Family street brawl ends in arrest

More than a dozen deputies, a helicopter and an ambulance responded to a street fight involving two families near downtown Lancaster Saturday night. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

A woman who suffered injuries in the brawl was taken away by ambulance. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

LANCASTER – Up to 25 people from two different families got into a street brawl late Saturday night near downtown Lancaster. More than a dozen deputies and a sheriff’s helicopter responded to the ruckus, and at least one female was arrested, authorities said.

The incident happened around 9 p.m., Saturday, near Milling Street and Genoa Avenue, authorities said.

“It was a large group of people fighting in front of the location,” said Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.

At least one woman was arrested for assault in connection to the street fight. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

Witnesses said when deputies arrived, one of the families turned against the deputies, forcing the deputies to brandish pepper guns in an attempt to restore peace.

The deputies did not end up using the weapons, however.

Deputies also blocked off the neighborhood from Milling Street to Lancaster Boulevard to try to contain the situation, witnesses said.

One lady was arrested after she ripped off her shirt, yelled at deputies, and opened the patrol car door where her family member was being detained.

Deputies blocked the roadway to try to contain the ruckus. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

Another female, who was badly beaten, was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The commotion lasted for well over an hour.

Authorities are still investigating how the altercation began. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.

  75 comments for “Family street brawl ends in arrest

  1. High desert Jim
    August 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Please give thanks to the Sheriff’s deputies for using restraint and not peperspraying the oafish ill mannered low class people.
    Hopefully the injured woman heals soon.
    Peace and Love

  2. big mike
    August 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Those were my ninjas out there fighting

  3. G.W.BUSH
    August 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Well the truth is,you can’t make any sense,or justify what took place in this story! Yes, a group of black folks acting uncivilized,and savage like.Yeah we get that, because the story up above clearly points it out!But now,what gets me is the comments that you good old fashion, wholesome,prefect white folks post! You say some of the most racist B/S,and don’t want any one too call it racist! You say that the word is worn out,and out dated, but what else can you call it? you want to be a racist with out being called a racist! You guys post your comments as if white folks are the prefect race,and they never,never,never,never ever commits any crimes!! you call people uncilivized,and savage when you are the author of savageness,comming from the caucasus mountain! You call people killers, when you are the author of being the biggest killers!You call people thieves,and accuse them of stealing,when you are the author of stealing,and robbing! You guys have the worst history,but you are the{FIRST—-ONES—-TOO—TALK},when as a matter of fact you need too be quiet when it comes to race! I know after reading this,you are going to go and pull up your little F.B.I stats. Well go ahead because, I know who the system was design for,and who it was design against! Your F.B.I/C.I.A,and cointelepro has been targeting minorities,and the voices of minorities for years!So, why should I trust something, that has destroied,or tried too destroy the people that had me in there best interest? So you read your own F.B.I stats,because I can give a monkey A$$ for it! You say that blacks always pull the race card,but it’s not what you say,it’s how you say it.Why can’t you just speak in general?Why do you have to point your finger? I think people here can read,if not they don’t need to be on this site.No body need you pointing the finger saying”look it’s black people”,because we can see the stories!The thing is,I don’t think that you can help it,because you have been pointing the finger every since you came out of the caves,and off of all fours,so it’s nothing new.Now you talk about the race card?Every time some one talks about your history,you want to call him,or her a racist! See,you say things like,”that’s old news,lets not talk about that,can we just let that die”? When as a matter of fact,we shouldn’t let it go! We should talk,and remind you about it every chance we get,and may be some times put a foot,or two up your A$$!But we don’t because,we love you,and we really want to be around you prefect race of people.Now, this post was not to all white people, because there is a lot of beautiful white people out there that don’t have the stinking thinking.This post is for the ones that post here like their sh!t don’t stink!!!

    • really
      August 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Why on earth would you chose to live in America if you truly believe the things you wrote? You talk about racism but your post shows your a racist… Stop being a victim and live your life!!!

      • G.W.BUSH
        August 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Yeah,when some one fires back at some of those comments,you want to call it racist! But like the guy Ugly Truth said in his comment,”the word racism,or racist is over-rated,and out dated find another word”! People never look at the action, they only focus on the reaction,and thats how you’re judged! People never look at what made you do what you did,or say what you said,they say “wow I can’t belieave that he just said that”! So, I say to you, what he has said to other black people the word is over rated,find another word!

        • really
          August 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

          Ok, so your just an idiot then?

