22 people arrested so far in connection to riots, looting after May 30th protest in downtown Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester police officials continue to announce arrests stemming from a May 30th Black Lives Matter rally that turned violent.

On this page we will keep a running list of the arrests made by Rochester police in connection to the events that transpired that day:

  • Ava Chaffin, 29 of Rochester, Riot 1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest
  • Barsorkis Green, 26 of Rochester, Riot 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
  • Ashley Iannarilli, 27 of Rochester, Disorderly Conduct
  • Abualhour Saifeddeen, 19 of Gates, Disorderly Conduct , Obstructing Governmental Administration
  • Braydon Wolfe, 30 of Rochester, Disorderly Conduct
  • Russell Thompson, 47 of Rochester, Riot 1st Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest
  • Justin Flemming, 38 of Rochester, Disorderly Conduct
  • Ray Gonzalez, 27 of Rochester, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2cnd Degree
  • Alice Drake, 27 of Rochester, Burglary 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny
  • Chevelle McClary, 31 of Rochester, Petit Larceny
  • Miguel Ramos, 19 of Rochester, Riot 2cd Degree
  • Tawaky Drumgoole, 30 of Rochester, Burglary 3rd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempt Petit Larceny
  • Davon Kendrick, 29 of Rochester, Burglary 3rd Degree, Petit Larceny
  • Nicholas Pabone, 28 of Rochester, was charged with Riot in the 1st Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree for damaging a Rochester Police vehicle
  • Dysheika McFadden, 26 of Gates, was charged with Riot in the 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree and Arson in the 3rd Degree for causing damage and setting fire to a Rochester Police vehicle
  • Michelle Correia, 29 of Rochester, was charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree
  • John Dugan, 19 of Fairport, was charged with Riot in the 1st degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree
  • Andrew Bell, 24 of Rochester, was charged with Riot in the 1st degree & nine counts of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree
  • Gary Fitzsimmons, 30 of Rochester, was charged with Riot in the 1st degree, Burglary in the 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree
  • Evan Bergeron, 25 of Rochester, was charged with Riot in the 1st degree and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree
  • William Galetto, 25 of Spencerport, was charged with Riot in the 1st degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree and 3rd degree
  • 17-year-old from Rochester was charged with Riot in the 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Arson in the 3rd Degree and Attempted Assault in the 2nd Degree

Rochester police officials have said “There will be more arrests to come and as we gather more information.”

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A peaceful afternoon Black Lives Matter rally on May 30th in downtown Rochester turned violent in the evening hours. Police vehicles were vandalized, tear gas was deployed, cars were lit on fire, and those events outside the Public Safety Building preceded more looting and destruction around the area that evening.

As a result of those events Saturday, five people suffered non-life threatening injuries. Rochester police officials declared they would keep investigating the matter until all of those responsible were held accountable.

Still, despite the destruction that consumed the community Saturday, an outpouring of community support followed. Thousands of volunteers pitched in Sunday morning to help clean and restore areas in and around the city.

In anticipation of more violence and looting Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorized an additional 200 New York State Police troopers to help patrol the region, with the National Guard on standby. With a county-wide curfew enacted, and additional police resources, Sunday night was relatively peaceful and quiet in the Rochester community.

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The following Monday, the Monroe County Hall of Justice closed early due to a planned rally in the vicinity of the facility. That rally lasted a few hours, and ended peacefully around 5 p.m. The county and city curfews were also lifted Monday.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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