Three charged after shots fired in Guilderland

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Shots have been fired around this house, center, at 2336 Western Ave., and two men who live here were arrested Sunday after the house was searched, according to Guilderland Police.

GUILDERLAND — Police here were called on Sunday at about 1:145 a.m. for shots fired at Frenches Hollow Road and the Watervliet Reservoir, leading to the arrest of two men and a juvenile for having a stolen weapon.

When police arrived, they found a pickup truck there with three males; one of the men discarded a loaded handgun in woods near the truck, according to a release from the Guilderland Police. The gun “had been stolen out of Las Vegas,”said a release from the Guilderland Police.

Jason A. Peck, 41, and Martin R. Dipardo, 43, both live at 2336 Western Ave., according to the release. The house, valued at $167,000, is owned by Eric R. Schuman, according to the town assessment roll.

A search warrant was executed for the house where additional evidence was collected, the release said, and the incident was “linked to similar shots fired calls in the same area and at the residence located at 2336 Western Ave.”

Peck and Dipardo were each charged with second-degree possession of a weapon, third-degree possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Both were arraigned in Guilderland Town Court and remanded to Albany County’s jail.

A juvenile male, whose name was not released by police, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

“This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are to follow,” said the Guilderland Police. “Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit.”

— Melissa Hale-Spencer

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