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*News Release*

 On April 1st at 1:45 a.m. UPD officers responded to the Fastrac on Oriskany St for a robbery. Officers learned that a man entered the store and threatened the clerk before leaving with money and cigarettes. This morning, around 1:45 a.m. The clerk called to report that the same man who robbed the store was now shoplifting and fled the store. Officer Wooden was checking the area for the suspect and found a man fitting the description on Parker St. She stopped the man who was later identified as the suspect in both cases. He was taken into custody and charged with the following:

 Arrested: Jorge Alvarado (20) Rutger St Utica
 
 Charges: Robbery 3rd- D felony
 Petit Larceny-misdemeanor
 False Personation-misdemeanor
 Possession of Alcohol by a minor-violation

 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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*News Release*

Over the last month UPD officers have been investigating similar incidents involving a man preying on elderly women. The suspect uses various stories to get the women to allow him into their homes where he distracts them and takes their purses. It appears that the suspect has committed these same crimes in communities surrounding Utica. He is described as follows:

White male, late twenties-early thirties. Reported to have a speech impediment

If you have elderly relatives, please advise them to not allow anyone they don't know into their homes, and if such a thing occurs, to call police immediately.

If you have any information on this suspect, please call Investigator Armstrong at 223-3566
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*News Release*

 On March 11th, the UPD Metro Unit, assisted by the Utica/New Hartford Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 724 Warren St 1st floor. The warrant was part of an on going investigation into the sale and distribution of narcotics. During the search cocaine and marijuana were seized. The suspect was charged with the following:

 Arrested: Akeem Lewis (24) Warren St Utica

 Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th- D felony
 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th-misdemeanor
 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana-violation


 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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Brief Description of Incident:

The City of Utica will be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Varick Street Celebration on Saturday March 15th, 2014.  As a result a large portion of the Downtown and West Utica areas will be closed for traffic.  Please take this into consideration when traveling into these areas.  Expect delays and detours, as well as a large amount of pedestrian traffic.
As a result of the Parade the following list of streets will be closed from about 08:30 a.m. until 12:30p.m.:

• Genesee Street from Clinton Street and Oswego Street north to Columbia Street.
• Francis Street from Oswego Street north to Kirkland Street
• Mulberry Street from Sunset Ave. east to Francis Street
• Chestnut Street from Sunset Ave. east to Francis Street
• Noyes Street from Sunset Ave. east to Genesee Street
• Tracy Street from Sunset Ave. east to Genesee Street
• Plant Street from Lincoln Ave. east to State Street
• State Street from Kirkland Street south to the Roundabout
• Oneida Street from Hobart Street north to the Roundabout
• Hobart Street from Oneida Street west to Genesee Street
• Park Ave. from Eagle Street south to the Roundabout
• Eagle Street from Park Ave. west to Genesee Street
• Cottage Place from Genesee Street west to State Street
• South Street from King Street west to Genesee Street
• Cornelia Street from Genesee Street west to Mandeville Street
• Court Street from Broadway east to Genesee Street
• Hopper Street from King Street west to Genesee Street
• Washington Street from Genesee Street west to the Radisson
• Bank Place from Genesee Street east to Union Street
• Blandina Street from Genesee Street east to Charlotte Street
• Devereux Street from Genesee Street east to Charlotte Street
• Columbia Street from Broadway east to Genesee Street
• Elizabeth Street from Charlotte Street west to Genesee Street

In order to accommodate all the attendees, the following streets will be closed off from about 06:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for the Varick Street Celebration:

• Varick Street from Court Street north to Columbia Street
• Edward Street from Varick Street west to Columbia Street
• Hamilton Street from Varick Street west to Columbia Street
• Cooper Street from Varick Street east to Huntington Street

In the interest of public safety, no back packs, bottles, cans or coolers will be allowed on Genesee Street during the parade or on Varick Street during the celebration following the parade.  Any vehicles parked on Varick Street or Hamilton Street on Saturday March 15th, 2014 after 2:30 a.m.will towed at the owner’s expense.
In order to ensure public safety a full compliment of Utica Police Officers, as well as additional DWI Patrols, will be present on the Parade route, in the Varick Street Celebration along with the surrounding areas.
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 Yesterday, around 4:00 p.m. UPD officers responded to Mohawk St and Mary St for a head on accident with injuries. Officers learned that one vehicle was traveling north on Mohawk when the other vehicle came toward it south on Mohawk St in the wrong lane. The first vehicle stopped and pulled to the side, but the second vehicle continued in the wrong lane, and struck them head on. Occupants of both vehicles suffered injuries that required transport to hospitals, but was not considered life threatening. When the officers were interviewing the driver who was traveling the wrong way she nodded off several times, and the officer had to wake her. During the investigation, the woman admitted to using heroin just prior to the crash. The officer also located a hypodermic needle and heroin in the back seat. The driver and passenger were arrested and charged with the following:

