Subscriber login

Local News
What you need to know for 10/23/2017

Man faces drug charge after Van Vranken Avenue raid

Man faces drug charge after Van Vranken Avenue raid

A lengthy joint investigation culiminated in a raid this morning on a Van Vranken Avenue home that h
Man faces drug charge after Van Vranken Avenue raid
Israel C. Torres

A lengthy joint investigation culiminated in a raid this morning on a Van Vranken Avenue home that has been raided three times in the last year and a half.

Officers in the Schenectady Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit and Special Operations Squad executed a search warrant at 1513 Van Vranken Ave., where they arrested Israel Torres, 47. The warrant was produced following a joint investigation by the Capital District DEA Task Force and SIU.

Torres was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.

As part of the search, a rifle and a small amount of drugs were recovered. A dog belonging to the occupants was shot and killed in the raid, but no people were injured.

The investigation is open and additional charges could be brought.

View Comments
Hide Comments
0 premium 1 premium 2 premium 3 premium 4 premium 5 premium article articles remaining SUBSCRIBE TODAY

You have reached your monthly premium content limit.

Continue to enjoy Daily Gazette premium content by becoming a subscriber.
Already a subscriber? Log In