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SEPTEMBER

PRESS RELEASE
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander

September 8, 2017-SP Schodack

On September 6, 2017 the New York State Police in Schodack Jeremy D. Burns, 21 years old, from the Town of Poestenkill, for Rape in the second degree.
Burns was arrested for engaging in sexual intercourse with a 14 year old female.

He was arraigned in the Town of Poestenkill Court and released to re-appear at a later date. 

September 15, 2017- SP Latham

The New York State Police in Schodack were investigating a rape and on September 6th 2017 Jeremy D. Burns, a 21 year old male, from the Town of Poestenkill, was arrested for Rape in the second degree.

Subsequent to that investigation further information was developed in which Burns was implicated in engaging in sexual intercourse with a separate victim.

On September 9th 2017 he was arrested for Rape in the second degree for engaging in sexual intercourse with a 16 year old female.

He was arraigned in the Town of Poestenkill Court and released to the supervision of the Rensselaer County Probation Department. He was scheduled to re-appear in the Town of Poestenkill Court for both charges and has since appeared.
 

AUGUST

21 August 2017
Woman arrested after breaking windshield with her fists

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander

PRESS RELEASE
State Police in Brunswick arrested 35 year old Jessica L. Button of Hoosick Falls for Criminal Mischief 4th Degree on Sunday (8/13/17). Troopers responded to a residence in Hoosick Falls for a report of damage to property. The complainant stated that she was at a party and observed Button arguing with her friend. When she and her friend tried to leave the party in the complainant's car, Button pounded on the windshield with her closed fists, breaking it. Button was located and interviewed. She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Brunswick barracks for processing. Button was released with an Appearance Ticket for the Town of Hoosick Court.

Attendees arrested on felony drug charges at festival in Rensselaer County

NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Beau Duffy
Director of Public Information
(518) 457-2180
                                         

The New York State Police, Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office and Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office announce the arrest of 19 individuals at Fractalfest.
From July 27 through August 1, 2017, law enforcement made several felony drug arrests of individuals attending the event.
In addition to arrests, law enforcement seized drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia.

JULY
State Police in Brunswick arrested twelve drivers who had too much to drink at Countryfest in Schaghticoke on Saturday. The following subjects were arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by alcohol:

William A. Hathaway - 37 years old from Waterford
Brad Delaney - 27 years old from Arlinton, Vermont
Steven R. Verkon - 19 years old from Niskayuna

The following subjects were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and their photos are included:
Amber L. Rock - 27 years old from Schenectady
Tyler G. Hebert - 23 years old from Cohoes
Jeremy S. Snyder - 27 years old from Cherry Valley
Ryan J. Krupa - 21 years old from Schodack
Jacob R. Vaccaro - 22 years old from Albany
Bodean J. Hunziker - 31 years old from Johnsonville
Lynsea M. Hensel - 21 years old from Delmar
Michael T. Savary - 37 years old from Adams, Massachusetts
Christopher L. Kowalczyk - 20 years old from Windsor, Massachusetts

Savary, Hathaway, Delaney, and Vaccaro were arraigned in court and released. The other eight drivers were issued tickets and released to third parties. All are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.



            

Amber Rock              Tyler Hebert             Jeremy Snyder         Ryan Krupa


             
Jacob Vaccaro           Bodean Hunziker     Lynsea Hensel            Michael Savary


July 15, 2017 - SP Schodack
 

On 07/08/17 the NY State Police in Schodack arrested Kurt A. Hadley, 38, of East Greenbush, NY following an undercover investigation in which members of the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit posed as a 14 year old female online and were contacted by Hadley. Hadley sent an illicit picture of himself to the person who he thought was a minor notwithstanding being advised of her age. Hadley was charged with 1 count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the 1st degree, an E Felony. Hadley was issued an Appearance Ticket to appear in the Town of East Greenbush Court on 07/20/17.

State Police in Brunswick arrested 24 year old Ryan T. Cole of Brunswick Tuesday afternoon for Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment 2nd Degree. Troopers responded to a domestic dispute at a residence in Brunswick and interviewed the girlfriend of Cole. She told Troopers that she and Cole were in a verbal argument that turned physical when Cole choked her. While being taken into custody Cole was combative toward the Troopers and he kicked the side of their patrol car causing over $ 1,000 in damage. While struggling with the Troopers, Cole suffered a cut to his head. He was treated at Samaritan Hospital and released. Cole was processed at the Brunswick barracks and arraigned in the Town of Brunswick Court. He was released to Rensselaer County Probation and served with an Order of Protection. He is scheduled to reappear in Brunswick Court on July 19th. 

State Police in Brunswick arrested 53 year old Laura J. Hallett of Brunswick for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated on Tuesday night(07/04/17). Hallett was operating a vehicle on State Route 7 in Brunswick when she was stopped for a traffic offense. The Trooper detected alcohol while interviewing Hallett and she subsequently failed sobriety tests. She was taken into custody and processed at the Brunswick barracks. Hallett's blood alcohol level was found to be .20%. She was issued tickets and released to a third party. Hallett is scheduled to appear in the Town of Brunswick Court at a later date. 


