Jul 21, 2021 3:42 PM

Teen taken into custody after incident at Saint Francis Ministries

Posted Jul 21, 2021 3:42 PM

By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
Salina Post

Multiple charges have been requested for a Salina teen, including battery of a law enforcement officer, after an alleged incident Tuesday afternoon.

An officer was dispatched to Saint Francis Ministries, 509 E. Elm, at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a 15-year-old girl damaging cars there, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning. When the officer arrived, she saw the teen throwing rocks at a silver 2021 Chevrolet Impala owned by Saint Francis Ministries.

The officer told the girl to stop, but instead, the girl ran. After a short distance, the officer caught up with the girl, who then allegedly hit the officer in the chest, knocking off her body camera, Forrester said. The girl then allegedly stomped on the body camera.

The girl was taken into custody and transported to Salina Regional Health Center, where she was admitted, Forrester said. The girl allegedly spit on an officer and a nurse at the hospital, he added.

Charges requested for the girl include the following, he said.

Felony damage to property

Two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer

Battery

Interference with a law enforcement officer

The Impala sustained more than $1,000 in damage, including a broken window and dents, Forrester said.