Police investigate stabbing in Utica

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby - Utica News | Published April 12, 2018 | Updated April 16, 2018 1:54pm

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UTICA — Utica police are investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early morning April 12.

A caller on Jenney Court, which is near the Van Dyke Freeway and Hall Road, next to the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Utica, reported having been stabbed at approximately 3 a.m.

According to a Crime Stoppers press release issued April 13, Utica police believe that a suspect had entered a garage to commit a theft. The resident confronted the suspect, and the result was that the resident was stabbed with a knife, according to Crime Stoppers.

The victim was transported to a hospital and listed in serious condition, according to a Utica police press release April 12. The Crime Stoppers press release also said that the resident was in serious condition, and it said that the resident was undergoing surgery.

According to a posting on the city of Utica’s website April 16, the victim is recovering and has been cooperating throughout the investigation. The posting said that police are continuing to investigate leads.

The Crime Stoppers press release and the April 16 Utica posting described the suspect only as a young black male; the April 16 posting said that the suspect was last seen running south from the location of the incident. 

Police are asking members of the public to be aware of their surroundings and to be extra cautious in regard to securing their homes and vehicles. According to the April 16 posting, the incident appeared to be “a random act.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information on the incident that leads to the felony arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Utica police Detective Sgt. Greg Morabito at (586) 731-2345 or email him at gmorabito@uticapd.org. Those wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.