Cops: 2 Dozen Young People Arrested in Near North Disturbances

William Lee, Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2012

Two dozen young people were arrested after causing disturbances near and on the Magnificent Mile Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said this morning.

Of those arrested, 20 were juveniles and four were adults after the incidents Saturday evening, police said. {snip}

No injuries were reported though scores of police officers criss-crossed the city’s Near North Side, including on the Gold Coast, responding to numerous calls regarding rowdy teens pushing aside pedestrians and darting into traffic along North Michigan Avenue near Chicago Avenue, according to witnesses and police.

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In one related incident, a 14-year-old girl was arrested at 8 p.m. after throwing tea on a security guard at a McDonald’s at 20 E. Chicago Avenue, police said.

In the end, officers took about two-dozen youth into custody, charging most of them as juveniles with reckless conduct, said Officer Ronald Gaines, a police spokesman.

One of the arrestees.

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