Rotterdam Man Charged With Filing False Police Reports

Shawn Fountain

Colonie Police announce an arrest in what may have been an elaborate diversion.

Between March 22nd and May 5th, police in Colonie and Niskayuna got seven reports about everything from fights between neighbors to dead deer in the road, all of which turned out to be false alarms. 

Now police have a suspect, 38 year old Shawn Fountain of Rotterdam. 

While police say no motive is clear, they have found that he was traveling around the time that the fake calls came in, making it appear as if he was trying to prevent getting stopped and ticketed for having a suspended driver's license.

Photo: WNYT


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