Two Policemen Injured During Postgame Brawl

Five Teens Arrested After Severn Melee

September 11, 1990|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff writer

Two county police officers were injured and five teen-agers and a 20-year-old man were arrested Friday night during a melee outside the Severn Square Shopping Center after a football game between North County and Meade high schools.

Officers Samuel Sweet and Dean D'Camera were treated and released from North Arundel Hospital after the 10 p.m. incident, which began when about 200 teens -- mostly Meade High School students -- gathered after the game outside a 7-Eleven store in the shopping center, at Ridge Road and Route 175.

Police reports said many in the crowd were drinking, yelling, throwing trash on the ground and jumping in front of moving cars. Students were so numerous, the reports said, that cars could not get through the 7-Eleven parking lot and patrons could not enter the store.

Officers in about 20 police cars, including state and military police units from Fort Meade, broke up the crowd. Some members of the crowd fought with officers, police said.

D'Camera suffered a broken wrist and multiple contusions. Sweet was treated for strains in the neck and back, police said.

County police charged a 17-year-old Hanover girl with loitering, a 17-year-old Laurel boy with loitering, a 16-year-old Hanover boy with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer, a 17-year-old Laurel boy with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and a 17-year-old Hanover boy with loitering, disorderly conduct, obstruction, hindering and resisting arrest.

Tarus A. Jones, 20, of the 3000 block Wadsworth Court in Fort Meade, was charged with disorderly conduct, battery, resisting arrest and failure to obey a police officer.

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