UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Eyewitness News has learned that two officials in Utica city government were involved in a domestic incident in the early morning hours of June 28th. No arrests were made, and there were no injuries, but there was property damage.
A New York State Domestic Incident Report was filed naming an elected member of the common council, First Ward Councilwoman Katie Aiello, as the suspect – and Utica City Planner, Derek Crossman as the victim.
After an argument between the two at a primary night celebration in South Utica, the report says that Crossman went to a residence on Marlboro Road in Utica at 3:15 am. Crossman told police that he went there to talk with Aiello and found out she had a boyfriend.
Crossman said he slowly drove off and didn’t realize that Aiello was grabbing the driver-side door. He then noticed that the door handle was broken. Aiello’s version of the incident to the police was similar.
It’s understood that Crossman was mad because he found out that Aiello had a boyfriend. She tried to open his door, and the door handle broke.
Although the report notes that Crossman’s first words to the responding officer were, “We not dating,” the report does list the relationship between the two as being ‘intimate partners/dating.’