Three more juveniles were arrested and charged with crimes on Saturday, Sept. 3 in connection with the disturbance at the Keizer Station Target store on Sept. 2., a 14 year-old female and two 15 year-old males. This bring the total arrests to five so far, including the two juveniles arrested on Friday, Sept. 2.
Keizer Police Lt. Trevor Wenning said there may be more arrests to come because as many as seven juveniles were were reported by witnesses at the scene, which started around 9 p.m. in front of the store.
The group of young people, ages 14-17, were allegedly harassing people in the parking lot in front of the store. The disturbance reportedly escalated when the group entered the Target store and began knocking over displays and physically assaulting store workers and an elderly customer.
Police say pepper-spray was used during one of the altercations, but it was not deployed by law enforcement.
Wenning said all five juveniles face third degree felony assault charges, and at least two of them are also facing additional charges for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and interfering with a peace officer.