Bainbridge teens booked on assault charges after resisting arrest

According to Bainbridge Police, two island teens were booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center for drug, theft and assault charges, after resisting arrest Tuesday.

Both were Bainbridge High School students.

The police report said an officer contacted the two males behind the First Church of Christ Scientist building on Madison Avenue at 9 a.m., after one of the boys' mothers reported that her son had stolen her bank card. She reportedly told police that she suspected her son was using the card to get drug money.

The boy at first denied having taken the debit card, the report said, but later produced it from a back pocket and admitted taking it without permission. A camouflage backpack was also found at the scene, containing a glass pipe and prescription pills. Both boys denied ownership of the bag.

According to the report, the boy who had taken the debit card resisted when the officer attempted to place him under arrest, and the officer took him to the ground. The boy kicked the officer in the lower back, police said.

He was taken into custody and transported to the detention center.

While the first boy was being arrested, the second boy fled south on Madison Avenue, the report said. Three police officers contacted the second boy at Safeway at noon Tuesday.

According to the report, he also resisted arrest and struggled with the officers, injuring one on the arm and hand. The boy also suffered minor injuries and was treated and cleared by medical personnel.

A large amount of foreign currency was found on the boy's person, later identified as belonging to a Bainbridge resident, according to the report.

Both boys were found to be on probation for prior offenses.

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