3 Albany youths, familiar to police, arrested for breaking into cars
ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany police have arrested three juveniles since Thursday evening after they
were all caught stealing from cars in Washington Park.
On Thursday August 16th around 5:30 p.m., officers arrested a 12-year-old girl, from Elk Street, after she was allegedly caught with a stolen iPod. Officers
confronted the girl in the area of State Street and Sprague
Place, after a concerned resident observed the girl checking cars. The iPod was
determined to be stolen from a vehicle in Washington Park.
The young girl, whose name is not being released due to her age, has had numerous
contacts with the Albany Police since 2009, mostly in reference to stealing from
cars. Police say her first contact was at the age 9-years-old after she stole a cell phone from a bus
In October 2011, she was arrested for possession of stolen property
after she was caught on State Street with a stolen purse and iPod.
She also had
an arrest in October 2010 at Madison and Willet Street after she again was
caught stealing from cars.
On Sunday August 19th officers arrested two Myrtle
Avenue teens after they were allegedly caught with stolen property following a car larceny
in Washington Park. Officers responded to the park after receiving a call that
the two teens were breaking into a car. Officers caught up with the teens
moments later and located stolen property, burglary tools, and a pellet gun.
The one teen, who is 15-years-old, was allegedly in possession of a
GPS Unit that was later determined to be stolen from a car parked inside of
Washington Park. He was also in possession of a metal wrench that he was using
to break car windows in order to gain entry.
Police say he has also had several contacts with the Albany Police since
2010, including two other arrests. On August 10, 2012, the teen was caught
stealing a camera and cell phone charger from a car on North Main Avenue. He was
also arrested in November of 2011, for burglarizing The Pub, located at 869
Madison Avenue where he stole liquor.
The second teen, age 13, was charged after he was also supposedly caught with a GPS Unit that
was determined to be stolen from a car in Washington Park. He was also
found to have a pellet gun in his pants pocket.
Although this was this teens first arrest, he has also had
several interactions with the Albany Police, mostly for checking
All three teens have been released to their parents and are
scheduled to appear in Albany Family Court at a later date.
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