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APD investigates aggravated assaults

ALBANY -- A number of incidents kept the Albany Police Department busy over the Father's Day weekend, including multiple aggravated assaults on Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.

At midnight at 830 Corn Ave. on Monday, an aggravated assault incident stemmed from an armed robbery.

Officers responded in reference to a robbery of a person. Upon their arrival, they made contact with the victim, identified as Lavoski Hill, who stated that two black males approached him and demanded his money. The victim stated he told them that he did not have any money.

The suspects checked his pockets, and after realizing the victim did not have any money, they fled the scene on foot, police officials said.

An argument about a woman started another incident involving a gun, APD reports show.

That aggravated assault took place at 1204 Crawford Drive at 10 p.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the location in reference to someone pointing a gun at another. Upon their arrival, they made contact with the victim, identified as Ulysses Ellis, who stated that the suspect came over to his house with a small handgun, cocked it and pointed it at the victim.

The suspect, Enoch Raines, was arrested in connection with the incident, police officials said.

Meanwhile, an aggravated assault involving a 14-year-old with a knife was reported on the 1400 block of Gail Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

The victims, the child's grandmother and cousin, said the teen got upset and went into the kitchen to retrieve a knife and threatened to cut them.

The victims refused to prosecute, and the charges were later dropped.