Police arrest Schenectady man accused of car larcenies
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
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
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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