The Recorder

Amsterdam Police Department

• An East Main Street business reported Aug. 23 a video game system, controller and games were stolen from inside the store. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

• A Market Street business reported Aug. 23 a shoplifting incident. Police viewed security footage and observed a female apparently stealing cigarettes and other items from the store. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

• A burglary was reported Aug. 23 on James Street. The resident claimed a 50-inch RCA television was stolen. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

• A Wall Street resident Aug. 23 reported someone apparently threw a 2-liter soda bottle through their front window. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded Aug. 24 to the Edson Street Industrial Park for a commercial burglar alarm activation, but found an employee had accidentally triggered the alarm.

•  A Milton Street resident reported Aug. 24 they returned home and discovered someone had allegeldy entered their apartment, with the interior being ransacked. Whether anything was missing from inside the home was not immediately determined. There did not appear to be any signs of forced entry. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded to Union Street  on Aug. 24 for reported gunshots. The noise was determined to be a car backfiring.

•  Police responded to Division Street for a reported fight Thursday evening, Aug. 24, and located several individuals. Everyone at the scene reportedly declined to pursue charges against anyone and the group was dispersed.

•  A person reported Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, a larceny from their vehicle while it was parked at the Riverfront Mall. Money was reportedly missing. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  A person reported Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, someone allegedly slashed a tire on their car. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  A Forbes Street resident reported Aug. 25, they arrived home and discovered someone had apparently broken into their apartment. A lock was broken off a door at the apartment. There did not appear to be anything missing from inside the residence.

•  Police responded to a Market Street business Aug. 25 for a person reportedly having their cell phone stolen. The person said they accidentally left their cell phone on a counter in a restroom and when they they went back to get it, it was missing. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  A vehicle owner reported Aug. 25 a hit-on-run property damage incident on Wesleyan Avenue. The owner said another motorist had allegedly struck their Hyundai and fled the scene, with their rear bumper damaged.

•  Police responded to Florida Avenue for a reported hit-and-run property damage incident Aug. 26 and observed a “no parking” sign had been knocked down. A witness reportedly observed a red truck hit the sign and then fled the scene. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded Aug. 26 to the intersection of Market and Storrie streets for a vehicle reportedly hitting a pedestrian. David A. Gosson, 35, of Amsterdam, was reportedly driving west on Storrie Street and came to a red light at the intersection of Market Street. Gosson allegedly made a right turn and struck a 64-year-old Amsterdam woman crossing Storrie Street. The woman was treated for minor injuries at the scene and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Gosson was issued a ticket for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and he was scheduled to appear in city court at a later date.

•  A person reported Sunday, Aug. 27, someone had allegedly broken off the passenger side mirror of their Toyota Camry on Bunn Street.

•  Police and city firefighters responded Aug. 27 to West Main Street for a reported fire and located a person burning debris in their backyard. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

•  Police responded to Edward Street for a report of shots fired Aug. 27, but no individuals were located in the area. There was also no evidence located.

•  A Union Street resident reported Aug. 28 a package had been delivered, but not received. Someone reportedly stole the package from their front porch. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded to St. Mary’s Hospital for a male with a reported minor stab wound Tuesday morning, Aug. 29. The person told police he was playing basketball with several unknown individuals when an argument escalated into a fight and he was stabbed in his back. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded Aug. 30, to Henry Street for a reported open burn and located a small fire in a backyard. The resident extinguished the fire upon request.

•  Police responded Aug. 30 to Church Street for a reported hit-and-run car crash. A 35-year-old Amsterdam woman was stopped on Church Street while attempting to turn onto Forest Avenue. An unknown green hatchback vehicle attempted to pass the woman and reportedly struck her vehicle, which caused minor damage to her rear bumper.

•  A resident reported a stolen credit card Aug. 30. The person reportedly realized their card was missing after seeing unauthorized charges were made. The victim was unsure where or when they lost the card. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  A Kreisel Terrace resident reported a home burglary Aug. 31. The resident said they noticed jewelry was missing, which included several silver chains of various lengths and styles. No signs of forced entry were observed at the home. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  Police responded to a Market Street business Sept. 1, for a hit-and-run incident. The owner of a Chevrolet Impala said they came out of the business and observed an unknown motorist had allegedly driven into the side of their vehicle and damaged it. Police reviewed surveillance footage from the business and determined a maroon Jeep had struck the Impala before the driver fled the scene. An investigation was ongoing into the incident.

•  A person reported Sept. 1 someone overnight had allegedly entered their unlocked Toyota Prius, parked in a driveway and stole change a wallet containing money and personal papers.