APD officers respond to assaults

ALBANY -- Among the incidents the Albany Police Department responded to on Sunday were three assaults, one involving a knife and two involving a firearm, according to reports.

Officers responded to the 100 block of North Front Street, the site of Turtle Park, in response to an aggravated assault at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, reports show.

In that case, Quatavius White, 17, was apprehended following reports that he had physically assaulted a group of people with a handgun while they were sitting in the park. Following a brief foot chase between one of the victims, Demetries Lett, 28, and White, the suspect was detained and held by Lett until police arrived, APD officials say.

The other victims were identified by police as Saundria Solomon, 24, Amanda Daniels, 22, and Tereza Lord, 20. There were no life-threatening injuries sustained during the course of the incident, and the suspect was subsequently charged in connection to the assault, officials say.

Another assault was reported at 1129 Benjamin Ave., Apt. 1, at 7 a.m. on Sunday, reports show.

In that case, the victim, identified as Quentavious Wright, stated that he was stabbed with a knife by the suspect, Janelle Hines, following an argument, police officials said.

The suspect was apprehended and charged, and the victim was treated and later released from an Albany hospital, APD officials say.

Meanwhile, there was an aggravated assault reported at 5 Patricia Drive around 9 a.m. on Sunday, reports indicate.

Officers responded to the location following a report of an aggravated assault. The victim, Oscar Cato, told police that he was threatened with a gun by the suspect, identified by authorities as "Saul," following an argument.

The gunman fled the scene and the case as been transferred to investigations. It remained an open case Monday afternoon, police officials say.


chinaberry25 3 years, 2 months ago

Another reason folks do not go downtown. These thugs are there!


VSU 3 years, 2 months ago

Don't worry, Bubbavet_rureel will just tell you this was an isolated incident and that it is safe to be downtown.


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 2 months ago

There NEEDS to be a heavy police presence around Turtle Grove Park.


Jacob 3 years, 2 months ago

Have you seen the typical apd officer? ANY police presence will be heavy police presence. I think the average "officer" tips in at around 360 on the hoof. Some of those dudes have more chins than a chins than a Chinese phone book.


erock 3 years, 2 months ago

I was drunk stoned or both. I had nothing better to do than hang out with my homies in the park. I let one guy whip several peoples behind with a pistol while I sat around and did nothing. You put yourself in the situation to get beaten. Don't call the police when things don't go your way and someone gets the best of you. Odds are they did unto you before you could do unto them. Your lost your money your dope and got you tail whipped. Thats the lifestyle you chose now deal with it. Stop calling the police to referee your battles.


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