Police: Three Schenectady officers injured in foot chase; Suffered cuts scaling chain link fence


SCHENECTADY – Three Schenectady police officers suffered cuts scaling a chain link fence during a foot chase last Friday, authorities said.

The chase began over a vehicle reported stolen, according to allegations filed in court.

The man eventually arrested was identified as Sheldon L. Roscoe, 24, of State Street. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, related to the vehicle, as well as three counts of second-degree assault, felonies, related to the injuries to the officers, records show.

The incident began just before 5 p.m. last Friday when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a stolen 2006 Jaguar X-Type on Schenectady Street, according to the allegations.

The driver, identified as Roscoe, then fled on foot, leading officers on a lengthy foot chase, where he was eventually taken into custody, according to the allegations.

During the chase, three officers jumped a chain link fence to keep up. Each suffered cuts to their hands that required treatment by paramedics, while two required further treatment at Ellis Hospital, according to the allegations.

Roscoe was arraigned and later released on $10,000 bond, officials said.

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