Video of fight triggers arrests

Police watch YouTube
Courtney Astolfi
Apr 17, 2014

 

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.

Watch video of the fight in the player below

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.

Comments

Left Sandtown

We`ve come along way since the Caveman,does anyone know who really is the blame.God help us,for we can not help ourselves.

rbenn

Cavemen had more sense than most these idiots we read about day in and day out. Going through life being a thug is so rewarding LOL. But as we know its always someone else's fault.

ladydye_5

I agree Cavemen fought for survival. These thugs fight because they "THINK" it is cool. They think they are achieving "street cred". These little punks would NOT know respect if it walked up and hit them!

DGMutley

Thugs? That's a little harsh isn't it? This was a fight? A couple kids playing star wars with sticks as their swords?

Dwight K.

I can see why someone had a for sale sign in their yard....

happycamper01

I know. Sandusky is over 70% rental properties which is part of the problem. The recession hit and took jobs and people with it and now with the gang problem homeowners do not want to live in Sandusky. It is a problem because homeowners bring pride and ownership into Sandusky, not just of property but for the city and it's residents. Right now it seems that the people don't care about the city or it's citizens.

Dwight K.

Obama phone?

deertracker

No such thing!

xtensionofme

Dwight - an "obama phone" is one you get from the government. My daughter has one. It has very limited capabilities & time on it, but if you can't afford a phone & are looking for work, you can get one for that.

deertracker

What does that have to do with the President? Absolutely NOTHING!

A Young Adult's...

Hahaha what morons.

Hey Reverend Darden, these guys were only arrested because of their skin color, right?

santown419

Yea even your son.

sandtown born a...

Racism at its lowest right here, you show your true colors every time you comment

A Young Adult's...

Huh? What are you talking about? Your comments don't make sense.

sandtown born a...

Put down the pipe and get a education

worddrow811

Sandtown, if you're going to correct others, make sure that your corrections are correct. Your sentence should read 'Put down the pipe and get AN education.'

sandtown born a...

Thanks for the lesson NOT

holysee

top thrill thugger

holysee

Sorry, meant to say: top thrill thugster

holysee

y don he shet de do?

Bottom Line

I just think it's great they can say the N word literally 100 times and that's okay. Because as always if it's blacks going after other blacks (which objective evidence shows it usually is) the black community is fine with it. But the rare times it's involving another race then black people will come out to protest and stir the race pot.

santown419

Why do you want to use the n word? You are the one who is the trying to stir the race pot. And I saw white guys here to.

Bottom Line

Never said I did you racist pile of garbage. My point (obviously) is that a black can get away with that. Another race can't.

DGMutley

Tsk, tsk. Why does that bother you?

deertracker

Here we go about the n word. Big deal. Remove the negativity from the word and it is just a word. If you want to use the n word Bottom Line go ahead and use it. Just be ready to deal with the consequences.

Younger people have put a whole new spin on the word. I hear white people using it talking to each other. Sticks and stones??????????

Bottom Line

Please show me where I said or implied I wanted to use the N word. I don't think saying that word is right. Ever. And that's the difference between you and I. I'm consistent. You want to make different rules for different people.

deertracker

No, I want to make my own rules. I don't need society telling me what I should be offended by. I almost never use the word and really never have but if I choose to it would not be to degrade anyone! Those that invented the word seem to want to dictate who uses it and how. It doesn't work that way.

Dr. Information

Shut up knee grow.

deertracker

Am I supposed to be offended yt?

DGMutley

Dr. Information can't help himself.

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The Hero Zone

Dr. Information, wow...really? Comments like that do nothing to advance a conversation or make a point.

DickTracey

Excellent use of an Obama phone. If Obama had a son, he would look like that.

santown419

To bad your son is Like the one who ran in the house you k ow the white guy coward.

Tired Of The Bull

Why did you respond to Dick's comment...that's what he wants!!! SMDH!!!

Dr. Information

Racist against whites.

P1234

So you are calling someone who is trying to avoid a fight and consequences a coward? He picked up a sign and threw it down..good for the kid for realizing it was wrong and going in the house. More mature than all of the others. Don't they say the right thing to do in this kind of situation is to walk away? I think chasing people around with sticks is pretty cowardly if you ask me.

Tired Of The Bull

Arrest them all!!! Even the videographer and bystanders!!!!

