Gang brawl leads to arrests

Sandusky police arrested 13 people allegedly involved in a gang-related brawl on Fox Run Trail, with charges pending for six others.
Courtney Astolfi
Aug 30, 2013


It was nothing short of pandemonium at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the hallway of a Fox Run Trail apartment building. When police arrived, they found blood on the walls and the remnants of shattered glass bottles, although those at the center of the mayhem had already fled the scene.

Not until detectives reviewed the apartment’s surveillance footage were they able to determine it stemmed from a turf dispute between Sandusky gang members and “Detroit boys,” Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell said.

The video (portion can be viewed in the player to the right) shows more than a dozen people — police and witnesses later identified them as Detroit natives — filing into two apartments on the same floor. Within minutes, at least 20 Sandusky men and teenagers then rushed a staircase and began exchanging words with the Detroit group in a hallway.

Anyone with information can call Sandusky detectives at 419-627-5863

The video shows the suspects throwing glass bottles and various items at each other, with some of the assailants allegedly carrying knives, frying pans, sticks and even a crowbar. One Detroit man used a BB gun to shoot at two boys, who were both struck in the torso.  

Some of the suspects appeared to be holding their frenzied friends at bay until one Sandusky man punched the other group’s apparent leader, police said. The confrontation then erupted into an all-out brawl. At one point, at least five of the Detroit men cornered a Sandusky boy in a doorway, where they proceeded to kick and punch him, Newell said.

“No one was seriously hurt, thankfully,” Newell said. “But the possibility of innocent people getting injured during something like this, we’re not going to tolerate it. We’re going to aggressively pursue any situation like this.” Security footage shows 20 minutes of confrontation before police were alerted to the fight.

“We’re trying to stop these type of behaviors, but we can’t do it alone,” Newell said. “We need the community to contact us when these things happen. People need to just quit taking it.”

On Wednesday, Sandusky police were joined by Erie County deputies and officers from Perkins, Huron and Cedar Point in rounding up 13 of the Sandusky men and boys who were allegedly involved. About 25 officers went out in teams, making simultaneous arrests around the city.

“We knew from previous incidents that if you don’t get them all, they’re going to start texting and using social media, and the others will go into hiding,” Newell said.

Each person arrested was charged with participating in criminal gang activity, aggravated rioting, burglary and complicity to vandalism. Additionally, the teens involved were cited with curfew violations.

The adults charged all remain in the Erie County jail on $40,000 bond apiece.

They are:
•Shalon Shelton, 19, 1500 block Lindsley St.
•Devonte Turner, 19, 400 block Camp St.
•Jaylyne Dickerson, 18, 800 block Polk St.
•Jason Kubitz, 19, 1100 block McKinley St.
•Jaterius Light, 18, 800 block Perry St.
The teens charged are:
•Boy, 14, 2000 block Fox Run Trail
•Boy, 16, 1800 block Third St.
•Boy, 16, 900 block Carr St.
•Boy, 16, 1300 block W. Larchmont Drive
•Boy, 16, 300 block Fulton St.
•Boy, 16, 1500 block Clinton St.
•Boy, 17, 1600 block Oakmont Lane
•Boy, 17, 600 block Shelby St.

Police also drew up arrest warrants for six others allegedly involved, including Dameyion Smith, 19, of the 2000 block of Second St., and five boys ages 14 to 17.
Newell said police are still receiving information about the Detroit men. “As soon as we can verify names, they’ll be charged,” Newell said. “They’ll receive the same treatment as the Sandusky gentlemen for the acts they have done.”

In recent weeks, information has been trickling in about the Detroit group’s presence in Sandusky.  “They’ve been here for a little bit,” Newell said.




Cedar Point Police?? lmao


Why is that funny?


I guess if I were looking for further assistance it would come from maybe the OSHP.

Was it the Frontiertown Police?

JudgeMeNot's picture

OSHP's goal is to enforce the traffic laws and promote safety on the highways. Not back up city police.


No, I heard the Frontier Town police were busy with a family in the stockades. They had gotten out of control at the Red Garter.


Cedar Point police go through the same training as any other Cop in the state. Whats so funny?


This was an obvious disagreement. One side favored Chopin, and the other Mozart. At one point you can read the lips on the gentleman trying to manipulate the glass door with his Keds. It appears he is telling the gents on the stairs that Chopin only wrote piano concertos, and Mozart was a much more complex composer for a wide range of instruments.

You can understand how conversation over such interesting topics can sometimes include colorful and bombastic language. But in the end, if we are arguing over the arts...aren't we all winners?


I would have to agree with the chaps that favored Chopin. They made a much stronger case. Their intellectual rebuttal clearly caused the others to question their love of Mozart, so much so that they needed to exhibit their doubt through the manipulation of a glass door with their Keds. Personally, I'm more of a partaker of the music styling of Ms. Alanis Morissette. You oughta know.


Well, I think we can all agree that luck was in the air that night given the fact that no Liszt devotees were in the crowd. I think all patrons of the symphony know what colorful characters they can be when discussing their favorite composer. There is a certain fervor in their demeanor that wasn't needed at the Fox Run complex that night.