        • really
          August 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

          I dont understand why blacks are exempt from critique. If you look at stats and if those stats were found anywhere else it would be pointed out and measures taken to address it. For example if you used a car as an example, if ford made a car that required more warranty work and broke down more often than others, everyone would say geez ford has some problems and they better get their act together if they want to stay in business. But if it is a race of people your not allowed to point out the problem. Its ludacris and until people are ready to talk about it nothing will change. It frustrates me that the black leaders get up and decry the white man but refuse to address the real issues facing the black community. I do not hate black people, I hate seeing the black community implode…

          • Letlow
            August 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

            It is not a race of people but a class of people. And though blacks are the dominant race in that class, they are not the only race in that class of people that cause mayhem in society.

            When you think of it as a black problem only, then you are giving a pass to all those troublemakers from other races. You are also giving the powers that be a license to profile and stereotype blacks who may not be a part of this class that I speak of. And that’s where the racism comes in.

            If we address poverty, unemployment, and education in this class of people, I think we can start to see change. If we continue to see it as a “black community problem” only, then it fails every time.

          • G.W.BUSH
            August 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

            Dude, it’s the way that people say things that make people jump on the defensive!Go back to Watts,go back to Compton!Do you know what that sound like to me, go back to Africa! If I had a dollar for everytime that I heard a white person say that, I would be rich!Dude you have black leaders reaching out to the black community all the time,the media just don’t want to broad cast it! And when I made my post earlier,it wasn’t too you,so why did you jump on it? Like I said in the story about the young man that got killed by the deputies, “every comment does not deserve a replie”! But like the old folks always told me and that is, “a hit dog will holla”!!

  4. ryenisha jackson
    August 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Isnt amazing how the ” black folks ” say we arent ghetto its the mayor its the city lmao so wefare and section 8 make you act like this lmao…noooo its just how you ppl are… you all belong in ghetto ass av there is really no other place for you to act like this besides compton but thats been there done that already lolololololololololo

    • Nonofyourbusiness
      August 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Exactly never knew being on section 8 and welfare made you like that I’m on both and act nothing like that.

      • really
        August 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

        Why am I not suprised! You have a computer and time to post on blogs but Im paying for your house and lifestyle…. Welfare should mean you have enough to barely buy essentials and live in a crappy apartment, that way there is an incentive to better yourself…

        • Nonofyourbusiness
          August 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

          It’s temporarily I’m a full time student that is about to receive my bachelors degree so I’m not just sitting at home

          • SickOfTheBS
            August 3, 2012 at 8:29 am

            I’m sure the government paid for your degree too! So when are you going to start paying for things on your own and quit mooching off of a broke system?

          • really
            August 3, 2012 at 8:55 am

            See thats what I dont get. Your whole life has been subsidized by the government. What gets me is the fact that this is allowed. Why should anybody be taken care of by the government? At the very least if you receive govt aide, you should be billed for it when you get a job. What is the motivation to work. I bust my ass and all i get is worry about the stock market (my retirement), housing market ( house is worth half of what I owe), tax debate ( is uncle sam gonna steal even more of my money). If I just said screw it I could become a governmet leach and be less stressed. Something is seriously wrong with our country! FREEDOM MEANS RESPONSIBILITY. You can be a bum or a billionaire in this country, if we start regulating success and failure we will no longer be America.

  5. Jim
    August 1, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I miss the days, late 60’s – early 70’s, when the Sheriff’s would pick up and take trash like this out to the county line and drop them off with a warning not to come back. If they did come back, the second trip included lumps and bruises, just to get the message across.

    • Abe
      August 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Yeah, things were simpler and better back then. Then the attorneys, liberals, and hood rats took over. The A.V. used to be a great place.

      • Melvin Jones
        August 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        What ever happened to good old “curbside justice” of the 60’s and 70’s?? It is sorely missed.

        • Abe
          August 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          Yeah Mel, when people either feared or respected the po-lice. And people were ashamed to be on welfare instead of feeling entitled to it. I wish we would at least go back to the days of “food stamps”, so we could at least give a look of scorn to the losers when they handed them to the cashier. Ahhhh, I long for the good ol’ days.

  6. Rob
    July 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Too bad the cops didnt do another shooting . That would have been great. The less ghetto trash the better.

  7. CaptainObvious
    July 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    What?!? Big Momma’s House 4 was being filmed right here near the BLVD, and the public wasn’t invited??

