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Evanston Police charged a 16-year-old with theft, two counts of aggravated battery to police and resisting arrest. One police officer was transported to the hospital after the boy hit him in the head.

Evanston Police say they had to use a Taser to subdue a 16-year-old yesterday after he violently resisted police officers who were questioning him in connection with a recent theft.

A 14-year-old boy whose skateboard was stolen near Mason Park on Tuesday approached police officers while they were on patrol around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, saying he saw the person who stole his board, according to a press release from the police department. 

The 14-year-old pointed to the person who he suspected of stealing his skateboard, and police approached the suspect. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy from Evanston, “immediately began to fight with officers” as they tried to ask him about the theft, police said.

The boy hit two different police officers and resisted police violently as they attempted to handcuff him, according to the release. Police said that one officer had to use a Taser “as a result of the juvenile offender’s violent reaction.”  

The boy was transported to a local hospital for an exam, then released to police, who transported him to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the press release. He is charged with theft, two counts of aggravated battery to police and resisting arrest.

One police officer was also taken to a local hospital for examination because the boy hit him in the head, according to the press release. He was released without serious injury. 

annie October 19, 2012 at 02:51 PM
As far as the skateboard being stolen? I can't say whether its true or not, but as far as attacking police officers? Why would someone who didn't commit a crime hit a police officer?
the guy October 19, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Hi Jennifer, In your response to Kathleen, just because the press release claimed the boy hit the officer in the head doesn't mean its true. To make my point check out iFRAMED on You Tube. A film made in Lake County this summer. Then post a comment.
Jennifer Fisher October 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
You are absolutely right, "the guy." That's why we said "according to police" in the story (and in all police stories.) I couldn't agree more.
Patrick October 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
love this forum for discussion of local news. when I was a young man, 12-18 years old, I worked a newspaper route, raked leaves, mowed lawns, even worked at a bike store. "Adults" were not interested in these jobs then, as there was a full economy with better jobs then these lower paying tasks that I undertook. Now "adults" perform these lower paying tasks to make ends meet as the better jobs have diminished or left the country. Too bad for this 16 year old with time on his hands and no money for his own skateboard, and frustrated enough to strike a police officer.
Voice of reason November 05, 2012 at 03:56 AM
People really need to stop trying to search for trouble, you guys are all downing this boy but none of you deal with the epd crime in evanston???? Do your research most people in evanston now were not born and raised here, dont be so quick to judge him when half of you have no idea what you children are out here doing. He stole a skateboard, you dont know what caused him to hit the police officers yes he was wrong but while you guys are yelling parents parents parents check up on you children. Try step on give them a simple drug test then talk about parents

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