Tri-county blotter

Men charged after alleged casino fight

SCHENECTADY – Five people were arrested, including a Gloversville man, after a fight at Rivers Casino & Resort around 3 a.m. on April 29.

Malcolm R. Mathias, 26, of Gloversville, was charged with a class D felony for second-degree assault, a violation for disorderly conduct and four class A misdemeanors for resisting arrest, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second degree obstruction of governmental administration and second degree riot.

Donte M. Raysor, 28, of Albany; Manuel L. Gordon, 28, of Albany; Isaiah E. Mathias, 30, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Anthony J. Mathias, 30, of Albany, were all charged with disorderly conduct following the incident. Raysor was additionally charged with second-degree riot and Gordon was also charged with resisting arrest.

Officers said two city police officers stationed at the casino on a regular weekend detail called for mutual aid from local law enforcement when a fight allegedly broke out in the casino food court.

Police said the fight began with a “heated” verbal dispute between two males when one of the men “threw a punch” at the other male that spiraled into an altercation involving several people.

Officers said the origin of the fight is unknown as the suspects in the incident were uncooperative when questioned by police.

Malcolm Mathias is accused of assaulting an officer and causing minor injuries, leading to the second-degree assault charge. Police said they could not provide additional details relating to the officer’s injuries or the manner in which they were sustained at this time.

Police: Man faces pair of charges

AMSTERDAM — Sheldon L. Williams, 34, of 131 Market St., Apt. 2R, was charged by Amsterdam Police on May 2 for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Police executed a search warrant at Amsterdam address where Williams was found in possession of eight plastic bags of crack cocaine packaged for sale, as well as another plastic bag containing approximately 24 grams of additional cocaine.

Williams was arraigned in City Court by Judge Lisa Lorman and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail.

Police: Woman wanted on warrant

JOHNSTOWN — Christie L. Darling, 36, of 213 S. Main St., Apt. 2, Gloversville, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on April 27 on a warrant out of City Court.

Deputies said she was charged at her residence on an active warrant related to a welfare fraud complaint for first-degree filing a false instrument.

Darling was arraigned and will appear later in City Court.

Officers: Man wanted on warrant

AMSTERDAM — Nicholas J. Aesch, 38, of 217 Ridge Road, Broadalbin, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on April 27 on a warrant following a traffic stop on School Street in the village of Mayfield.

Deputies said he was taken into custody on an active bench warrant out of City Court.

He was turned over to Amsterdam police to face those charges.