A large fight involving bats and knife at Lake Nanuet led to four youths from Pearl River and Nanuet being injured and six youths from New City and Congers being arrested, according to Clarkstown police.
The incident Saturday night at the park in Nanuet involved around 30 male high school and college students. Those arrested and injured were either 17 or 18 years old. Students from Clarkstown North and Nanuet high school were involved.
Charges against the six arrested include Attempted Gang Assault, Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Police recovered baseball bats and knives at the scene. Four youths with from cuts, bruises and possible concussions were taken to Nyack Hospital where they were treated and released.
Police report when they arrived at Lake Nanuet at 10:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 they found the four injured male youths - one 18 year old and two 17-year-olds from Pearl River and one 17 year old from Nanuet. Police are not releasing names of the victims for safety reasons.
The Detective Bureau determined the fight involved a group of about 15 students from one of the high schools arbitrarily attacking five or six students from the other high school. They report several assailants, some allegedly using baseball bats as weapons, overpowered each of the victims.
The six arrested teens had various charges lodged against them.
One 17 year old from Congers and one 17 year old and one 18 year old both from New City were charged with Attempted Gang Assault 1st degree, a felony, Assault 2nd degree, a felony, and Assault 3rd degree, a misdemeanor. One 17 year old and one 18 year old both from Congers were charged with Assault 2nd degree and Assault 3rd degree. A 17 year old from New City was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a misdemeanor.
The six are eligible for youthful offender status and were arraignedand released to their parents pending a court date of January 30th in Clarkstown Justice Court. Police report they expect to make additional arrests.