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Yorkville Woman Arrested After All-Lady Brawl

Late-night ice-capades ensue after one woman falls on the ice. A mother and daughter were among those throwing punches in downtown St. Charles.

Downtown St. Charles is pretty at night at Christmastime, but on Dec. 21, it wasn't pretty when four women allegedly began throwing punches on the darkened streets.
Downtown St. Charles is pretty at night at Christmastime, but on Dec. 21, it wasn't pretty when four women allegedly began throwing punches on the darkened streets.

A Yorkville woman accused of taking party in a "Rugby-like scrum," in the words of one officer, was one of four women arrested by St. Charles police in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 21.

A pedestrian alerted two officers on foot patrol, who then went to the brawl at Cedar Street and Fourth Street and tried to separate the women. Police said they were pushing, punching, grappling and pulling each others' clothes and hair.

Tyler R. Limonez, 21, of the 00-99 block of Lakeview Drive, Yorkville, was charged with public fighting. So were Allison Gatske, 22, of the 500 block of Meyer Court, Aurora; Amanda K. Lathrop, 21, of the 400 block of Orange Street, Elgin; and Constance J. Quisenberry, 41, also of the 400 block of Orange Street, Elgin.

Several had faces scratched or slightly bloodied noses but none requested medical attention, the report states.

According to the report, Lathrop said she and her mother, Quisenberry, were walking from a bar when her mother slipped on ice and fell, and then suddenly the other two women were on top of them.

Gatske and Limonez, however, told police they saw Lathrop fall and started laughing, and Lathrop became upset and charged them.

A witness said he didn’t see what started the fight but stepped in to try to break it up before police arrived.

— Ted Schnell, Patch.com

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