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Water Street

Police: Man Punched Bouncer, Cop At Bar

Police: Man Punches

Bouncer, Officer At Bar

Divonte Geiger
Divonte Geiger

ONEONTA – A Rochester man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly assaulting a bouncer and the city police officer who attempted to break up a fight.

Divonte L. Geiger, 20, was denied entry to the Sip & Sail Tavern, 80 Water St., when he failed to produce proper identification.

Police said he became belligerent and punched the bar’s bouncer, then an officer attempting to take him into custody.

Police Chase Leads To Crash, DWI Arrest

Police Chase Leads

To Crash, DWI Arrest

ONEONTA – An unlicensed 21 year old driving the wrong way down Water and Chestnut Streets lead to a brief chase and arrest on multiple charges, including Aggravated DWI and Reckless Driving.

On Saturday Dec. 12 at about 1:10 a.m., the city of Oneonta Police Department officers Sgt Collison and Ptl Harvey observed a vehicle, driven by John C. Buffa II, 21, Plymouth, that left the parking garage and traveled the wrong way down Water Street.  In the process, he hit two vehicles and almost hit numerous pedestrians who jumped out of his way.

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