A 14-year-old boy was arrested in El Cerrito last week after he
allegedly beat someone, then tried to bite and punch officers while he was
being taken into custody, police said.
Police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of the
Ross department store at 2000 El Cerrito Plaza around 2:20 p.m. on Feb. 12.
As officers were arriving, three teens apparently involved in the
fight started running, police said.
An officer was able to detain two of the teens, both 14-year-old
Richmond residents. The third was not apprehended.
Police said one of the teens tried to punch the officer as he was
being taken into custody. He then tried to bite a second police officer.
Investigators learned that the teen had also allegedly punched and
kicked another teen more than a dozen times during the fight, according to
He was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to Juvenile Hall
The second teen arrested in connection with the fight was booked
at the El Cerrito Police Department and then released to a guardian.