Friday, police said. Four teens ages 14 to 16 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
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On Tuesday, Belles said her son was making improvements after sustaining head injuries so severe that doctors had to remove part of his skull to support brain swelling.
"When they brought him in, they weren't sure he was going to live," she said.
Though doctors expected he would be in a coma for days, by Tuesday he was awake and talking in complete sentences using the bandages removed from his swollen head. Still, brain damage can be seen, Belles said.
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He was beaten Friday while at Murdy Park together with his girlfriend. When a fight broke out among Timberland Earthkeepers Canada
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Some witnesses said Silcock threatened the teens with a screwdriver during the altercation, which Lt. Mitch O'Brien said police could not comment on. Silcock fled the park, crossing the road to the laundromat, but the skateboarders followed, police said. He was come to UCI Medical Center in Orange for his injuries.
The four teens who were arrested were booked at Oc Juvenile Hall.
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She reminded her other children that they have to let police do their jobs and become there to help their brother during what's going to be a long healing process. She also asked them to stay away from Murdy Park an impulse that left her Abercrombie Canada Locations
surprised with herself.
"We live in Huntington Beach, this very nice community, and I'm telling my kids not to go to a park," she said.
She hopes the parents of the teens involved in the fight yet others in the community can prevent future violence in the region.
"We've got to protect all our children," she said. "We can't let our parks be like this."
O'Brien said Huntington Beach police visit a higher number of calls for service at Murdy Park than other areas because of the park's heavy use. The park includes a skate park, community center, softball fields, basketball courts and playground.
Before Friday, police had recorded just one incident at the park this season, an informational report from a park user. In 2012, 33 incidents were recorded, including five reports of battery and something assault with a deadly weapon. Other incidents included vandalism, having marijuana, found property and curfew violations. Police recorded 18 incidents in 2011.
On Monday, people in the park recalled that skateboarders had attacked a homeless man with their boards several years ago. Otherwise, park users portrayed the youths that hang out there often as relatively benign, Nike Free
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"They don't bother us," said Chad Woodruff, who lives nearby. "They're just hanging out drinking."
He said the youths move from a knoll near the small skate park in Murdy Park to a hill behind the park's baseball fields, which is more secluded, as the day continues. On Monday, upwards of 13 beer bottle caps were scattered behind the baseball fields.
This year, a 32yearold man was shot and killed at Murdy Park following a dispute about a stolen cellphone. Derek Adams, 23, was found guilty of murder, burglary and aggravated assault this year and sentenced to 46 years to life in prison.
Employees at businesses neighboring Surf City Coin Laundry said youths regularly ride skateboards on the strip in front.
"They're here constantly. You can see them shoot by," said Donna Woodruff, office manager of Medical Weight Control.
"I'm afraid and very afraid for the business," said Sandy Nguyen, who works at Shear Wonders across the street from Surf City Coin Laundry. "The clients are bad, because (clients) are type of scared.".