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DATE/TIME: Friday, April 8th, 2005 / 04:50 PM
SUBJECT:PETER DELLA RATTA ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

Schenectady city councilman Peter Della Ratta has been arrested for assaulting a man late Tuesday evening (April 5th).

The 33-year-old Della Ratta, of 821 Union Street, was arrested late this afternoon at Police Headquarters and charged with Assault-3rd degree, a misdemeanor. Della Ratta is accused of assaulting 21-year-old Matthew Maioriello inside an apartment at 11 South Church Street at about 11:15 Tuesday night. Maioriello lives in the building and was visiting a female tenant he was acquainted with. Della Ratta reportedly became angry upon learning that the two were in the apartment together, entered the apartment and punched Maioriello several times in the face, injuring him. Della Ratta then left the scene. Maioriello sought medical treatment the next day. Della Ratta and the woman had a relationship in the past.

After his arrest, Della Ratta was arraigned in Police Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court on April 18th.