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Juveniles arrested after multiple fights following Taylorsville Dayzz fireworks

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jun 30, 2024

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Several arrests were made after multiple fights broke out Saturday after the fireworks show at the day-long Taylorsville Dayzz event in the Salt Lake Valley.

Taylorsville Police said incidents began around 10:30 at Taylorsville Park once the fireworks had concluded to wrap up the festival's day. A number of fights between juveniles were seen in an area where carnival rides had been set up, as well as throughout the park.

While witnesses initially reported that some of the fights involved knives, officers did not find any weapons at the scene, nor were there any victims with injuries "consistent with the use of edged weapons."

Several law enforcement agencies, including the Salt Lake County Metro Gang Unit, were called to help clear the park as a precautionary measure due to the size of the crowds.

Police made multiple arrests of juveniles who had what they called gang affiliations.

Taylorsville Dayzz is an annual three-day event in the city that includes a carnival, concerts and rides.