SCOTIA — Village police on Wednesday night responded to a fight in the roadway near Jumpin’ Jacks between an adult male and five teenagers that ended with charges against Lance E. St. Louis, 34, of Glenville, according to a police press release issued Friday morning. St. Louis was charged with second-degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, a police report said.
Police dispatch received several calls about a fight involving five teens on bikes, and responding officers were notified en route that one of the teens involved had a taser. At that time, a request was made to the Glenville Police Department to assist, according to police.
When officers arrived on the scene, they saw a group of male teens riding off toward the Western Gateway Bridge. They pursued the juveniles who rode into traffic, bringing it to a halt. Soon after, the teens were detained and returned to the scene so officers could further investigate, the release said.
Officers determined that the group had a dispute in front of Jumpin’ Jacks with St. Louis, according to the release. During the altercation, St. Louis chased after one of the teens riding off on their bike and threw an object at the boy. St. Louis grabbed the juvenile and tried to pull him from the bike, according to the report.
The other four teens had started riding off but returned, surrounded the man, and began to assault him. He fled into the park to get away from them as officers arrived, the release said.
The juveniles were brought back to the station to be released to their parents. The taser was confiscated from one of the teenagers. One of the teens received a superficial wound during his altercation with St. Louis. No injuries were reported by any juvenile as a result of the arrest, according to the report.
The incident is still under investigation and Scotia Police ask anyone with any information to call (518) 374-3110 ext. 3206.