15-year-old accused of battery against officer, resisting arrest

ELKHART, Ind. - A 15-year-old boy was arrested after he shoved an officer and resisted arrest during an interaction with police Thursday afternoon, according to the Elkhart Police Department.

At 2:24 p.m., an officer was called out to the 700 block of Prairie St. for a report of suspicious people carrying guns in the area.

Shortly after, officers spotted an individual matching a suspect description walking east on Blazer Boulevard.

When police stopped the juvenile and tried to explain why they stopped him, he allegedly began yelling and became uncooperative.

The juvenile shoved an officer who was blocking him from leaving and resisted being patted down, reports said.

He was eventually placed in the squad vehicle.

The 15-year-old juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center on the charges of battery on a police officer and resisting law enforcement.

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