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Multiple police agencies respond to fights in Herkimer as crowd of more than 400 exits club

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities in Herkimer County have announced arrests after responding to several fights over the weekend, one of which was as they were trying to disperse a crowd of more than 400 people.

According to Herkimer Police, around 2:08 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, they, along with several other police agencies responded to North Main Street in Herkimer to assist in dispersing a disorderly crowd. Herkimer Police state they were dispatched to Club Pure on North Main Street to disperse a crowd of more than 400 patrons, as the club was closing, with several fights breaking out in different areas of Main Street.

Police said that after one such fight, officers attempted to arrest Ramik T. Smith, 19, of Brooklyn. According to police, Smith resisted arrest and was tasered during the struggle. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was arraigned in Herkimer Village Court and sent to Herkimer County Jail in lieu of $500 cash and $1,000 bond.

A second male is being sought in connection with this assault. This male fled the area, eluding police who had attempted to place him in custody. If you have any information on the incident or the male who fled, you are asked to call Herkimer Police at 315-866-4330.

Officers from neighboring agencies - Town of Frankfort Police, Mohawk Police, Ilion Police, Little Falls Police and the New York State Police all assisted in restoring order and dispersing the crowd.

Just a short time later that morning, at around 2:20 a.m., police responded to another fight call in the 400 block of North Prospect Street.

Police said two women - Kamora L. Dow, 22, of College Hill in Herkimer and Kyesha T. Raymond, 21, of North Prospect Street in Herkimer - were located creating a disturbance and were arrested. They were both charged with disorderly conduct.

Both were arraigned and sent to Herkimer County Jail in lieu of $250 cash and $1,000 bond.

While at the jail, Dow advised deputies that she had lied about her identity to police and had originally given them a false name and birth date during her arrest. Dow was arrested again upon posting bail and charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration.

A mugshot of Kyesha Raymond was not available.

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