A 13-year-old girl is the third Sharon juvenile to be charged with aggravated assault on a policeman in the city in the last six weeks.

Police Chief Mike Menster said the girl had been reported as a runaway. When police tried to take her into custody at about 9 a.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Service Avenue, she struck her mother and kicked a patrolman several times, he said.

No one was injured in the incident, Menster said.

The girl was petitioned to juvenile court on charges of aggravated and simple assault and taken to shelter care pending a hearing, Menster said.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction of law and resisting arrest after an incident at about 2:30 p.m. May 23 at Willow Village on Sterling Avenue, police said.

Police said they were called to the apartment complex for a report of harassment and cited Bobby L. Bender Jr., 19, of 432 Malleable St., Sharon.

While Bender was being detained by police, the boy yelled obscenities and approached a policeman in an aggressive manner, police said.

The policeman put his hands up and told the boy to back away, but the boy shoved the policeman and started throwing punches, police said.

The two struggled on the ground and another patrolman used pepper spray to try to subdue the teen. The policeman scuffling with the boy was also sprayed, police said.

Both were treated for the effects of pepper spray but suffered no other injuries, police said. The officer who sprayed the substance will not be reprimanded, Menster said, because he was trying to stop the teen from fighting with police.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct after an incident April 22 in the 200 block of Baldwin Avenue. That boy’s father, 14-year-old sister and 13-year-old brother were also cited for disorderly conduct when they interfered with police trying to arrest the boy, police said.

Unruly youths are one of the issues residents are trying to take on with a recent march against crime, the organization of a neighborhood watch and plans for local clergy to get involved.

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