Why, they may have just pulled out some sheet music and turned it into quite a Classical Music hootenanny.


Liszt listeners are just as colorful and fervent as Vivaldi fans. I would not dare to imagine what a debate between those two sets of enthusiasts could incur.


Cedar Point Police are led by one of the area's finest, Joe Davison. These city cops should be thankful to have him or anyone led by him backing them up.

he said she said

just because they mainly work in an amusement park, they still go through all the police training that SPD did

sandtown born a...

They wouldn't last a second in the D with the wanna be gang member attitude. That's why they hang in Sandusky


Any gang members in the "D" wouldn't last a second in the Middle East, or Africa, or Russia, or China, or Japan. Any gang, from any of those places, would destroy any "U.S." gang. I love the false confidence that gang members have.

Though violence and anger are often the cause of false confidence. When it comes down to it though, the people with families that they care for, and work hard for, and teach proper ethics and morals to, are the ones that will fight the hardest when it comes a point where they must fight back. Until that point, we will gladly watch the violent and angry deconstruct themselves and the others that share their views.

Left Sandtown

Tonight`s question for the free burger from Old Dutch.The person who is the closest to total IQ of all people in video.My guess 95,any votes for a controlled burn at the Fox Run Apartments,say I.God Bless all.

Just Sayin IMHO




Bleeding Turnips

Obviously more racial profiling from the Sandusky PD. Where are the arrests for all the white kids for gang fights?


Maybe your handle should be Barack, Al, or Jesse.


I was thinking the same thing. More diversity is needed in this town. White gangbangers unite!



If white kids were there, they would have been arrested. It's not racial profiling. Your comment is racist. Simply because black teenagers get arrested for a 'gang brawl' your first thought is why weren't white kids arrested. If the parents of these kids have your attitude, I can see how the progression from child to hoodlum happened.

Simple Enough II

True...very true!


Are you serious? I really hope you are joking, but if you aren't let me answer that for you.

Because there are no white gangs fights in Sandusky!! Anyone from Sandusky will know this.

JudgeMeNot's picture

Except turnip head.


I imagine that there are some worthy people who reside in these apartments. Not all are low lifes! Some are probably doing the best they can. It is a shame that these YOUNG people have no respect for others. AND "bleeding turnip" I remember a year or so ago when there was a brawl where people got off a boat in downtown Sandusky and were disruptive, the police showed that video. If I am correct, most of the people were white. Most people who cry racial profiling do it to stir things up. Doesn't matter if these people were black, white, yellow, brown OR GREEN, they deserve to be seen doing this act.


How many arrests at the boat? Just curious!


Racial profiling ha thats a joke.

Big city trouble thats all it is and all you get up in San Town.

These kids wont learn a thing from this either.


Why not call OVH police too? Straight shot down strub road.
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

Hoss McGee

They should send this video to Americas Funniest Videos. You have one gang afraid to come in the door and the so called tough guy gang from Sandusky run like little girls when they do come in. Then you have a lady holding the Sandusky Tuff Guys back and they all start backing up when the othe Tuff Guys come close to the door? Bunch of wanna be thugs!!!


I agree , Hoss McGee

I thought that video was hilarious !

looking around

Put them all in a cage and give them a tire to play with!

Simple Enough II

That's bad.....


No, what's bad is that their conduct renders his comment apropos.


The ones that should have school the next day , should have a sit down with school super. Sanders, he should threaten to throw them out of school, unless they get with it and straighten up . Any father figures for these thugs? 12:30 am Sunday night? Are they even in school? Could these be the disrupters in class? Sometimes you gotta cut them loose in school to save the good education of other students.


Finally got around to watching the video. It's like watching Westside Story. A lot of dancing but no punches were thrown...wth? Why were the police called? Did they ever succeed in breaking the door on the right? That poor thing took a beating.



Give 'em all guns so they can kill each other.


Bring Back the draft ! Dump stupid obama mama followers


Let me guess, all they had in their pockets was Skittles and Iced Tea?

Stop It

*sparkling wiggles!* :)


Best belly laugh I've had in a long time. Video is funny.


LOL I love how tough they all act and then they practically trample each other running back into the apartment like scared little girls. That is hilarious!

The New World Czar

Just a bunch of energetic and proud young men partaking in late-night shenanigans. Surely those who didn't get arrested helped clean up the mess and had their parents take them home for a good night's sleep.


If Obama had a son he would look like the one, second to the right, no shirt, no hat.

The Answer Person

No that was your mama. Guess they all look alike to you.

JudgeMeNot's picture

yo yo yo, wheres Zimmer when you need him?


Much ado about nothing. Looks like they were all just running their mouths and "beating their chests", all talk and no action, unless you want to consider property damage. None of them would survive in South Chicago.


Hey Obama send them to Syria....just a

Capt. Ford

The recorded video is not a brawl, just a lot of posturing, sorry for the building managers luck, the article did point out that the melee took 20 min. before PD response.I really do wish the responsible residents peace


I was at work when they came in to ask about a particular person whose grandmother turned him in and told the police where he worked. I told them they had better guard all doors so he does not escape and they did.


