Arrests Made in Bowl Brawl

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

have charged two East Hampton men in connection with outside of after a rapper's mixtape release party late last month.

On Thursday, Kyle T. Russell, 29, and his cousin Michael E. Russell, 21, turned themselves in after warrants were issued for their arrests (the first warrants of 2012, in fact).

Police said approximately 40 people were fighting outside of the bowling alley in the early morning hours of Dec. 31. Officers used pepper spray and the stun gun portion of their Tasers to subdue the crowd, which include 30 or more onlookers in the parking lot. They were unable to make arrests at the time due to the amount of unruly people, according to Chief Jerry Larsen.

It is unclear what started the brawl.

The bowling alley had rented out its lounge/bar area for a private party.

Kyle was charged with unlawful assembly, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation. Meanwhile, Michael was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.

The cousins were released on their own recognizance.

BONACKER January 10, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Gerard Giliberti January 10, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Too bad about this. This is a great family place and community resource for inexpensive fun and gathering. Let's just forget this incident and hope everyone learned a lesson.
Penny Benbenek January 10, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Couldn't make arrests due to the amount of unruly people?! What?! Aren't you the police? Reinforcements weren't available? Sorry, but sounds like someone was trying too hard to be politically correct here. Don't want to be accused of racial profiling. Suppose someone was stabbed or worse? Just sounds even more irresponsible to me, than the brawlers/onlookers. That is a situation that could have gotten way out of control. I understand the police were making a presence there & trying to control the crowd, the best they felt they should...but seriously...you're there to keep people safe. If you have to arrest someone, although unpopular...I would like to feel comfortable knowing the police would do so. This isn't a small town anymore. There are domestic violence issues, drugs and even murder. I would just expect more from the police, so this crap doesn't happen again at the next event. Which, by the way, probably WON'T be at the lanes again.
Kyle January 10, 2012 at 08:24 PM
its funny when people don't know the situation..that's what's wrong with this town now everybody have something say but don't know anything ...quick to judge guilty before innocent huh...that's east hampton for you


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