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Teen charged with assaulting Hackettstown officer

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – An Independence Township teen has been charged with assaulting a police officer Wednesday afternoon.

At around 3:52 p.m., police were advised of a missing 16-year-old teenage boy from Independence Township that was possibly heading towards the Hackettstown area, police said.

The officer observed the teen in the area of the Hackettstown and Independence township border. He then jumped the creek and ran behind residences on Hamilton Dr, police said.

An officer caught up to him on Fourth St and that’s when he pushed the officer. He was then taken into custody, police said.

He was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and obstruction. He was released to an adult pending a court appearance. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Hackettstown Police Department)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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