Albany teens arrested in connection to recent burglaries

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ALBANY,
N.Y. — Three Albany teens are in custody on burglary charges.

On
Monday, Officer Salvatore Sturiale, a neighborhood beat officer assigned to the
Neighborhood Engagement Unit, was on routine patrol when he observed a pair of
teens walking on Helderberg Avenue near Grove Avenue.

Acting
on his knowledge of an active burglary pattern taking place on his beat, the
officer continued to watch the teens as they entered onto the front porch of a
home. The teens were subsequently stopped by the officer and found to be in
possession of items that were taken during a recently reported burglary.

The
two teens, and another teen that was not initially present, were arrested
following an investigation by Albany detectives.

Akeem
Weeks, 18, Ozire Richard, 18, and a 16-year-old, all from the City of
Albany, were arrested following an investigation by detectives from the
Criminal Investigation Unit.

On
March 6, 2014 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., the trio entered a
home on the 100 block of Hollywood Avenue through an unlocked front door,
according to police. While inside, the three stole property belonging to the
victim.

Also,
between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., the trio entered a home on Hollywood
Avenue near Helderberg Avenue by forcing open the front door. While inside
that residence, the three stole several items belonging to the victim.

All
three teens were charged with two counts of Burglary and two counts of Grand
Larceny.

Weeks
and the 16-year-old were also charged with one count each of Criminal Mischief
for damaging the victim's front door.

All
three were arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the
Albany County Jail.

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