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12 suspects cited in Lakewood baseball brawl

A video tweeted by the Lakewood Police Department last Tuesday showed adults fighting on the baseball fields at Westgate Elementary School.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A total of 12 people, including a 16-year-old, have been cited for disorderly conduct in relation to a fight that erupted at a youth baseball game in Lakewood.

A video tweeted by the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) last Tuesday showed adults fighting on the baseball fields at Westgate Elementary School on June 15.  

When LPD agents arrived on scene just before 12 p.m., about 15 to 20 individuals were on the field and involved in various aspects of the fight. 

 The following individuals have been cited for their involvement in the brawl. 

  • 24-year-old David Anthony Williams of Littleton
  • 55-year- old Ernest Gabriel Vigil of Denver
  • 47-year-old Manuel Miramon Garduno Sr. of Denver
  • 29-year-old Manuel Miramon Garduno Jr. of Denver
  • 26-year-old Darren Jearld Garduno of Denver
  • 29-year-old Danielle Susan McNellis of Denver
  • 29-year-old Ean Jeffrey Vigil of Lakewood
  • 27-year-old Martina Marie Garduno of Denver
  • 30-year-old Melissa Marie Irizarry of Lakewood
  • 29-year-old Maximinio Andrew Marquez of Denver
  • 30-year-old Anaise Ann Amaya of Lakewood.

The 16-year-old who was cited is not being identified at this time. Everyone facing a disorderly conduct charge will be required to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court.  

The two Bear Creek Junior Sports Association baseball teams playing ahead of the fight were mainly comprised of 7-year-olds. The JeffCo Sports Cooperative has since announced that the season has ended for both teams.

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The executive board of the Bear Creek Junior Sports Association said it was "embarrassed, angry and ashamed" and has "zero tolerance for this type of behavior." The board also said that all of the Bear Creek coaches and parents identified as participating in the incident are being removed indefinitely.

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"All of us at the Lakewood Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to our amazing community who stepped up to help us identify the parties involved," LPD said in a news release. "We are always grateful for your assistance in keeping our community safe."

Westgate Elementary is located at 8550 Vassar Dr. near West Yale Avenue and South Estes Street.  

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