WDRB obtains police reports on weekend Waterfront Park incidents
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News has created a list of all the crime reports that took place on Saturday, March 22, involving a large group of teenagers who reportedly were involved in violent incidents on the Big Four Bridge, in Waterfront Park and downtown Louisville.
The following are the incidents as they are described by police in the incident reports.
1) SECOND DEGREE ROBBERY: Took place at the Big Four Bridge between 7:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., near the playground area. Police say a 30-year-old man and a 13-year-old girl were assaulted. According to an incident report, a group of black juveniles was walking eastbound on River Road from the Big Four Bridge toward downtown. Police say 5-7 of them attacked the girl, punching and kicking her. The suspects took her iPhone and purse. When a man stepped in to help the woman, police say a group of black male juveniles attacked him. One of the attackers found his wallet and took $56, then dropped the wallet on the sidewalk, while another managed to take his cell phone. The man was transported to University Hospital after receiving cuts to the face and the back of the head.
2) SECOND DEGREE ROBBERY: Police say the male victim was sitting in his vehicle at the corner of 2nd St. and Liberty St. at approximately 9 p.m., when he was approached by a large group of juveniles. The juveniles then began cursing at the man and surrounded his vehicle. Police say the man got out of his vehicle and told the juveniles to stop hitting his car and to leave him alone. That's when the juveniles began punching the man, taking his cell phone out of his shirt pocket, according to the incident report. Police say they then climbed onto the roof of his vehicle and kicked in the windshield.
3) SECOND DEGREE ROBBERY: Police say that at approximately 11 p.m. on S. 15th St., a woman says several juveniles pushed her, hit her in the head and took her cell phone.
4) FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT: Police say that after 8 p.m., roughly 50-60 black males tried to come into the Baders Food Mart at 300 S. 1st St. The victim was trying to keep the suspects out of the store, when they started hitting him in the head.
5) THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING: Police say that at approximately 8 p.m., roughly 50-60 black males rushed into the Baders Food Mart at 300 S. 1st St. and started stealing items from the shelves, including miscellaneous candy, chips and drinks, walking out without paying for the merchandise.
6) FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT: Police say that, shortly before 9 p.m. on E. Liberty St., near S. 1st St., a woman was driving, when 30-40 black males surrounded her car and started banging on it. The victim says they started throwing trash cans and rocks at the car. Her window was down, and a black male reached in and punched her in the face. She had to be taken to the hospital, where she received stitches in the left side of her cheek.
7) FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT: At approximately 7 p.m., police say a 28-year-old man was at the Big Four Bridge when a group of 25-30 juveniles asked him for a cigarette. Those juveniles then slapped and punched him, causing minor pain.
8) CARRYING A CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPON: Just before 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Big Four Bridge walking ramp after they received a report of a group of juveniles who had assaulted an unidentified man and ran away. While officers were conducting their investigation, police say a witness said he saw suspects remove a firearm from a trash can and run away. Officers stopped one of the suspects at gunpoint, at which point that suspect allegedly pulled a loaded revolver from his pants pocket. The officer ordered him to drop his weapon and he complied.
9) FIRST DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Police say that, at 4 p.m., near the corner of S. Clay St. and E. Market St., a 37-year-old woman says a suspect walked on the trunk, roof and hood of a vehicle while it was parked. The vehicle suffered dents on the roof and hood, and there were shoe prints on the vehicle.
10) FIRST DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 7:30 p.m., near S. 1st St., near W. Liberty St., a 24-year-old woman says her vehicle was damaged.
11) SECOND DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 7:30 p.m., at the corner of S. 5th St. and W. Broadway, near The Courier-Journal, a 30-year-old male says that unidentified individuals jumped up and down on the hood of his vehicle, damaging the hood.
12) SECOND DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 7:00 p.m., near the corner of S. 5th St. and W. Chestnut St., a 57-year-old man says someone broke the front windshield of his vehicle. At least one footprint was found on the hood of the car.
13) THIRD DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 5 p.m., near the corner of 6th St. and W. Broadway, police say the front window of a business was broken.
14) THIRD DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 9 p.m., near the corner of S. 4th St. and W. Chestnut St., a 29-year-old male says 40-50 black males surrounded his car and started punching it. They also threw objects -- such as rocks and trash cans -- at the car, causing damage.
15) MENACING: Shortly after 8 p.m., a 30-year-old police officer tried to stop a suspect at the Big Four Bridge. That suspect pulled away from the officer and postured himself in an aggressive manner, balling up his fists and placing that officer in fear of assault.
16) FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY: At 8 p.m. on the Big Four Bridge, a 15-year-old boy says he was punched in the face by unidentified suspects. They took his phone and his wallet.
17) FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY: At 9 p.m., near the corner of S. 6th St. and W. Broadway, a 37-year-old man says he was riding his bicycle, when a group of black juveniles approached him and attacked him. The man was knocked off the bike, then punched and kicked several times in the head. The suspects then fled with the victim's bike. The victim suffered a laceration to his head and said he possibly had a seizure. That man was taken to University Hospital.
18) FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY: Shortly before 10 p.m., near the corner of S. 5th St. and W. Broadway, a 58-year-old man was found unconscious with his wallet missing. That man had noticeable head injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
19) FIRST DEGREE CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: At 9 p.m., near the corner of S. 5th St. and W. Broadway, a 44-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman say unknown suspects jumped on their cars, in one case causing the hood to cave in.
20) FOURTH DEGREE ASSAULT: At 7 p.m. on River Road, near I-65, a 61-year-old man says he was punched in the face from the side and knocked to the ground. At that point, he says he was surrounded by a group of juveniles who punched and kicked him while he was on the ground. He later took himself to Jewish Hospital, where he discovered he had a facial contusion, a head injury, nasal bone fractures and rib contusions.
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