Two major fights break out in Potsdam; police seek help from public in identifying those involved
Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 3:21 pm

POTSDAM – Two major fights broke out overnight, and village police are asking the public for help in identifying those involved.

Numerous injuries were sustained in what was described to police at 11:39 p.m. Friday as a large fight at LaCasbah, 6 Elm St. Police said several people were involved and charges are pending.

Police have asked anyone with information about the identity of those involved to contact the department at 265-2121.

Five hours later, police responded to a report of a fight on Washington Street at 4:39 a.m. today. Upon arrival, police said they located several baseball bats thought to have been discarded by fleeing suspects.

The altercation allegedly stemmed from the burglary of a 37-inch flat-screen television from a Washington Street residence, police said.

Police said they questioned several individuals attempting to flee the area. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, police said.

Those with information regarding the incident are encouraged to contact police at 265-2121.