Cedar Point workers arrested after melee - WNEM TV 5

Cedar Point workers arrested after melee

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SANDUSKY, OH (WNEM&AP) -

While Cedar Point was closed because of a water main break over the weekend, 16 of the theme park's employees were busy getting arrested.

Police from the park and the city of Sandusky said they arrested 16 people after a melee broke out in the employee recreation center early Sunday.

Jail records said the employees were charged with aggravated rioting and disorderly conduct. At least one was also charged with assaulting a police officer.

Among those arrested, 13 are from Michigan and three live in Ohio. Seven of the employees are Flint residents. 

The Flint residents charged in the incident include:

  • Levon Epps, 19, aggravated rioting and assault on a police officer
  • DeShaun Harris, 20, aggravated rioting
  • Sterling Jenkins, 24, aggravated rioting
  • Rick Miles, 23, aggravated rioting
  • Ja'Quan Pittman, 22, aggravated rioting
  • Kyreese Whitacker, 21, aggravated rioting
  • Brandon Williams, 21, aggravated rioting

Police responded at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday to Cedar Point Commons, which is the park employees' housing area.

"We hire about 5,000 summer employees who do a great job for us each year," said Bryan Edwards, spokesperson for Cedar Point.

The park reopened Monday after being closed Saturday and Sunday due to a water main break in the city of Sandusky.

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