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Police arrest 9 during 'riot' that does $50K in damage to east side juvenile facility

Four staff members assaulted
Posted: 5:11 PM, Mar 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-15 22:19:51Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly a dozen Indianapolis police officers were called to respond Wednesday night to a riot at a juvenile psychiatric treatment and addiction facility on the city’s east side.

Eleven officers were dispatched to 1404 S. State Avenue just before 11 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a disturbance at the facility. The location is home to the Resource Treatment Center juvenile psychiatric facility, as well as Options Transitional Living, which provides sober housing for homeless or at-risk youth.

Police arrived to find that a group of juvenile residents had done more than $50,000-worth of damage to the facility and assaulted four staff members.

Officers took nine juveniles ranging in age from 13-17 into custody on preliminary charges of vandalism, rioting, battery and disorderly conduct.

None of the injuries reported as a result of the incident were believed to be serious.

A call placed to Resource Treatment Center’s CEO Thursday afternoon was not immediately returned.

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