many other 911 tapes are put here?? The only reason why? He is a OCCASIONAL Officer!!

Love you Carie! This too shall pass.......


No matter what, intoxicated or not, no man or woman has the right to hit  the other person.  This was ridiculous.  If you cannot figure out the problems between you without resorting to violence you should not be together.  When it comes to this point, get away from one another. 

How tragic that he chose to hit her or scratch her.  Then he yells at her, "you are losing your mind".  Wow, classic control technics.  That wasn't necessary to do to someone already visibly shaken and upset.  That was really a terrible thing to do to someone.  She was already hysterical.  It sure didn't help. 

If she was scratching at him, he must have been attacking her and she at him.  They obviously are way past the "talking" phase of what seems to be a detriorated relationship.  Get away from each other and cool off some.  If you intend to stay together you two better get some intense councelling with a good person to work this all out or separate for good. 



I cant believe she got arrested, did yu hear the 911 call. she was the one who called them asking for a officer. she was in trouble. i cant believe this. but once again its a women who calls for help and then the tables are turned on her. i cant believe if someone hears the 911 call they can hear that she was the one that was in trouble. just because he was a part time officer doesnt mean nothing. she ask for a officer. please when someone calls for help as she did then get them help no matter who they are. officers are the same as we are they can use the system for selfish reasons. but once again no one help her. get it togather just cause he was a officer he got special treament. she was the one that need help from police not him. please help the one that needs the help HER. Not him. praying for her. hold yur head up cause yu did what yu thought was right but now a days its the man that gets the upper hand. God bless yu carrie.


@ young......I am not sure, but if he had any scratches on him it is called "mutual combat"  and that, while sad, in this state, means they both get arrested.  If they were both fighting (and I believe she said they were on the tape) then they both get arrested.  It sucks but they both get to go to jail.  It sucks doesn't it? 


@Turner.....It is not the fault of the SR because they report the news as it happens.  So this is a part time officer.  How many people would be screaming bloody heck if they did NOT report this because he IS a part time officer?   It makes me sick every time someone complains that the SR reports something that has to do with a cop in this area, like they are out to get them. 

Perhaps it would be better if these cops modified their behavior and kept their own names out of the paper themselves rather than blame the newspapers in the area for printing the news.  For crying out loud, you and everyone else get on here and blather about how wrong it is to print the news about them and the collateral damage it creates to others involved but no one says a word about their bad behavior or that of those involved. 

Try telling the people of whom these stories are written that perhaps if they minded their actions a bit better ,whether right or wrong ,their names would not be in print and their actions would not be fodder for the ever eager press to print.  Instead of blaming the paper, try blaming those who CREATE the news for once instead of blaming those who report it. 


Once again wiredmama222.. I almost fell asleep while reading your comment.

You are an intelligent person and occasionally you reveal that with some of your remarks. Live in the DAY, not the past, or what you would love to be the PRESENT! I would like to feel that special feeling in my gut that the world is good and fair is fair...however I live  in the REAL world! NOONE is fair, this ridiculous paper has definite targets and you are STUCK on NEUSSE,,,,wanna talk about history??  Geez, catch up!!

Most everyone gets that their poor behavior has consequences, and most everyone gets that they will pay for this elementary ENOUGH for you, the school teacher?   The ones that don't , pay for it...we get it! You trying to teach everyone how the world works is getting dull. due to the fact that you are "taking up" for the people that are trying to bring good people down. If you sincerely believe that everything in this paper is TRUE..................well all I have to say is ...sorry. so sad!


@ turner.......Geeze, I guess your knickers are all in a knots cause you can't stand the facts, huh?  What is it exactly that bothers you?   That the paper pretty much told the truth or that someone took you to task for complaining about the newspaper?  

I didn't tear down your friends, they did that to themselves all by themselves.  They are the ones who had a fight in their house.  He got drunk and hit her and she hysterically and rightly so, called the cops on him.  Any fool with half an ear could hear that she needed help.  She must have fought back cause they arrested her as well.  What part of that is wrong?   Well?   He said,  "you are loosing your mind" on the tape....go listen.   That is disqusting.   No one has a right to hit another person. 

