BYRON -- Two teenagers were arrested Monday afternoon, and one is accused of injuring an Olmsted County Sheriff's deputy, after a group of teens were believed to have stolen a car.
Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies were called about 2:15 p.m. to the 800 block of Second Avenue Northwest for a report of a vehicle that was parked outside of a residence, according to Sgt. Jim Schueller. Deputies learned that the vehicle was stolen from Kasson and was part of a short pursuit with deputies an hour earlier. The pursuit was was stopped because of safety concerns.
A resident in the area was able to provide video surveillance of the area where the car was parked. Using the video, deputies identified five juveniles. The group was found at Valley View Park about 2:30 p.m. When deputies approached the five teens and told them they were being detained and were not free to leave, one ran off, Schueller said.
A 15-year-old from Rochester was caught a short distance away and "actively resisted" deputies. One deputy suffered a serious shoulder injury and was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys. The teen reportedly tugged on another's deputy service weapon and spit in a deputy's face. The teen was arrested on suspicion of two counts of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and obstructing the legal process.
A 17-year-old from Mantorville was arrested on suspicion of possession or receiving stolen property and tampering with a motor vehicle.
Most juvenile criminal records in Minnesota are not public information, but there are a few exceptions. If an offender is at least 14 years old and commits a felony-level crime, the juvenile may be certified to stand trial as an adult in criminal court, and would render all of the records relating to that crime as public.
Additionally, if a juvenile is 16 years old or older and is accused of a felony-level offense, all proceedings conducted by the juvenile court relating to that offense, as well as the records relating to it, are open to the public.