FARMINGTON — Farmington police officers arrested a 26-year-old man Monday on suspicion that he tried to hit a teenage girl with a piece of lumber.

According to the police report, officers were dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a possible battery at Brookside Park, 1915 N. Dustin Ave.

Officers spoke to a 15-year-old girl at the park, who said that a man, later identified as Creighton Smith, slapped her twice and swung a broken wooden railing at her. She said the man had asked her to touch her friend inappropriately and he became upset when she refused.

Smith was arrested outside the Dairy Queen on Dustin Avenue. According to the report, the man's pupils were dilated and he was highly agitated. He denied breaking the fence and allegedly began cursing loudly when placed in the officer's squad car.

Smith was booked at San Juan County Detention Center for child abuse, attempted child abuse, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and several misdemeanors.

Court records indicate that Smith has not yet been charged in relation to the incident.