Teens arrested in connection with large Rec Center fight


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Five teenagers were arrested in connection with a large fight that occurred back in January at the Parkway Recreation Center, according to Utica Police.

Five people are charged with riot and disorderly conduct.

On January 11, nearly 200 people were involved in the fight following a CYO basketball game.
Arrested were:
• Bernard Wright, age 16, of Utica,
• Tupac Hardee, age 18, of Blandina Street, Utica,
• Robquan Gilmore, age 16, of Utica,
• Tyerice Peace, age 18, of Brinckerhoff Avenue, Utica, and
• Maurice Peace, age 18, of Brinckerhoff Avenue, Utica.

The investigation into the stabbing of two people during the fight remains open because the victim has not been cooperating with police, authorities said.

The booking photograph of Gilmore is not available at this time.

Nearly 200 people involved in a massive fight in Utica Friday evening. The brawl was so big, Utica Police had to call in help from other agencies.

The fight broke out shortly before 8:00 p.m. at the Parkway Recreation Center. A basketball game was going on at the time.

Saturday morning police said that knives were displayed during one of the fights and two 17-year olds were stabbed in the chest. Both were transported to the hospital, but the injuries are not life threatening, and police say neither teen was cooperative with investigators.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with harassment, obstruction and resisting arrest.

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