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Large fight at Grand Bear Lodge leads to battery charges vs. teen

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:24 a.m. CDT

La Salle County deputies, assisted by llinois State Police, responded at 4:51 a.m. Sunday, May 5, to a large-fight-in-progress call at the Grand Bear Lodge in Utica.

Although the investigation is on-going, Nicholas G. Patitucci, 19, of North Riverside- was arrested and charged with three counts of battery.

Others may be charged in connection this incident.

Several suspects fled the scene when police arrived. In addition to bodily injuries, a large amount of damage was done to lodge property.

Utica Ambulance Service transported two of the victims to the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Emergency Room for treatment of injuries.

“Alcohol was definitely a factor in this event,” deputies indicated in their report.

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