JUNE
Wanted man arrested for drug possession and using fake name
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Captain Robert E. Patnaude
Acting Troop G Commander

 PRESS RELEASE
State Police in Brunswick arrested 22 year old Adam L. Cummings of Wynantskill for False Personation, Bail Jumping 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, on Thursday (06/22/17). Troopers responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in a subdivision in Brunswick and found Cummings in the car. He gave the Troopers a fake name, address, and date of birth. His real identity was eventually revealed and he was taken into custody. Marihuana and heroin were found in his possession. While being processed at the Brunswick barracks a file check revealed Cummings was wanted by the North Greenbush Police Department and Troy Police Department. He was arraigned in the Town of Brunswick Court and remanded to the Renssealaer County Jail on $ 15,000 bail.
Kinderhook, New York - On June 12, 2017, New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested 48-year-old Anthony M. Lovullo, of Schodack Landing, New York, for Grand Larceny 3rdDegree, a Class D Felony.
 On June 5, 2017, Troopers were contacted by a Nassau man who reported that one of his employees was stealing money from his business.  A subsequent investigation revealed that Lovullo, employed by Jaime Scott’s Auto and Tire Center, was taking cash payments from customers for mechanic services, cancelling the sale in the computer, and pilfering the proceeds.
 Lovullo was issued an appearance ticket directing him to appear in the Town of Kinderhook Court on June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 

State Police in Schodack arrested Tiffany Light-Reyome, 24 years old of East Nassua, NY for Criminal Mischief 3rd (Felony). Light-Reyome intentionally caused $997.07 damage to a truck. Light-Reyome was given an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Nassau court on June 21, 2017.

MAY


More than 190 new Troopers were honored for their perseverance and dedication in completing the 205th session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy during graduation exercises at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York.

12 May 2017
Troopers currently investigating the death of a man in police custody

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Captain Robert E. Patnaude
Acting Troop G Commander
  
At the request of the Schenectady Police Department the New York State Police is currently investigating the circumstances of the death of Andrew Kearse, age 36.

Mr. Kearse was in the custody of the police department on May 11th 2017 when he complained of an unknown medical issue. Medical assistance was summoned and rendered but unfortunately Mr. Kearse did not recover and expired. The Schenectady Police Department has provided unfettered access for this investigation into the events leading up to Mr. Kearse’s death and is cooperating fully.

The investigation is still in its infancy and is ongoing at this time. As more facets and details into the totality of circumstances of his death and the events which led him to be in police custody become available in this investigation further updates will follow.




On April 21, 2017, Troopers from SP Schodack conducted a motor vehicle stop of a blue Subaru Impreza for speeding and illegal tint on Reno Road in the Town of Schodack. Upon interview of the driver, Tyler Z. Beebe, of East Greenbush, NY, a probable cause search was conducted and a marihuana wax was located within the vehicle. Beebe was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (CPCS 7th). He was expected to appear in the Town of Schodack Court on April 26, 2017.



On April 27, 2017, Troopers from SP Schodack were investigating a theft of property on River Road in the Town of Schodack. The items missing in this particular case were children’s toys. Upon further investigation, Troopers located and arrested Danielle E. Hilt of Schodack Landing, NY for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th degree. The items were safely returned to the owners. She is expected to appear in the Town of Schodack Court on May 10, 2017.



APRIL

Albany Man Arrested at Empire State Plaza
State Police at the Capital arrested Ronald Johns Jr, 25, of Albany, for Harassment 2nd , a violation, and Criminal Contempt 2nd, a misdemeanor, after an investigation revealed he had followed a woman on the concourse level of the Empire State Plaza and subjected her to unwanted physical contact. Johns is prohibited from being on the concourse by an order of protection issued by the City of Albany court in another case. Johns was arraigned in the City of Albany Criminal Court and released under the supervision of Albany County Probation

MARCH
Weapons and possession charges
Police responded to a disturbance call about 3:15 a.m. after Phillips Road neighbors called to report that two youths were walking up the street banging on stop signs and yelling at each other. While being questioned, Devon M. Emma, 20 of East Greenbush was found in possession of beer, brass-type metal knuckles and marijuana. He was charged by Officer Edward Ashley with Possession of a Weapon (4th Dgr.) in addition to the other contraband. All cases will be heard in Town Court. Refer to source above for additional information. Kelly M. Larocco Christopher R. Gordon Estephany D. Burgos Devon M. Emma 

Viktor Yarosh, 18 of Castleton was charged by Officer Peter Lavin, when he was found in possession of Hydrocodone and another narcotic. Police suspicion was raised, when marijuana smoke was noticed drifting from inside the car he was driving. 

Clayton G. Macaulay, 66 of East Greenbush was arrested by Officer Michael Herrington for using a cane to strike a female acquaintance during an alteration at their residence in town. He was arraigned before Town Justice Kevin Engel on charges of Assault and Use of a Weapon and remanded to County Jail. 

