Three arrested after melee in GF tavern

Thursday, July 6, 2006

GREEN FOREST -- Police arrested three residents, and cited four after a fight broke out at the Brew and Cue Bar on the Green Forest city square Saturday night.

Sergio Garcia, Ronald Castro, and Abraham Ortiz were charged with disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, and public intoxication.

Officer Joe Mandella said he was dispatched to the bar right before the Appreciation Day fireworks display at the city park between 9 and 10 p.m.

"From talking to witnesses, I estimate that there were 10 to 13 people involved in the situation," said Mandella.

He said witnesses had told him that they began fighting inside the building, but ended up on the public square.

"There were people everywhere," he added.

Mandella said the investigation was still pending, and there were no serious injuries involved.

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