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Heavy police presence in Watervliet ends with one taken into custody

Dan Levy & WNYT Staff
Updated: October 25, 2020 06:14 PM
Created: October 25, 2020 10:16 AM

WATERVLIET- One person has been taken into custody after a criminal investigation in Watervliet Saturday night.

Police say while investigating a crime alleged to have occurred in the city, information was obtained about a resident who may be in possession of firearms, explosives and narcotics at 439 3rd Avenue.  A search warrant was obtained and with the help of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, local evacuations were made and the residence in question was searched.

The suspect in question, Joseph Brady, 40, was located at the residence, questioned and arrested without incident for charges related to an alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman and other unlawful conduct to a 16-year-old boy.

Brady has been charged with several crimes including, Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree a class D felony, Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the 1st degree a class A misdemeanor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (1) a class A misdemeanor and two counts of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd degree a class A misdemeanor.

“Upon receiving this concerning information our agency promptly acted by coordinating with various specialized entities to ensure any threat to the public was minimal. The Watervliet Police Department is proud of our excellent working relationship with the FBI, NYSP, Troy and Colonie Police Departments, and is grateful for their commitment to helping our community,” says Watervliet Acting Police Chief Lt. Brian Strock.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Albany County Correction Facility with bail set at $50,000.

Police say the investigation remains active, but there is no ongoing threat to the public.

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