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March 27, 2011

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Large melee leads to five arrests

PORT JERVIS – A large scale fight late Saturday night resulted in five arrests, Port Jervis City Police said Sunday.

When police arrived at 115 Ball Street, they encountered some 30 people involved in a melee. They dispersed and officers arrested five people involved.

They were identified as David Ellington, 43, charged with assault in the third degree aid disorderly conduct; Joseph Babcock, 27, charged with disorderly conduct, harassment in the second degree, resisting arrest and riot in the second degree; Robyn Alexander, 33, charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and riot in the second degree; Wade Conklin, 38, charged with assault in the third degree, attempted criminal mischief in the fourth degree and riot in the second degree; and his son, Dean Conklin, charged with resisting arrest and riot in the second degree.

All five are from the Port Jervis area.

Police said an argument apparently escalated into the large fight. There were no reports of serious injuries.


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