Police find more suspects involved in fight

Three days after a gang-related brawl, 16 suspects found, 3 at large
Courtney Astolfi
Sep 5, 2013


Police have rounded up three more people allegedly involved in last week’s gang-related fight on Fox Run Trail, leaving just three more suspects still at large.

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In the early hours of Aug. 25, a fight erupted in the second-floor hallway of an apartment building on Sandusky’s east side. About 20 to 30 boys and men clashed in what police believe was a turf war between Sandusky and Detroit gang members.

Three days after the brawl, Sandusky police teamed up with numerous other local agencies to arrest 13 of the men and boys, while issuing arrest warrants for six others.

One man and two boys have since been picked up on the warrants, leaving three more on the loose, Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell said.

Dameyion Smith, 19, of the 2000 block of Second St., was arrested Monday at the Sandusky police station. “Patrol officers were frequently stopping by his house,” Newell said. “He just decided to turn himself in.”

A 13-year-old Clinton Street boy was arrested late Wednesday, while a 16-year-old Perry Street boy turned himself in the day after the bust, Newell said.

Three juveniles have yet to be apprehended: a 17-year-old from the 900 block of Hayes Ave.; a 17-year-old from the 1800 block of Third St.; and a 16-year-old from the 500 block of Perry St., Newell said.

Thus far, all those charged were on the “Sandusky side” of the fight. Officers are still working to identify and apprehend the suspects from Detroit.

“We’re meeting with some people (Thursday) to confirm their identities, but we think we know who four or five of them are,” Newell said.

Newell said he hopes to have the names confirmed by later this week or early next week. “And then, we’ll go out looking for them, too,” he said. “We have to let the community know that when things like this happen, we’re going to respond to them. It’s not an acceptable act, and we can’t have it here.”

Surveillance footage from the apartment’s hallway showed broken bottles being hurled between groups, as well as men armed with knives, frying pans and sticks, and one man firing a BB gun into the opposing crowd. The brawl raged on for 20 minutes before bystanders called police.

“The possibility of innocent people getting injured during something like this, we’re not going to tolerate it,” Newell said.

All those arrested were charged with participating in criminal gang activity, aggravated rioting, burglary and complicity to vandalism. Each boy was additionally cited with a curfew violation. The men arrested remain in the Erie County jail on $40,000 bond apiece.

Those arrested last Wednesday: • Shalon Shelton, 19, 1500 block Lindsley St. • Devonte Turner, 19, 400 block Camp St. • Jaylyne Dickerson, 18, 800 block Polk St.  • Jason Kubitz, 19, 1100 block McKinley St. • Jaterius Light, 18, 800 block Perry St. • Boy, 14, 2000 block Fox Run Trail • Boy, 16, 1800 block Third St. • Boy, 16, 900 block Carr St. • Boy, 16, 1300 block W. Larchmont Drive • Boy, 16, 300 block Fulton St. • Boy, 16, 1500 block Clinton St. • Boy, 17, 1600 block Oakmont Lane • Boy, 17, 600 block Shelby St.



Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, got anything to say about this? And please don't blame Zimmerman for this also!


I blame your parents for having the heart to have someone like you who makes ignorant statements.


Don't you have some cowboying to do? Run along now!


Sparkling Wiggles gone wild !


F$%k Zimmerman! !!!!!!! He murdered a un armed boy... what in the heck is wrong with you...that kid did nothing wrong. He was persued and followed by a grown man with a gun, who had a phobea of black people. He was the initiater and aggressor....it was wrong,unjustified, and immature .. and if you think that its ok to follow every kid that you don't like or agree with, initiate a fight and kill, than you need some real help, and I will pray for you as well.....lol idiots

sandtown born a...

You pray for them idiots that will fix the problem talk about idiots


I see that you have no idea what the facts were of the Zimmerman-Martin ordeal. Please keep your thoughts to yourself until you become an informed person.

Simple Enough II

Not going to happen with this "Low information voter"!


Tear the whole building down ....homeless .....problem solved


George Zimmerman = not guilty

Simple Enough II

Hmmm, you would think they might just swing by the local schools for the two 17 year olds and the 16 year old? Oh wait, that is right the "institutions of higher learning" are declared donut free zones, I mean gun free zones, so i guess the cops can't go there huh?

R U Kidding me

al and jeese sorry who are they I didn't see there names on the list well anyway I think someone should check there guns and those who don't have one then someone give them one and let them solve there and everyone else's problems. and your right jerry tear there own building down just like when a riot burn there own house and rob there own community businesses


Don't forget to thank a Cop the next time you see them. I applaud them for not tolerating ignorance like this and so should you. That Dept has been through a lot for your safety.


....and if I had a son he would look like one of these 50 punks! ha ha ha ha ha

The Rudy

y'all are prejudice. They aint did nuthin.

Thank goodness they weren't carrying guns ( which they all would have been licensed to carry I'm sure). My only concern is for the innocents that would have been caught in the crossfire.

2cents's picture

How dose race come into this and wholly cow how does GZ come into this? They were all black, drunk and stoned acting out of control and just being stupid! The only one that has a complaint is the front door who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, just standing there minding it's own business and then abused : )


these boys and men are all allegedly participating in "gang" related activity and some of you feel sorry for them because of age? Where are THEIR parents? Why aren't the parents of these kids worried about the activities of 16 and 17 year olds who violate curfew and hang with people who are much older than they?

You trash talk against each other and about things that are over and done with, but you don't see the forest for the trees right in front of you.

These kids are headed for the same things others like them have faced: jail, killings, death. Why is that? They are spiraling out of control and most of you don't see it. They are fighting in hallways with other gang members from Detroit and this doesn't bother you?

Our cops are trying to stop it, putting their own lives at risk and all you can say is that you wonder why its a black/white thing?

Come on now. Its more like a kids gone bad thing. When is THAT going to stop. When are some of you going to help stop THAT????

Stop worrying about skin color and start worrying about whether or not a kid goes down the wrong path. I don't care what color a person's skin is, I care if they grow up showing respect and become a useful member of society and can contribute to that society, not shoot its members or kill someone.

Its time we stop fighting amongst ourselves because some holdouts from years ago want to start up that old pickadillo again.

Use your heads and start putting something in your kids heads besides what some old has-been or never-was is shouting and teach your kids they can be something.

Teach them values that are worth something besides anger and hate. They will be better men and women for it.


Haven't seen Obama yet maybe he can give them some kind of assistance