Four charged after fight in Gloversville
GLOVERSVILLE – Several people were charged by police after a fight Friday in the area of Alexander Street, where a male was reported pointing a firearm at a group of people, police said.
Jake-Martin S. Walrath, 20, of 15 Alexander St., was charged with second-degree menacing, while Jasmine Rodriquez, 17, of 68 E. State St., and Marysol Persen, 33, and Tanya Flores, 16, both of 56 Sixth Ave., first floor, were charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing in connection with the incident.
Police said upon arrival, officers made contact with two separate groups of people who were identified as having been involved in the incident.
After interviewing several individuals, police said, it was determined a male in one of the two groups had pointed a rifle at members of the other group. Based on the description of the male who pointed the rifle, officers detained Walrath and were later brought to the location where he had hidden the gun before police arrived on the scene, police said.
He was charged with second-degree menacing for allegedly pointing the rifle at the other group of people in the incident.
Capt. John Sira said according to witnesses, Walrath was driving his vehicle recklessly and nearly hit a group of people walking, which triggered a verbal argument. After the interaction, Sira said, Walrath went to his trunk and pulled out a firearm and displayed it at the group.
Sira said the gun never was fired and no one was injured in the dispute.
The three females involved and charged were released on appearance tickets.
Walrath was arraigned in City Court, where he was released on his own recognizance.