  8. Nonofyourbusiness
    July 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    That’s ridiculous all African Americans are not like this

  9. Tiffany
    July 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I wish all these low life worthless ghetto lazy ass section 8 welfare fat ass people would move the f&*@ back to compton and be the next “victim” of a drive by…. You are milking the system for all it has, then you turn around a pull the race card if you dont get your way.. Here is an idea GET A JOB, BUY YOUR OWN STUFF, QUIT STEALING IT… QUIT PALYING VICTIM WHEN YOUR THE PROBLEM…..

    • Mike
      July 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Miss Acton should have won!!!

      • Mike
        July 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Oops wrong article.

    • Frank
      July 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Geez Tiffany, I wish you’d say what’s on your mind and not beat around the bush. (LOL)

    • Abe
      July 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Tiffany- Mean comment and totally uncalled for…..BUT I LOVE IT.

    • Lucy
      July 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm


      • John Howard
        July 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        Hey look it’s the token white person on section 8. Congratulations to you for being a minority statistic for once. Do you act like the people described above? Are you a sociopath? or a psychopath? Probably No. in all cases.. thus proving the point of every comment against this subset of humans who do nothing more than disgrace the human race.
        Thank you for your contribution to the discussion.

      • Rob
        July 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        Yeah but [removed] cause more crime than anybody.

      • ha!
        July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        “white”? Yeah sure. Your ebonics style says otherwise “Lucy”!

    • Rob
      July 31, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      I agree. I say we send them all back to Compton then do a drone strike.

      • mee
        July 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        Oh, dear Lord!!! Rob, have you ever thought of Mayor?!!!…(The only way ‘Parris’ is slightly decent is in France :D) At lest I know u live in the A.V., GO 4 IT :D+;)

    • Tired of their ways
      August 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Tiffany I didn’t read your comment until today…I agree with ALL you said..tired of seeing those big ghetto onion lazy behinds walking the streets…Maybe we should drive by their houses during the day and yell and scream, make all kinds of noises…and wake them up since they have no jobs, sleep all day and up all night. I see alot of us feel the same way!!

      • sacryinshame
        August 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        Tempting..but, we would get arrested for hate crime behavior.

  10. SJGranai
    July 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I am going to have to assume that the bird songs were not being played at the time of the incident. Had they only been playing…. this would have NEVER happened!

  11. UniteAV
    July 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    There is no excuse for that behavior, I agree, I get it. BUT many of the posts above are borderline racist rants. I do not mean all of you, but MANY. FYI most people on public assistance are WHITE. I didn’t see these types of posts when my friend’s face got sliced open at the Britisher….it was actually WHITE on WHITE crime…but I don’t hear anyone saying “bulldoze the Britisher” and “send them all to the Ozarks where they belong” We all (hopefully)know the history of that place, however I hear that the owners are trying to change that.

    But, I digress….anywho, there are lots of good people in that area (as a reader commented above) who have to live in that area regardless of who ‘passes through’. I will tell you, though, that the history of this area and the law enforcement history is often no different than in Los Angeles. Poorer people get less support when they need help and MORE negative attention. The squeaky wheel gets the oil only after that wheel falls off….people who are trying to be proactive and ask for help when they notice small stirrings of trouble before things escalate don’t get the help until it is too late. There needs to be a plan and the people in that neighborhood need help and support BEFORE all hell breaks loose. I really doubt that 25 people just appeared in the street in 5 minutes and no one called authorities for help. I am sure someone called before it got that far and it probably was low on the response list…the good people of that neighborhood can take it back, but not alone.

    • The Ugly Truth
      July 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      So when people notice something and point out the obvious, we are called “racist” now? The word “racist” is a tired old, worn out word with little meaning anymore. The race hustlers like UniteAV have made sure of it.

      In fact, when you get called a “racist”, it usually means you are spot on with an observation or winning an argument and your opponent is unhappy about it.

      Saying “You’re racist!” to someone is now a quick and easy way to say, “what you’re saying makes too much sense and is embarassing so I have to find a way to silence you”

      • SJGranai
        July 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

        “Racist” is the new “pedophile” …. don’t have to prove it or even have logic behind the statement…. just saying it is enough to damage someone’s reputation.

        Now, if people gave to sh*ts about REAL racism they would go listen in on a few City Council meetings and hear our very own Mayor use terms like “those people” and read into some of the initiatives he has passed (like the pit bull ban). It all has to do with the ethnic cleansing through legislation that he has championed.

