22-year-old arrested after large police presence called to Dayton theme park

DAYTON — A man was arrested after a large police presence was called to the Dayton Scream Park late Saturday night.

Dayton police crews were dispatched to an assault complaint at the Dayton Scream Park on Valley Street around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 after an employee was attacked, according to a statement from the police department.

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That call was taken by officers and then cleared, according to the statement.

Later in the evening, Dayton police crews were called again to the same location on the report of a large number of people fighting. 

Due to the large crowd and chaotic scene, officers on scene requested additional crews, which prompted multiple jurisdictions to respond.

Initial dispatch records said at least 30 police units were on the scene around 12:30 a.m.

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The officers advised the organizers to close the park, but as people were leaving, additional fights broke out and at some point rocks were thrown at officers, according to police.

A 22-year-old male was caught throwing rocks and was arrested, according to the police department.

A police report shows that police arrested Shawndale Goins, 22 on charges of criminal damaging, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

No major injuries were reported.