Fight alleged when asked to clean
A fight between a man and his girlfriend on Shankenberry Avenue led to criminal charges, all because he was told to clean his room, according to the victim.
Bail was posted at $1,000 cash Tuesday for Derek J. Roe, 22, of 609 Shankenberry Ave., who appeared before city Court Judge John C. Gannon on charges of second-degree harassment, fourth-degree mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. His case was adjourned to June 6.
Police said at 10:30 a.m. May 14, Roe grabbed his 20-year-old girlfriend by the throat during an argument at their residence. Police said the woman was holding the couple’s 5-month-old child in her arms at the time. After letting her go, police said Roe then punched three holes in the wall before leaving the residence.
In a statement to police, the victim said Roe attacked her after she asked him to clean his room.
Also in City Court:
¿ James D. Odom, 48, of 118 Turin St., was released on his own recognizance by Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wednesday on a charge of second-degree harassment. His case was adjourned to May 23.
Police said at 11:58 p.m. May 12, Odom spit on his 41-year-old girlfriend six times during a dispute at their residence. Police said Odom also threatened to kill the woman, and forcibly grabbed her by the jaw, causing pain.
In a statement to police, the victim said they had been arguing all day because Odom accused her of cheating on him.
¿ Thomas C. Zandi, 25, of 114 W. North St., was released on his own recognizance by Judge Gannon Tuesday on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. His case was adjourned to June 6.
Police said at 12:41 p.m. May 15, Zandi was holding his 3-year-old daughter in his arms during a dispute with a woman. Police said Zandi and the woman struggled over the child until the toddler’s head struck a wall.
¿ David M. Luciano, 47, of 1131 Tilden Ave., Utica, was released on his own recognizance on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, running a red light and speeding. His case was adjourned to May 21.
State police said at 3:36 p.m. April 22, Luciano registered a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent — twice the legal threshold of 0.08 percent — while southbound on Route 233. Troopers said Luciano was speeding at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone.
¿ Bail was posted at $500 cash for Allen J. Cook, 26, of 443 S. James St., charged with fourth-degree mischief. His case was adjourned to June 6.
Police said at 3:25 p.m. Feb. 7, Cook threw a large rock at the rear passenger side of another man’s 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup. Police said Cook also punched the driver’s side window.
¿ Jason A. Metott, 29, of 2 Pine Haven Circle, was released on his own recognizance on charges of driving while intoxicated, breath test refusal and failure to stay in lane. His case was adjourned to June 11.
Police said at 9:47 p.m. April 19, Metott was driving drunk on North James Street.