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Police: Sandusky girl arrested after spitting on officer

Alissa Widman Neese • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The incident and the events leading up to it landed the girl a slew of criminal charges, including assault on a police officer, harassment with bodily fluid, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct.

The girl, of the 600 block of Taylor St., allegedly initiated a fight with a girl on Carr Street while four other girls recorded it, according to a Sandusky police report. The girl ran off when police arrived at the scene at about 7:45 p.m., sending them on a short-lived chase until she lay down on a front porch in the 1300 block of W. Monroe St.

There an officer attempted to handcuff the girl, but she refused to lift her hands from under her body, according to the report. Eventually police grabbed her arms and placed them in handcuffs. She then refused to stand up, going limp several times as police tried to escort her to a cruiser. She also refused to provide them her name.

Officers took her to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center, where she remained uncooperative and initially refused to exit the cruiser, the report said.

“(She) said she was going to assault this officer once the hand restraints were removed,” Sandusky police Officer John Powell said in a report.

While Powell transferred the girl to the corrections officer inside the justice center, the girl kicked Powell in the left leg, prompting him to “take her to the ground,” according to the report. During the tussle, the girl tried to spit on Powell, who not seriously injured at any point, the report said.

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