B.G. party spills into argument; six arrested

Battle Ground police say a gun was waved in a dispute at apartments

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Six people were arrested by Battle Ground police early Friday after an argument led to the brandishing of a weapon, officials said.

Police responded to a reported disturbance with a weapon around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the Clark Avenue Apartments in the 400 block of Southeast Clark Avenue.

Battle Ground police Chief Bob Richardson said officers found several people who were intoxicated, verbally abusive and unwilling to cooperate.

Police detained several people and determined the disturbance started when a man attending a party knocked at a neighboring apartment and, when residents answered the door, tried to get in, Richardson said. The apartment’s residents pushed the man back out the door, after which others from the party got involved. One of the partygoers waved a gun at the people in the apartment, Richardson said.

Arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail were:

• Keven Smith, 28, of Battle Ground on suspicion of first-degree assault with a firearm.

• Andrea Thompson, 23, of Battle Ground on suspicion of possession of marijuana and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

• Timothy Burke, 27, of Amboy on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance.

• Ryan Mee, 20, of La Center on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

• Patrick Migas, 18, of La Center on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

• Melissa Walling, 22, of La Center on suspicion of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Police recovered a small amount of marijuana, four firearms and two sets of brass knuckles.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies also responded.