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Video of fight triggers arrests

Courtney Astolfi • Apr 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Six Sandusky teens are facing aggravated rioting charges after a Sandusky police detective identified them in a YouTube video of a Decatur Street fight.

A 17-year-old LaSalle Street boy, 14-year-old Decatur Street boy, 14-yearold Tyler Street boy, 15-yearold Dixon Drive boy, 14-year-old West Adams Street boy and 19-year-old McDonough Street man Jarvarius Glenn were each charged for their alleged involvement in the fight.

Sandusky police responded to the area on the evening of April 5, after a resident reported a group of teens getting ready to fight, according to a police report.

When officers arrived, numerous people were leaving the area.

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One boy said members of a local gang tried to fight him, and though he denied being a member of a rival gang, another officer identified the boy as a leader of the latter group, the report said.    Officers left the area and were finished with the complaint. Later that day, however, someone uploaded a video of the fight to YouTube.

Sandusky police Detective Ken Nixon discovered the video earlier this week and immediately recognized some of the boys from previous cases, Detective Jon Huffman said.

The teens are seen yelling and enticing each other to fight outside a Decatur Street home. One boy was armed with a walking cane, while another grabbed a “for sale” sign to use in the scuffle. At one point, a girl is seen tossing two large sticks into the fray so other boys could use them as weapons, Huffman said.

Nixon identified all the people who were seen actively fighting in the video, then conferred with prosecutors on charges.

The Adams and Decatur street boys were arrested Wednesday and officers issued warrants for the rest.

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