Friday, December 19, 2014

Man with long arrest history arrested again for pulling fire alarm

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A man with a lengthy history of being arrested for pulling fire alarms and calling in bomb threats was arrested again early Sunday morning.

According to Utica Police, the Utica Fire Department responded to 1400 Noyes Street for an alarm. Fire crews found no fire, but that someone had illegally pulled the fire alarm.

1400 Noyes Street is listed as the Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center.

Police say a patient, 34-year-old Stefan Rubitski, was determined to have pulled the alarm and was charged. Police say that he has been convicted of either pulling a fire alarm or calling fake bomb threats seven different times.

In July of 2010, Rubitski was jailed for robbing Friendly's on Burrstone Road.

In May of 2011, he was charged with petit larceny after stealing merchandise from the South Utica Price Chopper.

In October of 2011, New Hartford Police arrested him for placing a fake bomb threat call to a St. Luke's Hospital while being a patient there.