Teen Fights Break out at Carnival in Fairview Heights

BND, May 17, 2012

Two teens were allegedly attacked by other juveniles Saturday night at a carnival in the St. Clair Square parking lot that had to be closed due to several disturbances, according to Fairview Heights Police.

In the first case, a 15-year-old girl said she was standing near a carnival ride at 9:10 p.m. when she was attacked by two 17-year-old females. The suspects punched and kicked the victim before fleeing with her phone and money, she told police.

Investigators determined there were ongoing problems between the parties. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office has declined to issue charges.

In the second case, a 15-year-old boy said he and a group of friends were approached by a group of 20 juveniles as they walked across the Barnes & Noble parking lot after leaving the carnival.

The second group asked the first group whether they knew someone. After the first group answered, the boy told police he was attacked from behind by one of the juveniles. The boy fell and was kicked and stomped by others, sustaining a broken jaw in the attack, according to police.


Two off-duty Fairview Heights police provided security at the carnival, but several other Fairview Heights and O’Fallon officers had to be called due to a large crowd of juveniles becoming unruly, police said. The carnival’s owner shut down the event about 10 p.m. for safety reasons.


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  • Again, not a word on this side of the river.  That was the way it was with that thing in O’Fallon a few months ago:  Only the BND (Belleville News-Democrat) covered it, not the Post-Dispatch or any of the TV stations.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Darn those rambunctious “teens”!

    Always acting up after listening to Justin Beiber and watching Twilight movies.

    • I know…I know…those little rascals.  Kids will be kids thought, right?

      • Up to my neck in CA

        Someone must have had a line foul during 4-square.

  • Looks like these white teens
    better learn HOW to fight

    they’re gonna NEED it when they turn 50.
    And more, by 85

  • Once again, the reporter seems to have been unable to distinguish the race of either the perps or the victims. Typical of our “color-blind” mainstream media, isn’t it? But we can surely make an educated guess.

    The police “declined to issue charges” for the beating of the 15-year-old and theft of her phone and money? What does “ongoing problems between the parties” mean? Does that absolve the police of making any attempt to arrest the perps?

    And I noticed that this newspaper serves “southwest Illinois” down to the St. Louis area? That would include East St. Louis. Nuff said. That explains everything — and we don’t need to wonder what race the perps and victims were.

  • sarah stein

    They always call it a fight.  It was not a fight,  it was an attack. 

    • robinbishop34

      Just like groups of youths swarming innocent people and sucker punching them is always called a ‘game.’

  •  A lot of white people from O’Fallon and Belleville will soon be joining you in your commute.  I won’t much grind over the BND not taking comments, because at least they’re reporting the real news.

  • whiteuncleruckus

    And if the carvial owner doesnt let them in, HE’S the bad guy. unbelievable.

  • blight14

     Note how many of these articles DON’T offer a comment section….Fox has even begun to limit commenting on ‘controversial’ articles……

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Anything to slow the great White awakening.

  • More Metro East Africanus Bellcurvius funnies:


    Not so funny if you’re the cop, though.

    • You can take them out of Africa, but you can’t take Africa out of them. Notice they had to close the comments section…


    Fairview Heights was once a very popular shopping mall for the entire central west Illinois shoppers to go to. Then there was a shooting in the mall about 3-5 years ago by two black yutes. It has since lost its popularity. My wife used to go there, but I will not allow it anymore with our son. Not surprised at all this happened there.

    •  I am just old enough to remember Missouri’s blue laws.  That meant that on Sundays, the only mall in the St. Louis metro area open was St. Clair Square, and parking was impossible in the mall’s own parking lot.

      Now, St. Clair Square is well on its way to a listing at DeadMalls.com.  I know they, like the Galleria, are trying to paste over the black problem with curfews for juveniles, but that barely makes things better.  The Galleria got screwed over when that MetroLink extension opened with that stop very near it.

  • anarchyst

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s there was a successful “criminal abatement program” in the City of Detroit called STRESS (Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets).  Police officers would be on duty as “decoys”, dressing as vulnerable older men and women.  When the predators would strike, they would be quickly “dispatched”.  Detroit’s first black mayor, Coleman Young, ran his campaign on the abolition of the STRESS program as “too many black people were being killed”.  His campaign was successful, STRESS was disbanded, the results being that predators were given “free reign” in Detroit.

  • anarchyst

    Detroit and Windsor, Canada jointly put on a spectacular fireworks display during our Independence day and Canada’s Dominion day celebrations.  This event draws tens of thousands of people from all over the metropolitan Detroit area . . .
    A number of years ago, roving black gangs moved through the crowds snatching jewelry and robbing whites IN SIGHT OF DETROIT’S “FINEST” (cops) WHO DID NOTHING.  Even when whites reported their situation to these “cops”, they merely shrugged their shoulders and DID NOTHING to help these “lily-white suburbanites” (former Detroit mayor Coleman Young’s words) . . .