FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Police Break Up Melee Near Western Washington U.

October 15, 2013  | 

Police arrested three people Sunday during a melee near Western Washington University after hundreds of party-goers threw projectiles at authorities trying to disperse the crowd.

The incident started on Saturday evening after police broke up a party at an apartment complex party near the college around 9 p.m. Many partygoers moved to nearby Laurel Park and were joined by more people, Associated Press reports.

As many of 500 people, described by police as an intoxicated, disorderly crowd, congregated at the park. Partygoers threw bottles, cinder blocks, dinner plates and patio furniture at police officers, who had to use pepper spray to disperse the crowd. It took around 45 minutes to clear the area.

Three people ranging in age from 19 to 23 face charges including riot, malicious mischief, reckless endangerment, failing to disperse and obstruction. None of those arrested so far is a campus student. University President Bruce Shepard has vowed to expel any student involved in the confrontation with police.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

FLEOA Responds to Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015
The president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National, Jon...
Bratton Aims to Stay Step Ahead of Watchdogs
On the same day the inspector general for the police issued a report detailing...
Angel Armor Debuts Ally One Armored Panels for On-The-Go Protection
Angel Armor's newest product in its ballistic protection lineup is the Ally One Level IIIA...
Video: Army Vet Shot 7 Times Trying to Stop Oregon College Shooter
"He ran to the library and pulled the alarms and he was telling people to run, grabbing...
Video: Sheriff Revises Casualty Count in Oregon College Shooting, Refuses to Name Shooter
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said at least two responding officers acted heroically...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine