AUBURN | The Auburn Police Department made 16 arrests on various charges Sunday morning in the area of State Street and Perrine Street bars after instituting a new patrol emphasis for that area.

Police said the arrests occurred between the hours of 12:15 and 2:30 a.m. when there were nearly 200 patrons filing out of the bars in that area onto sidewalks and roadways. Police said the arrests occurred when individuals did not comply with officers advising the patrons to disperse.

One person was charged with injuring a police officer, a felony. Police said Adrian S. Infante, 26, 97 Washington St. Apt. 1, Auburn, resisted arrest and attempted to run from police, resulting in a subsequent struggle that led to the arresting officers suffering minor injuries. Both officers were treated and released from Auburn Community Hospital, police said.

Infante was charged with second-degree assault as well as second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment.

Three others were charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation: Domonique E. Maloney, 21, 137 North St. Apt. 1A, Auburn; Jenna L. Maloney, 21, 1 Delevan St., Auburn and Alexandria M. Barnard, 21, 269 State St., Auburn.

The other 12 people were charged for various violations including disorderly conduct and open container violation and released on appearance tickets.

Ages of offenders ranged from 16 to 44.

Officers were conducting a morning detail near the bars' closing time in response to numerous incidents and residential complaints, police said. An APD press release said the organization has a zero tolerance policy for any observed offenses.

According to several residents in that area, bar patrons on these streets are littering the streets and yards with plastic cups and walking around the neighborhood with open containers of alcohol, starting fights in the middle of the neighborhood and causing loud commotion during the night.

Christina Creamer is from Port Byron, but her father lives on Perrine Street just across from Swifty's Tavern. She said the noise the residents make "is awful." A beer bottle once was thrown through one of her father's windows.

She sounded skeptical of the police presence in this area.

"It might be beneficial, but they're down here already and it still goes on," she said.

Other residents on Perrine Street complain that the noise can be heard each weekend from Thursday night onward, with some nights more hectic than others.

Perrine Street resident Margo Johnson said for the past few weeks, she's found drunken bar patrons overwhelming bar bouncers in brawls, pounding on her neighbors' doors in the middle of the night, driving cars and motorcycles loudly up and down the street, and even urinating in her driveway and on the wall of the residence.

"It is bad down here," she said. "City government needs to do something."

Johnson said she, along with Perrine Street resident Dick Harwood, recently met with both City Manager Doug Selby and City Councilor John Camardo to discuss the issues that have been going on in the area.

Selby said he had heard about these complaints from various city government officials a few weeks. City officials then worked with the police department, which established the morning beat in response.

"We already had something in the works at that time because we realized there were problems," he said. "We're expressing zero-tolerance for that behavior in that neighborhood."

Johnson said the police officers were ushering people back into the bars, ordering bar patrons on the streets not to loiter.

Harwood said city councilors should come down and see the problem for themselves before finalizing the budget.

"They want to control the budget in Auburn, and they're aiming two ways: one towards the police department and one toward the fire department," he said. "The two areas that are real priority in the city of Auburn. No one, I don't care if it's a junior officer, should be laid off or lose his job because of political aspects."

Staff writer Greg Mason can be reached at 282-2239 or greg.mason@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenMason.

(44) comments

coach53
coach53

Its good to see APD, going after these thugs that start trouble in our Community. It is getting bad and we need to send a message that this conduct will not be tolerated. Throw the book at them. Or better yet put them on a slow moving boat to China.

liberal karl
liberal karl

A real insightful, compassionate response, coach---like YOU were never young and stupid once? Never sipped a brew in your life? Never got out-of-control from the alcohol, huh? My my, what a model citizen YOU have been.

Although I heartily applaud the Auburn police for stepping in where some order needed to be restored, it's highly unlikely that these SAME kids were responsible for the chaos EVERY night. More than likely, it's the alcohol to blame here, and these young men and women simply need some counseling and a wake-up call to amend their behavior.

But "thugs"? I would say that that's a bit harsh--and awfully judgmental.

Emberpie13111
Emberpie13111

Excuse me these people are my age and older and i am not stupid and neither are they! thats why the drinking age is 21 old enough to know know right from wrong! also my friends and i NEVER get "out-of-control from the alcohol" HAHA your so funny you can say these kids are drug addicts addicted to alcohol but thugs is harsh when thats exactly what these people think they are! these particular 4 are and always been trouble makers and they do think they are "gansta thugs"

liberal karl
liberal karl

If you think 21 is old enough to know right from wrong, you'd better be careful. LOTS of 21 year olds and older in prison!

On the other hand, if these ARE the same people making trouble all the time, then good for the APD that they have arrested the right people.I'm not defending anyone who acts like this--but I don't know them. I don't drink alcohol, so I'm never there, nor ever went to these places.

GNBear
GNBear

More than half of those arrested were older than 21, including several in their 30s and one who is 44. These are NOT rowdy 15 year olds. I don't think most of them simply "sipped" a single brew. And yes it's usually a small percentage of people who are responsible for most of the problems. It's not there's a rotating cast of characters that hang out in that area.

Emberpie13111
Emberpie13111

yes 21 is old enough thats why they get charged and sent to jail... they know what they are doing is wrong and they still do it.

coach53
coach53

No Karl I was pretty rowdy as young man and had many beers and also had few bar incidents. Non of us live in a glass house. I do not know how much first hand knowledge you have or have seen what can go on down in that area. But I have seen young people with baseball bats going after each other. People beat up for no reason. And I have seen many other examples. I applaud APD for being pro active. I grew up in this town and played sports for our Highschool. I love Auburn but it pains me to see what it has become. So in some regard Thugs is the right word. Don;t put blinders on and stick up for people that hurt the quality of our community. Do not let your dislike for me cloud the issue.

liberal karl
liberal karl

Well spoken, coach, and I've already modified my attitude on this, although I still say that "thugs' is a bit harsh. When I hear "thug", I think of a drug dealer and theif.

I used to drive by there almost every night on way to my fiancee's house, but never recall seeing much chaos.

coach53
coach53

Well thank you Karl. I reaize Auburn will never be the Auburn of old but we don;t need to go that far the other way. I think most rational folks agree with this.

graphics guy
graphics guy

BRAVO,,Lord knows we who live here have put up with enough

charlie1
charlie1

Why is it that WIXT listed all the offenders, but the Auburn Citizen didn't?

CCdubs28
CCdubs28

Auburns trash and has been trash for the past 20 years, good riddance to that craphole and hope it all does down once and for all sooner or later. Glad I moved when I did and will absolutely never go back to that waste of environment.

graphics guy
graphics guy

Its about time, i work 70 hours a week and every weekend its the same thing,people drunk in our yards using them as tolits,,its a start and hats off to the APD , its a small step in the right direction. Truth is you could get 20 a week , it never changes, but thanks.

graphics guy
graphics guy

liberal karl,, yes would have to agree THUGS is harsh and yes we have all been there but it is every weekend , and people are fed up with it,,people drunk loud fighting going the bathroom in our yards,, im kinda shocked one of the homeowners haven't taken matters in there own hands, by all means have fun but be respectful.

liberal karl
liberal karl

I hear ya, graphics guy. I would be right there with you, birchin' about it and screaming at them. My point was that I"m sure that the kids who got arrested and unfortunately profiled here were not the SAME ones weekend after weekend who are the same, central agitators. They just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time, and got arrested and got their pictures printed here. Dumb, unfortunate, and hopefully they'll learn a lesson, but I don't think that these are the "ringleaders", nor do they deserve the locus of the anger being expressed here.

There's also a powerful thing to be recognized here--"crowd psychology". When you get a large crowd assembled and everyone's drunk and stupid, there's going to be an aire of unaccountability, and it's also true that the bar owner needs to be able to judge when to serve or NOT serve those who are already stupidly-drunk. But they're just after the money--and that's a bigger societal problem.

Emberpie13111
Emberpie13111

im pretty sure it probably is the same people all the time i dont know ANY person that would use a front lawn as a restroom! its obviously the same people marking their territory... "crowd psychology"?? just because one person does something wrong makes it ok for everyone to do it and be unaccountable because they had to much to drink with each other lmao ok these people are not dumb and are repeat offenders and probably will never learn they have kids they should be taking care of not out pissing on peoples lawns they know right from wrong i dont care how much you had to drink!

liberal karl
liberal karl

No, crowd psychology doesn't "make it acceptable"---what it makes it is "more likely". I"m not editorializing; I'm simply stating a fact.

Emberpie, please look into the English requirements of punctuation and Capital letters too when responding to a post. Your atrocious typing is the literary equivalent of using this page as a restroom. Thank you.

Emberpie13111
Emberpie13111

are you trying to be 22 again? thats the last resort come back nowadays.. its called typing on the Internet not spelling contest :) requirements on the internet.. i guess but only from old ladiesi lol ;)

liam'smom
liam'smom

The good citizens of auburn should delay the rush to judge these arrests...not all arrests were justified, the unlawful actions of APD will be brought to your attention. The responsibility lies with the OWNERS of these bars that are not qualified or equipped to handle to atmosphere they create! The lack of qualified security, bartenders that continue to serve after a patron is obviously drunk, and lack of proper management lead to this melee. Notice the other reputable bars never have this problem. CLOSE them down City of Auburn.

CoryD
CoryD

reputable bars? like where? curleys? where they have one door guy and 500 jersey shore wannabe male patrons?

we want to be a service oriented city that relies completely on entertainment for our economy, and I hate to break it to you, bars like the ones at the 4 corners are a part of this.

also, not for nothing, but that whole area is full of low rent apartments (for the most part) if it's such a problem, perhaps the residents could move to some of the other housing in the city. perhaps they can form communes and move into the new $1000+ a month apartments that JBJ has blessed us with.

liberal karl
liberal karl

I disagree with you on this one, Cory, I understand the point you're trying to make, but residents shouldn't have to move to expect a quiet, sane neighborhood. After all, THEY'RE paying for the right to live there; drunken patrons are NOT.

CoryD
CoryD

your sarcasm detector is broken.

coach53
coach53

I agree with you to close them down but you seem to want to blame others and not the ones that caused the trouble. We are in charge of ourselves so regardless of lack of security or the atmosphere that is created. We are responsible for our own actions.

movedsouth
movedsouth

The responsibility ALWAYS lies with someone else. They should have had a sign clearly displayed stating "CHECK YOUR BLADDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE"

movedsouth
movedsouth

Here's a suggestion for you neighbors, PAINT BALL GUN!

Getreal13021
Getreal13021

Lol seriously I understand most of these complaints obviously you don't want drunk people in your yard and what not but the bars have been there for quite sometime so obviously there is going to be noise. Lets move next door to 4 bars then complain its loud on weekends. Come on now.

movedsouth
movedsouth

So what you are saying is that people should live someplace they cannot afford, and that they do not have a right to privacy and not have someone urinate in their front yard. Come on now having someone urinating on their front yard is WRONG, I don't care where you live. They are animals. YOU getreal!!!!!!

CoryD
CoryD

movedsouth, we should let the free market decide and stop wasting our tax dollars to protect these NEEDY 47%ers. if they don't like it, they can move, and if they don't have the money to move, maybe they can borrow some money from their parents

/republicancoryd

in all seriousness, though- these bars have been there forever, and it's not like you move into that neighborhood NOT knowing what goes on down there on the weekends. instead of arresting the crap out of every drunk walking person leaving the bars (because you certainly can't drive, or get a cab at that hour) we should take a more proactive approach like Cortland has, where there are cops just hanging out in the bars, not hassling people, just hanging out in uniform and talking to the patrons. they also stop traffic for people walking when they leave the bars at closing time. certainly seems like a better solution than arresting 20 people a week for being drunk. probably cheaper, too.

movedsouth
movedsouth

I don't know if you can get a cab, my bet is yes. I highly doubt they're arresting every drunk walking out of the bars. I don't care who you are or what you have, you do not have to be subjected to public lewdness, urinating in your yard, on the sidewalk, or in the street. Yes they should be arrested! Oh yes, hire more cops to sit around in bars, one of the worst ideas I've heard of with budget cuts, etc. Stopping traffic for those that leave, WHAT THE HELL! Oh yes, let's encourage them!

Tom
Tom

Yea, right. APD taking a "proactive approach".
What many of the APD need is some serious training and a zero tolerance policy for their lousy control skills.
Far too many of these jokers are all too happy to inflame and escalate a situation.
From personal observation, they are more interested in provoking conflict to generate an excuse to arrest than they are in peacefully ending a situation.
APD has had a long history of "badge heavy" officers and it appears the tradition continues.

