Staten Island melee suspects include 31-year-old woman
Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 2:33 PM Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 3:05 PM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It wasn't just unruly kids who police say attacked two officers, giving one a concussion, during a wild mob scene in Mariners Harbor yesterday -- four adults, including a 31-year-old West Brighton woman, were arrested after the out-of-control fracas.
The scene that unfolded at 83 Harbor Rd. became so chaotic yesterday afternoon that an FDNY engine company used a water cannon to fend off a large group that had overrun two responding police officers. The group had gathered to threaten a female Port Richmond High School sophomore living at the address.
Yesterday, authorities released the names of seven of the nine teens and adults arrested in its aftermath.
-- Marisol Lugo, 31, of Caroline Street in West Brighton; Taniqua Pearson, 20, of Bush Avenue in Mariners Harbor; Anthony Concepcion, 17, of the 100 block of Brabant Street in Mariners Harbor; and Xiomara Reyes, 17, of Lockman Avenue in Mariners Harbor, who all face felony assault and other charges.
-- Sadiq Adama, 19, of Putnam, N.Y.; and Jasmine Davies, 17, of the 200 block of Park Hill Avenue in Clifton who are charged with obstructing governmental administration.
-- Angel Reyes, 19, of Lockman Avenue in Mariners Harbor, who is charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weaponPolice also arrested a 15-year-old girl who authorities say helped hide the BB gun Reyes allegedly used to threaten the Port Richmond High School student and her family, and a 13-year-old boy who is charged with obstructing governmental administration.
Court documents revealed additional details about yesterday's battle, including the two officers' injuries -- one suffered a concussion, while both received bruises.
It started at about 3:30 p.m, when the group showed up at 83 Harbor Rd. to confront the girl and her family.
At one point Angel Reyes, court papers allege, lifted his shirt, revealing what looked like a black firearm, and told one of the girl's relatives, "I'm gonna f--- you up!"
The girl's family and several neighbors, including firefighters at nearby Engine 158, called 911.
Two officers -- a male and female -- arrived on the scene, and when the male cop tried to arrest Concepcion, a melee broke out, according to court papers. Concepcion started resisting, and Xiomara Reyes lunged toward the officer.
Both officers were knocked down during the ensuing struggle with the crowd, and Ms. Reyes repeatedly kicked the female officer in the back of her head, ultimately causing a concussion and other injuries, while Ms. Pearson and Ms. Lugo did the same to the male officer, court papers allege.
By then, firefighters from Engine 158 had rolled their engine truck onto the scene -- a firefighter atop the truck blasted its water cannon at the crowd to disperse them, witnesses said.
Police backup arrived moments later, chasing down the nine suspects.
The seven named suspects are slated to be arraigned in Stapleton Criminal Court this afternoon, according to Peter N. Spencer, a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan. The 15-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy are expected to appear in Family Court.