Parking Spot Confrontation Triggers Melee

Three men beaten with pipes go to hospital, three brothers charged with first-degree assault.

A dispute over where a man parked his pick-up truck on Laura Street Wednesday night touched off a melee that resulted in three men being beaten with pipes and three brothers being charged with assault.

Police spokesman Lt. Praveen John said the incident began when a man parked his truck at the curb in front of 19 Laura St.

As he was parking, John said, Hugo Aguilar, who lives at that address, arrived home. Aguilar told the man to move his truck, according to officers' reports, triggering a verbal argument between him and the driver.

Aguilar called his brother Oscar Aguilar to come to the location, John said. When he arrived, Oscar allegedly stepped up onto the bumper of a truck and grabbed two pipes from its cargo bed, one 20 inches long and the other 29 inches long.

It was unclear from officers' reports what truck the pipes came from.

At some point a third Aguilar brother, Reyes, who also lives at 19 Laura St., got into the confrontation.

John said the Aguilars allegedly struck the 42-year-old driver of the pick-up with one or both pieces of pipe. They also struck his brother, who was with him in his truck, and a 31-year-old man who tried to intervene and stop the fight.

The three men struck with the pipes, all Norwalk residents, were taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.

Hugo Aguilar, 29, Reyes Aguilar, 23, and Oscar Aguilar, 27, who lives at 13 Lexington Ave., were charged with first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, and second-degree breach of peace.

Each was held on $100,000 bond and given a court date of July 12.

Also arrested was Argentina Regaldo-Garcia, 25, of 19 Laura St., who was charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. Police reports available Thursday morning did not indicate why she was arrested.


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