Mom of man who held giant party presses charges

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POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old central New York man who hosted a graduation party that got so big and rowdy that authorities called in a helicopter to help break it up.

Gregory York was arrested Tuesday night and arraigned in Town of Manlius Court on criminal trespass charges. He’s being held on $2,500 cash bail after his mother decided to press charges.

Police were called to the party just before midnight on July 3 and found 200 cars parked on the street and an estimated 500 to 700 people engaged in a large outdoor bash that was getting out of control.

Deputies called for aerial assistance, and the helicopter hovered overhead, shining a spotlight as authorities dispersed the party-goers.

Deputy Herb Wiggins told the Syracuse Post-Standard that York claimed his parents had given him permission to host the graduation party. But when deputies reached his out-of-town mother later by phone, she said she hadn’t approved any party.

It could not be immediately determined if York has a lawyer.

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