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.