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Thursday, 11 April 2013 16:46

Gang Assault in Saratoga

By Staff Report | News

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Another violent crime occurred last Saturday with a gang assault on a man attending a party at Whitmore Apartments in Saratoga Springs at 4 in the morning. 

Arrested for the assault today were Ryan J Barber, 25, residing on Route 9P, Malta; Aubrey L. Barber, 30, also of Route 9P, Malta, and Theodore B. Pamper, 24, Route 9P, Malta.  

Lt. John Catone of the Saratoga Police Department said that Pamper had been attending a party in one of the apartments of the complex and when was asked to leave, refused. 

He was escorted from the party, but returned an hour later with some friends and broke into the apartment and assaulted the victim. 

Police said the victim had been punched and kicked repeatedly, hit with a hammer and other blunt objects. The assailants had also threatened the victim with knives during the assault. 

Investigator Laura Emanantian conducted the investigation and identified Pamper and both Barber’s, as well as two other male subjects. 

Ryan Barber was charged with assault in the second degree with intent to cause physical injury, a Class D felony; Theodore Pamper was charged with first degree burglary with intent to cause physical injury, a Class b felony, and assault in the second degree in the course of felony, class d felony; and Aubrey Barber was charged with burglary first degree with use of a dangerous weapon, a Class B felony, assault in the second degree with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony, burglary first degree with intent to cause physical injury, Class B Felony, criminal possession of a weapon third degree, Class D felony, and menacing second degree, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Investigators are presently working on locating other suspects and more arrests are anticipated. 

Pamper was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail on $15,000 cash and $30,000 bond bail. 

Ryan and Aubrey Barber were arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail on $10,000 cash and $20,000 bond bail.

The police department issued the following statement: 

In light of several recent violent crimes in the city, the Police Department would like to assure our residents that we are working as hard as possible to locate and identify the individual or individuals responsible for these crimes. Our investigators are dedicated and continue to follow all available leads and our patrol division members have increased their patrols through our residential neighborhoods. Officers are also stopping to talk to residents, pedestrians and bicyclists in the various neighborhoods in an effort to formulate new potential leads and offer important personal safety tips. 

Physical evidence gathered is being processed with the aid of the NY State Police Crime Laboratory in Albany. The public should be aware that lab test results usually take an extended period of time to be returned. Only then can leads gained through the physical evidence be carefully reviewed and explored. 

As we continue our work, we ask that our residents and visitors take the time to think about and practice common personal safety habits by using the below tips as listed by the National Crime Prevention Council . You can visit the website at www.ncpc.org for more information. 

  • Don’t walk or jog early in the morning or late at night when the streets are deserted. 
  • When out at night, try to have a friend walk with you. 
  • Carry only the money you’ll need on a particular day. 
  • Don’t display your cash or any other inviting targets such as pagers, cell phones, hand-held electronic games, or expensive jewelry and clothing. 
  • If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street. If the person continues to follow you, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant or a lighted house. Don’t be afraid to yell for help. 
  • Try to park in well-lighted areas with good visibility and close to walkways, stores, and people. 
  • Make sure you have your key out as you approach your door. 
  • Always lock your car, even if it’s in your own driveway; never leave your motor running. 
  • Do everything you can to keep a stranger from getting into your car or to keep a stranger from forcing you into his or her car. 
  • If a dating partner has abused you, do not meet him or her alone. Do not let him or her in your home or car when you are alone. 
  • If you are a battered spouse, call the police or sheriff immediately. Assault is a crime, whether committed by a stranger or your spouse or any other family member. If you believe that you and your children are in danger, call a crisis hotline or a health center (the police can also make a referral) and leave immediately. 
  • If someone tries to rob you, give up your property—don’t give up your life. 
  • If you are robbed or assaulted, report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent someone else from becoming a victim. 

Homeowners can also help by: 

  • Keeping shrubs cut low to limit hiding areas 
  • Ensuring adequate lighting, especially along the exterior of the residence 
  • Installing motion sensor lighting 
  • Keeping doors and windows locked 
  • Contacting police right away in case of any suspicious noises, persons or vehicles 
  • Getting to know your neighbors and communicating perceived safety issues – you may find that they have the same concerns 

The department very strongly encourages members of the public to contact us regarding any suspicious activity in your neighborhood by calling 584-1800 or in case of an immediate emergency, 911. The public can also call our confidential TIP line at 584-TIPS with any information they would like to provide regarding these or any other cases. 

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