Chicago police have charged 10 juveniles and 2 adults with misdemeanors after a large group blocked streets near the Gold Coast Saturday evening, officials said today.
The people were issued citations for charges ranging from reckless conduct, loitering, resisting police and damaging a bike patrol officer's bicycle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
"Michigan Avenue continues to be safe, and as is clear, even minor disturbances are addressed quickly and thoroughly by Chicago Police," Ursitti said.
On Saturday, members of the group which were made up of several dozen people had caused a "minor disturbance" in the area, police said. She said there were no reported injuries.
The group was made up of several dozen members who roamed from Michigan Avenue west on Chicago Avenue to LaSalle Street in the evening and witnesses said they were between the ages of 14 and 19 years old.
After a heavy police presence flooded the area on bicycles and on foot members of the group began to disperse.
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