Police respond to break-in

ALBANY — A 3 a.m. break-in at a liquor store in East Albany on Monday and a knife fight late Saturday were among the incidents added to the Albany Police Department caseload within the last few days, reports show.

The store break-in occurred at Little Whiskey River, located at 2900 Sylvester Road, reports indicate.

The police report narrative states that entry was achieved through the front door — the same way the suspect was thought to have made an exit.

Forced entry was achieved by breaking the door, after which the culprit took $300 worth of alcohol bottles, the report states.

The narrative goes on to say that contact was eventually made with the store manager, who said the employees were last in the building at 1 a.m. on Sunday.

“A gray brick was used to gain entry into the front door, by breaking the glass,” the narrative written by the responding officer states. “There was no other damage to the building.”

The manager provided a written statement. The camera system in place at the store was reportedly unable to provide footage of the incident. There were no known witnesses, the report says.

The break-in remains under investigation.

At 11 p.m. Saturday, a fight broke out at 521 S. Slappey Blvd., the site of EZ Corner, police reports show.

Officers spoke with the victim — identified as Johnny Lofton, 56 — who told police he confronted an individual who attempted to start a fight with a female employee at the business, said Phyllis Banks, APD spokeswoman.

Lofton reported that the attacker then “slammed him to the ground and cut him with a knife.” Lofton’s injuries did not require medical attention, Banks said.

Banks went on to say that an unsuccessful attempt was made to locate the assailant in the area.

A description of the attacker was not available Monday afternoon.