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14 Arrested After Large Disturbance Of Teens Gathers In Center City « CBS Philly

By Todd Quinones, Tim Jimenez

APRIL 9, 2013 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It happened again. As soon as the warm weather hit, a large group of students in Center City caused a ruckus, endangered themselves, police and pedestrians.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 10 juveniles with Conspiracy, Obstructing Highways, Failure to Disperse and Disorderly Conduct.

All 10 defendants are scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday at the Youth Studies Center in Philadelphia.

Four other teens were also arrested by Philadelphia Police on Tuesday evening, and they are currently being processed by police.

According to authorities, 11 males and three females were arrested. All of them are teens.

The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. at 15th and Chestnut Streets. Police reported about 200 people in the crowd.

“It’s a concern because this a traffic hub. You’re entering into rush hour, so large pedestrian and a lot of vehicular traffic,” said Chief Inspector Cynthia Dorsey.

A few teens began fighting and moments later, dozens more started running up and down the street. Philadelphia police moved in to break things up.

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