Man accused of threat with knife

WASHINGTON MILLS — A Utica man was charged with threatening a man with a knife during a dispute at an Oneida Street apartment building early this morning.

New Hartford Patrolman Justin D. Gehringer said he was called to 3871 Oneida St. at about 12:30 a.m. for a report of a man threatening another man inside one of the apartments. When officers arrived to the scene, Froilan Rodriguez, 54, of Whitesboro Street, was in the process of leaving the building and was detained. After interviewing the victims, it was learned that Rodriguez got into a fight with the other man over ownership of food. During the argument, Rodriguez grabbed a large kitchen knife and tried to stab the man, but eventually the victim and a woman were able to get the weapon away from him, Gehringer said. Rodriguez was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony; two counts of second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor; and one count each of third-degree assault, a class B misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment, a violation. He was arraigned in Town Court and sent to county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.