UPDATE: 7 Cited for Disorderly Conduct After Friday Fight Outside Community Center in Apple Valley

One person was injured in the Friday night parking lot fight that involved between 50 and 100 people.

Editor's note: The above messages were captured from Twitter and Facebook via Storify to convey some of the thoughts and messages from the time of Friday's incident.

Photographer Chuck Pittman captured images from the incident, which are viewable on Flickr here.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m. Saturday: The Apple Valley Police Department released a press release regarding Friday's incident. These additional details were provided:

One 15-year-old juvenile male refused to comply with the Officers commands and was arrested for Disorderly Conduct (DOC). During his arrest, a Taser was utilized to gain control over him.

One adult male had a warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody. He will also be cited for DOC. No weapons were involved in the incident.

Many of the individuals involved in the fight left the scene and walked to an adjacent neighborhood where they continued the fight. These individuals were apprehended, and they will be charged with disorderly conduct.

At approximately 10:14 P.M., Officers responded to a report of a fight at the Apple Valley McDonald’s restaurant, which was believed to be related to the earlier incident. These individuals fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police.


10:30 a.m. Saturday: Seven people were cited for disorderly conduct and one person received medical attention Friday night in Apple Valley after a large fight that happened outside the and community centers.

were called at 9:45 p.m. Friday on a report of a fight happening in the community centers' parking lot, Apple Valley Police Sgt. John Bermel said Saturday morning.

Bermel said a graduation party had been going on at one of the centers.

When police arrived, they worked to disperse the crowd, which police report was between 50 and 100 people in size, Bermel said; many dispersed on their own.

Police also called for the help of a traffic detail team. They "want to have as many [officers] as possible to deal with that size crowd," Bermel said.

Bermel said no weapons were used, and the incident was cleared shortly after 11:30 p.m. One juvenile was taken to a medical facility due to injuries.

As more paperwork is processed, more citations could be issued, Bermel said.

DMalaske June 03, 2012 at 06:09 AM
The sergeant did not make any of the story up. What he said is true.
Josh Tykwinski June 03, 2012 at 03:53 PM
this coming from a person who is a law enforcement extraordinaire. BOTTOM LINE THE APPLE VALLEY POLICE DIDNT DO THERE JOB DUDE IM NOT GOING FIGHT WITH SOME DUDE THAT IS IN LOVE WITH THE POLICE DEPT . get your facts straight dude
Chuck Pittman June 03, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Josh I was at the scene photographing the cops werent acting overly aggressive. The info they had at the scene was that a gun was pulled and threatened to be used which later turned out not to be true. They only "took down" people when they refused to leave the community center after multiple officers asked them to. Some even tried to fight the cops. all the cops did was ask people to leave.
Jim Edward June 04, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Your use of the word "Dude" makes me wonder if you were really old enough to be out that late at night. Doesn't AV have a curfew?
DMalaske June 04, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I'm sorry if I have enraged, or incited you with such anger. The Police did their job accordingly with the information that they had. I know most of the facts in this thing from first-hand experience, and peers, and they all confirm that what the sergeant said is true. If it was false, I assure you that we all would say something. Chuck was there and he can back me up on what happened.


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