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Five Arrested in Yonkers in Bar Brawl and Underage Drinking Sting
Yonkers Police have arrested five people following a large melee at the Congo Nights bar and club at 14 Warburton Avenue. Police were called to the bar around 3 a.m. on February 6th in an attempt to restore order. Once at the bar, responding officers observed three separate fights. In one, a man, later identified as Ross J. Equilla, was observed allegedly assaulting another man. Responding officers had to physically subdue Equilla and two officers were injured while restraining him.
Another man, identified as Paul Hardy was involved in another brawl and was taken into custody after what police say was a "violent struggle" with arresting officers.
Then a third suspect, identified as Calvin Ellison Jr. was arrested after he allegedly picked up a chair and attempted to hit two police officers. The Duty Captain at the scene blocked the chair to protect fellow officers and sustained injuries to his hand, knee and hip. The victims of the initial assault were treated for minor injuries and released from St. Joseph's Hospital. The Duty Captain was also taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The suspects are identified as:
34 year old Ross J. Equilla of 14 Seymour Street, 21 Year old Paul Hardy of 29 Vineyard Avenue and 25 year old Calvin Ellison Jr. of 29 Vineyard Avenue. They were charged with 2nd Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, Harrassment and Obstructing Governmental Administration.
Then, at 9:58 p.m. that night, police conducted an undercover investigation into a complaint of underage drinking at "Congo Nights." Police then arrested the bartender, Erica Simmons after she allegedly served undercover agents alcohol. Officers also arrested the manager of the bar, for Possession of a Gambling Device as well as other numerous State Liquor Authority violations.
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