Large, Brief Fight Breaks Out At Norwalk Festival

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This story has been updated with new information, 12:35 p.m.

NORWALK, Conn. – A large group of teenagers was involved in a fight late Friday night at the Norwalk Seaport Association's Oyster Festival, drawing Norwalk police out in force.  

The fight happened at about 10 p.m. in the children's amusement area, across from the Norwalk High School dunk tank, according to a witness. A police officer at the scene said the kids broke up the fight themselves, scattering in every direction. He did not know of any arrests. He called it "10 minutes of nonsense" from "kids acting foolishly."

A Norwalk High School sophomore who was selling tickets for the dunk tank said she was "scared" and said every young person in front of her was involved. Another young person staffing an amusement hadn't seen the fight but estimated that 200 teenagers had been involved. They ran past her in a big crowd.

She said it was a shame that the misbehaving kids had "ruined it" for other people and said they should have been more aware of the young children in the area. 

One witness had seen six police cruisers arrive to deal with the fight.

Ryan Essig, 15, said he had been in the carnival ride area, not far away, and had not seen the fight but had seen the young people involved running for the exit. He said it was not a big deal. "It's all hype," he said.

Update, 12:35 p.m. Saturday:

A Norwalk woman was arrested as a result of the incident, police sources said. It was apparent that a youth was hit over the head with a chair but police were unable to find him or the person who hit him. The person who was hit apparently took off his bloody shirt, put it in a trash can and left.

Ayanna Belton, 30, of 2 Fenwick Place used swear words as she loudly refused to leave the area of the incident, police say. Belton was told she'd be arrested if she didn't leave. She continued to swear and was arrested, which she resisted in a physical manner, police said. Belton was charged with breach of peace second degree and interfering with an officer. Bond was $475.

There were perhaps 15 young people involved in the skirmish, police said. As a chain reaction, youths ran to see what was happening, resulting in a group of perhaps 100 young people.

"It was just a bunch of kids running around aimlessly, being kids," Sgt. James Boff said.

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Awon.Apooponyou:

I AM HOMELESS AND LIVE AT VETERANS PARK

Tim T:

THIS IS FUNNY
It seem our resident troll is now posting as Awon Apooponyou. The moron has just open his account today and has already trolled 12 of my posts with his usual lies , spam,and not 1 accurate fact. Are these trolls so fearful of my posts that they waste a Saturday morning reviewing weeks of My posts? I guess I should consider this a compliment..Shame that the troll has no life.

flageb:

All drama aside, this type of thing is exactly why my family and I don't go to the Oyster Fest anymore. It's not worth the money, or the risk. Smaller fairs/festivals like the St. Leo's in Stamford, or Greek Festival in Norwalk are much better for families and food even!

Broad River:

Right you are ! Even the St. Anns carnival was good fun ! Yes the food is fresher, it's not shuffled off to an event across town and kept in coolers. You bump into so many more local people you know and can have conversation with. Wilton has a great summer carnival also.

rerbc:

Just for the record, I am not even gonna read all these "new" posters, its my opinion that they are all Timt using other names. Now, I will read Timt posts because, well, sometimes I need that comic relief! Just kidding, sometimes on that rare occasion, he does make sense.

Tim T:

Amazing how the ones such as rerbc can not bring themselves to believe that most agree with my views and not the views that they have.

rerbc:

Of course all your alter egos will agree with you!

Pony Tail Steve:

You and your 20 user names agree with you. That's about it!
Since you post with so many user names, you lost all credibility. Why not just use one like everyone else?

Niikk:

WoW Robtard aka pony tail steve aka ffctguitar is accusing others if using multiple user names as he is using 50 different names

rerbc:

and who is robtard pony tail ffctguitar and niikk? Never seen any of you posting here either

Tim T:

RERBC
Have someone read the posts to you

wavy t:

01/07/2012----WOODWARD AVE AND MEADOW STREET
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/norwalk-man-shot-on-woodward-avenue/article_7b796a1a-5d80-513c-892b-1b38de651e0a.html

1/31/2012----Woodward Ave Shots Fired
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/drive-by-shooting-investigated-on-woodward-ave/article_88415e63-10c2-548f-ac53-39cefff61d25.htm

2/4/2012----Avalon Gates Apartments Belden Ave Norwalk 1st Homicide of the year.
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/man-shot-and-killed-in-norwalk#.UEwY6obTzwk

2/11/2012---- Norwalk Police: Gang member shot twice on Ely Avenue
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/norwalk-police-gang-member-shot-twice-on-ely-avenue/article_3508ddcd-552b-5d4b-bdb7-2f1796d945aa.html