Maybe where you come from that is acceptable, but not where I come from.  I am not trying to tear down or destroy your 'friends" with that comment....its a fact of life.  Any man that would hit or scratch a woman deserves to be shot as far as I am concerned......especially a cop who knows better.   If you were once a cop......which I suspect you either are or were how many domestics did you see?   Terrible, right?   What did you want to do to the man who beat up a woman?   And a woman to a man is no better.  

So don't blame the SR or me for their bad behavior.  And don't blame the SR for printing it.   How long do you think it would be if the SR HADN"T put this in before one of the other departments hadn't called complaining .."hey, how come you didn't run the article about this cop?  He got arrested for a domestic and lives in Castalia"    yaddah, yaddah,     Do you think they wouldn't have?   Oh, dream on, if you think that wouldn't have happened.    You live in lahlah land.  

Newspapers don't get to play that game.  They print the news.  They don't get to censure it to suit you just because you don't think your friends names shouldn't be in there. Sorry, the world does not roll that way.   Boy, you need to grow up. 

And yes, if the cops want the newspapers off their backs they need to stop acting like idiots.  Listen.   The good old boys network and the days of "I can act out and no one cares " is over for good.  At least around here it is.   Like it or not, everyone is watching.  The police are going to have to watch and act like really nice people all the way work and at home.  As tough as that might be or seem, they will not have a  choice any more.  They are going to have to be ROLE MODELS  wow.....there's a tough gig.  

So don't jump all over my frame because your friends screwed up and had a bad fight that led to their arrests and their names got into the paper.  Then you come on here all upset and act like the world is ending because the newspaper picked up the story and it THEIR fault its in the news and MY fault because I said these two should have acted better. 

Get a grip.....turner.......this is real life.   Neither the SR or I did know what's sad.   YOU, trying to lay the blame anywhere and secondly you trying to lay blame anywhere but where it belongs  .   you know where that is.?.....on your own friends. 


Once again wiredmamma222,

Good for you. Live in your LALALALALALALALALALALA land! What was reported is NOT the WHOLE truth in what happened with this matter! But I am glad you belive the SR is ALL about integrity, but our Police Dept. is not. Obvioulsy YOU must have worke d for a newspaper sometime in YOUR life???? I have NEVER been a police officer never will I, because if given the opportunity when it comes to stupid people....well let's just say, I'll leave that to the people that I trust!

And you COMPLETELY missed most of my point usual.

Oh and thank you for the bedtime story, once again I am sooooo sleepy!


AND NOONE took me to task......where did that EVEN come from??? Wow, what a world you live in? Do you think wm222 you are the life the love and the future of this blog? Holy cow, you got some realllll nerve!!


@turner.........You fired the first shots turner.  You are the one who got your panties in a bunch because someone had the unmitigated gall to stand up for the SR.  That is what I meant about taking you to task.  It is not me who missed the point, but you. As for for being the love and future of this blog, you give me far too much credit.  No one is two words, not one.  Is that concept too hard to understand?  

I live in the real world.  Where do you live?   You say there is more to the story.  Apparently, as I stated, you know all about it,  Well, enlighten us all. 

Tell us what isn't in print that changes a darn thing.  She got hit, she called the cops.  He is a part time cop.  He must have had scratches on him.  They both got arrested for what appears to be "mutual combat" because on the tape she admits to there having been a fight and he had been drinking.  Now what got left out in all this???????  What more to the story is there?   Please tell us what isn't there????????   You know so much more that would change anything, tell us al!!!!! 





Your point is that you think they shouldn't have put the story in at all because she is your friend and had he not been part of the police world this would NEVER have gone in, but because he IS a  part time cop, it was in there.  That is your point.  Oh, I got it.  Oh, yes.  I understood it.  But you don't.  You think that because he is a RESERVIST cop....they aren't real cops, they are "wannna be's" and he doesn't do it that enough to be considered a cop anyway. 

That was YOUR point.  But you know what, that doesn't mean a darn thing.  He is considered part of the police world.....he took and oath, but like the rest, therefore he is part of their community. 

And yes, I do have a problem with ANY man who hits a woman. 

I don't give a darn how sleepy you get.  If you don't like how I say something or how long the post is, don't read it.   That is your problem.  Not mine. 

