Two arrests made in separate weekend Cherry Blossom Festival incidents

pramati@macon.comMarch 20, 2012 

One person was arrested Saturday night and several others were dispersed after a disturbance between a group of young people and suspected gang members at Central City Park.

Macon police arrested Dmarcus Treshon Dandy, 18, of Third Avenue, and charged him with loitering and misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer after Dandy allegedly refused to leave the area after an officer instructed him to, according to a police statement.

Dandy was released from the Bibb County jail Monday on a $1,690 bond.

Sunday, a minor was arrested on charges of fighting and felony obstruction after a second incident in which police responded to calls that crowds of male and female teenagers were pushing and shoving in the park midway, the police statement said. Officers escorted the teens out of the park. The minor, a 15-year-old male, was taken to the Youth Dentention Center.

A few other incidents were reported over the weekend, and no injuries related to any of those episodes were reported.

According to the news release, additional officers will be assigned to the park through the remainder of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

“That’s good news,” festival President and CEO Karen Lambert said. “I always feel very confident when they are there.”

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