Bar Fight Police Blotter

A bouncer was hospitalized and two men were arrested following a fight at the bar Liquid Therapy.

A wild fight at the Channahon Road bar Liquid Therapy put the bouncer in the hospital.

The bouncer was taken to following the early Sunday morning brawl at the 3501 Channahon Road tavern.

Two men were arrested in connection with the fight. Jaime Galvan, 29, of 706 Woodlawn Ave. and Marcellos Hayes, 23, of 514 N. Chicago St. were on a charge each of aggravated battery.

There were numerous fights in the bar Saturday night into Sunday morning, Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton said.

At one point, Trafton said, a bouncer escorted Galvan out of the tavern. Once they got outside, Trafton said, the bouncer was jumped and beaten.

But the bouncer wasn't the only one severely beaten that night. When the arrived, Trafton said, they found Hayes unconscious inside the bar. He had been knocked out, the chief said, and his friends left him behind.

Freedom of Speech

A Chicago man invoked his constitutional right to scream in the street when others are trying to sleep, police said.

Miguel Lopez, 21, of 5652 S. Fairfield Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with a 1:30 a.m. Saturday incident on Bluff Street.

An officer pulled over a car in the 400 block of Bluff Street and it stopped in a parking lot of the John O. Holmes housing project, police said.

Lopez got out of the car and started "shouting and screaming," according to police.

The officer told Lopez to quiet down, police said, but Lopez responded by declaring that his shouting and screaming was protected by the Freedom of Speech. He then reportedly shouted and screamed some more.

Lopez also claimed to be aware of his rights, police said, and he told the officer he was "going to shout if he wants to."

Two residents then left their apartments to complain about Lopez and his shouting and screaming, police said, and the officer arrested him.

Lopez was released on his own recognizance.

