Police: Schenectady man arrested on burglary, weapons counts; Weapons counts based on DNA



SCHENECTADY – A city man was arrested this week, accused in a September break-in and an August weapons possession case, authorities said.

The August weapons case is based on a DNA match with the defendant, according to police allegations filed in court.

Marvin A. Chinn, 26, of Schenectady, was arrested this week and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, along with misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief in the September case and second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the August case.

In the September case, he is accused of illegally entering an ex-girlfriend’s residence on Albany Street through a kitchen window at about 4 a.m. Sept. 27, according to the allegations filed in court.

Once inside, he is accused of punching the woman multiple times, causing swelling and bruising, according to the allegations. He is also accused of damaging a television.

In the August case, Chinn is accused of possessing a loaded 40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun on Nott Terrace just after 1 a.m. Aug. 22, according to the police allegations. 

Details of how the handgun was recovered were not included in court paperwork, but DNA taken from the gun came back as a match to Chinn.

Chinn was arraigned and ordered held on $15,000 bail. He remained in custody Thursday.

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