Police: Juvenile accused of damaging home, resisting arrest


Maricopa police were called to a home in the Palo Brea neighborhood Sunday night to investigate a report of a disruptive female juvenile. 

The juvenile, who was not identified due to her age, faces charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and resisting arrest, police said. 

About 6:20 p.m., the juvenile’s mother told police her daughter had damaged glass dishes, thrown a chair and thrown food, according to police. 

The girl’s mother added her daughter left the home after being told not to leave, police said. 

According to a probable cause statement, the mother showed officers drywall in the hallway damaged by a thrown chair and dishes broken from being thrown against a kitchen counter. 

The juvenile’s mother estimated the total damage was under $500, police said. 

According to the probable cause statement, the girl returned to the house where officers made contact with her. When the officers advised the girl to put her hands behind her back and that she was under arrest, she allegedly pulled her arms away from the officers, police said. 

Police said they contacted the Pinal County Youth Justice Center, which advised that it would book the juvenile on the charges.