Fight 500 blk. Pershing Ave. 10/4/18 leads to charges of Riot/ Disorderly Conduct for (5)

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On Thursday 04 October 2018 at approximately 1305 hrs. Officers from Platoon D responded to the area of 500 blk. Pershing Ave. at Green St. for a report of a large fight in the street involving several people. At least one person was reportedly carrying a baseball bat. 

Upon arrival in the area Officers were unable to locate anyone that had been involved in the fight. No one approached Officers with information and no one reported any injuries. Officers checked the surrounding area but did not locate anyone that appeared to have been involved in the fight. 

Later that same day. Det. Ginder saw a video of the fight that had been posted as a "live" video on a social media platform. The video corresponded with the fight call at Pershing Ave. and Green St. earlier that day. The video showed an initial verbal altercation involving a total of (5) males. A physical fight broke out between the males. One of the males, later identified as Giovanni Rivera, pulled a machete from his waistband and made several attempts to strike Elijah Galvin with the machete. The video showed that vehicle traffic in the area was stopped on Pershing Ave. as well as Green St. during and after the fight. 

Through the course of his investigation, using the social media video as well as video from the Lancaster Safety Coallition, Det. Ginder was able to identify the (5) males involved in the fight. Det. Ginder prepared (4) Criminal Complaints and (1) Juvenile Allegation for the males. All were charged with (1) count Riot (F3) and (1) count Disorderly Conduct (M3). Warrants were obtained for the (5) suspects. 

: Giovanni Lee Rivera M/21 500 blk. Pershing Ave. (in custody as of 15 October 2018)

Charged with Riot & Disorderly Conduct (was armed with machete at time of fight on 10/4/18)

Wanted: Elijah Ryan Galvin M/20  unknown address in Lancaster

Charged with Riot & Disorderly Conduct

 Christopher Jesus Medina M/20 500 blk. Pershing Ave. Lancaster, PA  (in custody as of 15 October 2018)

Charged with Riot & Disorderly Conduct

 Jesus Medina-Roman M/18  500 blk. Pershing Ave. Lancaster, PA

Charged with Riot & Disorderly Conduct. Was arraigned on 10/11/18 and released on $5,000 bail (unsecured)

Juvenile male 17 years of age  Lancaster, PA

Allegation filed before Lancaster County Juvenile Probation for Riot & Disorderly Conduct. Not yet taken into custody.

All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court or adjudicated delinquent. 

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Reference ID: 
18-032434

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