Infamous Steve July 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Quality people out there...leaving thier knockout friend on the bar floor.
Amazed Daily July 17, 2012 at 04:32 PM
People need to learn how to act in public places and if they want to act like punk gangbangers then they need to stay home and out of bars especially If you can't control yourself while drinking. Really how old are we? At least they arrested the punks that beat up the innocent bouncer doing his job. Hopefully the States Attorneys office will do their job and nail these punks. And yes I said punks beacause you are what you act like. SMH
John Roberts July 17, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I'd have to be looking into getting me some new friends..lol
Adam July 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
When did Joliet annex that area?
Sarah July 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM
It's upsetting when things like this happen, especially when you are there at the time & see these false accusations. I was there and saw what happened and these two men that are the supposed "instigators" is a false statement. There were several gang members that started the fight by jumping the man that had his ear bitten off & also knocked one of the "instigators" unconscious but yet none of those men were arrested. The other "instigator" was most likely arrested because he was the last guy there while waiting for the ambulance to arrive for the unconscious victim when everyone else took off at the sound of the police sirens. I'm sure if he did anything wrong he would have left when everyone else did. The man in the photo(Jaime) is not even the person who the bouncer escorted out of the bar & neither even had anything to do with the beating of the bouncer. I saw who beat the bouncer & it was neither of these guys. My prayers go out not only to the bouncer but also to these men that are being charged for something they did not do.
Lisajohnson July 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Clearly Joliet police, just had to make an arrest! Shame on them for being sloppy about it, and doing a half ass job!
John Roberts July 18, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Hate to say it but in states where the CCW is allowed..This kind of action as hardly heard of...but this kind of stuff happens all the time in Illinois...You mind makes you have a different mentality when you walk into a place knowing every single person might be armed....If not then you suffer the punishment...
Kelsie July 18, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Welp looks like another law suit for JPD and a first law suit for Liquid Therapy. I know Jaime personally and he is a family man. He was there celebrating with his fam for his anniversary with his wife! And this stuff happened wow. Now his son doesn't have his FATHER. You can look at his photo and see clearly there are no marks on him at all so how was he fighting if he doesn't have one lick on him. I guess he must be fast like vampire Bill on True Blood because no one touched him but arrested him because he stayed there because someone was severely injured. Illinois is so corrupt and JPD is in the top 5 cities right behind Chicago. JPD is definitely prejudice, they just grabbed two minorities...1 severely injured laying in a pool of blood and 1 disabled.....go figure...SMH!!! Free them and get the real criminals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen July 18, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I think if people are going to write articles about what happen that they should have the facts straight first because the so called "instagators" of this fight didn't start the fight and there the ones who ended up getting arrested because they were the only ones left at the scene all the other participants left as soon as the fight was over the bottom line is jpd didn't want to look bad by not arresting someone that's all they put the wrong people in jail but justice will be served and the right people will get caught and liquid therapy and jpd should be lucky no ones served them with papers yet people need to grow and come forward for what they did you want to gang bang and act tough well then you need to face the consequence innocent people are in jail get your facts straight
jimmy July 19, 2012 at 07:24 AM
Lol look at them losers no matter wat ppl say they are there for a reason innocent ppl lol yea ok like u said u want to gang bang face ur consequences well guess eat that are them 2 dummys in the pic
HATING Gangbangers July 19, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Well Sarah..I was there,and I seen everything happen..And the bouncer that was hurt was a very good friend of mine..And (Jaime) the innocent one as you say was starting a bunch of stuff there..And I also seen (Jamie) put his hands on 5 different people..He is a gangbanger,and was correctly arrested for his crime...Scum like him and all his friends need to stay out of the bars..Average tax paying people dont need to put up with him or his gangbanging friends...I'm very very very glad to see he was put in jail for his actions....
HATING Gangbangers July 19, 2012 at 04:30 PM
These 2 idiots were at fault 100%...I watched the whole thing happen,and yes they were at fault...If he is such a "Family Man" then why was'nt he at home with his kid's at 2:30am..Yeah really good father he is! Joliet Police did an upstanding job in taking these 2 idiots down..And if Jamie was'nt in a fight that night,then why was he picking up his chain off the floor,that someone ripped off of him? I hope they lock him up and throw away the key....Long live the hard working people,that acutally go to work and pay taxes..Not the gangbangers!
The Big Tuna July 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM
It's been a while since that was annexed.
The Big Tuna July 19, 2012 at 06:34 PM
People are posting about getting facts straight? Here's a absolute fact, both clowns in the pictures are admitted gang members!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah July 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I was also there, & I heard down the grapevine that this Jaime guy was there with his wife & family celebrating his wedding anniversary when his brother(the one whose ear was bitten off) was jumped by "gangbangers". Hope this gets cleared up and all those punks that started this fight get arrested. Clearly there was some drunken statements taken during the interviews.
Heather July 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
People are always so quick to judge the miniorities & posting rude comments doesn't make you a better person. Just because theses guys were involved in a bar fight doesn't make them "gangbangers". But small minded people take one look their photos and label away. Anything to make yourselves feel better and go to sleep at night I guess!
John Roberts July 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Minorities...where? Not in Joliet...Being minority claiming to be minority is only an excuse to use to your benefit in some way or another...Minority is a label the government gives to people to,separate them....people are people no matter what race..people comit crimes...Would it be right to say most minorities comit crimes..lol no it wouldn't it only separates you from others..
train17 July 20, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I am white, but being minority does NOT make you a gangbanger. But being in a gang DOES make you you one.
Mary P. July 22, 2012 at 05:16 AM
First of all NOBODY know's what happened, You wasn't there to see, They put the wrong persons in JAIL even though the other retards are out FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen July 22, 2012 at 05:33 AM
All you people commenting can go to hell none of you know what happened or what the situation is as for the person who said they saw what happened obviously you didn't because if you did then you would have had your facts straight the two INNOCENT men that got arrested did not start the fight they were not the instigators as I've previously said and the Jpd did not do there job right they arrested the wrong people the idiots who started the fight need to be in jail it's a shame how you people are so quick to jugde the situation when you have no idea what happened & as for the idiot who wants to quote me yes if you want to gang bang face the consequences the two men that got arrested are not gang members nor did they start the fight get your facts straight
Maria FUPA July 27, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Well There NOT losers First of all And Your The Fukkin Loser and there NOT GANGBANGERS And they should not be in JAIL!!!!!!!
May C. July 27, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Listen You FUKKIN DICKWOD i was there 2 and those 2 guys didnt start it get ur SHIT RIGHT BITCH!!!!!!!!!
HATING Gangbangers July 30, 2012 at 07:42 PM
They are total LOSERS...Beating up a Security guard doing his job getting people outta the bar..And i'm sooooooooooooo glad these Losers were arrested for this...Just a shame my Tax Paying Dollars have to pay for him sitting in there,just so he can see all his family and friends while he's in there! And they ARE both admitted Gangmembers..
HATING Gangbangers July 30, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Facts are I was standing no more than 10 feet from the 2 in the pics that were arrested..and both are not angles at all..I seen with my own eyes,Jamie Kick a security guard in the ribs who was allready on the floor..So you want to talk about innocent,what about him..Did you ever think that poor guy my have a day job and family to go home to too..Instead he was sent to the hospital,and off of work for the next 3 weeks..All because of Jaime and his little buddy..So I hope they rot in jail for what they did..Soooo with that being said you and all your gangbanging little buddies can kiss my ass..You are all nothing but cowards who fight in packs,because you are all to chickenshit to go toe to toe with someone...And Jaime should also be arrested for his haircut too...Who shaves there head in the back and leaves a tail with some jacked up curly shit on top..Jail is where they need to be and stay!
HATING Gangbangers July 30, 2012 at 07:53 PM
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