BARSTOW • A memorial concert and fundraiser for a Silver Lakes woman killed in a New Year's Day car crash turned violent Thursday night after members of the audience turned on police responding to a report of a large fight that wasn't there.
Barstow Police were called to the Revolutions Family Entertainment Center at 750 East Main Street shortly after 9 p.m., said Barstow Police Lt. Albert Ramirez. Ramirez said officers did not find a fight, but a security guard was involved in an altercation with concert-goer who was later arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.
After police arrived, Ramirez said concertgoers became unruly and began throwing beer bottles and glasses at police, who called for back-up from the California Highway Patrol and the Barstow Sheriff's Station.
The memorial concert was a fundraiser for funeral and burial expenses of Alisha Jaramillo, 25, who lived in Silver Lakes but grew up in Barstow.
Jared Jaramillo, 23, brother of Alisha, was the only person arrested at the scene, according to police. Jaramillo said he was enjoying the concert when a security guard "got upset" and tried to physically throw him out of the bar at Revolutions.
"They tried to pick me up and throw me out the door," said Jaramillo. "The cops came outside and said I was under arrest."
Concertgoer Cameron Dougharty said Revolutions security was upset that a mosh pit had developed at the concert, but no property was broken.
"I've promoted hundreds of shows, and never seen something like this," said Dougharty, who believes police over-reacted.
Darrell Minter, who identified himself as a representative of Revolutions, declined to answer questions about the incident.
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