Several more arrests have been made in connection with the violent mob that ended the U.S. Open Surf Competition in Huntington Beach this past summer.
In July, a mob erupted among a crowd of thousands gathered for the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which includes surfing, skateboarding and BMX biking events, possibly after a fistfight in downtown Huntington Beach.
People in the mob strapped bandanas across their faces and threw rocks and bottles at police officers. Police donned riot gear and fired back with pepper balls.
The violent crowd raged through the streets after the surfing competition, clashing with police, toppling portable toilets, fighting in the streets and apparently wrecking and looting at least one business, according to police and witnesses.
Police made eight arrests on suspicion of failure to disperse, according to a Huntington Beach Police Department statement. Six more arrests have been made in connection to the Huntington Beach riots after the U.S. Open of Surfing.
Most recently, the Huntington Beach Police Depart arrested six more individuals in connection with the riot. The latest arrests by Huntington Beach police bring the total number of arrests to 20.
Investigators did not release the identities of three of the six arrested because they were minors. The other three were identified as 24-year-old Vincent Trujillo of Huntington Beach, 25-year-old Shayne Cody Baldwin of Stanton and 26-year-old Andrew Wilson Millard of Victorville. Police only released Millard’s booking photo in a statement released on Tuesday.
The charges involved include felony and misdemeanor vandalism, participating in or inciting a riot, refusing to disperse, felony arson and assault on a peace officer.
Huntington Beach police say they are still investigating the July disturbance.