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Sixteen Cedar Point Employees Arrested In Melee
woub.org ^ | Jun 10, 2014 | various

Posted on 06/10/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

While Cedar Point was closed because of a water main break over the weekend, 16 of the theme park's employees were busy getting arrested.

Police from the park and the city of Sandusky say they arrested 16 people after a melee broke out in the employee recreation center early Sunday.

Jail records say the employees were charged with aggravated rioting and disorderly conduct. At least one was also charged with assaulting a police officer. 13 of them are from Michigan; three live in Ohio.

Police responded at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday to Cedar Point Commons, which is the park employees' housing area.

The park reopened Monday after being closed Saturday and Sunday due to a water main break in the city of Sandusky.


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Officers were on scene for another call when they learned of the fight about 3:15 a.m. and went to assist Cedar Point police.

Arrested for disorderly conduct and aggravated rioting were:

•Lawanda Harris, 21, of Detroit •Cashia Moyer, 19, of Youngstown •Lavon Epps, 19, of Flint, Mich. •Jarrett Stennis, 22, of Southfield, Mich. •Joshua Brown, 32, of Ypsilanti, Mich. •Marquise Nicholson, 19, of Detroit •DeShaun Harris, 20, of Flint, Mich. •Galen Hobdy, 20, of Canton •Brandon Williams, 21, of Flint, Mich. •Curtis Prentice, 23, of Canton, also charged with resisting arrest •Kyreese Whitacker, 21, of Flint, Mich. •Dajon Williams, 19, of Roseville, Mich. •Sterling Jenkins, 24, of Flint., Mich. •Rick Miles, 23, of Flint., Mich. •James Ewing, 21, of Detroit •Ja'Quan Pittman, 22, of Flint, Mich.

1 posted on 06/10/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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2 posted on 06/10/2014 12:32:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

aggravated rioting —LOL, as opposed to mild rioting?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 12:33:40 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Las Vegas Dave

More Amish live in Ohio than in any other state. Just sayin’ . . .


4 posted on 06/10/2014 12:33:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

poor Ja’Quan. Would hate to go through life with a name with an apostrophe, a name which nobody can spell or pronounce correctly. And now he has a police record.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Yea! My old home state wins!


6 posted on 06/10/2014 12:35:03 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I remember the first time I went to The Point. Around 1952. It still had that Twenties/Thirties charm about it. Times have sure changed! I liked Euclid Beach Park better though.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 12:36:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Plus I bet it’s hell finding those little name tag license plates for your bike...


8 posted on 06/10/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: AU72

Yo, Kyreese. What you in for, homie?

Yo, mild rioting!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 12:38:26 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

At least it isn’t La-A — pronounced: (La Dash A).


10 posted on 06/10/2014 12:39:21 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Vigilanteman

If you read the article you would see that the Amish have moved in from Michigan from summer jobs at the Point.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 12:41:57 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Well, at least it was a melee, and not a fracas...


12 posted on 06/10/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Jim from C-Town

Lawanda, lafonda... shashanda.... Ja’Quan...Cyrese, or Tyrese...

hmmm....I haven’t a clue as to why this fight started.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 12:46:48 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Las Vegas Dave
•Brandon Williams; •Rick Miles; •James Ewing

Such odd names...

14 posted on 06/10/2014 12:47:17 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Vigilanteman

Last time I was there they had friendly summer employees from eastern Europe.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 12:47:37 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Dilbert San Diego
poor Ja’Quan. Would hate to go through life with a name with an apostrophe

You are so right. Even without a police record, Ja’Quan is going to have trouble being called for job interviews. It's not fair, but it is reality.

There is a reason why the eastern European immigrants of old gave their American children English names. The father might have been János, but junior was named John.

16 posted on 06/10/2014 12:56:22 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SoothingDave
"Last time I was there they had friendly summer employees from eastern Europe."

They still had a lot of those when I went a couple years ago. Most of the associates are really great, IMO, and Cedar Point is the best roller-coaster park anywhere near me.

17 posted on 06/10/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: All

From other links:

Sandusky police arrived at the rec center to find Cedar Point officers struggling with a man and several other men trying to get at the officers.

Several other Cedar Point officers were struggling with three other men, who were swinging their arms at officers.

Another man, who refused to leave the area, then began pushing an officer.

Sandusky police called for backup and then observed three Cedar Point officers struggling with another man.

A short time later, police observed an officer struggling with three more men. One of them eventually had to be Tasered three times before he would comply with officers’ order to get on the ground.

All 16 were taken to the Erie County Jail.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: SoothingDave

Last trip to the park was three summers ago. Had a great time. Took our exchange students there and our Chinese student took her first ride on a roller coaster (we arrived on Hallowed Weekends) at 10PM. She had no idea she was being seated in a 205’ wooden roller coaster when we just walked into the ride area and told her to sit down. Silly me for having my wife sit in the seat behind her. I can only imagine the youths cleaning up after the ride was over. That was our first and LAST ride of the evening. Oh, the memories!


