Dormont police responded to multiple incidents at Vasta Lounge on West Liberty Avenue between April 27 and April 28.
Officers on patrol in the area at 2:15 a.m. on April 27 saw a fight in front of the bar. Two men—identified as Shandrew Vaughn, 35, of Pittsburgh and Carlies Womack, 34, also of Pittsburgh—were arrested after police said they refused to leave the scene, and yelled obscenities at officers.
According to the police reports, Vaughn attempted to start fights with bar patrons while in the presence of police. He was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Womack was cited for public drunkenness.
At 2:40 a.m. on the same day, police again responded to the area for a report that three people had been pepper sprayed during another fight, this one in the Krugh parking lot across the street from the bar.
Three people told police they had left Vasta after the earlier fight, but returned to look for a cell phone and other items that had been lost during the fight. While looking for the items, witnesses told police a woman identified as Carmella Parker-Taylor, 39, of McKees Rocks, also returned to the area, pepper sprayed the three people and punched one of them in the face.
According to the police report, Parker-Taylor also had been involved in the earlier fight. She was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.
The following day, on April 28, an officer on patrol in the area saw a man, later identified as Brandon Henry, 25, of Kittanning, being escorted out of the bar around 12:35 a.m.
About 10 minutes later, officers from Dormont and Mt. Lebanon responded to the bar for a report that Henry had returned and attempted to punch several patrons. No one was injured.
Henry was taken to the Dormont police station and cited for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
More incidents from the weekend of April 27-28 will be published on Dormont-Brookline Patch this week.