Father arrested after party for 3-year-old girl turns into beer-soaked brawl

Ramon Marcela-Hernandez (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Ramon Marcela-Hernandez (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) - Officers from six local police jurisdictions were called to a 3-year-old girl's birthday party in Elmwood Place after it got out of hand early Tuesday morning.

"There was just blood and broken glass everywhere," said Elmwood Place Police Chief William Peskin.

Police were called to the Eagles Club on Vine Street around 1 a.m. when a fight between two families escalated.

Family members started throwing bottles at the height of the fight.

Four people were treated for cuts that required stitches and were released. One person had to undergo eye surgery from a stab wound from a broken bottle.

Police Chief William Peskin says broken beer bottles cut one man's eye and injured another's head, neck and chest. He called the amount of blood and broken glass at the party "unbelievable."

Four people were taken into custody for questioning and two people were taken to the hospital. No charges have been filed at this time.

The birthday girl's father, Ramon Marcela-Hernandez, 26, of Norwood, was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Police estimate about 150 people were attending the party when the fight broke out. Children's Services are conducting their own investigation.

Chief Peskin says the investigation has been impeded by lack of cooperation and a language barrier.

"The Hispanic community is scared of law enforcement and it keeps them from coming forward and helping, even helping themselves through the investigation," said Peskin.

No one else has been arrested or charged after the fight, but Peskin is hopeful more are to follow.

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