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Brawl at Joliet mall ends in six arrests

Updated: December 25, 2012 6:18AM



JOLIET — Six people were arrested Friday after allegedly fighting at the Louis Joliet Mall.

Maria C. Martinez, 18, of 1624 E. Washington St.; Raymond Pizarro, 19, of 4832 S. Harding Ave. in Chicago; Juan L. Perez, 19, of 24220 W. Mill Creek Lane in Plainfield; Thaddeus A. Catrejon, 22, of 4710 Peacock Lane in Plainfield; Julio C. Lopez, 19, of 503 Grant Ave.; and a 16-year-old girl were charged with mob action.

Martinez, Pizarro and Perez were also charged with aggravated battery.

Police said it appears four teenage girls got into an argument at Panera Bread earlier in the evening and it continued when they saw each other again around 1:30 a.m.

“A fight broke out at the center of the mall and boyfriends got involved. When the melee began over 100 onlookers gathered around the six [combative] subjects,” police said.

While trying to break up the fight, a security guard was elbowed in the face and Martinez allegedly kicked a police officer in the knee.

Five of the suspects were booked into the county jail while the juvenile was released to parental custody.

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