Juvenile attacks Orange police officer

Juvenile attacks Orange police officer

A disturbance at a hospital in Orange on Tuesday, March 25, at a little after 6 p.m. left one police officer injured after being attacked by a female juvenile, police report.

According to a police report, Officer Caleb Davis responded to the call regarding the disturbance at the Orange Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in the 600 block of Strickland Drive in Orange. Upon arrival at the emergency room, Davis reportedly observed a female juvenile "yelling" and "cursing" at a group of people at the hospital. The officer ordered the juvenile to cease shouting but she continued. When Officer Davis attempted to gain control of the screaming juvenile by grabbing her arm, she turned and began cursing at him, throwing her hands up in the air as she pulled away from him. He again attempted to physically detain the juvenile suspect, who then punched him in the left jaw of his face with her right fist. Davis reports that at that point he tried to take the juvenile into custody for assault, but his arm was grabbed from behind by an unidentified male. The juvenile suspect allegedly took the opportunity to again strike Officer Davis across the left side of his face. Davis pulled away from the unknown male and was able to place handcuffs on the female juvenile suspect. She was taken into custody for assault of a public servant.

Once she was in the back of the police car, according to Davis' report, the female had to be placed in leg shackles because she tried to kick out the back windows of the vehicle. After she was further restrained, she was transported to the juvenile detention facility with no further incident. According to the report, evidence seized during the incident included an unspecified amount of a "green leafy substance,"



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