Man charged with harassment

A Yorkville man is accused of fleeing from law enforcers after attacking a woman in Utica Wednesday night.

Police said George Heysham, 20, of West Sinclair Avenue, went to a friend’s residence on Sunset Avenue at 10 p.m., but the friend would not let him inside because Heysham was intoxicated. Police said Heysham started to break all the windows on the first floor.

When a woman confronted Heysham to get him to stop, police said he punched her in the face and fled the scene.

Responding officers found Heysham running nearby and told him to stop, but he didn’t. Heysham continued to run from police until he was finally caught and taken into custody.

Heysham is charged with three counts of second-degree harassment and one count each of fourth-degree mischief and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in City Court.