YORKVILLE — A man and woman were arrested Saturday night after Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a rodeo being held at the Racine County Fairgrounds.
Racine County dispatchers received a call at about 8:40 p.m. for a report of a large fight at a “Mexican rodeo” being held at the fairgrounds, said Racine County Sgt. Chuck Gehrand.
The caller said there were 25 private security guards at the event, according to Gehrand, and dispatchers advised police the number of people fighting was unknown and the use of weapons was unknown. They also advised that they could hear security yelling for people to stop resisting, according to Gehrand.
Law enforcement officers from Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant, the State Patrol and Kenosha County also were called to assist, he said.
By the time police arrived, the fight was done, Gehrand said, but there were hundreds of patrons and many appeared agitated.
The preliminary investigation found that the security staff was breaking up a fight and escorting the people involved off the property. During this time some of the patrons interfered and assaulted security staff, according to Gehrand.
A man and woman were taken into custody for disorderly conduct and battery, he said. The woman was taken to Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha for non-life-threatening injuries.
Then, while police were on scene, another fight broke out involving about four to six people, whom deputies escorted off the property and told to leave without incident.