2/13/2012----Shots fired into single mother's home Chestnut Street
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/shots-fired-into-single-mothers-home#.UEwaaobTzwk

2/24/2012---- Man Cited for Accidentally Firing Glock 19 Handgun
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/suspect-arrested-for-sono-silver-robbery

3/26/2012---Norwalk Police: Man Shot at Baby Shower County St
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/norwalk-police-man-shot-baby-shower

4/3/12---Accomplice in 2001 murder shot in Norwalk Connecticut Avenue
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Accomplice-in-2001-murder-shot-in-Norwalk-3455200.php

5/23/12----Man killed in South Norwalk shooting South Main St Norwalk 2nd Homicide of the year.
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/man-killed-in-south-norwalk-shooting#.UEwdVIbTzwk

5/31/12----10 shots fired in South Norwalk Meadow Gardens and 1 was hit
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/police-10-shots-fired-south-norwalk-man-hurt

6/1/12---- Man shot near Jefferson Elementary School Grandview and Prospect Avenue
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/man-shot-near-norwalk-school

7/4/12--- Two Shot in South Norwalk Woodward Ave
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/two-shot-on-woodward/article_655ac647-9741-58b2-9fca-9175b74f331d.html

7/12/12-- Police: Eight Shots Fired at Norwalk Home
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-eight-shots-fired-norwalk-home

7/26/12---Bullets Hit SUV In South Norwalk Sheridan Street and Woodward Avenue
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/man-arrested-following-reports-of-gunfire-on-woodward-avenue?logout=true

8-9-12---- South Norwalk Shots Fired Calls Yield Two Handguns, No Gun Arrests
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/south-norwalk-shots-fired-call-yields-two-handguns-no-gun-arrests

8-15-12--- Bullets strike home on North Taylor Ave Home
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/bullets-strike-home-on-north-taylor/article_3e4101d3-bf24-551c-b2de-dc8c62000108.html

8-29-12----Police: 6-7 Shots Fired in South Norwalk Driveby
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-6-7-shots-fired-south-norwalk-driveby

8-31-12--Norwalk Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting 261 Ely Ave
NORWALK — Police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of shooting his sister's boyfriend Thursday at the Roodner Court housing complex.
http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-31/community/hc-norwalk-shooting-suspect-0901-20120831_1_gunshot-wound-police-upper-body

Pony Tail Steve:

wow, you are spamming news stories now? LOL
All this because you admitted the NPD towed your prius a couple times?
Dude, you need help!

Niikk:

wow ROBTARD are you trying to destroy this site like you did topix. Hopefully they will ban you before you do.

Niikk:

Check out the posts from the troll Pony Tail Steve aka ffctguitar aka Niikk (in black) on topix if your stomach can handle it. This troll has stalked me for 5 years and has been banned from every site,,,Very sick

Pony Tail Steve:

I am fairly certain the people that read this site are smarter than you. We all know its you posting. I am surprised you think you actually fool anyone.
But its great entertainment!

Tim T:

Pony tail Steve aka Robtard has been banned as a troll all over the net..Take a look at his posts on topix

jlightfield:

Really, this is news? They arrest a cursing 30 year old woman because someone freaked out over a bunch of alleged "teenagers" running around? What next, old man yells at kids to get off of lawn and police arrest neighbor for loitering?

sononeknows:

Its in the eye of the beholder,I read about art in South Norwalk Train station but I'd never bring my familiy there Chestnut and Henry by far is one of the most dangerous places to walk to,can't drive there parking is now so far away by meter now I would have to walk there.But its news and I read it.

Knowing what happened at the fest where I let my kids go after reading the Daily knowing great officers like Joe and others are there making sure my kids are safe and the situation was not severe is another plus.It was a gang so yes I'm happy to read details and no I'm not against art that adorns a train station where most of us wouldn't go unless we are taking a train.

Some of the crimes in Norwalk are funny, stabbing victim arested for blo,yep right up there with the old man.Kid who gets hit by car is charged with jaywalking.

Reporting news is an art,sometimes dangerous and all can be what some think is a waste of time,but as I have been shown in art there is so much more than the painting on the wall.You have to look into the canvas the news sometimes is like art and you know something about your own environment.

I'm lucky those paintings I keep seeing in those mansions like the Planting Fields in Oyster bay to those others in Tarrytown all have meaning as the glass in a church if not helped by others I would of never realized what I was looking at.But I keep an open mind,when it comes to Picaso of course.

So if this helps explain crime in Norwalk and why it should be reported no matter what it looks like it also tells a story.

