Crime

Four arrested after fight at York youth baseball game

Four people, three of them siblings and one the wife of a baseball coach, were arrested Thursday for disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at a youth baseball game.

York police were called to the city’s recreation complex on 4th Street around 7 p.m. for an incident that began when a 36-year-old man started “cursing and threatening” the coach of a children's baseball team, according to the arrest report. The coach told police the man was using foul language and threatening to fight him in the parking lot.

A short time later, during an awards ceremony for the players, the 28-year-old wife of the coach grabbed the man’s 34-year-old sister by the arm, and the woman slapped the coach’s wife in the face. The two then began “grabbing, pulling and striking each other,” the report states.

The 37-year-old sister of one of the women, who was there with her own children, then began pulling on the coach’s wife to assist her sister. The fight continued until several witnesses separated the three women.

The two women who initiated the fight suffered minor injuries to their arms and legs, but both declined to be treated by EMS. The director of the complex told police fighting would not be tolerated and asked that something be done about the incident.

The man who initiated the confrontation, both of his sisters and the wife of the coach, were each charged with public disorderly conduct and taken to the York Police Department to be processed.

Bristow Marchant •  803-329-4062

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