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RACINE — A Racine woman is facing a charge after reportedly screaming profanities at an officer who stopped to check on her welfare.

Areania L. Ramirez, 21, of the 2600 block of Anthony Lane, is charged with one count of disorderly conduct, under which circumstances provoked a disturbance.

According to the criminal complaint:

At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, an officer responded to the area of Sixth Street and Lake Avenue, to investigate a report of a City of Racine firefighter, who called in a welfare check on a woman who was laying on the sidewalk.

Upon the officer’s arrival, he noticed Ramirez laying on the sidewalk in 85-degree heat and sunny weather. The officer asked Ramirez what her name was and she refused to provide it, stating that she was looking for her father.

Ramirez then began screaming profanities at the officer, including: “Leave me the … alone,” “I just want my … father,” and “It’s the 4th of July, I can do whatever the … I want.”

The officer searched Ramirez’s bag to see if there was any identification because she refused to identify herself. Ramirez, again, reportedly began screaming at the officer and said, “Leave me the … alone,” and “You have no right to do this.”

Ramirez was placed under arrest and wrapped her legs around a nearby light pole and said she wasn’t going anywhere.

Ramirez made her initial appearance in court on Thursday. Cash bond was set for $500 and her pre-trial conference is scheduled to take place at 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 2. She remained in custody as of Thursday night, online jail records indicated.

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