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BURGLAR WHO WAS RELEASED ARRESTED AGAIN YESTERDAY AFTER ENTERING OCCUPIED HOME

August 15, 2019

For Immediate Release  

August 15, 2019   

 
ALBANY, NY – An 18-year-old Albany resident who was just arrested in April for committing two burglaries and released was arrested again yesterday for committing a burglary on Myrtle Avenue. 
 
On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at approximately 12:50 p.m., officers responded to a home on the 500 block of Myrtle Avenue, between South Lake Avenue and Quail Street, for reports of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that while she was asleep, she heard someone moving about her house. She states the suspect then entered her bedroom and fled upon realizing the home was occupied.  
 
Moments after the call, officers observed a man walking in the area of Morris Street and Ontario Street who matched the description of the suspect and stopped him as part of the investigation. Kenneth Stephens was subsequently identified as the suspect in the burglary and taken into custody.  
 
Stephens was charged with Burglary 2nd and Grand Larceny 4th.  
 
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.     
 
Stephens was also arrested by the Albany Police Department back in April for committing two burglaries. 
 
On February 7, 2019 between 4:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Stephens entered a home on the 600 block of Providence Street. He also entered a home on the 500 block of Mytrle Avenue on February, 25, 2019 between 7:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. During both incidents, he stole items from inside.   
 
He was arrested on April 11th following an investigation and charged with two counts Burglary 2nd, Grand Larceny 3rd and Petit Larceny. 
 
He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance.  
 
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