19 posted on 06/10/2014 12:59:38 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter (Patriots eneeded!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He could be a Narn.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 1:01:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Holder’s people, methinks. Danged Amish, just can’t behave themselves.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 1:04:20 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Just another skirmish in the Toledo strip war.

Forget it Jake, its Toledo.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 1:13:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Last time I was there, a lot of the park employees were eastern European kids of some sort.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not to mention the poor b@stards named Jarrett, Joshua, Galen, Brandon, Curtis, James, Rick and Sterling.

Poor kids.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 1:19:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Euclid Beach, wow I went there as a kid.

Like many things in Cleveland, it’s only a memory now.

http://www.euclidbeach.org/


25 posted on 06/10/2014 1:21:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Mich Patriot

Yes, it’s the best roller coaster park anywhere. We used to go every summer when I first got married. Been at least a decade since I’ve been now. Still have an old “Millennium Force” t-shirt somewhere.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 1:22:58 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Euclid Beach! It was SO MUCH better than Cedar Point...The Thriller, Racing Coasters, Over the Falls and the Flying Turns...I still have dreams about riding them with my Dad.

And there were trees to sit under when it got hot and the frozen custard was to die for.

Cedar Point was just concrete, mediocre rides and crappy food.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: AU72

If Obama had sons...


28 posted on 06/10/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: SoothingDave

You probably know they’ve added a lot of new stuff since your last visit. Prices are up a bit, but still a bargain in my view, and you can still grab a beer at a few places in the park, including the saloon in Frontier. :)


29 posted on 06/10/2014 1:26:42 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Mich Patriot

Those days are behind me now. The wife has back problems and the roller coaster gene somehow skipped a generation with my daughter.

It was fun, though.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Chuzzlewit

If you want a good look at the fine folks involved,go to www.sanduskyregister.com.I’m sure they were just upset because choir practice ran a bit late.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 1:43:34 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Cashia may have career opportunities on Wall Street or at the Federal Reserve.

Nome sayin?


32 posted on 06/10/2014 1:50:01 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: bimboeruption; nascarnation

I loved the Fun House at Euclid Beach. The sinning tunnel,, the spinning floor disks! And the guy blowing girls skirts up? Bwaaaa! That guy would be arrested today!


33 posted on 06/10/2014 2:06:58 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Dajon Williams, 19, of Roseville, Mich.

He's only a letter away from a future in the mustard business.

34 posted on 06/10/2014 2:25:36 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: Chuzzlewit; Jim from C-Town; Las Vegas Dave
hmmm....I haven’t a clue as to why this fight started.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Every American should feel outrage at any injustice done to our veterans " -Sarah Palin 5/26/14)
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To: AU72

Aggravated usually means with a weapon, or some aggravating circumstance like that.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: proxy_user

If not for the police’s quick response it might have turned into a full-blown brouhaha.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: areukiddingme1

yeah, the dash don’t be silent


38 posted on 06/10/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Thirteen of those arrested were from Michigan, only three were from Ohio. It appears they had something else in common. ;)


39 posted on 06/10/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I worked there when I was in college, met my husband there. :)


40 posted on 06/10/2014 3:46:24 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Las Vegas Dave
I haven't been to Cedar Point since the late 1950s. The Catholic Young People's Club of Dayton used to spend a weekend there every year. The boys slept in one big dorm room; the girls in another. Lots of fun swimming and riding. Not so much fun the next few days suffering from sunburn. I quit going the year I graduated from the Club (i.e.,got married).
41 posted on 06/10/2014 3:49:13 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: SoothingDave

When I worked there, mid 70’s it was mostly college students from OH, MI, and PA and they were predominantly white.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 3:49:35 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“The sinning tunnel,”??????
Freudian slip there????? “Spinning tunnel.”
I don’t think osha would allow any of those fun things anymore! Also, there was the Gypsy Fortune Teller machine, just like the one in “Big.”


43 posted on 06/10/2014 4:00:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

When I worked there the seasonal employees were mostly college students ages 18-20. One of the people arrested is in his 30’s. Instead of seasonal, many of those on this list should be working year round back home. What do these “adults” do the rest of the year? Everyone I knew there that was seasonal left The Point at season’s end to go back to school.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 4:23:33 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Remember Laughing Sal who stood outside the Fun House?


45 posted on 06/10/2014 8:15:29 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: Farmer Dean
If you want a good look at the fine folks involved...


46 posted on 06/10/2014 8:37:37 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

They were only arrested because they are black./s

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47 posted on 06/10/2014 8:39:02 PM PDT by Mears (give me a break!)
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To: Mears
They were only arrested because they...

...tried to burn the Blue Streak?

< /sarc>

48 posted on 06/10/2014 9:46:14 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: bimboeruption

“Remember Laughing Sal”

I do now! Thanks for reminding me!


49 posted on 06/11/2014 8:32:43 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

FWIW, I can’t agree with making fun of a person’s name.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 8:36:20 AM PDT by grania
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