A 17-year-old burglary suspect was shocked with a stun gun by police over the weekend after he tried to assault a Livingston officer, the Police Department reported.
Police Chief Ruben Chavez said the teenager and another male stole a case of beer around 3:55 p.m. Saturday from the Value Market, 1724 Main St. in Livingston.
Officers found the suspects in an alley near the area of Main Street and Peach Avenue. “They ran away, but (police) caught the 17-year-old,” Chavez said.
The other suspect, described only as a Latino boy, escaped, but the 17-year-old male, who was still carrying the beer, tried to punch an officer, Chavez said.
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After a brief struggle, an officer fired a stun gun and the teenager was taken into custody. The officer was not injured, police said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for precautionary examination before he was booked into Iris Garret Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to police.
The stolen beer was recovered.
Anyone with information regarding the second suspect is asked to contact the Livingston Police Department at (209) 394-7917. Tips are confidential and callers may remain anonymous.