JOLIET – Two teenagers were arrested by the Joliet police Wednesday in connection with separate incidents in which they allegedly attacked, according to officials.
A 16-year-old boy in the 200 block of South Ottawa Street was arrested and charged with domestic battery after he allegedly knocked over and beat his father, said Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory.
The father and son got into an argument that turned physical when the son knocked his father over a couch and hit him several times, continuing the attack until police officers arrived, Gregory said. The officers investigated the incident and learned the boy also allegedly beat his father with a pair of vice grips, he said.
The father refused medical treatment but lumps on his head were visible to the officers, Gregory said.
The teen was taken to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center following his arrest.
In the other incident Wednesday, a 15-year-old girl was fighting with her 10-year-old brother in the 1300 block of Chippewa Street but when their mother tried to intervene, the girl turned on her and attacked her instead, Gregory said.
The girl allegedly injured her mother and left bite marks on her arms, Gregory said. The children’s stepfather managed to step in and restrain the teen until police officers arrived, he said.
That teen also was charged with domestic battery and was taken to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center as well.