Police arrest 2 women for rioting following fight in school parking lot

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ST. GEORGE – A fight at Pine View High School led to the arrest of two St. George women Monday on assault and felony riot charges, among lesser charges, for their alleged involvement in a physical altercation with a group of students.

On Jan. 6, Sofia Campos-Guereschi, 19, Jennifer Alvarado-Hernandez, 18, and a female juvenile entered Pine View High School during school hours without checking in at the front office or having a valid reason to be at the school, according to a probable cause statement filed by the St. George Police Department in support of the arrests.

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Jennifer Alvarado, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 18, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The two women and the juvenile then waited in the school’s parking lot for school to end, the report stated, in order to engage in a confrontation with several juvenile students.

When school let out, the female juvenile initiated a physical altercation by throwing a punch at a student’s face, the statement read, at which time, several other individuals became involved in the fight including the two women.

“This incident was in the crowded parking lot at the conclusion of school,” the arresting officer wrote in the statement, “and was witnessed by a large number of students, some of which attempted to intervene and stop the physical assault.”

One female student told police that just prior to being punched by the female juvenile, Alvarado-Hernandez egged the juvenile on by telling her “you came here to sock a b—-, so sock her,” according to the report. At which point, the female juvenile punched the female student.

The physical altercation resulted in bodily injury to two individuals, the report read.

On Jan. 18, officers conducted interviews with both Campos-Guereschi and Alvarado-Hernandez in which, according to the probable cause statement, the two admitted to being present during the incident, entering the school during school hours, being involved in the physical altercation and taking or assisting in taking the female juvenile to the school.

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Sofia Campos-Guereschi, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted Jan. 18, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

According to the statement, Campos-Guereschi also admitted that she held her hand in a fist while looking directly at a female student and saying: “let (the female juvenile) go or I will f—— punch you.”

“Sofia, Jennifer and the juvenile planned and drove across St. George to PVHS with the intention to confront and possibly initiate the physical altercation,” the officer wrote, “which caused fear and confusion to a large portion of the school body leaving school for the day.”

Campos-Guereschi and Alvarado-Hernandez were arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The two women were charged with third-degree felony riot, three class B misdemeanors for assault, criminal trespass upon school property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and an infraction for disorderly conduct.

Campos-Guereschi and Alvarado-Hernandez were each released from custody on $7,430 bail. Both women are scheduled to make their initial court appearance Monday afternoon in 5th District Court.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • debbie January 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    smh. if we could all put as much effort into helping people, as we do into hurting each other, unforgiveness and hate, our world could be a much better place. forgiveness is such a graceful thing, no matter what you think someones done to you.. love is always better no matter what.

  • ladybugavenger January 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Too bad someone posted bail for them. They deserve to be in jail. I guess they will commit another crime and go back to jail again until they learn a lesson…..#meangirls

    • .... January 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Well if they were in jail and had to eat your cooking..they would become Nuns

      • ladybugavenger January 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        If they ate my cooking id put laxatives in it for them

  • makkie January 21, 2016 at 7:41 am

    What you have here is 2 wanna be gangbangers and tough girls that want to act like they live in LA or compton.
    Throw their a**** in jail.Teach them a lesson.We don’t want or need gangbangers or tough guys/girls here.

    • justrelax January 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Girls be crazy.
      Why does all the good stuff come from PVHS?

  • Ron January 21, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Riot?!?!?!? Let these two “ladies”, (and I use the term loosely) go try something like that in East L.A.
    They would be lucky to just have their butts handed to them….if even that lucky.

  • .... January 21, 2016 at 11:39 am

    A riot ? LOL ! HA HA HA waaaaaayy to much. You people have no idea what a riot is and you have NO idea what a real traffic jam is

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