Teens wreak havoc in Great America rampage


A group of about 100 juveniles caused fights and stole cellphones from attendees of a Halloween Haunt event at the California’s Great America theme park in Santa Clara on Saturday night, a police spokesman said.

Police received calls around 10:45 p.m. Saturday reporting cellphone thefts and fights at the park, where more than 20,000 people had gone for haunted mazes and other Halloween-related activities, Santa Clara police Lt. Dan Moreno said.

Officers responded and stabilized the situation and the park scheduled at 1 a.m. Sunday as scheduled, A juvenile was arrested on suspicion of theft and an adult was arrested for being drunk in public, Moreno said.

Security was “beefed up” at the park Sunday night and no major incidents were reported, he said.

Great America officials were not immediately available this morning to comment on the disruptions Saturday.

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