Mini Riot on South Hill in Burlington

Police say two females were beaten by two males late yesterday afternoon on Burlington’s south side, and the assaults led to a mini crime wave and a large crowd gathering on Maple and South 9th Streets.


City police are still trying to sort things out, but Sergeant Chad Zahn says what is known is that following the attacks, someone shot out a car window with what appeared to be a B.B. or pellet gun. After that, two houses in the neighborhood were vandalized, apparently in retaliation.

Zahn says at its peak, the crowd numbered about 30 people, most of them watching what was going on.

The initial call came in shortly before 4:30 yesterday afternoon and police continue their investigation.