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Home invasion victim arrested

— ALBANY — The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit arrested a burglary victim following a home invasion incident on Ingleside Drive early Wednesday.

Keith Mitchell, 31, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after further investigation into the incident.

Warrants against Tasha Mitchell, 36, were still pending Wednesday afternoon.

Albany Police Department officials said in initial reports that Tasha Mitchell was injured after four invaders kicked in the front door of her home at 204 N. Ingleside Drive. According to APD reports, which set the time at 2:37 a.m., the four demanded money and searched the residence.

Several items were recovered by APD officers in an alley a short distance from the home. The items included a television, a laptop and approximately one pound of marijuana. The ADDU recovered approximately $17,000 in cash from inside the home.

Authorities with the ADDU confirmed that Keith Mitchell and Tasha Mitchell are husband and wife.

Officers initially responded to the location in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon their arrival, contact was made with the victim and her children — who range from age 6 to 16. Tasha Mitchell said family members were asleep when the four suspects made forced entry into their residence with hand guns and stole property.

During the incident, one of the suspects struck Tasha Mitchell in the head with an unknown object while making demands for money.

Tasha Mitchell received a laceration to her head as a result of the assault. The suspects fled the scene. Paramedics responded to the scene and treated her for the injury.

While conducting the initial investigation of the incident, a strong odor of marijuana was noted throughout the residence, police said. Officers canvassed the area in an attempt to find the suspects. The suspects were located, but officers lost sight of the them during a foot chase.

Officers were successful in recovering the stolen items, including the suspected marijuana. The ADDU was notified. At that point, Keith Mitchell was arrested.

None of the four people who entered the home had been captured as of Wednesday afternoon.

Comments

KaosinAlbany 2 years, 9 months ago

I would imagine it is probably a gang. I am glad they caught one of them. I wonder if they live in the neighborhood? Thanks APD for your hard work in this case.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 9 months ago

Glad they arrested the renters. Hope they find the suspects soon but the suspects must have known the contents of what was in the house. Probably some individuals they know.

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Susan123 2 years, 9 months ago

I'm confused...The only arrest it stated they made was "Kieth Mitchell" and there are pending charges again the homeowner. Is Kieth Mitchell a relative or spouse of the homeowner (they share the same last name)? Surely he wasn't one of the robbers??!! So, I would assume that none of the robbers have been apprehended. This story sounds odd.

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VSU 2 years, 9 months ago

Keith Mitchell was the husband as stated on this story. I am not going to say you missed that part as it was probably posted later after you read the story, but Keith is the husband. So far as the story is told the suspects got away but they were able to recover the stolen goods. This is like the same thing that happened on that robbery on 5th Avenue? ....or somewhere in that area when the residence were victims of a home invasion and they also got arrested for having drugs and parole violations. I think these thugs target these people thinking they will not call police if they have drugs in the house or are wanted by the police.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 9 months ago

Messed my draws again.........

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waltspecht 2 years, 9 months ago

I love it, an apparent Drug Dealer calling the Cops about being robbed. Almost as good as the guy calling 911 complaining about a Dealer selling him fake crack. I don't wonder about these folks intelligance anymore, it is self evident.

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Maydog 2 years, 9 months ago

Note to self: Never call da Po Po when home boys still your weed. Yo.

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TrixibelleBento 2 years, 9 months ago

Wow, I thought that Ingleside was a decent neighborhood. Just goes to show that thugs live everywhere.

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waltspecht 2 years, 9 months ago

Friend, if you knew how much money they rake in, there aren't many places they can't afford to live.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 9 months ago

The main problem is landlords are not checking out who they rent the houses to or apartments. It is a problem all over Albany right now and is probably going to spread to Lee Co and other areas as the housing market sinks further into decline.

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darnette0101 2 years, 9 months ago

I don't think the landlords aren't checking, but what renter is going to put on his application that he/she is a drug dealer? And as for references, yeah, I'm put my clients on the list...not!

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 9 months ago

All the landlord needs is a social security number and a background check can be performed. The landlords probably do not want to pay the fees involved with background checks. Then again they may be conducting a check and just really don't care if they are convicted felons or not. Or the wife in this case may have put her name on the lease to avoid the landlord from finding out her husband was a convicted felon. Either way, this kind of trash moving into good neighborhoods is making neighborhoods go to hell in a hand basket.

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Citizen_A 2 years, 9 months ago

With stories like this in the news, is it any wonder we have a hard time finding things positive to find about "The Good Life City"? Real intelligent people here....

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Citizen_A 2 years, 9 months ago

Oh and something tells me in their case there was no lesson learned...if you are stupid enough to call the cops when you have criminal activities going on in your house, you are bound to repeat your mistakes.

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LuLu 2 years, 9 months ago

How would she have explained it to her three frightened children if she hadn't called them? Poor kids. They don't stand a chance.

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KaosinAlbany 2 years, 9 months ago

She didn't tell the cops. She told the paramedics and they told the cops. Also, it was the paramedics who chased the suspects and not the cops.

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