      • July 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        . There is only one “race” and its called the human race.Ignorance exists within every ethnicity because after all we are all flawed. The only difference is that people display ignorance in different ways. The famies fighting in the streets demonstrated emotionally immaturity as they allowed their feelings to over come them anddisplayed violence to demostrate their discontentment with one another. However;the individuals on this site who are making these judgemental and thoughtless comments are no less savages than the brawlers in the streets. Use you1 wourds to encourage and build people ,not cast people out. Although your comments have demonstrated your imperfection you can change and choose to think about what the words you put into this world to represent you.

        • ha!
          July 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

          “However;the individuals on this site who are making these judgemental and thoughtless comments are no less savages than the brawlers in the streets.”


          • August 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

            You are no better than they are . You may not be brawling in the streets taking off your clothes,but you have imperfections. Dont sit highand mighty because your skeletons have not been exposed to the public. No one is perfect . As hard as this is for you to hear you are far from perfection too.A person who tries to find fault and judge everyone is is unhappy .Go get happy or hiding Dee dark secrets. Learn to love yourself and others even if others do not meet up to your standards.

          • ha!
            August 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

            Live up to my standards??? Being civilized is such a high standard? Not taking your drama out into the street and making your neighbors a part of it is a high standard? STOP WITH THE WHOLE “NOBODY IS PERFECT” BULL[removed]! Duh! I got it! While nobody is perfect it doesn’t mean that behavior like this should EVER be acceptable! If thats the way you want to live, go live in some Third World Banana Republic where people fight in the streets all of the time! I’M NOT PERFECT BUT GIVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF CIVILIZATION PLEASE!

          • August 1, 2012 at 8:48 am

            Your behavior is unacceptable

    • mee
      August 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Please tell that to ALL the people on the East side of Lancaster! I’m not racist, I just have to live here and observe this problem to hate the actuality of these circumstances;) Go check out the line that forms outside of the DPSS and then reply on how many of these American-Dream-Fu@kers don’t fit into a stereotypical caste. I hope YOUR neighbors blare THEIR horns for twenty minutes @ 3am after their food stamps come in so that the 93 members of their family can run out to the ‘food van’ and unload 2,000 bags of Trader Joes groceries. You must live near ‘mayor’ parris… HIS neighborhood is being rebuilt and blacks and mexicans are being red-lined 2miles away. SERIOUSLY Get a life, Take off the rose colored f-ing glasses and awaken into reality. ;) btw, type in ‘ebt’ or ‘Lancaster fights’ into youtube and see how stereotypes become actuality.

    • sacryinshame
      August 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Thank you to all the neighbors who assisted the resident who was being robbed repeatedly. More neighborhoods need to do that in support of eachother. The comment about the squeaky wheel is so true. Sometimes it’s long after the wheel falls off that the police will get involved, and then act like it’s the first time they heard there was a problem. Is it communication within the police department? Or are they just not listening? Is it the citizen or officer answering the phone who decides that your call is not a priority and never enters it? Theree always seems to be a emergency situation somewhere that takes priority.
      With Idnety Theft being in the news recently. The City Council passed the law about people going through your trash, even curbside. Monday night, I spotted a guy in dark clothers, with a flashlight, going through a number of cans on the street where I live. I called the station between 11 and 12 pm to report it and was asked the address where the individual was seen. The person at the station told me it would be a couple of hours before they could have a car roll through the neighborhood. Wow…thanks for the support. Shift change right?

  12. Tired of their ways
    July 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    As I stated before, fighting in the streets just like the dogs they respect for anyone not even their own mamas…they all need to go back to Watts where they fit right in (we all know who they are. It’s all over the AV..not just the East sides of Palmdale, Lancaster…Yes even in Pearblossom. They brought this problem up here, they need to take it back down below. We(no matter what color)need to take back our neighborhoods. Tired of their ways!

  13. Newman
    July 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Can we get rid of them? Give them a free bus pass to IRAN.

  14. Chris French
    July 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm


    • SJGranai
      July 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      LMMFAO… I soooo planned on making a comment along this line! Glad I am not the only one who has this kind of sense of humor. heh

      • Chris French
        August 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

        Judging by the comments after mine I think skateboarding is the least of our problems. Have a good one SJGranai.

        • Letlow
          August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

          Oh please! I think assaulting loft tenants with rotten fruit, having sex in their elevators and then tossing used condoms in plain view, vandalizing private property,and creating general mob mayhem over an EXTENDED period of time is just as bad, if not worse, than a single street fight that took place on ONE DAY over the course of ONE hour.

