Milford Police respond to two fights at Post Mall

MILFORD — A Derby teen was arrested Saturday after Milford police responded to two separate fights at Connecticut Post Mall, according to police.

Milford police officer Brianna MacDonald stated the first fight happened around 6:30 p.m. involving juveniles, with the second one happening around 7:30 p.m. McDonald said it was not known if the two fights were connected and which one resulted in the arrest.

"One arrest was made so far," she said, adding that the investigation is ongoing which could lead to possibly one more arrest.

Lamon Jefferson, 18, was charged with third-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace, according to police.

Police, in a press release, stated officers responded to Connecticut Post Mall on a report of a large fight and observed Jefferson causing a disturbance with mall security officers. Security told Milford police they were attempting to break up the fight when Jefferson became combative and refused to leave when asked by security. Police said Jefferson was then taken into custody. Jefferson's court date is March 28.

McDonald said one individual suffered minor injuries during one of the fights.

The fight on Saturday night is nothing new at Connecticut Post Mall, police said. In September, Milford police responded to a series of incidents in one weekend, including multiple fights involving pepper spray.

Milford is one of many communities dealing with disturbances and fights in malls. Trumbull police, aided by the Bridgeport Police Department and Connecticut State Police, expelled large crowds of unruly teenagers from Westfield Trumbull Mall in January.

The fight in Westfield Trumbull Mall resulted in three teens being arrested, police said.