Utica man faces felony charge, accused him of pulling fire alarm

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UTICA — A Utica man has been charged with a felony for falsely pulling the fire alarm at the Loft’s at Globe Mills Apartments, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Yamil L. Abreu-Mejia, 22, a resident of the Court Street apartment building, maliciously pulled the fire alarm on Saturday, Oct. 9 for no legitimate reason. The city’s fire department launched a full response and discovered no fire.

What they did find was security camera video of Abreu-Mejia pulling the alarm, authorities stated.

Abreu-Mejia is charged with one count of second-degree falsely reporting an incident, a class E felony, police stated. He was released on an appearance ticket to Utica City Court.

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