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Two teens arrested for last week’s attack of Tacoma police officer

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 16, 2012 at 5:55 am |
July 17, 2012 8:52 am

Two teenagers accused of assaulting a Tacoma police officer at McKinley playfield late Wednesday have been arrested, police said this morning.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were booked on suspicion of trespassing, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

They were found at Charlotte’s Blueberry Park at East 74th and East D streets.

The incident began about 11 p.m. Wednesday when a pair of patrol officers confronted a group of teenagers for being in a city park after neighbors complained about the noise. City parks close a half hour after dusk.

A 15-year-old girl who mouthed off to officers was eventually arrested on suspicion of trespassing, which prompted her 16-year-old sister to take a swing at the female officer. The boy allegedly grabbed the officer’s legs and dragged her across the sidewalk in an attempt to free the girl.

Although they managed to flee that night, police knew who they were and later tracked them down.

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