The Glens Falls Police Department wants to update the public with regard to the incidents involving juveniles in the downtown area throughout the last several months this past summer. While the Police Department cannot release detailed information in regard to the juveniles, the Department wants to inform the public that several arrests have been made in these incidents.
Officers have been proactive in handling these incidents, and the City thanks everyone for their continued efforts making reports, and in being cooperative with the investigations as the Department continued to investigate the incidents while moving forward to the point of making arrests in a number of these incidents.
Glens Falls Patrol Officers have filed numerous complaints against juveniles in Warren County Family Court. The department has made 16 penal law arrests of juveniles this summer for a variety of charges that are misdemeanor or felony level. Those have included charges of assault as well as gang assault.
Also, there have been a number of arrests of parent/guardians related to the incidents, including on charges that the parent/guardian failed to exercise control of the minor for which they are responsible. The Department has arrested five adults this summer related to juvenile cases.
Again, because juveniles are involved, the information able to be released is limited. Names and specifics of the cases are being withheld as well as the status of the arrests and the outcomes of the arrests made. We continue to monitor and patrol the downtown area as well as the entire city regarding any new instances of activity.
If you see any illegal activity, or anything that is of concern, please contact the Glens Falls Police Department at 911 or 518-761-3840 and report what you see.
The Patrol Officers will continue to investigate any and all reports we receive as well as present charges and make arrests when applicable.
If you need to make a report, the Glens Falls Police Department can be reached at 518-761-3840.