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Utica man arrested, accused of threatening woman with knife in Marcy

State Police have arrested a Utica man after saying he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife.

Posted: Apr 30, 2020 8:48 AM
Updated: Apr 30, 2020 9:45 AM

MARCY, N.Y. -- State police have arrested a Utica man after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife.  

Israel Crespo, 47, is facing charges of burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal contempt. 

Police say around 6 a.m. Wednesday April 29, Crespo went to a female aquaintance's home in the town of Marcy, forced his way in, and threatened her with a knife. The woman was not injured, but did have an active order of protection against Crespo. 

Crespo's vehicle was found parked on the street in front of 1219 Miller St., in Utica. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit near the corner of Miller Street and Eagle Street. 

Investigators searched Crespo's vehicle where they found a knife and boxcutter. 

Crespo was processed and transported to the Oneida County Jail to await Centralized Court Arraignment. 

State Police were assisted on-scene by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. 

Crespo was also charged in a domestic incident in Marcy in December. It is unclear if the same woman is involved in both incidents.

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