FREMONT -- A Willits man is behind bars today and a teenage girl is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after an early morning scuffle that started outside an apartment on Franciscan Court, police said.
Officers were called at about 1:15 a.m. today to Lundy Court for a report of a fight involving three men and a 17-year-old girl, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
When police arrived they located two of the three male suspects and began to question them, Bosques said. The men, she said, were uncooperative, made derogatory comments and verbally challenged the officers.
During a pat-down of one suspect -- Michael Watts, 21 -- officers located a BB gun in his waistband with its orange tip removed, Bosques said. Removing the tip is illegal because it makes the BB gun look like a real gun, so officers arrested Watts.
During the arrest, she said, he struck one of the officers twice in the chest. The other adult, a 21-year-old man from Milpitas, was not arrested. As of Thursday afternoon officers had not yet located the third male suspect.
Following the commotion, a resident on Franciscan Court approached officers and told them his 17-year-old sister was outside with the men and that when he tried to forced her inside their home she became combative.
Officers found the teen inside the apartment "beating on family members," Bosques said.
At one point, she ran into her bedroom and slammed the door on an officer.
Officers detained the teen and transported her to a psychiatric facility for a 72-hour evaluation. The teen was cited and is due to appear in court on suspicion of battery and resisting arrest.
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