Multiple King City teens arrested on suspicion of assault

KING CITY, Calif. - A total of seven King City teens were arrested after two incidents, one a suspected assault and the other suspected battery.

The first incident happened Thursday at around 3:45 in the afternoon. An officer was on patrol in the 400 block of North Second Street when he saw a large group of teens. Police said they ran in different directions when they saw him.

A 16-year-old girl flagged down the officer and said she and her 17-year old friend were in an argument with several other female teens when one of them punched the 16-year-old, starting a fist fight. Police said her friend tried to help, but others jumped in and started fighting.

The teens said they were knocked to the ground and the others started kicking them in the head and torso. Both had moderate injuries, but refused treatment.

Witnesses caught the incident on camera and gave the video to officers. That helped them identify the suspects — a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl and three 14-year-old girls from King City — who were arrested Friday morning. They were booked into juvenile hall and charged with assault with a deadly weapon other than a gun, fighting in a public place and conspiracy to commit a crime.

King City police said there was an unrelated incident at King City High School Friday morning. An officer responded to a report of a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy who were in a fight. Police said both had minor injuries. After an investigation, police said they found that the 14-year-old was the main aggressor. He was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on battery and fighting on school grounds charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call King City police at 831-386-5980 or Officer Juan Rodriguez at 831-386-5978.

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