2012-06-22 / Front Page
Fleeing juvenile breaks arm of female cop
A Simi Valley juvenile broke the arm of a female officer Wednesday while attempting to flee police custody.
According to the Simi Valley Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home in the 3200 block of Waco Avenue regarding a family dispute at about 11:30 a.m. on June 20. Prior to their arrival, the officers received information that a 17-year-old male was actively fighting with family members and had just fled the residence on foot.
Once police arrived, they saw the teen—whose name was not released because he is a minor— jumping a wall into the front yard of a residence on Greenville Drive, north of Kadota Street. Officers attempted to detain the young man but he pulled away and resisted. He sustained minor abrasions during his arrest and was taken to Simi Valley Hospital for treatment.
While in the emergency room, the teen attempted to escape custody and became combative with a 50-year-old female officer.
The officer, whose name has not been released, sustained a compound fracture to her left arm during the struggle.
The juvenile then fled the hospital and police established a perimeter around the area. He was taken back into custody in the 2500 block of Wanda Avenue after a brief foot pursuit. He sustained additional abrasions—to his shoulders and face—during this second arrest.
The teen was booked at Ventura County Juvenile Hall for an outstanding narcotics warrant, resisting arrest and felony battery on a peace officer.