Patrick Fries is one of two men who the newspaper said pleaded guilty Thursday in Albany City Court for his role in the so-called "kegs and eggs" melee involving more than 40 college students in an area near the University of Albany known as the "student ghetto."
Albany District Attorney David Soares said the incident, which occurred March 12 following a night of drinking, cost the city more than $20,000.
Fries is not a student at Albany, the Times-Union reported.
The newspaper reported Fries, who is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16, was visiting friends in Albany. He is to be sentenced to 60 days in county jail and three years' probation and will have to make restitution.
Two friends from Hicksville, whom officials identified as Carl Petrucelli, 21, and Joe Almazon, 21, also were charged in the incident.
Both pleaded not guilty last month to charges of first-degree riot, second-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest, Albany district attorney spokeswoman Heather Orth told Newsday. Petrucelli was released on $35,000 bail and Almazon on $20,000 bail.
The status of their cases was not immediately clear Friday.
Police said Fries, who along with Tyrone Garcia of Albany pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, on Thursday, had been part of a group that lifted a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, pushed it into the street and dented it, also knocking out a window, the Times-Union reported.
The newspaper reported that a video released by the district attorney's office shows Fries damaging the car.