Rome Teen Arrested On Weapons Charge, Fight At RFA Graduation
Rome Police say following Rome Free Academy High School’s Graduation ceremony on Saturday, a physical altercation involving several individuals took place inside RFA Stadium.
Police say quick work by the school’s resource officer and graduation spectators separated the parties involved and removed them from the stadium.
Meanwhile, police say three shots were heard nearby on the 800 block of Croton Street.
They say officers who were already in the area due to the incident at RFA took two teens into custody after a foot pursuit.
18-year-old Oba Loney of Rome was allegedly found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Loney was transported to CAP court for arraignment, where bail was
set at $30,000.00.
A 16-year-old was not charged with a crime and his name is not being released.
The Rome Police Department is asking residents in the 700 and 800 blocks of Croton
Street, Expense Street, Ashland Avenue, and Kent Street, as well as the 400 to 500 block Turin Street, Clinton Street, Laurel Street from Turin Road to Guyer Field, and Albert Street to Earl Street to review any personal video surveillance for any suspicious activity on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 11am to 12 noon.
Meanwhile, Rome Police say family members of the suspects arrived on the scene of the arrest and a physical altercation took place.
Police say as a result a juvenile was arrested for disorderly conduct.
They say family and friends of each party then showed up at the Rome Police Headquarters and an altercation took place in front of the police station.
33-year-old Alexi Rodriguez and 36-year-old Guiseppe Capoccetta, both of Rome were each arrested for disorderly conduct.
They were issued appearance tickets and released per New York State bail reform laws.