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Two Charged in Montrose Beach Melee Held on $90K Bond

The men were among nine arrested during a melee at the beach Sunday



    Three men charged in connection with a concert that nearly became a riot on Montrose Beach face a judge. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Tuesday, July 15, 2014)

    Two suburban men were held on $90,000 bond Tuesday after they were charged in connection with a melee at Montrose Beach Sunday night.

    Efrain Saucedo, 23, and Emmanuel Lopez, 19, both of Aurora were each charged with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer for allegedly striking the officers with bottles.

    A third person, Sergio Vidrio, was charged with mob action and pot possession, both misdemeanors. His bond was set at $25,000 Tuesday.

    The three men were among nine people taken into custody during a drunken melee at Montrose Beach following an unofficial concert called the "Tamborazo Beach Party."

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    A 19-year-old man from Summit and 22-year-old man from Aurora were charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault to a police officer and misdemeanor mob action, police said. Their names were not immediately released.

    Saucedo and Lopez were seen throwing bottles that struck two officers responding to the disturbance, police said. The officers sustained minor injuries.

    A 17-year-old male from Chicago also was arrested and charged as a juvenile with misdemeanor mob action and felony criminal damage to property, police said.

    Charges are still pending for four others, police said.