ALBANY, N.Y. -- Albany Police have arrested a 25-year-old Schenectady man they say was breaking into cars on Oakwood Avenue.
On Sunday August 18, at about 12:40 a.m., officers responded to the area of Oakwood Avenue and Fairview Avenue for a report of person looking into vehicles. The caller was able to give officers a description of the suspect.
Shortly after receiving the call, officers stopped Michael Lamalfa, who matched the description of the suspect and was seen walking in the area. He was found to be in possession of item taken from one of the vehicles, as well as a headlamp and other tools police say are commonly used for theft. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and crack cocaine.
He was identified as the suspect in other car larcenies that had occurred in the area.
Lamalfa was charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th, Petit Larceny, Possession of Burglar Tools, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Trespass.
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
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