Seven Juveniles And One Adult Arrested At "Large Disturbance" In Towson


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TOWSON - Some youths took New Year's celebrations a little bit too far on Friday night, as police responded to a "large disturbance" downtown Towson.

Baltimore County police arrested one adult and seven juveniles on Friday night near East Joppa Road in Towson. The adult was charged with assault and resisting arrest.

According to police, officers were managing a large crowd of juveniles and young adults in outdoor spaces after venues had closed. Police reported property damage and public intoxication incidents, which are under investigation.

Police say officers and local security staff worked to block access to crowded areas and prevent people from breaking into closed shops. Additional officers and K9 units responded to the scene for support.

According to a press release, officers did not recover any weapons, and no injuries were reported.

Police briefly shut down East Joppa road between Virginia Avenue and the Towson traffic circle so officers could direct about 250 people to York Road to access Maryland Transit Administration buses and ride-share pickups.

Baltimore County Interim Police Chief Dennis Delp released a statement on Saturday thanking Baltimore County officers for their tireless work to keep the streets of Towson safe.

"I am proud of our police department's effective and professional response in Towson last night," Delp said. "Today, we are contacting local businesses to ensure continued good coordination for the rest of the holiday weekend."

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