Police: three officers from Schenectady injured during a foot pursuit; Cuts suffered scaling a chain link fence

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

The pursuit began because of 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, felony, related to the injuries of police officers, according to the records.

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 allegations.

The driver, identified as Roscoe, then fled on foot, leading officers in a long foot chase, where he was ultimately taken into custody, the allegations are made.

During the chase, three police officers jumped over a chain link fence to keep pace. Each suffered cuts to their hands that required treatment by paramedics, while two required additional treatment at Ellis Hospital, the allegations are made.

Roscoe was arraigned and then released on $ 10,000 bail, officials said.

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