Man Assaulted with Baseball Bat at Varney Park
The man was assaulted after an argument about a basketball game, police said.
Police arrested two people last night at 6:55 p.m. after police were called to Varney Park for a report of a disturbance and fight involving a baseball bat.
Police said the fight started over a dispute about a basketball game going on at the park.
Police said a 45-year-old Chelmsford man had been assaulted by two people, one of whom used a baseball bat to physically strike him. Officers detained the suspects involved in the incident after they drove off from the area. The baseball bat was found at the scene, police said, and the two suspects were charged in the incident.
Zachary Laporte, 17, of 20 Bridge St. Nashua, N.H. charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.
David Garcia, 41, of 390 Lowell St., Peabody, will be summoned to court and charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct.
Police said a 14-year-old male of Market Street in Lowell, who was a passenger in the motor vehicle police stopped, was also arrested on two outstanding warrants.
The 45-year-old victim was assaulted after attempting to diffuse the situation, police said.
Police said the man declined medical transport at the scene, but said he would seek treatment on his own.