Uncooperative teen consumes Vodka and is arrested

BEDFORD – On Saturday, June 8, at just after 4 p.m., Bedford Police officers responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of 14th Street after a report of an intoxicated 16-year-old female being aggressive toward her parents. 

When police arrived, they met with the girl’s parents in the parking lot. The parents said the girl was “highly intoxicated,” and they wanted her arrested. 

Officers Landon Jones and Capt. Kody Emmons found the female juvenile in her parent’s vehicle. She was “hysterically crying, and her speech was slurred.” 

The teen was asked to get out of the vehicle but refused. 

Captain Emmons had to remove her from the vehicle. 

After being removed, the teen turned and struck Capt. Emmons in the chest. Officers placed the teen on the ground. She continued to be combative and began kicking Officer Jones in the leg above his knee.

She continued to struggle and attempted to pull away from officers. 

The teen was handcuffed and put in leg restraints. 

The teen was placed in the back of Officer Sarah Haluda’s patrol car and transported to the Bedford Police Department. 

At the Police Department, the teen continued to be uncooperative and verbally aggressive toward officers. She then made suicidal statements and, at one point, threw herself on the floor and began hitting her head against the floor. 

The teen did take a preliminary breath test and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.221 percent.

Due to her level of intoxication and her suicidal commits, she was transported to IU Health Bedford Hospital for a medical evaluation. 

The parents found a bottle of Vodka in the teen’s room.

After being treated, the teen was released to her parents with a promise to appear in court on charges of illegal consumption, two counts of battery on a public safety officer, and resisting arrest by force.