Police called to fight on south pier Thursday

One man was ticketed for possession of open alcohol after a report of a large fight happening on Grand Haven's south pier Thursday evening. Officers from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety called to the pier at 7:22 p.m. found a 23-year-old Sparta man had assaulted a 17-year-old Grand Rapids youth, said Lt. Joe Boyle.
Becky Vargo
Jun 8, 2012


 According to police, a group of people started a verbal altercation with the victim and refused to leave him alone, continuing to follow him.

 “During this time, the victim told the suspect he didn’t want to fight,” Boyle said.

 The suspect then shoved the victim and threw a punch at him, the victim told police.

 “A physical altercation then ensued,” Boyle said.

 The victim declined to press charges, but the Sparta man was ticketed for having open alcohol.

 Boyle said the reason for the fight was unknown.





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