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Police: Schenectady man broke into railroad vehicle, two school district trucks

Police: Schenectady man broke into railroad vehicle, two school district trucks

All three happened last month, authorities say
Police: Schenectady man broke into railroad vehicle, two school district trucks
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SCHENECTADY - A city man has been arrested, accused of breaking into two city school district trucks and one railroad vehicle, authorities said.

Renardo Allen, 60, of Duane Avenue, was arrested Monday and then charged with all three instances, each of which occurred last month, authorities said.

Allen is first accused of breaking into the Canadian Pacific Railroad vehicle on Maxon Road Extension the afternoon of Aug. 9, according to Canadian Pacific Railway Police allegations filed in court.

He did so by throwing a rock through a back window. Once inside, Allen then took a tool charger and batteries, according to the railway police allegations.

Then, on Aug. 15, just after 6:30 a.m., he is accused of also using a rock to break into a vehicle, this time a Schenectady City School District maintenance pickup truck in the district's lot at the district offices. He is then accused of taking a tool bag and tools, according to city police allegations.

The third break-in happened about a week later, at about 4:15 p.m. Aug. 22, according to city police allegations. He is accused of using a rock to break the back window of a city school district maintenance truck and taking a socket set and case, according to the police allegations.

In all, Allen faces three counts of third-degree criminal mischief, felonies, and three counts of misdemeanor petit larceny and criminal trespass.

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