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ABOUT TOWN: Four Arrested After Brawl Breaks Out at Stoughton Baby Shower

A brawl broke out a baby shower at Club Luis de Camoes on Porter Street late Saturday night with four people getting arrested, including one juvenile.

BABY SHOWER TURNS INTO BRAWL: A baby shower at Club Luis de Camoes on Porter Street Saturday night turned into a full-fledged brawl that took 20 police officers nearly an hour to quell. Four people ended up getting arrested, including one juvenile.

A Stoughton Police detail officer was working the 9 p.m. to midnight baby shower on Jan. 12, when a fight broke out inside the club. The officer called in backup, and at 11:38 p.m, there was a full brawl in progress that had spilled outside the building.

Executive Officer Robert Devine told me that the time the incident occurred was of benefit to the police. "We had our midnight shift coming in, so we had more bodies that we'd normally have."

Devine said that four officers and two supervisors from the 4 p.m. - midnight shift, three officers and one supervisor from the midnight - 8 a.m. shift, and the detail officers were on scene.

"The behavior of the party-goers was despicable," Devine told About Town. "We were more worried about the children there than their parents. The officers that responded could not have handled it any better than they did. It was supposed to be a baby shower. They should really be ashamed of themselves."

Arrested were:

  • Paulo Pires Depina, 24, of 36 Ash St. in Brockton. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer
  • Aderito Lopes DeAndrade, 22, of 607 North Main St. in Brockton. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest, and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer
  • Patrick Cardoso Lopes, 24, of 298 North Warren Ave. in Brockton. Lopes was tasered during the arrest by Stoughton Police. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Obstruction of Justice, and Witness Intimidation. 
  • A 14 year old juvenile from Brockton was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting Arrest, and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer.

Devine said that the situation was under control at 12:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Paul Shastany told About Town, "based on preliminary reports, it doesn't look like the fault of the police. It just got out of control."

Devine said that he was greatful for the help from the Massachusetts State Police, the Norfolk County Sheriff's office, and police from Canton, Easton and Randolph.

"It gave us a total of 20 officers," he said. "We knew it was at the point where we needed additional help. We couldn't have gotten the situation under control without the help of these other departments who provided us with assistance."

There were no serious injuries of any police officers, according to Devine, "only some minor bumps, scratches and bruises."

As far as the party-goers, the Stoughton Fire Department provided them assistance, as soon as the area was safe for them to proceed, according to Devine.

"The situation was just chaotic," he said. "We have no figures on injuries to the parties there. There were chairs and bottles thrown. It was bad."

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DJ January 17, 2013 at 01:21 AM
Exactly. Several have suggested it is not the club's fault, but it is their responsibility to maintain a law abiding status. There is a reason particular venues are selected by the consumer. I think the BOS needs to review the licensing and keep the club on it's toes in the very least.
DJ January 17, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Theresa, you are certainly not obligated, but why not tape your observations and approach the BOS with your documentation. You'd be doing yourself and the community a favor.
DJ January 17, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Again; document your observations and approach the BOS if the police are not mitigating the activity to your liking. Video is easy and cheap.
Jackie January 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM
I'm a member of Club Luis de Camoes and when we usually have parties we are not a rowdy crowd we like to have fun . These people are to blame for their own actions. The people who live within 20 feet of the club chose to live there and should not complain I mean you are living right next to a club what can you expect....JUST SAYING
jen February 03, 2013 at 05:55 PM
We do live near a club, you are right Jackie, but we do not live near a night club. There is clearly a difference. You are a member of this club, you are not here at 1am when the parties let out to be woken up by people yelling, car stereos being blasted, horns beeping, and it does happen a lot more than people think. Take last night for example, i was woken up by people outside yelling, blasting their music, arguing with each other. So yes i do have a right to complain when I'm trying to sleep and have to get up early for work the next day. Maybe the members should stay late and witness for themselves what happens after they leave.

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