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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington Police Officers tell us about 50 kids and adults started fighting near 12th and Chestnut Streets this afternoon.

They say the fight continued down to 13th Street and then onto the playground at Rankin Terrace.

They arrested at least five of the fighters.

We’re waiting to get more information from the Police Department and will have more when it comes in.

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Wilmington Police Department
MEDIA UPDATE
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – 7:20 p.m.
Case#: 2011-012746

Time: Dispatched at 3:39 p.m. – Wednesday afternoon

Location: 12th and Chestnut Streets, to 13th and Princess Streets and finally to 11th and Rankin Streets (Rankin Terrace).

Offense: Affray, disorderly conduct, related offenses

Summary: A WPD officer patrolling in the area of 12th & Chestnut Streets saw a group of 40 – 50 people fighting. As additional officers converged on the area, people began walking or running away in different directions. Some ran south on 12th Street onto Princess Street and began fighting again behind New Hanover High School. As officers arrived there, the group again dispersed and then resumed fighting in the middle of Rankin Terrace. Officers began arresting people who were fighting. WPD officers arrested six people (three adults, three juveniles). Several NHCSO school resource officers responded to assist, and they arrested at least one person. Officers confiscated two knives at the scene. No one was seriously injured. It is unclear at this time why the fighting began.

Arrest information is incomplete tonight, but additional details may be available tomorrow (Thursday).

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HERE’S A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 5:45 P.M.:

This is to confirm that WPD officers responded at about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to disperse a large disorderly crowd.

Two groups, ranging in age from early teens to young adults, were involved in the fight. Officers broke it up and moved the two groups apart, but the groups came back together and began fighting again near Rankin Terrace (12th and Rankin Streets).

At least several people were arrested. Additional information will be disseminated as soon as details are available.

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2016 years 2 months ago

wway is racist, i tried to post my opinion on the man and the 15 yr boy three times and they wouldnt accept it, it didnt have anything racist all i said was the truth about the situation so why didnt it get publish? Oh yeah because the man was white and the gay boy was white. But they will let yall come on black people news headline that is dead and say some of the rudiest things and thats because they are black and yall think its funny but its NOT.

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Guest
2016 years 2 months ago

I’m so tired of the”race” card being pulled. Grow up people!! If it smells like poop and looks like poop…….it probably is! Learn how to spell!

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Guest
2016 years 2 months ago

Right, All 50 of the kids involved in this fight came from Columbus County…brilliant comment GuestLee. Is that the best you can come up with? COCO is right and didn’t sound holier than thou. Sounds like you have a problem with Christians. Many folks used the girl fight to slam Columbus County and suddenly forgot the problems happening in their neck of the woods. I guess COCO struck a nerve with you.

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guesty
2016 years 2 months ago

Sorry chuckles, when you are in the public there is no expectation of privacy. You can be filmed all day long without your consent. It is sad that this is a topic of conversation, another group of young black people that can’t seem to behave in public. It is also old and the “white ppl” are getting tired of it.

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GuestLee
2016 years 2 months ago

Yeah, you sound real friendly there, slick. It coninues to amaze me how you “God fearing folks” always spew out revenge and holier than thou attitudes. I wonder if these 50 kids were originally from Columbus County…just a thought.

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