Sunday, December 21, 2014

Crime Reports
Utica man arrested for calling in fake bomb threat
By WKTV News

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - New Hartford police have arrested a Utica man after he allegedly placed a fake bomb threat call to a hospital, while supposedly in the very hospital he was reporting the threat.

Police say the call came in around 11:40 p.m. Monday to St. Luke's Hospital.  They say the caller stated an explosive device was planted inside the hospital.  During the investigation, police determined the call had been placed inside the hospital.

Police say they found the suspected caller, Stefan Rubitski, 32, of Utica in an examination room in the hospital.  They allege that he placed the phone call while waiting for treatment.  A search of the hospital turned up no explosive devices.

Rubitski has been charged with falsely reporting an incident.  He was sent to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.