7 Arrested In Alameda County Fair Brawl

PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — Seven juveniles were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor offenses for a fight in the carnival area at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton on Tuesday evening, a sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday.

Sgt. Ray Kelly said deputies quickly broke up the fight, which started at about 5:30 p.m., and had to employ minor uses of force for crowd control purposes. There were no serious injuries in the fight.

Kelly said all of the juveniles were cited for fighting, one was also cited for resisting arrest and another was cited for striking an officer. All of the youths were released to their parents.

There also were reports of unrelated vandalism, unruly behavior and throwing of fireworks but there was no gunfire, despite rumors that shots were fired, Kelly said.

Kelly said about 40,000 people attended the fair for the Fourth of July on Tuesday so it wasn’t surprising that there were some minor incidents.

“It was an eventful day and most people had a lot of fun,” he said.

Kelly said the Fourth of July fireworks show went on as scheduled at the fair.

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