Fight leads to multiple arrests

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3 people are facing criminal charges in connection to an altercation that occurred in the parking lot of the Peterman Road apartments in the Town of Seneca Falls back in February of this year. Town of Seneca Falls Police were dispatched to the parking lot of Hunter’s Run Town Homes at 25 Peterman Road for a report of multiple individuals fighting with one another. Upon arrival, all parties involved were separated and police began conducting interviews. During the investigation by police, it was learned that a physical altercation began between 2 females that occurred within the immediate vicinity of a child less than 4-years-old and was witnessed by the child. Multiple individuals attempted to break up the fight between the 2 females and separate the 2 females. One of the individuals involved in attempting to break up the fight is alleged to have tried to choke one of the females that was engaged in the physical altercation. Police also notified EMTs to respond for injuries both females sustained during the physical altercation and both refused to be treated on scene by EMTs. The child that witnessed the incident was not injured. One of the females did later go to the hospital on her own for treatment of injuries that were sustained during the altercation. Police continued to interview witnesses in the days following the incident and arrest warrants were issued. At the conclusion of the investigation, the individuals listed below were arrested on 03/14/15 and 03/18/15 and charged with the following:

Heather M. Valder, age 22, of 2760 County Road 6, Lot 2, Geneva, NY
– Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanor)
– Disorderly Conduct (Violation)
– Harassment in the 2nd Degree (Violation)

Tommy L. Walker, age 56, also of 2760 County Road 6, Lot 2, Geneva, NY
– Criminal Obstruction of Breath or Blood Circulation (Misdemeanor)
– Harassment in the 2nd Degree (Violation)

Tina M. Shaffer, age 30, of 25 Peterman Road, Apt. A8, Seneca Falls, NY
– Assault in the 3rd Degree (Misdemeanor)
– Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Misdemeanor)
– Disorderly Conduct (Violation)

All were arraigned in Seneca Falls Town Court by the Honorable Judge Lafler and were ROR’d. They are to reappear in town court on 04/08/15 at 10:00 am to answer the charges. Orders of protection were also issued.

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