Press Release - Riot/menacing Arrest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Seneca County Sheriff's Office reports that on April 19th just after 9pm, Sheriff's Deputies were called to 4887 State Route 96a in Romulus, the Hillside Childrens Center for the report of multiple Youths from the facility rioting and attacking staff members. On Deputies arrival it was discovered that several youths attempted to break into another unit on the campus. While staff was attempting to de-escilate the situation, staff members began to get attacked by the youths. One staff member was struck in the back of the head by a coffee cup, causing injury to his head. This juvenile then picked up a shard from the broken cup and began to threaten and attack staff with the piece of sharp glass. Two staff members sustained minor injuries from this attack with the glass. This 15 yo youth, whose name is not being released due to age was charged with two counts of menacing in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor and with have to appear in probation on a later date. Another youth at the campus, 17 year old Edwin I. Irizarry was later charged with Riot in the second degree, also a class A Misdemeanor. It is alledged that Irizarry, along with 4-5 other youths, with Irizarry being the ring leader, behaved in a violent manner that created a grave risk of danger for those involved in the incident. Irizarry was arraigned in the Town of Varick Court and remanded to the custody of the Sheriff in lieu of $5,000cash bail $10,000 Bond. He is to re-appear in court on the 29th at 7pm for further court action. Sheriff's Deputies were assisted on scene by the New York State Police, South Seneca Ambulance and the Varick Fire Dept.