Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, January 18, 2010

12 police depts. assist NPD with out-of-control teen crowd

Several hundred teenagers turned away from a capacity crowd of 200 at a Saturday night dance at the American Legion hall on Montgomery Rd. flooded the Norwood Business District engaging in fights and vandalism, prompting police to alert businesses to lock their doors. Officials estimated the street crowd at about 400. After responding to a 7:40 p.m. call of trouble at the hall, Norwood police asked for help from other area police departments. With the assistance of officers from 12 police departments, the teen crowd was brought under control by 10 p.m. Vandalism and fights were reported at the nearby White Castle and UDF. No arrests were made, and there was only one injury, a teen with a broken jaw who was taken to Children’s Hospital.