Man arrested for interfering with police investigation into shots fired in NY Mills


NEW YORK MILLS — One man was taken into custody for interfering in a police investigation into a report of shots fired on Sauquoit Street very early Friday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police Chief Donald Wolanin said officers responded to a report of shots fired on Sauquoit Street shortly after midnight on Friday. The chief said several buildings in the area had been struck by gunfire. Nobody was injured.

There were two reports of shots fired in the nearby City of Utica around the same time, but Wolanin said, “We don’t know if it’s related or not.”

During the investigation, Wolanin said officers secured a search warrant for a nearby motor vehicle and attempted to impound it as part of the investigation. The chief said a nearby resident, 33-year-old Darren Garcia, tried to stop the officers from taking the car.

“He was obstructing the investigation,” Wolanin said. Garcia was taken into custody for second-degree obstruction and resisting arrest, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in court.


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