At a Luke Bryan concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY on Saturday, 8-16, Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 20 concertgoers for numerous violations, while another nine were cited for having either fake I.D.’s or wrong I.D.’s.
Among the arrested was 28-year-old David P. Mayne who allegedly grabbed a woman he was with by the throat and punched her in the face. Mayne then struggled with officers as they attempted to detain him. He was charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, and resisting arrest.
Among the other arrests, there were multiple charges against concertgoers for harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from fights and assaults, including multiple assaults on security officers at the venue. Other charges included trespassing and marijuana possession. 17 people also received medical treatment and four were taken to the hospital, though Emergency EMS spokesperson Wade Schwab says these numbers are not out of the ordinary for a summer concert.
The Batavian posted a rundown of the concert’s arrests.
David P. Mayne, 28, of James Street, Medina, for is charged with disorderly conduct, harassment, 2nd, and resisting arrest after allegedly being involved in a physical altercation inside the concert venue after grabbing a acquaintance by the throat and punching her in the face. Mayne then allegedly resisted arrest. Mayne was arraigned in Darien Court and remanded to jail in lieu of $500 bail.
Michael R. J. Fiumano, 20, of Glenn Avenue, Pulaski, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after he allegedly punched and pushed a Live Nation Security Officer.
Kassidy R. Watson, 19, of Lake Avenue, Hilton, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana and then attempted to conceal the evidence in her shirt.
Ariana M. Watson, 20, of Lighthouse Road, Hilton, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after allegedly being found in possession of marijuana.
Mark A. Buldyke, 22, of Amber Court, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the venue.
Kirstia M. Dlugosz, 19, of South Prince Drive, Depew, is charged with trespass after allegedly reenentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.
Stephen J. Hayes, 24, of Saya Road, Weedsport, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly jumping a fence onto the Darien Lake property.
Corey J. Hinman, 25, of Ryan Road, Weedsport, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly jumping a fence onto Darien Lake property.
Jacob R. Andol, 19, of East Blood Road, Cowlesville, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance in the medical tent inside the venue.
Lucas R. Logsdon, 19, of Dunkley Road, Leicester, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting inside the concert venue.
Trey G. Henderson, 22, of Terry Hills Drive, Batavia, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with concert security while being ejected from the venue.
Samuel A. Musolino II, 23, of Hyde Park, Niagara Falls, is charged with criminal trespass, 3rd, after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.
Angela M. Pompeo, 23, of Hillpine Road, Cheektowaga, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told on to return.
Jordan M. Coulson, 23, of McMurchy Avenue, South Brampton, Ontario, Canada, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence on Employee Road into the back area.
Danielle B. Russell, 19, of Floren Tine Way, Chili, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.
Matthew H. Coe, 22, of Route 62, Frewsburg, is charged with trespass after allegedly jumping a fence into the concert venue.
Ryan M. Hanes, 25, of Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with Live Nation Security.
David D. Carpes, 27, of Nelson Road, Clyde, is charged with harassment, 2nd, after allegedly pushing a Live Nation Security Officer.
Bryan T. Mogle, 23, of Englewood Avenue, Buffalo, is charged with trespass after allegedly reentering the concert venue after being ejected and told not to return.
Gabrielle L. Frey, 20, of Boyce Road, Corfu, is charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly causing a disturbance on Sumner Road.
A Jason Aldean concert at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park, IL on Saturday, August 9th also saw numerous arrests and incidents according to police reports obtained by Saving Country Music.
Michael Patitucci was arrested for domestic battery in the parking lot after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the hair and rammed her head into the steering wheel multiple times, resulting in facial injuries. Witnesses say the woman was in the passenger seat when she got into a verbal argument with concert goers in another car. When the male she was with who was driving exited the vehicle to confront the other vehicle, the woman told him to get back into the car as she got into the driver’s seat. The man reacted angrily, bashing the woman’s head into the steering wheel. The man was taken into custody for domestic battery.
Another concertgoer was thrown out twice by security at the venue for being intoxicated and rude to the staff and other attendees only to return a third time. When security tried to forcibly remove her, she resisted heavily, calling the security staff “bitches” and “whores” and telling them how much money she made. She was eventually detained by police.
Another individual struck a fellow attendee in the back of the head with a beer can from behind. The man was cited for disorderly conduct. Another woman claimed she was hit in the back of the head by a flying beer can, and she confronted the woman she believed threw it, punching her her in the face with a closed fist. Another patron in the VIP section of the venue allegedly assaulted a security officer and had to be forcibly removed from the venue.
Multiple hit and runs were also reported as fans exited the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre, including when a gray Chevrolet struck a white Kia Optima before speeding away from the scene.
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These most recent events add to a growing rap sheets from mainstream country concerts this summer. On August 2nd, a drunk driver ran over a police officer at a Jason Aldean concert, and 30 concertgoers were taken to local hospitals. Earlier in the summer, 55 people were arrested, and 22 taken to hospitals at a Keith Urban show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. Later it was also revealed that an alleged rape happened in the venue’s lawn section while as many as 15 people stood and watched and took video of the incident. There was also a report of a gang rape at the Faster Horses Festival in mid July. An annual event in Pittsburgh became a national story when pictures of trash and drunken patrons went viral in late June. And a 22-year-old man was found dead in a dumpster in late July after a Jason Aldean concert in what is thought to be an alcohol-related incident.