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2 adults, 10 teens charged in Saturday disturbance in North Michigan Avenue area

Updated: May 19, 2013 8:44PM

Twelve people were charged with misdemeanor offenses after police responded to groups of teens running through traffic on North Michigan Avenue and elsewhere on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

No one was hurt in what police Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti described as a “minor disturbance.”

“There were kids running around, being stupid, no fighting or anything, running in and out of traffic,” Officer Joshua Purkiss said.

Ten juveniles and two young adults were charged with a range of offenses including reckless conduct, loitering, resisting police and damaging an officer’s bicycle, police said Sunday. Authorities declined to identify the adults who were charged.

Officers had responded to reports of 40 or more rowdy teens running around near the Water Tower, Oak Street Beach, the intersections of Dearborn and Delaware Place and Clark and Delaware Place.

The crowds moved as police arrived, and officers told teens gathered near State and Chicago later Saturday to get on the Red Line and leave the area.

Contributing: Becky Schlikerman

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