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Downtown brawlers spark police response

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Sandusky police were zipping around Columbus Avenue and East Water Streets early Friday morning as they worked to keep bar-goers under control.

The melee kicked off at about 1 a.m. when a few patrons at a Columbus Avenue bar began fighting. It's unclear what they were fighting about at 1 a.m. while drinking.

One caller told police that one of the suspects had a knife, drawing no less than half a dozen police cruisers to the scene. Also, one of the brawlers bit someone's hand, police said. Paramedics were also called to the scene to treat a man who was so intoxicated he could scarcely stand.

Police briefly detained three people before issuing them charges of disorderly conduct intoxicated. Just as those three were released from the scene, officers scrambled to a fight just a block away on East Water Street, followed by another call about another nearby fight.

Names of those charged were not immediately available.

UPDATE: Those charged in Friday morning's incidents are: 

- Andre White Jr., 31, 1200 block Huntington Ave., marijuana possession, disorderly conduct while fighting.

- Brian Grace, 33, 600 block E. Monroe St., disorderly conduct while fighting.

- Timothy Johnson, 27, 1900 block E. Oldgate St., disorderly conduct intoxicated.  

- Desiree Litzenberg, 28, 1000 block W. Monroe St., disorderly conduct intoxicated. 

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