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Officers Trying To Break Up Disturbance At South Coast Beach Say They Are Pelted With Bottles By Crowd

Hundreds of teens reported to be involved in fracas at Oxnard State Beach

It was a wild scene at a South Coast beach which turned dangerous for some police officers.

Police were called to Oxnard State Beach just after 7:30 Monday night by reports of a disturbance. The first officers say they found about 100 teenagers on hand, with some lighting fireworks and breaking bottles.

The officers say they were surrounded by a crowd which grew to about 300 people, with some throwing bottle at them.

Other officers poured into the area and broke up the crowd. One officer suffered a minor injury. Two people were arrested on weapons charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.