Three charged after fight at child’s birthday party
Updated 2:04 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016
FAIRFIELD — Three people face charges after a fight erupted during the celebration of a toddler’s birthday Saturday.
Police received several 911 calls reporting a fight at Our Backyard Play Place, 802 Villa Ave., about 5 p.m. Saturday.
After several officers arrived at the scene, Amanda Santiago, 23, of Stratford, and two 16-year-olds were charged with breach of peace.
Santiago, of Wells Place in Stratford, told the officers that she was hosting a birthday party at the venue for her 2-year-old daughter. Her daughter’s father, who was invited, arrived along with his two sisters, who she told police were not invited, according to the report.
Santiago’s mother got into an argument with the child’s father, and then Santiago got involved in the dispute, according to the report. She said she saw the two teens coming toward her and told them to stay away. Someone threw a cup at Santiago, she told police, adding that the teens then allegedly assaulted her while she was holding her daughter.
The teens, however, told police that Santiago had approached them and poked one of them.
The owner of Our Backyard Play Place requested that all three be arrested and warned never to return, according to the report.
Santiago was released on a promise to appear April 18 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport. The 16-year-olds, both from Bridgeport, were released to a parent’s custody and are scheduled to appear April 21 in juvenile court.
The state Department of Children and Families was notified.