CoryD
CoryD

movedsouth- you're such a typical authoritarian conservative. if the police become part of the community (including those horrid sinning drunks you don't like looking down on from your high horse in wherever you are land, people will behave better. if you're at the bar conversing with a police officer, or they're willing to assist you in your safe travel home after a night of drinking, you're less likely to behave like an a-hole at the end of the night. it would take some time for people to get used to, but really, I can tell you from being out in cortland, nyc and syracuse (very different places) it works. the drunks behave, no one needs to get arrested, and life is better for all.

Contrary to what you believe, driving that new paramilitary SWAT vehicle they have through the front of Belvedere's isn't going to solve the problem

movedsouth
movedsouth


" CoryD - 5 hours ago
your sarcasm detector is broken."

Doesn't hold water.

movedsouth
movedsouth

"Emberpie, please look into the English requirements of punctuation and Capital letters too when responding to a post. Your atrocious typing is the literary equivalent of using this page as a restroom. Thank you."

And yet you frequent the restroom. You may be trying to impress with your "expertise", but my bet is that most, along with myself, finding it insulting.

liberal karl
liberal karl

So, let me get this straight----you're NOW defending the mutilation of the English language and the abdication of the guidelines of proper grammer and penmanship?

Some advice, movedsouth: sometimes your doggedly-contrarian "provocative" tendencies make you look like an utter fool. If you find that insulting, clean up your own restroom.

movedsouth
movedsouth

I'm NOT defending the mutilation of the language, but criticizing the criticism of one who MAY not have the knowledge of proper English, such as myself. I would rather discuss the point of the post rather than the grammar. I guess the proof readers won't do it so you hafta.

movedsouth
movedsouth

" CoryD -
movedsouth- you're such a typical authoritarian conservative."
"(including those horrid sinning drunks you don't like looking down on from your high horse in wherever you are land," NO, I don't look down on those "sinning drunks", I've been in those bars, and knew enough to act civil. And just WHO is going to fund these extra officers? And who determines which bars to have them there sipping cokes? I've been to those places, and, Jitch's, Arties, and White Bridge, and the patrons knew how to behave, AND the legal drinking age was 18. I'm not an authoritarian conservative, but more of a responsible Conservative.

CoryD
CoryD

How about the ones that sit in their cars at the corner of state and perrine waiting to arrest people when they get out of the bars? I haven't been down there in a few months, but there were always at least two cars there just sitting and waiting.

and I happened to be at Suzys when the huge fight broke out during Humphry's performance, 7 cop cars showed up, I would say we have adequate staff to do this.

movedsouth
movedsouth

I'm not familiar with the workings of having cops sitting in bars. How many cops, are they tying up patrol vehicles, how long are in the bars, are they the normal patrol cops, are the extras on overtime, is it every night or special events? What do cops do when they see patrons leaving the bar after seeing them consume "several" drinks. Do they make sure they don't drive, give them a sobriety test? I think if there was an on duty cop in a bar and saw someone who had been drinking and something happened if they drove, there would be liability. I see more concerns than benefits. I feel there's a difference between sitting in a bar watching someone drink and seeing come out of a bar.

CoryD
CoryD

it really doesn't matter because it will never happen here. Also, now that the police department isn't on the chopping block anymore, please note that no arrests were made this weekend in that area. suspicious.

movedsouth
movedsouth

" CoryD -
it really doesn't matter because it will never happen here."

Probably a good thing because it didn't seem like a good idea.

CoryD
CoryD

nothing is ever a good idea to you unless it's yours. also, you don't live here, so who cares what you think? don't you have a local newspaper you can participate with?

movedsouth
movedsouth

That's because I DO have good ideas. " so who cares what you think?" probably the same people that cares about what happens in Cortland. I forgot that only loco residents could participate in Auburn issues. Get a life.

WeCare
WeCare

Well you know what they say, nothing good happens after midnight. I see no problem with the police presence on State St. Good for them, who cares if they are sitting there all night? They need to! I rarely go out anymore because people are animals and don't know how to act. If you're not breaking the law then you have nothing to worry about!

jimmy1000
jimmy1000

I have lived in auburn most of my life all I can say is some ppl act like fool and auburn police dept. Some are good officers and some need to be fired . Its not the bar its the people and how much they drink. It would b nice to have a limit per person then some would learn to respect . And one last statement law lawyers and judges all play golf together so dont think you Wil win

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