On February 5th, 2022 at approximately 2:40PM Utica Police units were dispatched to the 1200 block of Whitesboro St regarding a male who had pointed a handgun at and threatened another party with it.
Upon arrival officers were directed to a male who was detained without incident. During the course of the investigation it was learned that the weapon was a BB gun, however due to the realistic nature of it, the victim was unable to distinguish it from a real handgun.
The weapon was secured, and due to the male having prior criminal convictions, he was charged with the following:
Benjamin Martinez age 42 of Utica
Menacing 2nd Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd