Numerous teenagers were involved in an altercation at the Westfield Trumbull mall on Sunday evening, December 26, 2021, prompting a significant police response where several arrests were made before police were able to restore order. Shortly after 5 p.m., several Trumbull police officers were patrolling the mall on foot when they noticed a group of approximately 20-30 teens running outside of the mall near Door #4, and officers observed two (2) female juveniles fighting. As officers were breaking up the fight, other juveniles jumped in and continued to cause a scene. One involved male juvenile swung attempting to hit one of the officers, but was unsuccessful. Once the fight was broken up, police arrested the five (5) involved juveniles, whom are all Bridgeport residents between the ages of 11-15 years old.
Due to the large crowd and the disorderly conditions, Trumbull Police requested mutual aid and were assisted by officers from Bridgeport PD. K-9 officers were also used to disperse the crowd and regain order at the mall. The Westfield Trumbull Mall had just closed for business prior to the altercations erupting, and the atmosphere returned to normal shortly before 6 p.m. No injuries were reported.
As a result of the incident, three (3) juvenile females, and two (2) juvenile males, both 15 years old, were arrested and charged with Breach of Peace and Interfering with Police. One of the males was additionally charged with Carrying a Dangerous Instrument, and Possession of Marijuana. He was also found to be wearing a monitoring ankle bracelet for being on probation for a previous armed robbery. All juveniles were eventually released to the custody of their guardians on a Promise to Appear in Bridgeport Juvenile Court.