FALCONER - Two fights in the village of Falconer on Monday have resulted in a slew of charges against area residents, including three juveniles.
No one was seriously injured after Ellicott police were notified around 3 p.m. of a fight in the street and sidewalk on Main Street near Central Avenue. The alleged scuffle took place a half an hour after police charged a 16-year-old with third-degree assault for punching an unidentified male.
The incidents are not believed to be connected, Det. Brad Knight of the Ellicott Police Department said Tuesday.
"As far as we can tell, these both happened around the same time and in the same area," Knight said. "But it doesn't appear the two were related."
Those charged with disorderly conduct in the 3 p.m. fight were Kaylie R. Himes, 18, of Wade Hill Road, Ellington; Raymond A. Hodnett Jr., 22, of North Work Street, Falconer; Melissa L. Centi, 39, of North Work Street, Falconer; a 17-year-old from Jamestown; and a 17-year-old from Falconer.
All were issued appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in Ellicott Court at a later date.
Knight said the five were charged after police were unable to determine fault in the fight.
"All were contributing to the incident, and no one aggressor could be determined," he said.
Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Ellicott police responded to the area of Falconer Street and Central Avenue for a report of a fight. When officers arrived, a male victim was found bleeding from his nose and forehead.
A 16-year-old juvenile was found to have punched the victim, who later sought medical attention. No further information on the victim's injuries was available.
The juvenile was issued an appearance ticket for the assault charge and will be in Ellicott Court at a later date.