UTICA, NY – A Utica man is under arrest after police say he broke into a home earlier this week.
Utica Police say around 8:20 Wednesday morning officers responded to the 1400 block of Conking Ave for a report of a burglary. The homeowner told police a man pushed an air conditioning unit through a window and entered the home. The man then started damaging the interior of the home, then jumped through a window to leave.
Outside, the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Yasir Hamid, was confronted on the street after throwing rocks and bricks at the house.
Hamid is alleged to have threatened those who confronted him with a knife before leaving the scene. Police say they were able to find and arrest him a short time later.
Hamid is charged with second degree burglary and two counts of criminal mischief. Police say he may face additional charges based on the amount of damage he is accused of causing.