PAWTUCKETâ€”Four men from the Boston area, two of whom are brothers, were arrested for fighting after a brawl erupted outside of Di Nos Restaurant, 908 Main St., on Sunday night.
According to police, a call about a disturbance came in at about 8 p.m. When officers arrived, there were about 100 people outside in the parking lot and many were yelling loudly and gesturing. One man, Sandro Pires, 30, of Dorchester, Mass., was reportedly yelling, swinging his fists and acting disorderly. Another man, Augusto Teixeira, 22, of Boston, was also reportedly yelling and trying to incite others to fight, police said.
When officers tried to intervene, they said that Augusto Teixeira struggled with them and resisted arrest. He broke away at one point and tried to flee but was eventually apprehended. Police said that while officers were trying to take Augusto into custody, his brother, Manuel Teixeira, 22, also of Boston, tried to interfere with the officers and another Boston man, Kleber Lopes Texiera, 20, also got involved in the struggle. All three men were also arrested.
All four men were charged with fighting, police said. Augusto Teixeira was also charged with simple assault and resisting arrest, and Manuel Teixeira was additionally charged with resisting arrest, police said.
Police say they do not know what prompted the disturbance. No injuries were reported.
â€”Donna Kenny Kirwan