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.