Omaha police officers were assaulted Monday night and early Tuesday while making arrests.

A police spokesman said reports from the crime scenes did not indicate whether any officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, although one officer suffered a jaw injury.

Monday night, two girls, ages 14 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer after police were sent to a disturbance near North 60th Street and Country Club Road just before 8 p.m.

Police said they were told that the teens were destroying property and causing a disturbance in a group home. As police tried to take them into custody, one girl punched an officer in the face and the other girl kicked an officer in the back, police said.

Both girls eventually were arrested and booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of assault on an officer, destruction of property, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, police said.

Early Tuesday, a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on an officer just south of downtown.

Police said they were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. to the Cubby's store near South 13th and Howard Streets after receiving reports of two men destroying property. An employee told police that the two men broke flower pots and threw rocks, damaging a store window.

One of the men, a 30-year-old, was there when police arrived, and as officers tried to handcuff him, he punched an officer in the face twice, police said.

The man continued to assault officers until they used a stun device on him, police said. The man eventually was cuffed, but as police were taking him to a cruiser, officers said, he kicked an officer in the leg.

The man was booked on suspicion of destruction of property, resisting arrest and two counts of assault on an officer.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1259, jay.withrow@owh.com

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