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Massapequa Woman Charged in Roosevelt Riot

A Massapequa woman faces rioting charges after a riot in Roosevelt early Sunday, police said. 

Officers on a routine patrol discovered a disturbance in front of 5 1st Place in Roosevelt and approached the home. As the officers tried to find the homeowner, Danielle Davenport, 30, confronted the officers, claimed she was the homeowner, and began screaming and cursing at the officers, detectives reported. Davenport was allegedly drunk at the time.

Three other women, Gerina Leftenant, 33, Jalise Alford, 21, and Shandis Utsey, 21, all of Hempstead, then charged at the officers with "closed fists" and refused to follow directions, police said.

Utsey reportedly grabbed two six-inch metal knives from the kitchen and began waving them at the officers, who struggled with her and eventually took her into custody with the other three women.

The homeowner, Kenya Utsey, 39, was found and also charged.

Davenport, Leftenant, and Alford were charged with second-degree rioting, resisting arrest, and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration. Shandlis Utsey was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree rioting, and menacing a police officer. Kenya Utsey was charged with criminal nuisance and general provision of sale without an appropriate license.

All five defendants will be arraigned Monday.

Massa May 12, 2014 at 08:09 PM
It's very sad that good hard working people have to deal with neighbors like these bags of crap. Some people have no respect for others or for any sort of authority. I can just imagine what their kids are like if they all act like this. Happy Mother's Day to Mommy who got locked up for rioting and menacing a police officer. Makes me sick.
Massa May 13, 2014 at 09:21 AM
It is very sad, because East Massapequa is a pretty nice area with nice houses. It is being ruined by thugs and people who don't care about anyone but themselves. It has a lot of hard working people who take care of their property and family's. I am just seeing some real scum in that area who are nothing but thugs. It is looking more and more like some bad areas of Queens or Brooklyn. Look at the patch and the papers for the last 2 years and you will see how many incidents that have happened around the Clocks blvd area. It needs to stop and the decent people who live there need to feel safe. More patrol and arrests in that area.
ed May 18, 2014 at 06:53 AM
That's not Massapequa
Massa May 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Ed, read the story. The one woman was from East Massapequa.
Massa May 18, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Starts off by saying....... A Massapequa woman.

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