Five Utica Men Arrested Following Fight at Mall
Five Utica men are facing charges after being involved in a fight Thursday evening at the Sangertown Mall in New Hartford. The incident occurred in the center court area of the mall involving several young men who ran from the scene and were later located and charged.
According to Officer J.D. Gehringer, at about 6:45 pm, police responded to the Sangertown Mall for a large fight involving several males in the food court area of the mall. Upon arrival Officers located one of the males involved and got a description of the other males from witnesses at the scene. After searching the mall, police were able to locate several of the other males involved who then ran from officers through the mall and one of the mall’s anchor stores. With the assistance of store Loss Prevention personnel from Boscov’s police were able to locate the males in the parking lot of the mall sitting in a car parked in the lot. The males in the vehicle were identified by a witness as being the other individuals involved in the incident. After an investigation at the mall, the following individuals were charged with Disorderly Conduct: Tahjmaleek Chastine, age 19, of Utica, Jeremiah Reed, age 17, of Utica, Amhiz Hall, age 19, of Utica, Calvin Valladares, age 17, of Utica, and Isiah Silvagnoli, age 22, of Utica. All were processed at the mall police sub station and issued appearance tickets for Town Court at later date.
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