DGMutley

That's what they are doing. An excellent use of our resources. Not.

santown419

People come on here with this race bs but for some reason no body saw the white kid who was the one trying to fight but was knocked to the ground. Guess they don't matter because they the same color as these racist cowards. I'm still trying to see the brawl. I see a big mouth who dumba$$ mom took him to fight some other kids. I see him and a white kid school swinging a stick and sign at each other. So where is the brawl.

deertracker

I have to agree. This is muchado about nothing. Keep race out of it. Kids of all races fight. It is painfully obvious exactly who the racists are on this forum! As much as some of you be on YouTube you should see this stuff from everywhere.

Bottom Line

You all want to leave race out of it when it hurts your cause. Then talk about race when you can use it to your advantage. You can't have it both ways. That's why you don't get any respect from so many people who actually have a brain.

deertracker

I don't have a cause. Do you? The word has no negative effect on me. I have heard it millions of times and been called it several times but that does not define me. You or those in the video do not define me either. I get plenty of respect from those with brains. It is the ones without brains that are the problem but to me they are irrelevant!

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The Hero Zone

I agree, deertracker, except for you not having a cause. You do. Your own life, family, and happiness. That's a cause that is worth maintaining and I'm glad that you won't allow other people to define you with their words. Whether you want or accept it you have my respect, even if we disagree on occasion. That's the truth.

miktoxic

SANTOWN419: you are such a fool. why don't you join the military and do something for this country? no you'd rather do nothing but instigate what is already a touchy subject.

you and your ilk are the reason decent people like myself have moved out of a once beautiful sandusky never to return (unless they drop an ABomb full of RAID). 30 years ago you could walk anywhere in sandusky (well almost) and be ok. now you have to worry about gangs? GTFO. really?

everything you say about the stereotypical racist theory is proven right by you every time you open your 15 yr. old mouth.

i think the police need to do drive bys.

Stonybaby

So much social responsibility displayed by the editor.

happycamper01

Post their names Sandusky Register...these kids think they are grown so treat them as such. Post their names and pictures.

bigrmachine

A good dousing with a fire hose would take care of this mess.

happycamper01

I like your style, lol.

milemarkerzero

Not too hard to figure out who's the aggressor in this one. Just amazes me how many times the n-bomb is dropped. If that was a white person on the same shoes, doing the same thing, there would be hate crime charges on top of the assault, unlawful entry, and so on and so on. Then there would be protest rallies, marches, and so forth. Can I get an Amen on that Rev. Darden?

Dr. Information

These people are raised in an environment that produces trash like we see in this video. It's called products of their parents.

Dolph02

SPEAKING OF SHOES...THERE WAS A FIGHT THE DAY BEFORE JUST A COUPLE HOUSES DOWN AND SOMEONE GOT KNOCKED OUT OF THEIR SHOES.

Justwow

Hahaha is all I have to say......true thugs

huronguy2

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SamAdams

What a bunch of losers...and way to prove that criminals have low IQs by uploading the evidence to a public forum like YouTube! I'll bet this isn't the first time (and almost certainly won't be the last time) police are called to this address! The crowd, the condition of the front yard -- what a mess!

If this is a rental unit, why isn't the landlord doing something? Surely HE can't want that kind of mess associated with his property! And if the homeowner is actually the resident, why isn't he/she being charged for being an "attractive nuisance" or whatever it is they legally term "trouble magnets" like this one appears to be?

This kind of thing will continue to happen until neighborhoods take back their homes and demand such problem residents shape up or ship out!

my oh my

Typical thugs unable to fight hand to hand they have to have a weapon or animal to fight their battles...

looking around

I note the Perkins cheerleaders showed up!

he said she said

Ignorance...
I don't think this was a riot. It seems to me that this was more of a show than a fight...lots of arguing, too many of the n bombs dropped, and a lot of chasing around with sticks. Hell, I chased other kids around with sticks when I was a kid yelling 'police stop!' when playing cops and robbers.
These kids around here that think their gang is something to be proud of would never make it in a place like LA or Chicago...these are play groups around here compared to those....

ladydye_5

ORC states 4 or more makes it a riot.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2917.03

holysee

Girl who posted video now a gang target...was that her aim?

The New World Czar

One question...where are the parents?

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thinkagain

Obama voters at their finest…

Bottom Line

Correct

William Jeffers...