We are all glad our officers are honest and up front it helps us all continue to let our children enjoy parts of the city that is still safe.

Gunfire was heard last night empty shell casings were found this morning but it wasn't at the fest it was near the train station where Norwalks Louve is or is it Lav. Like it or not its news and its what most of want to read.

Any idea what its like to wait for your kids at a gate and see a dozen marked and unmarked cars go and rush in as if there was trouble?It was nice to go home and read what didn't happen so yes it was really news for some of us who love our children and the Fest.They get to go back again because it was just a fowl mouth woman who decided to go that route not a gang member with a gun dammitt.

my art is my comments

Tim T:

True Jackie
We have killings stabbing and shooting Almost all unsolved

Tim T:

Pony Tail Steve:
Pony Tail Steve: has 20 user names he posts with, as not a single person likes his posts or agrees with him FYI. The police towed his prius many times, so he hates them.
If you read closely, he has the same lack of grammar and writing skills for each name. He has to reply to his own posts in order to give the appearance someone else is on his side.
He is a norwalk TROLL, so do not believe anything he posts and if anyone agrees with him, ITS HIM POSTING WITH ANOTHER USERNAME

Awon Apooponyou:

Malcontent Tim T is at it again. All that hate is not good for your heart.
BTW, if you are such an expert, how about you take the police test, strap on a uniform, and show how it's done? The answer is simple: you are a coward.

Pony Tail Steve:

Careful, the coward is going to steal your user name and post as you soon!
Hated by all, no life but to look for any attention he can get...

Tim T:

Pony Tail steve aka Robtard..This sicko has 20 plus user names and has been banned from every site..Take a look at his freak posts on topix and you will see why.

Tim T:

Oh I see our troll has yet another user names...
Amazing what these stalker will do.

Ken P Jr:

Things happen, kids fight, doubt it had much to do with beer or anything of that nature. If we want to blame something blame the amusement/kids area. Its relatively new and a draw for young people. Used to be ALOT more drinking going on at the Fest than there is now and fights between adults on occasion but it wasnt as big an attraction to children. I remember being pretty bored at the fest as a kid because it was much more cultural/history oriented. Now its just a big fundraiser with very little if any cultural or historical events or exhibitions. Its fun & I still like it but miss the big ships, colonial villages & things like that.

rerbc:

timt/wayt you werent even there

Pony Tail Steve:

tim t has 20 user names he posts with, as not a single person likes his posts or agrees with him FYI. The police towed his prius many times, so he hates them.
If you read closely, he has the same lack of grammar and writing skills for each name. He has to reply to his own posts in order to give the appearance someone else is on his side.
He is a norwalk TROLL, so do not believe anything he posts and if anyone agrees with him, ITS HIM POSTING WITH ANOTHER USERNAME

livingisajourney:

HAHAHHA thats exactly what I picked up on. Same poor grammar, sentence fragments, it must be exhausting to maintain so many user accounts.

Niikk:

Beware of

Pony Tail Steve
If you would like to see what A WEIRDO "she" is look at "her "posts on topix

Tim T:

Ok Moron believe what the voices in your head tells you

wavy t:

Norwalk 2 Homicides, report of 13-15 report of gunfire senses ,a lot of stabbings, fights break outs all in 9 months and 96% was unsloved

Pony Tail Steve:

This is false, "tim t" aka wavy t.
Do you just makes these numbers up in your head?
LMAO!
You need help

Tim T:

I see Robtard is now posting its spam as

Pony Tail Steve

Its amazing what these trolls will do when proved wrong.

wavy t:

I checked Norwalk Hour and Norwalk Daily voice and count them up from January 1, 2012. It between 14-16 Shots Fired and Shootings together. Most recent one was August 30, 2012

Pony Tail Steve:

Show us a link for this, tim T AKA wavy T

wavy t:

Here the dates of all them this year

01/07/2012----WOODWARD AVE AND MEADOW STREET
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/norwalk-man-shot-on-woodward-avenue/article_7b796a1a-5d80-513c-892b-1b38de651e0a.html

1/31/2012----Woodward Ave Shots Fired
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/drive-by-shooting-investigated-on-woodward-ave/article_88415e63-10c2-548f-ac53-39cefff61d25.htm

2/4/2012----Avalon Gates Apartments Belden Ave Norwalk 1st Homicide of the year.
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/man-shot-and-killed-in-norwalk#.UEwY6obTzwk

