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Posted on: November 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Cohoes Police make an arrest in Murder Investigation

COHOES N.Y.-  Mayor Shawn Morse, the Cohoes Police Department, along with the New York State Police including the New York State Police Major Crimes and Forensic Investigation Unit, announces the arrest of Thomas Slivienski for Murder in the 2nd degree.


On November 16, 2018 Johni Dunia was shot and killed on the bike path adjacent to Central Ave in the City of Cohoes. After an intensive investigation by both agencies and with technical assistance by the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center and the FBI the investigation led Detectives and Investigators to Thomas Slivienski, age 22 of 313 19th Street in Watervliet, NY.


Slivienski was arraigned in Cohoes Criminal Court by Judge Andra Ackerman and remanded to Albany County Jail with no bail.


*A press conference was held Wednesday evening, November 21st at 9:45PM in the Cohoes Police Chief’s Office.


Mayor Morse said, "I am grateful to the entire Cohoes Police Department lead by Chief Heslin and Assistant Chief Ross and our partners in the State Police and FBI for their quick work in apprehending and subsequently making an arrest of Thomas Slivienski.”


The city of Cohoes remains one of the safest cities in the capital region and this arrest only underscores that if you commit a crime in our community you will quickly be apprehended arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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