I bet you can't resist anyway.  As for what I have to say, I read you post about Huron.  I don't believe everything I read or everything I see on here. But I am more willing to believe the SR than I am to believe the SPD.  Once a liar always a liar.  The cops down there have a problem.  Their credibility is about zip right now so I wouldn't go there if I were you.  You brought up Nusse before so I don't buy that you aren't or weren't.  You are involved somehow. 

What you have to say leads me to believe you give veiled threats.  I wouldn't do that if I were you.  That's a pretty dangerous road to take.  Once down that path, you cannot return.  And you just took the first step.  Thanks for the warning. 

And you talk about collateral damage?  Your friend is hardly collateral damage.....she is primary damage.  She got that when you called the police.  Again, she did it to herself.  The paper isn't responsible for this. The only ones responsible for any of this are your friends.

You just don't get it, do you?  You never will.  You have such a hatred for the paper you cannot see the forest for the trees.  If you have info to the contrary, spit it out.  Otherwise, stop complaining. 


Pardom mi tipos...NO ONE is so clear to me now! LOL!!  an is not spelled and btw!

I have a hatred for nothing, well maybe ignorance...

I have delivered NO threats, and accusations of such ARE a threat. Your limited capacity to see the forest for the trees explains A LOT to me. You have decided that I am in somehow connected to the SPD or the Neusse case is absolutely where you fall off the list of being credible! Kick the squirrel off the wheel, it's not doing you any good.

My friend will prevail, that's what caling the police helps you do. Incinerating her does NO good. Heaven forbid the day you would need a member of the SPD to help you in any form. Oh that's right, you will NEVER need it, you have the SR!!


andBTW mamma:

how the heck do you even know that what was reported is the truth??? My goodness. you are the first to stick up for them, but the last to prove their integrity!



Gather round for the scratch fight!!!

RWAAR Tssk Tssk !!!


"Norwalk reserve officer"  did anyone forget the story about aaron voltz of the norwalk pd?


@ turner......why don't you answer the question?  You said the SR  didn't print the whole story, but you know it....go ahead....tell it.  I am giving you the chance.  Go ahead.!   You have such a big mouth, tell what you know to be the truth.  You said the SR didn't do right by her.  Go ahead, tell the WHOLE story and tell us all what they didn't tell.  That's only fair.  How many times do you need to be asked?  You said they were leaving things out, so tell it. 

I did not "incinerator her "YOU DID.  I do not know her.  I defended her.  Look back and read.  Or can't you comprehend?   You would love to believe your rantings about how the paper and I did something to her are real.  But YOU did the damage, no one else.  You just went NUTS screaming about how no one knew the real story and it was all wrong, yadhhal yahdahddddd.   But nothing more came out.  And because I defended the SR you went even more nuts.  So YOU caused this no one else.   

It is YOU that created the "collateral damage" with that same mouth.  Had you not made such a mountain out of a mole hill, none of this conversation would be happening and this so called "collateral damage" as you call it would be happening.  You created it.  You are the one who went on such a rant.  Do you realize that most everyone felt sorry for your friend?  I know I did and still do.  So what exactly is your problem?  That fact that she is embarrassed by her personal business being in the paper?  Or that this guy hit her?  I don't blame her for that.  But YOU are the one who blew this out of proportion so she has YOU to thank for it.  Let me remind you that YOU are the one who started all this with your rantings. 

As for Nusse, she got a bum rap and I am not the only one who thinks so.  If you don't like it too bad.  You and your friends at the SPD can lump it.  You must be part of the group that was in on that one.  How small minded you all are....worried are you?  Sounds like it. Why does it bother you that anyone would defend her now?  Or want her back?  That makes NO sense.  Who are you to tell anyone what they can and cannot support or think? 

 And YES, you do make veiled threats.  Look at the one you just made again!  I don't like that at all.  I suggest you watch your step with those.  I don't mind being talked to straight out, but don't play games.  Its childish.  Especially the denials.  Hoping I don't ever need the SPD????   Really?????  Ok, I will remember that.   If I need them and have a problem I will remember who to look at.   I would NEVER pull a stunt like that on you, I have more class.  Apparently you don't. 

Also, making comments on other articles about me.  Wow, you really have no class.    I just hate having a battle of wits with an unarmed person.