By Joe Gorman
Police arrested five men in the parking lot of a South Side bar early Friday morning after reports said several fights broke out about closing time, and more than 150 people were in the lot.
Of those arrested, at least four were warned to leave immediately or stay away from a person they were just separated from fighting with, but they all disobeyed officers, reports said.
An officer working an off-duty detail at Pal Joey’s, 968 E. Midlothian Blvd., radioed for help about 2:10 a.m. after several fights broke out in the parking lot, and other officers were sent there to assist in dispersing the crowd.
Nathan Mosure, 20, of Canfield, is charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. Reports said he walked up to officers who were trying to arrest someone and was warned to stay away. Mosure yelled at officers and did not leave until he was sprayed with chemical spray, reports said. He left but swore at officers again and was told to leave again, and he was arrested, reports said.
Mosure refused to get into a cruiser, so he was physically picked up and put inside, reports said.
Carmen Lanzo, 19, of Campbell, is charged with disorderly conduct after he was in a fight that was broken up by officers, reports said. He was drunk and told to leave four times and refused while also swearing and yelling at police, reports said.
Patrick Quinn, 19, of Campbell, also is charged with disorderly conduct after reports said he tried to join a fight and would not leave when told.
Joseph Trgovich, 19, of Boardman, also was charged with disorderly conduct. Reports said he was in a fight that was broken up by officers and came back looking for the person he was fighting with and tried to punch him, reports said.
Matthew Matey, 21, of Girard, also is charged with disorderly conduct, reports said.
All five were booked into the Mahoning County jail. Jail records show all five were released later in the day Friday.
Arraignment information from municipal court was not available late Friday.