3 charged in M-Street brawl
Officers charged three men in connection with a fight that broke out at 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 14 on the 100 block of Marshall Street, said Sgt. Tom Connellan.
Officers charged Goran Lukic, a 21-year-old Syracuse University student, with robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident, criminal possession of stolen property and assault in the second degree, Connellan said.
Officers charged Srdan Lukic, a 20-year-old SU student, with assault in the second degree, robbery in the first degree and possession of criminal weapons. Officers charged Semad Salkie, 17, with robbery in the first degree, Connellan said.
Five Marines who were stationed in Mattydale for a drill went to various Marshall Street bars and ended up in a confrontation with Lukic, Lukic and Salkie, Connellan said. One of the students hit one of the Marines over the head with a bottle, and both groups ended up in melee.
Another Marine broke away and called 911 on his cell phone, Connellan said.
Lukic, Lukic and Salkie started to drive away in their red Chevy Lumina but stopped to ask the Marine if he had just used his phone to call the cops, Connellan said.
When he replied affirmatively, the three got out of the car, knocked him down and punched and kicked him, Connellan said.
One of the three pulled out a pocketknife but didn’t use it, Connellan added.
The three eventually let the Marine up and stole his cell phone, Connellan said.
A third Marine attempted to get his friend’s cell phone back by leaning into the car, Connellan said.
The driver of the car pulled out with the Marine halfway inside the car, Connellan said.
Eventually, the Marine fell out of the car and ended up on the hood, Connellan added.
The driver peeled out, and the Marine fell on his head onto the pavement, Connellan said.
The driver of the car drove south on University Avenue, Connellan added.
Syracuse police met up with the students 10 minutes later as they pulled into their apartment on South Campus. Officers brought the Marine witnesses to the location, where they positively identified all three people as the ones who fought them, Connellan said.
Officers confiscated brass knuckles, a folding knife and the stolen cell phone. Lukic, Lukic and Salkie were arraigned in city court on Sunday morning, and their preliminary hearing is set for Friday, Connellan said.
All parties involved in the incident had consumed alcohol, Connellan said.
n An unidentified person driving a green Ford Explorer approached an SU student at 3:15 a.m. Aug. 13 on the 500 block of Comstock Avenue, according to a police report.
The person pulled up next to the student, revealed a small handgun and demanded that the student give him his money, the report stated.
The student handed the man four dollars and said it was all he had, and the unidentified person drove away, the report added.
n An unidentified person broke into an SU student’s car parked on the 700 block of Livingston Avenue sometime between 11 p.m. Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. Aug. 13, according to a police report.
The person smashed the front passenger-side window and stole a 35-mm camera valued at $500, the report added.
n An unidentified person broke into an SU student’s apartment on the 1000 block of Harrison Street sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Aug. 13, according to a police report.
Junior finance and accounting major Kyle Widrick returned at 4 a.m. to find his apartment door unlocked and his laptop stolen, the report stated.
Widrick wasn’t sure if his apartment locked completely before he left, the report added.
n An unidentified person stole an SU student’s laptop computer from her apartment on the 700 block of Euclid Avenue sometime between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Aug. 14, according to a police report.
After watching TV with her roommates, senior engineering major Jessica Burakowski retired to her room to find her laptop and $20 stolen from her desk, the report stated.
Officers found no evidence of forced entry, the report added.
n An unidentified person broke into the car of an SU student’s acquaintance sometime between 1 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 on the 700 block of Livingston Avenue, according to a police report.
Ethan Bogar found the rear passenger-side window broken and $3,900 worth of technology stolen, including a pocket PC, a cable tester and various CDs, the report added.
The police have no suspects, the report stated.
n Syracuse police officers broke up a fight between two people on the 100 block of Marshall Street at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 12, according to a police report.
William Burgess was charged with disorderly conduct, and Mark Grace was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana, the report added.
Complied by Asst. News Editor Katy Stech
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