Scranton police say 8 people were cited for disorderly conduct after a fight broke out on a street in the city`s Westside.
It happened in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday near the West Scranton Little League Field.
Scranton police say they rounded up eight people on Oxford Street after a fight broke out on the city`s Westside right in the middle of the afternoon.
When officers arrived at the fight here at the West Scranton Little League Field, the group fled but most were caught and cited for disorderly conduct.
Robin Trager lives across the street and says there are always problems around the field.
“Drug activity in the area, often times we`ll see people sitting here and it looks like they`re making deals. I don`t know,” said Trager.
Scranton police say roughly 10 to 12 people ended up on Oxford Street, fighting after a group of people came to this house on nearby Lincoln Avenue, seeking retaliation for an earlier incident.
“What we`re getting from the interviews we`re doing is that it was the result of an incident regarding a damaged vehicle that occurred on Friday night,” said Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano.
Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright says when he heard about the commotion, he went to the scene to see what was happening.
“I`m always concerned when we have something of this nature, I think they`re still sorting out what happened,” said Courtright. “When I got there they were just interviewing some people, questioning some people.”
Police believe only one person was injured after being hit by a thrown baseball bat but that victim was among those who ran away.
“I don`t know what they can do about it, there`s only so many people on the police force,” said Trager.