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Murrieta Officer Suffers Minor Injuries While Arresting Teen

The officer sustained minor injuries to his hand and knee during the altercation that occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Mountain Pride Drive in Murrieta.

A teenager allegedly injured a Murrieta police officer who was arresting him on suspicion of attempting to break into a car.

The 16-year-old Sacramento boy, whose name was not released, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, along with two other suspects after they allegedly were caught tampering with car doors, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Don Weller.

He said the three were spotted in the 40000 block of Mountain Pride Drive trying to open the doors to several parked vehicles. Officers arrived moments later and encountered the 16-year-old boy, a 16-year-old Murrieta girl and 18-year-old Jaysaun Anthony Flauk of Murrieta.

According to Weller, the boy was aggressive and allegedly challenged one officer to a fight.

The youth attempted to flee and "was restrained ... but continued to fight with the officers," the sergeant said.

"Once handcuffs were on the subject, he was detained without further incident," Weller said. "However, the officer involved in the scuffle did sustain minor injuries to his hand and knee."

The lawman was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, being in possession of a controlled substance and theft of vehicle parts. He was booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall, along with the girl, who was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor tampering with a vehicle.

Flauk was booked on suspicion of tampering with a vehicle and booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, but posted $2,500 bail and was released a few hours later.

—City News Service

Alek J Hidell December 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM
It would give others more satisfaction for police to find these worthless punks physically unable to break into a car again.. Being confined to a wheelchair suits that just fine.....
Beach mom December 28, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Welcome to the new Los Angeles
shannon brown December 28, 2012 at 08:40 AM
Was in my car that night ready to head back to Portland OR, when I saw the kids door checking all the cars. Glad I was their to see it and report it.
Anne December 28, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Really -the new Los Angeles? Murrieta isn't even close. Are we without crime - no. But we are still a very safe city.
Desert Dweller December 29, 2012 at 09:13 PM
That's hilarious.

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