Girls punch windows at Portsmouth group home

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PORTSMOUTH — On consecutive nights, two different girls living at a Bristol Ferry Road group home punched through their bedroom windows, police said.

On Sunday, Aug. 7, a 14-year-old girl was arrested at the home around 7 p.m. Police said she became upset with counselors and punched through her bedroom window twice, causing her hand to bleed slightly.

The girl was charged with vandalism with malicious injury to property, disorderly conduct and simple assault.

On Monday, Aug. 18, a 15-year-old girl at the home was was charged with vandalism with malicious injury to property after punching her hand through two planes of glass in her bedroom shortly before 11 a.m.

When police arrived, the Fire Department was on the scene, treating the girl for minor cuts to her hand.

Both girls were taken to Newport Hospital for psychological evaluations following their arrests, police said.

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