5 women arrested in 'large disturbance' in Roosevelt

This October 2012 Google image shows 5 1st This October 2012 Google image shows 5 1st Place in Roosevelt. Five Nassau County women face multiple charges related to a "large disturbance" early Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the house, police said. Photo Credit: Google

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Five Nassau County women face multiple charges related to a "large disturbance" early Sunday at a Roosevelt house, police said.

The charges range from rioting and resisting arrest to selling alcohol without a license, Nassau County police said of the incident at about 5 a.m. at 5 First Place.

First Precinct officers on patrol saw the disturbance and stopped, according to a news release.

When they approached the house and tried to find its owner, they were confronted by Danielle Davenport, 30, of 78 Melrose Ave., Massapequa, who claimed she was the homeowner and cursed at them, police said.

Three others -- Gerina Leftenant, 33, of 17 Fordham Place, Hempstead, and Jalise Alford, 21, and Shandlis Utsey, 21, of 5 First Place -- charged the officers, police said.

Utsey "then retrieved two six-inch metal knives from the kitchen and began waving them" at officers, the release said.

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After a struggle, the officers arrested the women. The homeowner, Kenya Utsey, 39, was also arrested.

Davenport, Leftenant and Alford are charged with second-degree rioting, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, police said.

Shandlis Utsey is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree rioting and menacing a police officer. Kenya Utsey is charged with criminal nuisance and selling alcohol without an appropriate license.

Each was scheduled to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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