Macon Police Beef Up Cherry Blossom Security

5:20 PM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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Macon police say they're beefing up security at the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival this week after several disturbances at Central City Park.

Police say they arrested two teenagers this week, after two large fights at the park.  

In the first, police tased a suspect who allegedly fought five officers while resisting arrest.

According to a police incident report, officers arrested Dmarcus Mandy after a large gang fight around 9 p.m. Saturday.

The report says an officer tried to arrest a second man who refused to leave the park and Dandy interfered with the arrest. He allegedly grabbed the other man by the arm and told him to run away from police.

Police say Dandy then fought with five officers who tried to take him into custody, until one of them tased him.

Dandy is charged with loitering and obstructing an officer. He was released from the Bibb County jail on $1,690 bond.

In an unrelated case, Macon police say they arrested a 15-year-old Sunday night after a large disturbance among groups of teens at the Cherry Blossom Festival at the park.

They said the groups of both teenaged men and women pushed and shoved around 6 p.m. on the festival's midway. Police escorted the teens from the park, a news release says.

The unidentified teenager is charged with obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct.

There's are no reported injuries in either case.

A police news release says they responded to several incidents inside and outside the park.

The release says police "will continue to work with Cherry Blossom Festival organizers on strategies and security plans, with additional officers assigned to the park detail until the festival ends next weekend."

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