LATHAM – On Thursday, Dec. 1 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Colonie police responded to 99 Fiddlers Lane for a report of a violent domestic incident. This altercation was overheard by multiple neighbors, who contacted the police. Upon police arrival, a commotion could be heard inside the residence, and officers were able to quickly make entry into the residence. An adult male, Bledar Hoxha, 41, was immediately taken into custody.
A female victim, age 39, was located in the residence with severe injuries. These injuries consisted of stab wounds on her neck, head, and face. According to police, Hoxha unlawfully entered the residence, menaced the female with a BB gun, then stabbed her multiple times with a kitchen knife.
An investigation determined that the Hoxha is the estranged partner of the victim. They share two children together. The children, ages 6 and 12, were inside the residence and witnessed this incident and were unharmed.
Albany County Family Court issued an order of protection on October 24 which prohibited Hoxha from being in the presence of the victim and her children. The order is in effect until October 23 and was issued as a result of Family Court proceedings. It was not the result of any prior arrest.
Hoxha is charged with attempted murder, burglary, assault and aggravated criminal contempt, all felonies. He is also charged with misdemeanors of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Hoxha was arraigned in the Colonie Town Court, and remanded to the custody of the Albany County Correctional Facility pending a preliminary hearing, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7.
“The Department is thankful to the witnesses who quickly called 911 to report this incident, and for the decisive actions by our Officers who quickly intervened in a dangerous situation. Had it not been for their combined actions, this incident could have had a far worse outcome,” A statement from the Colonie Police Department read.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you know something that might be relevant to this investigation, please contact the Colonie Police Investigations Division at 518-783-2754. If you wish to report a tip anonymously, you can call Capital Region Crimestoppers at 1-833-ALB-TIPS, or go to capitalregioncrimestoppers.com.
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