Party-goers fight with police in Pasadena

PASADENA – Two police officers suffered minor injuries and three people were arrested after party-goers started fighting with police early Sunday, officials said.
Tomas Fonseca, 18, and Xitlalic Ramirez, 18, were booked on suspicion of felony resisting police following the scuffle, while 21-year-old Jose Sanchez was accused of misdemeanor resisting police, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said. Their cities of residence were not available.
Police responded to a report of a fight involving about a dozen people at a part in the 1000 block of North Raymond Avenue, he said. The caller reported one of the combatants was armed with a handgun.
Two officers arrived at the party and found no one fighting, Clawson said. A handgun was not found.
“Several subject began arguing with the police, and ultimately a fight ensued,” Clawson said.
The officers both suffered cuts to their hands during the melee, and one officer suffered a bruise to his head, he said.
Additional officers arrived at the scene and the three suspects were arrested, Clawson said.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Fonseca and Ramirez were being held in lieu of $25,000 bail each pending their initial court appearances. Sanchez was released from jail on $10,000 bail pending his initial court date.

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