CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) – A number of fights broke out Saturday night at the Walden Galleria.
Cheektowaga Police – assisted by Lancaster, Depew, West Seneca, and the NFTA police department – responded to reports of many disorderly kids at the mall, according to Cheektowaga’s assistant police chief.
Around 6:30 p.m., police say there were roughly 30 underage kids in the food court. About half an hour after police arrived to disperse them, police received a report of a fight and approximately 100 kids running through the mall came in.
Three girls were charged with inciting to riot. One of them was additionally charged with resisting arrest.
After the three were arrested, they were processed and turned over to their parents.
Without about 90 minutes of the first report of a fight, police received reports of two other fights. The kids were dispersed as police arrived.
Pyramid Management Group, which owns the mall, released a statement on the incidents:
“The safety of our guests and tenants will always be a top priority at Walden Galleria. The type of isolated incident that recently took place was absolutely unacceptable. Such misbehavior will not be tolerated. It’s incredibly unfortunate when individuals or small groups disrupt the experience for the 99.9% of our visitors who behave wonderfully. While these incidents undermine the tireless efforts by our security team, community partners and local law enforcement agencies that make Walden Galleria a year-round family-friendly destination, they only strengthen our resolve to remain vigilant and committed to providing a safe environment for everyone. Make no mistake, we will be pursuing all avenues to hold accountable individuals who cannot behave appropriately.”Pyramid Management Group