2/11/2012---- Norwalk Police: Gang member shot twice on Ely Avenue
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/norwalk-police-gang-member-shot-twice-on-ely-avenue/article_3508ddcd-552b-5d4b-bdb7-2f1796d945aa.html

2/13/2012----Shots fired into single mother's home Chestnut Street
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/shots-fired-into-single-mothers-home#.UEwaaobTzwk

2/24/2012---- Man Cited for Accidentally Firing Glock 19 Handgun
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/suspect-arrested-for-sono-silver-robbery

3/26/2012---Norwalk Police: Man Shot at Baby Shower County St
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/norwalk-police-man-shot-baby-shower

4/3/12---Accomplice in 2001 murder shot in Norwalk Connecticut Avenue
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Accomplice-in-2001-murder-shot-in-Norwalk-3455200.php

5/23/12----Man killed in South Norwalk shooting South Main St Norwalk 2nd Homicide of the year.
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/man-killed-in-south-norwalk-shooting#.UEwdVIbTzwk

5/31/12----10 shots fired in South Norwalk Meadow Gardens and 1 was hit
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/police-10-shots-fired-south-norwalk-man-hurt

6/1/12---- Man shot near Jefferson Elementary School Grandview and Prospect Avenue
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/news/man-shot-near-norwalk-school

7/4/12--- Two Shot in South Norwalk Woodward Ave
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/two-shot-on-woodward/article_655ac647-9741-58b2-9fca-9175b74f331d.html

7/12/12-- Police: Eight Shots Fired at Norwalk Home
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-eight-shots-fired-norwalk-home

7/26/12---Bullets Hit SUV In South Norwalk Sheridan Street and Woodward Avenue
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/man-arrested-following-reports-of-gunfire-on-woodward-avenue?logout=true

8-9-12---- South Norwalk Shots Fired Calls Yield Two Handguns, No Gun Arrests
http://norwalk.patch.com/articles/south-norwalk-shots-fired-call-yields-two-handguns-no-gun-arrests

8-15-12--- Bullets strike home on North Taylor Ave Home
http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/bullets-strike-home-on-north-taylor/article_3e4101d3-bf24-551c-b2de-dc8c62000108.html

8-29-12----Police: 6-7 Shots Fired in South Norwalk Driveby
http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/police-6-7-shots-fired-south-norwalk-driveby

8-31-12--Norwalk Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting 261 Ely Ave
NORWALK — Police on Friday arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of shooting his sister's boyfriend Thursday at the Roodner Court housing complex.
http://articles.courant.com/2012-08-31/community/hc-norwalk-shooting-suspect-0901-20120831_1_gunshot-wound-police-upper-body

The Norwalk Truth:

WOW This pony tail Steve is a real sicko..I just seen his posts on topix..He seems to have an issue with obsession as he thinks everyone on every site is one person..Very sick and creeeeppppy

Niikk:

yes wavy t you are correct Norwalk crime is out of control

Pony Tail Steve:

So is your SPAM using 20 usernames!!

The Norwalk Truth:

This pony tail steve needs mental health counseling as he truly believes everyone on every site is the same person. If you look at his post they are never about the topic but in fact about who he stalks...VERY VERY SICK

Tim T:

wavy t
I think it was more than 2 Homicides
But 96 percent unsolved..We need change at the NPD from the top down as clearly they are a failure. We had the opportunity for change but the mayor was more concerned with the police union endorsement. The funny thing is that endorsement is useless as most of the cops including the chief DO NOT LIVE IN NORWALK.

sononeknows:

those who saw it were probably right,kids are kids

What we saw was kids taken off cuffed in the back of police cars and the ambulance that took the victim away was probably unrelated to this uptick in voilence at the fest then.

I noticed a lot of beer at this Oyster fest this year in fact maybe it can be renamed to the Oyster Beer Fest.The company who runs the Oyster fest High Road promotes mainly Beer Fest as it.

Northern Virginia BrewFest
Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
Norwalk Oyster Festival

Thank you Seaport for all you do for the kids and schools each year from this Fest.

Jane D:

I saw the fight. Basically a fight between a few boys...meanwhile the other teenage bystanders take it as a chance to run around chaotically. Some hearing about the fight running around looking for it, others running around telling people about it...the actual fight was not large at all...

Tim T:

What I seen was a bunch of cops that could not handle a fight among children.

Pony Tail Steve:

RIIIIGHT!! We all believe you were there, HA HA HA
odd you were spamming other sites at the same time this happened. How is that possible if you were there?

Niikk:

NOTICE how pony tail Steve aka ffctguitar aka ROBTATD admits to stalking He /she has been banned from every site for this. She has staked me for 5 years

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