A 17-year-old male was arrested on June 24 in Franklin Square after he allegedly resisted arrest following the arrival of police officers who were responding to a reported dispute between the two juveniles, according to a statement released by the Nassau County Police Department.
Police officers responded to a report that claimed the 17-year-old took a backpack bag from the 15-year-old at Rath Park.
The officers approached the juvenile at the intersection of Hoffman Street and Fenworth Boulevard, where he allegedly “refused to comply with multiple verbal commands and then actively resisted arrest,” according to the statement.
The juvenile was allegedly “combative while resisting arrest,” but he was arrested after a brief struggle with police. One police officer suffered an injury, according to the statement. The officer was treated at a nearby hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
The juvenile defendant was charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree grand larceny and obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. He will be arraigned on June 25 in the youth part of First District Court in Hempstead.