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Charges Dropped for Cambridge Skateboarders



    Charges Dropped for Cambridge Skateboarders

    Two skateboarders whose trespassing arrests at a Cambridge skate park were caught in a viral video have both had their charges dropped.

    Boston residents Askia Burns, 24 and Derek Hanlon, 27, were arrested at Lynch Family Skate Park late Sunday evening over new light installations and park access at night.

    Both men believed the skate park was open until 9 p.m. because of the new light installations from last week. The lights were supposed to allow skateboarders to skate later; however, both Burns, Hanlon and another group of skaters were asked to leave shortly after 8 p.m.

    Hanlon questioned the state police officer and was then charged for resisting arrest. Hanlon’s friend caught the exchange with cellphone video.

    The pair were charged with trespassing, while Hanlon had an additional charge for resisting arrest.

    As of now, the park is open from dawn until dusk. The park will post new signage that park hours will remain open until 9 p.m.

    Burns’ case was dismissed, but he was ordered to pay the court a $100 fine. Prosecutors found Hanlon not responsible for trespassing and dismissed the resisting arrest charge.