Kids have always fought, just this younger crowd has to have drama & video and it takes too long. Just punch someone in the head, they'll hit you back, don't use your stick and only one on one. Eventually your buddies break it up, you both go to the box for two minutes and feel shame.

DGMutley

Good comment! I had to read through 50 comments to get to it.

peoplercrazy14

Ignorance at its best and products of their parents who I'm sure act the same way. Why do some people that this is an acceptable way to act, you sound ridiculous talking like that. And as far as the race stuff getting flung around I'm sorry but people wouldn't think like they do about the black community if the majority didn't conduct themselves in this manner. And I'm not saying the white kids are any better but if you want to stop the stereotypes then try bringing your children up better than this!

DGMutley

Yeah, white kids would never think of doing stuff like this?

Dr. Information

Sanduskys finest. Lol. Bunch of thugs.

stayfit

Yea, this is a small percentage of the population of Sandusky. The city is relatively safe with a few low-class, low opportunity degenerate children and young adults.

It's a shame that such trashy excuses for human beings put such an eye sore on a relatively good community. There are great kids, great parents, and great diversity in this city.

A small percentage of the more than 25,000 citizens in Sandusky can add up to some trouble. Let the police handle it and quit defending kids like this.

It's too bad that there aren't laws enacted to force child felons into rehabilitation training or disciplinary training at a military school. It's not about how bad these kids are now, it's about how much better can they become if given the opportunity to eventually become contributing members of society.

DGMutley

You did watch the video?

meeksbaker

A fight. Wat bs these lil idiots was jus puttn on a show. Lil sandusky. This aint even worth bein on you tube. And mom of the year wit her son. Give me a damn break.. Only thing good bout lil sandusky is BIKE WEEK...

camspappy

Anyone that uses the n word is being racist no matter what color you are it's racist..

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2cents

Coming to your home town soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

P1234

Not all of these kid's parents are bad people. I happen to know the mother of one of the boys and she is a very respectable woman that works hard, has raised her son very well and in a very loving environment. He is a very smart kid that is obviously making some poor choices and watching this video makes me very sad. I know first hand that the boy whose house this took place at, his mother is either never around, and if she is she doesn't care whats going on. This kid beats on his girlfriend and she actually has a wired jaw because of him right now. The mom needs to pay some consequences for what is happening on her property. So if you are going to say that kids actions are a product of their parents, then recognize that one of them made the choice to walk away from it all and go in the house..and he did that because his mother raised him right.
(And yes he did pick up a sign, but he did not hit anybody with it.)He was defending his friend

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The Hero Zone

Thank you for sharing your insight on this and bringing a bit more context to it.

Disgusted_Mom0326

Good for him!! And good for his mother! ( to the one who walked away! ) I agree the parent who is not home, should also have a consequence to pay. Thank you for being so brave as to post this on here, as some would have not stepped up!

smalltown_lotso...

Wow, I am impressed (sarcasm with an eye roll) by the ignorance of these teens. Hey mom, that recorded the video, way to go. I think you may be mom of the year! Way to teach your child to become an upstanding citizen like yourself! I would be ashamed of myself for allowing my son to stand on a street with a bunch of loud mouth kids acting like a$$ clowns, let alone stand there and record them, then upload it to You Tube! I hope you don't reproduce again and your son don't ever reproduce!

Kids, it's time to grow up and stop acting like fools! Your actions today will only hurt you in the end. It isn't cool being a wanna be thug or a bully. And FYI that was the worst "fight" I have seen. I have seen squirrels fight better than that. You all just look like uneducated wanna be thugs that don't know how to dress! Oh one more thing, clean up your yard, slobs!

Disgusted_Mom0326

Hi 5! Well said! As per the mothers actions. And then we wonder why people or places ALL get a bad reputation!

Stop It

HEE HEEE HEEEE! Day just be playin'. don nobody wanna get hurt. dats how day do it in downtown sandusky.

Until after dark.

Disgusted_Mom0326

Guess we see who the adults are! Nice word play. You should be ashamed of your self.

miktoxic

DGMutley:

go ahead condone this as nothing and ask 'like white kids would never do anything like this?' wow. why don't you worry about your own house (if you have one) your own neighborhood, your city and town instead of trying to fling responsibility by trying to mirror an act in another community.

if you cared about the city and your own home you wouldn't tolerate this and would act to make things better. but instead you just add to the problem.

you'll learn when you go to sell your house.