Teenage violence pops up at park

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Bishop Park is a place for fun, friends and family, but lately it has become hot spot for feuding teenage girls.

A group of friends were hanging out at the park near Superior and Van Alstyne boulevards at about 8:30 p.m. June 5 when one 16-year-old girl approached a 16-year-old Southgate girl in the group from behind, pulled her down by her hair and proceeded to punch her several times in the head and face.

Officers observed a small cut and minor bruising underneath the victim’s right eye when she came in to report the incident the following afternoon. Another 16-year-old girl who witnessed the attack accompanied the victim to the station.

Officers advised the victim to make a harassment report in Southgate and follow up the assault report if she wishes to pursue the matter.

Another altercation occurred at the park a day earlier, at about 6 p.m. June 4.

A 14-year-old girl and her 40-year-old mother were at Bishop Park when a 33-year-old woman who knew the pair approached them. The woman told the girl she would beat her up if the girl had any contact with the woman’s 15-year-old daughter, and that she would beat her mother up, too, if she got in the way.

(Contact Chris Jackett at cjackett@bewickpublications.com)