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Serving the citizens of Watervliet since 1870.


Arrest Made Following Violent Domestic Violence Stabbing

At approximately 8:45 PM on November 1st, 2020, Patrol Officers were dispatched to the Abram Hilton Apartments, #5 5th Street for a domestic dispute where a female victim had been stabbed. Upon arrival, responding officers located a female victim with a large laceration to the face. The victim immediately identified the suspect as her ex-boyfriend

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Forensic Evidence Aids in Arson Arrest

Shortly after midnight on January 13th, 2019 members of the Watervliet Police & Fire Departments were dispatched to 313 19th Street for a report of a structure fire. Upon their arrival, first responders discovered a significant fire on the back porch of the occupied building, which contained two storefronts and several apartments. Watervliet Police Officers

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Arrest Made Following Complex Multi-Agency Investigation

On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, while investigating a crime alleged to have occurred in the City of Watervliet, information was obtained about a resident who may be in possession of firearms, explosives and narcotics at 439 3rd Avenue. Upon receiving this information, a complex and multi-agency investigation immediately commenced, which resulted in a search warrant

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Arrest Made Following Undercover Prostitution Sting

On Thursday, August 6th, 2020, Debora McDade of Averill Park was arrested for Prostitution (B Misdemeanor). The arrest was made following an investigation carried out by the Watervliet Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit and Patrol Division. McDade is accused of utilizing an on-line adult website to advertise services, which were sexual in nature, from a

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Domestic Dispute Leads to Loaded Gun Charge

On the evening of April 2, 2020 Watervliet Police responded to the 1400 block of First Avenue for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival it was discovered that Zaquon C. Woody DOB 7/18/1994 a resident of the city of Albany, had damaged property in excess of $1,500.00 inside the victim’s residence during a

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