WATERVILLE — Police responded to three separate fights early Sunday morning in the city’s downtown. Each incident occurred within a span of 30 minutes and within a few blocks of each other.

In the first incident, at 1:25 a.m., officer Tristan Russell saw between 20 and 30 people involved in a fight on lower Main Street near Temple Street, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

“The majority of the crowd was attempting to assault four male subjects, several of whom were wearing clothing signifying they were connected to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang,” Rumsey said.

Rumsey said several members of the crowd alleged that the four men had assaulted a woman, “but no one was willing to complete a statement.”

At 1:30 a.m., officer Brian Gardiner responded to a report of a fight on The Concourse.

Martin T. Cleveland, 24, of 202 Mount Vernon Ave., Augusta, was accused of punching and kicking three people after a brief argument, Rumsey said.

When Gardiner attempted to issue Cleveland a summons, Cleveland became uncooperative, he said.

“He was arrested for refusing to sign the summons,” Rumsey said.

Medical treatment was not necessary, Rumsey said. The names of the victims were not released.

At 1:53 a.m., police responded to a report of a fight inside the Waterville House of Pizza on Main Street. Rumsey said two men were involved in the fight, which spilled out onto the sidewalk. A window at Thai Kitchen was broken during the brief fracas.

“They fled the area prior to our arrival,” Rumsey said.

Ben McCanna — 861-9239

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