MADISON — A fight involving about 15 people in a Downtown Madison restaurant early Saturday morning drew a crowd of about 200 onlookers and was described by one police officer as “complete chaos.”
The fight took place at about 1:58 a.m. Saturday at Qdoba Mexican Grill at 548 State St., Madison Police Lt. John Radovan said.
A passerby called authorities about the fight, and an employee of the restaurant ran to a Madison police officer in the 600 block of State Street to alert the officer.
As officers arrived and started to detain the people involved, the fight spilled outside the restaurant. Radovan said non-involved people gathering at the scene also were becoming hostile to the officers, interfering as they were trying to detain people.
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Radovan said no injuries were reported other than some scraped knees.
A total of 13 city police officers and a few UW-Madison police officers were needed at the scene to gain control of the situation, Radovan said. Multiple officers used and threatened to use pepper spray.
Sgt. Nate Becker said there were about 200 people in the street when he arrived, some causing minor disturbances and others being detained. He said the scene was “complete chaos, bedlam, insanity” and something he had “never seen” during more than 12 years with Madison police.
Radovan said several people were either taken to the Dane County Public Safety Building for resisting an officer and/or disorderly conduct or given citations and released at the scene.
Today's mugshots: Nov. 27
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Andrai A Barrios
Andrai A Barrios, 300 block of Edward Street, Burlington, robbery with use of force, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping.
Salvador Chiler, 200 block of East Market Street, Burlington, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse).
Jeffery Deon House
Jeffery Deon House, 1000 block of Eleventh Street, Racine, possession of THC, resisting an officer.
James E Hudson
James E Hudson, 3600 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping, misdemeanor theft.
Clayton R Naylor
Clayton R Naylor, 100 block of Waters Edge Circle, Burlington, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Calista S Smith
Calista S Smith, 29400 block of River View Parkway, Burlington, robbery with use of force, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping.
Luis A Garcia
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Luis A Garcia, 1200 block of South Memorial Drive, Racine, possession of THC.
Alejandro Roman, 1800 block of Blake Avenue, Racine, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor retail theft (intentionally take less than or equal to $500), obstructing an officer, hit and run (attended vehicle).