An Oneida County woman is facing multiple charges after an alleged theft and assault that took place in July.
According to a written release from the Utica Police Department, the female suspect was accused of punching a victim in the face and stealing the victim's wallet.
Police say an investigation from the incident, as well as assistance from the Mohawk Valley Crime Analysis Center, led the Criminal Investigations Division to
the discovery of surveillance video that enabled them to make a positive identification of the suspect as 44-year-old Jessica Schaffer of Utica.
The UPD says that there was also an outstanding warrant for Schaffer's arrest on a charge of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.
Jessica Schaffer Photo Credit: Utica Police Department (August 2022)
Jessica Schaffer Photo Credit: Utica Police Department (August 2022)
Police say that she was found at a location on the 500 block of Plant Street and was taken into custody without incident.
No additional physical injuries were reported.
Schaffer is charged with the following:
  • Robbery in the Third Degree
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree (from the warrant)

Anonymous calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Utica Police Department  Regardless of any statements or photographs regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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