2 Hastings Teens Arrested After Irvington Brawl

Police expect to make more arrests as the investigation continues.

Two Hastings teens were arrested after a violent fight broke out at during an Irvington house party on Friday, police said.

"Apparently the groups of youths from Hastings and Irvington had been experiencing ongoing issues," Irvington Sgt. Michael Foley said. He did not believe either group had gang allegiances.

Police responded to a call about the fight on Manor Pond Lane at 9:42 p.m. and called for assistance from Dobbs Ferry police.

On Oct. 1, two Hastings residents—Andrew McGowan, 18, and Serafin Theodoropolous, 18, were arrested and charged with assault. The youths wer released on $500 and $1,000 bail respectively; they will return to court on Oct. 17.

One Irvington resident, who had been at the party, was found injured on Cyrus Field Road and was transported to the hospital. Otherwise, Foley said, there were no one was seriously hurt.

"We have heard allegations that there were weapons involved, including baseball bats and some sort of metal pipe or tire iron," Foley said.

Police also believe there was alcohol involved—though no summonses were issued for underage drinking because police did not witness any of the teens with alcohol.

The 30-to-50 teens at the party were all released to their parents that night.

Police are also investigating damages to three cars parked on Manor Pond Lane in excess of $2,500 and one car with damages in excess of $4,000.

The owners of the home on Manor Pond Lane were out of town at the time of the party.

Police continue to investigate this incident and hope to make more arrests this week.

Joel Silbert October 05, 2011 at 11:24 AM
I hope this is a wake-up call for the owners of the home on Manor Pond Lane, as well as the parents of any of the other kids involved in the fracas. Speaking as a parent, the responsibility for this, and for any subsequent repetition, lies squarely with the parents.
DG Knowler October 05, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Absolutely right. Parenting is a hands-on, face-to-face sport—always.
Lizzie Hedrick October 05, 2011 at 12:03 PM
It is worth noting for the record that all the youths involved were between the ages of 17 and 19, most high school graduates.
Gina October 05, 2011 at 01:34 PM
It was a bad judgement call on the parents for leaving a teenage kid alone, but in all fairness, didn't we all dream of throwing a party without our parents knowing? But the vandalism of other people's property should not be happening. I tell my kids all of the time, respect yourself and others and their property. I think what is wrong in society is the fact that parents don't teach manners and principles to their children.
Karl Andrews October 05, 2011 at 08:45 PM
It was not the children at the party that started the fight or that vandalized any property. It was children from a different town that did all the damage, children that weren't even associated with the party.
fivefoothumansore October 05, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Please stop with this tiring parenting stuff, that goes without saying, nonetheless things like this happen, have always happened and will continue to happen.
Nicole Scarmeas October 05, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Actually, the Irvington teens were involved as well.
Joel Silbert October 05, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Great attitude.
Benny White October 06, 2011 at 01:06 AM
None of you have any idea what you are talking about. The owner of the house had nothing to do with the fight at all. It was two kids out of 50 from Irvington that wanted to fight. And the kids from Hastings clearly have a skewed perception of what they can get away with in Westchester county. Gang fights my fly in QB but not the dirty IRV.
Nick October 06, 2011 at 01:13 AM
None of you guys know what you're talking about so stop making assumptions. kids throw parties all the time big deal. And FYI these kids showed up to the party uninvited and NOONE wanted to fight from IRV
Farrell October 06, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Maybe the Hastings cable show, "The Current" will cover this saga.
Gina October 06, 2011 at 01:56 PM
I'm not exactly sure what happened that started the fight and neither is anyone who is commenting, so what makes you think noone knows anything and you do? The owner of the house didn't have anything to do with the fight, but should not have left the kid(s) on their own knowing that their child could throw a party. And, you seem to think the Hastings kids threw the first punch...where does it say that in the article? Who are you to assume that the Hastings kids are solely to blame? You think Irvingington's kids are better? Think again. Kids are kids.
Gina October 06, 2011 at 02:07 PM
Nick, it seems like you know everything and we know nothing! I hope you're not a parent because it is a big deal to throw a party without adult supervision now-a-days. And, if you are a parent, its people like you who cause things like this to happen since you feel its alright for kids to throw parties without adults there. If an adult was there, they'd call the police when the Hastings boys approached the house and wouldn't have had an altercation. Obviously, someone wanted to fight from Irvington since the article stated that there were ongoing issues. So I guess you are the one who doesn't know what he's talking about.
Karl Andrews October 06, 2011 at 05:52 PM
You are completely wrong. If the Irvington teens were involved, then why haven't there been any arrests of Irvington teens?
Karl Andrews October 06, 2011 at 06:01 PM
I mean this in the nicest way possible Gina, you are way out of line. You have no idea what you are talking about. In what way is it a bigger deal "now-a-days" to throw a party than it was when you were a child? I think the argument could easily be made that it is much safer... I think you need to stop jumping to conclusions. No one wanted to fight from Irvington. The Irvington kids went outside because the hooligans from Hastings started destroying their cars. It was only once they got outside, and attempted to protect their cars, that Irvington kids were beaten with metal pipes. Meanwhile, the police had already been called. The fighting had nothing to do with the "party". Also, there was no alcohol involved with the "party". It was simply a gathering of teenagers. And this is coming from someone who actually knows what he is talking about. Someone who has been in contact with both the police and parties involved.
hghg October 07, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Excuse me Karl, you are horribly misinformed. You are the one who is jumping to conclusions, stating false information such as the fact that "none wanted to fight from irvington."You are terribly mistaken. The Irvington kids provoked the fight by vandalizing a house in Hastings at 2 A.M, a couple of nights before, and there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that the Hastings kids were the ones to start the altercation. After Irvington had destroyed property in Hastings, the so called "hooligans" drove to Irvington and were met with hostile intoxicated teenagers wielding bats, and other weapons. Also what kind of high school party doesn't involve alcohol, you are clearly living on another planet if you truly believe that there was not alcohol involved in an unsupervised party that supposedly had upwards of 50 people. "Simply a gathering of teenagers", thats funny.
Joshua Shwartz October 07, 2011 at 10:47 PM
Yes, hghg i completely agree with you that Karl was misinformed. I heard about the vandalism that took place in Hastings the night before the fight as well. In fact i live very close to where the act was done in Hastings and was extremely nervous when i saw two SUVS parked outside of the victims residence for an extended period of time, to go along with that i also heard teens screaming ''ill kill you, and ill hang your sister!'' quite frightening to say the least. Also when i read this article i started to do a little research myself on what really happened in irvington, and i found out that when the Hastings kids arrived, the Irvington kids without hesitation left the house where the party was, and brought a number of bats with them. There was no way they could have seen or heard their cars getting damaged so they too must of had the intention of fighting from the get-go. In addition from what i've found out is that the fight started with up to 5 Irvington kids beating up on one Hastings kid. neither towns are in the right here in my opinion but i would definitely say that Irvingtons opinions on the fight are extremely bias and unfair.
Wayne October 09, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Dub t crew from Hastings. They are a gang and is ruining the Rivertowns. I hope they get charged to teach them a lesson
Wayne October 09, 2011 at 09:26 PM
There should be a fight against dub t. Andrew McGowan apparently injured someone really badly with a crowbar last summer
Karen Murphy October 11, 2011 at 03:45 AM
I agree an unsupervised party is never a good idea, but I know the homeowners and their daughter had no inclination as to what was going to occur. Let's remember when pointing fingers that this was an ongoing rivalry between two towns and the responsibility and blame lies solely with that of the parents and their hoodlum children who came armed with bats and metal pipes with the intent to cause damage and harm to those involved in their previous altercations. km
Ricky Bobby October 11, 2011 at 01:24 PM
How do we not know the 2 Hastings teens arrested were not provoked or harrassed before hand
Joshua Shwartz October 11, 2011 at 08:40 PM
We do Ricky, look at my previous comment, like I said before the Irvington children came to one of the Hastings kids house with bats destroying property and threatening to ''hang his sister''! i heard it from my house only down the block!!
Scott October 12, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Well maybe the Hastings kids should have reported the initial incident to the Hastings Police instead of going to Irvington to handle the situation themselves.
Joshua Shwartz October 12, 2011 at 04:30 PM
Thats true Scott, they should have but remember when you were a kid, you act on impulse. I think thats what happened here, and even when they went to IRV, they more or less got jumped by the Irvington boys they just won the fight.
Scott October 12, 2011 at 06:35 PM
Your right Joshua, kids do act on impulse. Let's just hope other kids in the area learn from this unfortunate incident.
Joshua Shwartz October 12, 2011 at 07:15 PM
Yeah, I think thats the most important lesson of them all..learning from our mistakes. I feel like you learn more from a loss than a win so maybe since everyone here is losing we will grow aswell.
john October 12, 2011 at 07:17 PM
wow karl seems to know everything.. There was no alcohol at a party of 75 teenagers? maybe there wasnt any summons handed out for the alcohol, but it was most certainly there. Once again making yourself look like a fool, talking about 'metal pipes', if you knew anything about the situation, you would know that your oh so perfect irvington kids were the ones with the bat(s). Yes plural. And the hastings kids had A pipe. UNO. one. And noone wanted to fight from irv besides the kids who continued to antagonize the hastings kids, by destroying their property FIRST. Yes first, and continuing to talk trash. Maybe your contacts need to get their facts striaght
lori October 12, 2011 at 11:34 PM
The Irvington kids were not innocent. They did damage to the two Hastings boy's cars prior to that. The two boys from Hastings were invited to the party and THEN things got out of hand after seeing the Irvinton boys who damaged their cars. I'm not saying the Hastings boys are innocent, but the Irv kids aren't either. And the article clearly states there was alcohol at the house party.
eric October 15, 2011 at 07:18 PM
your conclusion that because no irvington teens were arrested they must not be involved is moronic. absence of an arrest is simply evidence of no arrest.


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