 Arrested: Claudia Knox (43) Second St Utica (no photo)

 Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-misdemeanor
 Possession of a hypodermic needle-misdemeanor
 Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Veh-misdemeanor
 DWAI-drugs-misdemeanor
 Several traffic summons'

 Arrested: Joseph Newell (21) Rutger St City of Utica

 Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-misdemeanor
 Possession of a hypodermic needle-misdemeanor

 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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*News Release*

Today, the UPD Metro Unit, with the assistance of the Utica/New Hartford Emergency Response Team and the NYSP CNET unit, executed a search warrant at 1629 Elm St. The warrant was the result of investigation into the sale and distribution of narcotics. During the search, cocaine was seized, and the following arrest was made:

Arrest: Robert Jackson (39) Elm St Utica

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd-B felony
                 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th- misdemeanor

Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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On April 1st at 1:45 a.m. UPD officers responded to the Fastrac on Oriskany St. for a robbery. The clerk reported that a man came into the store and told the clerk that he had a gun and demanded money. The man fled with money and cigarettes. This morning, around 3:30 a.m. the same clerk was working when a man entered the store. The clerk recognized this man as the suspect from the robbery, and called police. The man stole beer before fleeing prior police arrival.  The clerk was able to give officers a good description and Officer Wooden was checking the area for the suspect when she noticed a man fitting the description. The man was walking on Parker St and the officer approached him. The man was later identified as the suspect in both incidents. He is charged with the following:

Arrested: Jorge Alvarado (20) Schuyler St Utica

Charges: Petit Larceny-misdemeanor
              Robbery 3rd- D felony
              False Personation-misdemeanor
              Possession of alcohol under 21

Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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 Yesterday, around 11:30 a.m. UPD Officer Penree responded to a residence on Webster Ave. for a domestic incident. A female victim told him that she got into an argument with her husband and when she tried to use the phone to call for help, he attacked her. He punched her and knocked her down. She said that he then strangled her to the point of unconsciousness, and he put a pillow over her face and threatened to kill her. He then fled the scene. Later the suspect's Parole officer arranged for him to turn himself into the police. He was charged with the following:

 Arrested: Kendall Jackson (34) Webster Ave

 Charges: Parole Violation
 Criminal Obstruction of Breathing-misdemeanor
 Criminal Mischief-misdemeanor
 Harassment-violation

 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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 On February 24th around midnight UPD officers responded to State St and Mandeville St for a robbery. The victim told officers that he was walking when he was approached by a young male. The male was making conversation as they walked. From out of nowhere two other males appeared and one pointed a silver handgun and the victim and demanded all of his belongings. The suspects then took personal property as well as money from the victim before fleeing. The Criminal Investigation Division conducted an extensive investigation and were able to develop suspects. As a result, two men were charged with the following:

 Arrested: Robquan Gilmore (17) Aiken St Utica (left)

                  Tupac Hardee (19) Neilson City of Utica

 Charges: Robbery 1st- B felony

 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
 
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 This morning, around 1:00 a.m. UPD Officer Weir was in the area of Jason St when he observed a vehicle driving without headlights. He followed after the vehicle, and was flagged down by a UFD fireman. The fireman told the officer that the vehicle struck their fire truck and fled. The officer later learned that the firemen were driving south on Jason St when they observed the suspect vehicle driving at them in their lane, without headlights. They sounded the air horn but the car struck them anyway. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued on until Schuyler and Oriskany St. When the officer interviewed the driver, he became concerned about her ability to drive. He conducted an investigation into the accident and her sobriety. During the investigation the suspect was found to have a BAC of .20. She was charged with the following:


 Arrested: Linda Gigliotti (48) Goodrich Ave Utica

 Charges: Leaving the scene of Motor vehicle accident-violation
 2 counts of DWI-misdemeanor
 Aggravated DWI-BAC over .18 %-misdemeanor
 Drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle-violation
 Traffic summons'


 Note: All crimes described in this press release are allegations, and suspects named are innocent until proven guilty in a court.
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The Utica Police Department, in partnership with the community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement service and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life within the City.


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The Utica Police Department is comprised of 180 (women and men) police officers. We serve a population around 62,235. The size of the city is 16.6 square miles. Hon. Robert Palmieri is the Mayor; and the Chief of Police is Mark Williams.
 
Founded in 1862, we are an accredited police agency since September 2010. Accreditation is a progressive and contemporary way of helping police agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance. It provides formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.