Police: Dollar store tantrum lands 13-year-old in detention facility

August 3, 2015

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 13-year-old boy from the Ferry area was lodged in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center after causing a disturbance and resisting police Saturday evening, Aug. 1, at the Family Dollar store on Polk Road, said Hart Police Chief Dan Leimback.

No one was injured in the 7 p.m. incident, which involved the unruly boy throwing items all over the store and pushing an officer, the chief said. At one point, the boy lifted a case of canning jars over his head and threatened to throw it, Leimback said. The store manager told the boy to leave, and he began walking down Polk Road. An officer approached him on Polk Road, the teen pushed the officer, the chief said.

The boy was taken back to the store to his family, but his unruly behavior continued. He was placed in the patrol car and began banging on the windows, Leimback said. Police cuffed the boy, and he began kicking the patrol car windows. No visible damage was done to the police car or the store, the chief said.

The boy is facing charges in juvenile court of disorderly person and resisting/opposing police, Leimback said.

 

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