          I’m sure deputies responded COUNTLESS times to complaints from loft artists. I’m sure they had to break up fights from the skateboarders during some of those calls too. So yes, this incident is bad, but so is the skateboard problem (at least for the artists anyway).

          Let’s not try to minimize one with the other!

          • Adam Chant
            August 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

            The majority of the problem stems from the children of the adults involved in this fight. They have no respect for anything and conduct themselves in a manner that is totally unacceptable in society.

            There is no doubt that the activity taking place around the artists lofts is unacceptable, but blaming it on the Skateboarders is nothing more than lashing out over having the Gallery rented out. It’s not Pharmacy’s fault that there is an element of youth harassing the community around the BLVD, but it is the responsibility of the businesses, community and sheriff to work together to find a solution.

  15. William
    July 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    ReX, like BeX, needs to turn the bird songs volume up on the BLVD to calm down the surrounding neighborhoods.

  16. Hernandez
    July 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

    What gets me is that these people actually think it is OK to behave like this in public and don’t see anything wrong with doing so. Who rips their shirt off in the street like that? I’ll tell you who…a classless pig! Who the hell tries to open the door on a squad car and remove someone who has been arrested?….a complete idiot with no respect for the law! I agree with the other poster who said that the best thing the city can do is bulldoze that area. Make it a parking garage for the BLVD, a hotel or something nice.

    • Tired of their ways
      July 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      As I stated before, fighting in the streets just like the dogs they respect for anyone not even their own mamas…they all need to go back to Watts where they fit right in (we all know who they are. It’s all over the AV..not just the East sides of Palmdale, Lancaster…Yes even in Pearblossom. They brought this problem up here, they need to take it back down below. We(no matter what color)need to take back our neighborhoods. Tired of their ways!

  17. Raptorman
    July 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Its ghetto alright! And, the sad thing is, they’re proud ghetto.

  18. Boscoe
    July 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    It really is a shame what’s happened to Lancaster. I’m so glad our Mayor has said crime is down….yeah, there’s a laugh. Section 8 ghetto, just a block and a half from “The BLVD”. Homeless, beggers and section 8 ghetto…thanks Mayor Parris for reducing crime…

  19. Matt K
    July 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Wow! How sad. My aunt lives over there off Milling and she tells me how ghetto it is. I sort of doubted her until I read this. I had to call her up and offer a half-ass apology and my sympathy!

  20. really
    July 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Life goes on in the ghetto… Too bad there is no section 8 investigators to follow up an revoke their housing voucher…

    • Raptorman
      July 30, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Maybe they will revoke it for that cuty pie who ripped off her shirt.

      I wouldn’t say she’s a waste of skin,,,,,, she’s a HUGE waste of skin!

  21. Sherrill Hubbard
    July 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I was down there not long ago and I got stuck there at Milling and Genoa and it is a dead end and we had to turn and go down and turn around and I was actually scared. Horrible. Tear those places down !

  22. IamTheBreeze
    July 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Should be charged with indecent exposure too, lol. On a ghetto scale of 1 to 10, I give this incident a 7.

  23. palmdale_steve
    July 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Yes Lancaster’s finest ghetto rats at play. Or maybe this was an Obama rally…hard to tell.

    Check out big momma in the one pic.

  24. Adam Chant
    July 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I’m about 90% sure this incident started much earlier in the day on and around the BLVD. This location is in the general area where the youths who are the biggest problem for the BLVD are known to flee after doing their thing.

    • ha
      July 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Time for the city to enact Eminent Domain, buy the land and get those bulldozers fired up! Here’s yalls voucher to move to Victimville, er…I mean Victorville!

      • Matt K
        July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

        Yes, I agree! If they can’t appreciate it, then they don’t deserve to live there!

    • anotherdummy
      July 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Yeah, it’s right behind the AM/PM.

  25. ha
    July 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    trashy Compton behavior imported to the Antelope Valley, courtesy of Section 8!

  26. S. Parker
    July 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I am happy to see that the deputies are starting to exercise restraint. A fracas like this could have easily turn into a deputy involved shooting. Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt.

    • ha
      July 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I hope the city uses the Sheriffs Response ordinance to fine the landlords who own the slum these roaches crawled out of!

  27. tattoodmama
    July 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    straight ghetto, typical!!!!

    • ha
      July 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      ghetto being ghetto. Not much to see here…move along now!

  28. Desertmama
    July 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm


  29. B
    July 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Straight up ghetto.

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