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03 September 2018
State Police respond to Stabbing and Numerous Fights at State Fair

  Major Philip T. Rougeux
  Troop D Commander

State Police are investigating several incidents that occurred Sunday, September 2nd at the New York State Fair.
On September 2, 2018, at approximately 9:30 p.m., State Police responded to restaurant row for a reported stabbing.  Troopers located the 17-year-old male victim from Syracuse, NY with a stab wound to his chest. The victim was transported to SUNY Upstate Medical Center and is currently listed in stable condition.
At 9:53 p.m., State Police responded to two women fighting. Investigation revealed two women were involved in a physical altercation when they fell through a glass area at a food stand.  A 20-year-old was transported to SUNY Upstate Medical Center with lacerations. The victim was treated and released this morning.
Troopers responded to multiple reports of disturbances in the Chevy Court area prior to and after the 8 p.m. concert. The Solvay Fire Department assisted Troopers with removing 30 teens from the roof of a restroom building located in the rear of Chevy Court. 
Following the concert, a large number of individuals migrated to the Midway area. Troopers responded to the area and dispersed numerous fights. State Police requested assistance from local and county law enforcement agencies for a large disturbance at the Byrne Dairy located at State Fair Boulevard and Bridge Street.
State Police arrested three individuals for the following:
  • Joseph P. Fish, age 24, from Oneida, NY for Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor) and Disorderly Conduct (violation) and was issued an appearance ticket.
  • Wayne G. Kimball, age 25, from Rome, NY for Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.  He was issued an appearance ticket.
  • Yakua I. Banks, age 29, from Cortland, NY for Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor) and Obstructing Governmental Administration (misdemeanor). She was transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center for centralized arraignment.   
State Police were assisted by several agencies including the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, town of Geddes Police Department, AMR Ambulance, Solvay Fire Department and State Fire.  

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