LINCOLN, Neb. -- Authorities in Lincoln responded to a report of three teenagers throwing and breaking items. 

The Lincoln Police Department said they were dispatched around 6:10 p.m. to the 233 N 48th Super Saver.

When officers arrived, they said they were told by bystanders the three teenage males - 13, 14, and 16 - that were responsible had left the Super Saver and were believed to be in the Target down the street. 

LPD said the officers went to the Target and saw two males, matching the given clothing description, leaving the store. 

The officer reportedly tried speaking with the teens, but they tried to flee. 

Authorities said that both males were taken into custody after a short struggle. 

Another arriving officer reportedly found the third male, and all of the teens were detained in police cruisers. 

The 16-year-old reportedly spit on the officer's chest. 

All three of the teens were positively identified as those seen damaging items in the Super Saver, according to officials. 

LPD said the items that were damaged in Super Saver were valued at about $9.94. 

The 13-year-old male was referred for vandalism, disturbing the peace, hinder delay or interrupt arrest. He was released to family.

The 14-year-old male was referred for vandalism, disturbing the peace, hinder delay or interrupt arrest. He was released to family.

The 16-year-old male was referred for vandalism, disturbing the peace, hinder delay or interrupt arrest, and assault on a public safety officer with bodily fluid. He was lodged at the Youth Assessment Center.