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A SANTA CRUZ POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN INJURED AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A TRANSIENT.   POLICE FOUND JAMIE SMITH HIDING BEHIND A TREE AFTER RESPONDING TO A NOISE COMPLAINT ON CHICO AVENUE. THE OFFICER ASKED SMITH TO COME OUT. OFFICIALS SAY THE TRANSIENT THEN CHARGED AT HIM SWINGING A BRAIDED ROPE WITH FOUR LARGE SPIKES ATTACHED TO THE ENDS. THE SPIKES STRUCK THE OFFICER’S ARM BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE SMITH TO THE GROUND. THE INJURED OFFICER WAS TREATED AT DOMINICAN HOSPITAL. SMITH WAS BOOKED INTO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY JAIL FOR BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER AND RESISTING A POLICE OFFICER WITH FORCE.