I have to laugh that every time they act like this they say the police are racial profiling LOL Are you serious??? Wow..............Blame it on everyone else but your own DUMB A$$. Quit looking for excuses and act human for a change!


They should learn how to play basketball.


If they only had a brain and we had sound it would have been the icing on the cake and Sandusky's youtube video of the year.

the unsilent majority's picture
the unsilent ma...

Lets call it exactly how it is. Sparkling wiggles!


That term is just as stupid now as when you first started using it. Be a man and call them what you really mean. Aww that's right, you can't can you?


Clearly Sandusky is a horrible place to be a glass door. Grown men and little boys will run from each other in total fear, while acting fearless, but poor glass doors just get kicked in for no reason. I'm starting a "Save the Glass Doors" march tomorrow, if anyone cares to join! We can't allow these ruffians to revert us back to the days of doors we can't see through! What if there's a bear on the other side of the door?!? If it's completely wooden, or metal, I won't know, and I'll get eaten by a bear. This is an issue that clearly affects us all! Wait... I suppose we could just put peepholes on the wooden and metal doors so we could see the bears. Yeah. We'll just do that. Attention everyone! The "Save the Glass Doors" march for tomorrow has been cancelled due to peepholes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and any bears.


Sorry to hear of the cancellation. I would like to save all glass doors and bears, as well. I think I will save peepholes, too and buy security cameras to watch over my steel doors. Hopefully, the bears won't think I am invading their privacy.


What am I watching ? A Keystone Cops movie ?


Just a bunch of dumb stupid n words that should be shipped back to there father land they love so much !!!


If it weren't for the fact that there were doubtless at least a FEW decent and innocent people around, I'd say the cops should just form a perimeter and let them all kill each other. It'd sure save a lot of money and trouble in the present, and probably a lot of money and lives for the future if only they did!

2cents's picture

LOL, enjoyed the entertainment. Looks like a frat party gone bad. With all the swaying back and forth, I would guess there was too much pot and booze that evening. They better call 911 for that front door, she took a beating from those boyz!


Just Beat It, No One Wants to be Defeated, Background Music - Eddie Van Halen Guitar...beat it beat it beat it Chorus...Dance off shown in the video between the Fox Trail Red Sticky Ickies and the Detroit Bizzoys.

The Answer Person

Why everybod gotta be pickin' on the mans? they was probbly jus' chillin' on break from all dere harr work in college and medical school so give them a break. Not doin' nuthin'...jes funnin.

My Opinion is...

Wow! I didn't realize that stupidity was running rampant! These wannabe thugs need to grow up and get a real life. I suggest we round them all up and ship them off to Paris Island. The Marine Drill Sergeants will show them what a real fight looks like, and the Marines' rifles outclass the glass bottles and other stupid weapons of choice these morons use!

Simple Enough II

No do not defame my beloved Marine Corps...You take a piece of crap and work and mold it and you in the end still have a piece of crap...and that is what they are, they will not change.


You dont defame my Marines you piece of crap racist.


How many of these fine upstanding citizens have jobs and aren't on Government assistance?


Ya see people, we pay for them to act like this

Simple Enough II

I'd like to see a follow up article with the adult names listed with Legally employed, independant rap artist living off my baby momma(on or off the government dole), living off of momma/grandmomma (on or off the government dole) or aspiring pharmeceutical distributor. Won't happen because it will demean the peprs...I mean the wrongfully accused racially profiled victims.

my oh my

Looks like there was a mass escape from jail LOL...


Send them all to Syria-well, except for that 14 year old child-send him home to his mother for a good spanking and if she can't do it-I'm sure plenty other parents will.


These kids look RIDICULOUS!


Round 'em up and drive 'em out! Animals!

he said she said

I have friends that live out there and they are all working full time and going to school so not everyone out there is trouble.

The video doesn't show the whole fight. It surprises me that these kids call themselves a gang when they backed down and ran. Put these 'gang members' in Chicago or Los Angeles and see how far their elephant mouth takes their canary a%^

Stop It

Ouga chaka!, ouga chaka!, ouga ouga ouga chaka!!!


Isn't Ouga chokalaka, ouga chukalocka!!! Ungowa bwana!!!

be for real

This is your mind on drugs stupid is as stupid does. It is stupid to even think about gangs


I would love to get a hold of one or two of these idiots. Send them my way.


Put these "tough guys" in a 20 foot by 20 foot ring with a 20 foot high fence with only what mother nature gave them and watch them start crying like the punk a** babies they are. I hope they get 25 years, maybe by then they will appreciate life a little better.


Just a glimpse of more fun to come. I only paid 400 bucks for my AK47 at Dunhams! ;-)


More true than anyone can imagine!

R U Kidding me

I called al and jesse and if you guys don't stop profiling they will be here to march


In the early part or the video, one of the outside front guys is shown as a crotch holder. Then almost at the same time a view of the inside group, one of the front guys is also a crotch holder. I could just hear the conversation like this, "My crabs itch more than your crabs, Motha!"