Adults, teens arrested in brawl near Hammond High

2014-04-02T19:35:00Z 2014-04-03T14:41:42Z Adults, teens arrested in brawl near Hammond HighElvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Eight people were arrested Tuesday in a brawl that began when the mother of one of two teens fighting jumped in, police said.

The teens' fight started about 3:10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club in the 5800 block of Calumet Avenue, near Hammond High School, said Lt. Richard Hoyda, of the Hammond Police Department.

At some point, the mother of one of the teens joined the fight, Hoyda said. That's when others joined the brawl. 

Officers were able to stop the brawl, which didn't result in any serious injuries. No one involved in the fight had to seek medical attention.  

Hoyda said it was still unclear what started the original fight between the two teens. 

Hammond residents Chanea White, 33, and Keyona Chestnut, 18, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, Hoyda said. Tamarah Benson, 33, of East Chicago, faces a charge of disorderly conduct. 

Courtney Nelson, 30, of Chicago, was charged with possession of marijuana, Hoyda said.

Four teens ranging from 15 to 17 years old were arrested and face a disorderly conduct charge, Hoyda said. The teens are from Hammond and East Chicago. 

Hammond High Principal Leslie Yanders said students were involved in the fight, which happened after school and off school property. 

Hoyda said officers were told three of the teens who were arrested attended Hammond High. 

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