Police: officers use pepper spray on combative teen in Fairfield

Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 1:13 PM EDT
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FAIRFIELD, Maine (WABI) - Fairfield Police say officers used pepper spray on a 14-year-old boy who was being combative as they attempted to arrest him over the weekend.

They say the teen is part of a larger group that has been causing disturbances and other problems in town over the last few months.

Authorities say they received a call Saturday afternoon for the report of several juveniles being disorderly at the Lawrence High School football field.

Officers learned one of them was suspected of harassing and potentially threatening another person.

Police say the 14-year-old refused to sign a summons and began using vulgar language.

They say even pepper spray was used, the teen continued to act aggressively toward first responders.

He was eventually treated and taken to the Fairfield Police Department before being released to his parent.

He’s charged with harassment and disorderly conduct and is due in court in December.