Police vow crackdown after fight downtown | TheUnion.com

Police vow crackdown after fight downtown

By Dave Moller

Senior Staff Writer

A brawl that occurred adjacent to the Thursday Night Market in downtown Grass Valley has police promising a crackdown next week.

Capt. Dave Remillard said Friday that 12 to 14 youths squared off in the large parking lot at Neal and South Auburn streets about 8 p.m. Thursday. Another 100 gathered to watch, but no one was hurt.

“We had to bring in extra officers to keep the peace,” Remillard said. “Two people went to jail” for fighting, one 18, the other 16. The 18-year-old also was arrested on a probation violation.

“We’re going to display additional personnel” next Thursday, Remillard said. “We’re also reviewing our downtown market procedures as a whole.

“The problem is, overtime costs a a lot, but public safety is important, and we want a safe, family environment,” Remillard said. “We’ll do what it takes to make it a safe event.”

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