Man accused of breaking police car windows, flipping cars after protest extradited to Rochester

Updated: June 17, 2020 11:09 PM
Created: June 17, 2020 03:42 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Authorities in Pennsylvania extradited a Rochester man accused of smashing several police car windows and flipping police cars following a peaceful protest on May 30.

Andrew Bell, 24, was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Clarion, Pennsylvania on June 8. Investigators say he fled the city after the violence to evade apprehension. 


Bell allegedly broke windows of several police cars and flipped police cars. He is charged with first-degree riot and nine counts of second-degree criminal mischief. 

A judge held Bell in a Pennsylvania jail with bail set at $100,000. He returned to Rochester Wednesday and will be arraigned in city court on Thursday.

The department says a man who fled with Bell was also arrested in Pennsylvania.

Gary Fitzsimmons is accused of breaking into 144 Exchange Blvd. on May 30.

Rochester Police expect to make more arrests in connection with the violence. 

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