A night on the town ended with a night in the slammer for four women following a brawl outside a bar in west suburban Naperville.
Five police officers were needed to quell the disturbance in front of Rizzo's at 6 W. Jefferson Ave. And while no one was seriously injured during the melee, one of the women was charged with battery after she allegedly hit one of the officers, Naperville police Cmdr. Dave Hoffman said.
The trouble began about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, just as the downtown area's nightclubs and taverns were closing for business, Hoffman said in a written statement. That was when Morgan A. Hartung and Kristin M. Hyde "became engaged in a physical altercation in front of Rizzo's," he said.
Several men walking or standing nearby managed to separate the women briefly, but Hartung quickly "became involved in another physical altercation" with a third woman, Ashley N. Zamora, Hoffman said.
As police began arriving at the scene, the fourth woman, Meagan A. Selep, became embroiled in the fight between Hartung and Zamora, he said.
"During the arrest of Kristin Hyde, Ashley Zamora began interfering, and battered a police officer in the process," Hoffman said.
All four women were subdued and taken into custody at 1:52 a.m., he said.
Zamora, 22, of Aurora, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery and one count of resisting or obstructing a police officer, Hoffman said.
Hartung, 26, of DeKalb, Hyde, 23, of Montgomery, and Selep, 22, of Naperville, were charged under a municipal ordinance with fighting, Hoffman said. All four women were released on bail later that morning from the Naperville police station.
Records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton indicated Zamora was convicted of an October 2002 charge unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor in Wheaton; an October 2003 charge of battery in Glendale Heights; and a May 2006 charge of unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor in Naperville. She was fined in the first two cases and received court supervision and was ordered to perform community service work in the latter, records showed.
Hyde was ticketed by Naperville police in January 2003, after she and a number of others attended an underage drinking party in a motel on Diehl Road. She paid a fine and court costs in that matter, according to court records.
Hoffman added there was "no indication in the [police] report as to what the subjects were fighting over."