Unpaid groceries draws complaint
Kelly M. Larocco, 48 of East Greenbush was charged with Larceny by Officer Mark Herrington, after leaving Walmart without paying for all of the groceries that she had carried out. 
Larceny and Possession of two crack pipes
Jameson L. Perotti, 43 of Sharon Springs was arrested, after he bolted from the Target Store with stolen merchandise; two, deluxe, electronic home security systems worth about $300 each. As he fled in a maroon pickup truck North on Troy Road, he was intercepted by a Rensselaer Patrol Officer who had heard the area-wide BOLO broadcast by Town Police Dispatchers and was taken into custody. He was charged by Officer Peter Lavin with Larceny and Possession of two crack pipes. Perrotti was arraigned before Town Justice Mary Pat Donnelly and remanded to County Jail. 

Rensselaer man arrested for child pornography
On March 10, 2017 Investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Justin M. Walters, 25, of Rensselaer, for one felony count each of Promoting a sexual performance by a child and Possessing a sexual performance by a child.

The investigation began after state police members received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding an IP address located in the City of Rensselaer that download a photograph depicting child pornography.

A search warrant was obtained and subsequently executed this morning which resulted in Walters being arrested, interviewed, and processed at the Schodack barracks.

He was arraigned in the City of Rensselaer Court and released to the custody of the probation department, scheduled to reappear in court on March 15, 2017 at 8:30 am.

Fairlee, VT Man Arrested for Aggravated DWI and a Loaded Handgun after Hit-and-Run Accident
Schodack, NY – On March 20, 2017, at approximately 3:34 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a two vehicle hit-and-run collision on I-90 at Exit B1.  The investigation revealed that a GMC pickup truck struck the rear of a Kia and fled the scene.  The vehicle was stopped a short distance away and the driver, Jason T. Daley, 21, of Fairlee, VT, was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a loaded handgun.  He was transported and processed at SP Albany where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.20%.  Daley was subsequently charged with:
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree; a Class C Felony
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
  • Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations
Daley was arraigned before the Town of Schodack Court and was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or bond.  



Two arrested on drug charges while driving thru Schodack
State Police in Schodack arrested Chad A. Hitchings II of Vernon Center, NY and Daien B. Carole of Rome, NY for multiple drug charges on March 3, 2017. Troopers noticed a green Dodge Nitro speeding on Columbia Turnpike in the Town of Schodack so they conducted a motor vehicle stop. Upon interview of the occupants, Hitchings was operating the vehicle and Carole was a passenger. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and Hitchings and Carole possessed Marihuana, concentrated cannabis and suboxone. They are scheduled to appear in the Town of Schodack Court on March 8, 2017.


WANTED STEPHENTOWN MAN ARRESTED FOR WARRANT AND POSSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
State Police in Sand Lake arrested 27-year-old Robert J. Juliano of Stephentown, New York for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Bail Jumping 3rd on March 2, 2017. Juliano was located following the issuance of a bench warrant for other charges, and during his arrest found to be in possession of heroin and illicit pills, resulting in additional charges. Juliano was taken into custody, processed at SP Sand Lake, arraigned in the Town of Sand Lake Court, and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail.


Investigation leads to charges for criminal contempt of court
On March 1, 2017 Schodack Police arrested Chyanne Farrell, 18 of 5 Center Lane Glenmont for criminal contempt in the second degree for violating an order of protection. Ms. Farrell contacted a 15-year-old male with whom she had been ordered to avoid contact. The order of protection was issued in the Town of Bethlehem Court by Town Justice Ryan Donovan. Ms Farrell sent a cell phone message to the victim through a third party. Ms. Farrell was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Schodack Court on April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm.FEBRUARY

Motor vehicle stop leads to DWI arrest
State Police in Schodack arrested Travis M. Foster of Averill Park, NY for Driving While Intoxicated on February 17, 2017. Upon observing the operator of a green Jeep Cherokee fail to put on its lights after dusk and simultaneously use a cell phone, Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified the driver as Foster. Further investigation revealed that he had been drinking alcohol so Standard Field Sobriety Tests were conducted. Foster was arrested for DWI and then later was tested to have a 0.09% blood alcohol concentration. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Sand Lake Court on February 27, 2017.

Drugs found in speeding car
State Police in Schodack arrested Joseph Caracciolo Jr. of Rensselaer, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (misdemeanor) and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana (violation) on February 25, 2017.

While observing a green Chevrolet speeding on State Route 9/20 in the City of Rensselaer, Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop of the same vehicle and identified Caracciolo as the driver.
A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of marihuana and dextroamphetamine pills.
Caracciolo was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the City of Rensselaer court on 
March 8, 2017.

Domestic incident results in multiple charges

State Police in Schodack arrested Joshua T. Biittig of Averill Park, NY for multiple charges leading from a domestic incident that occurred in Poestinkill, NY on February 19, 2017. Upon receiving a 911 call from the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office to a domestic incident that included a man with a rifle, a white Ford truck was reported leaving the area. As Troopers patrolled to the area of Alps Mountain Road in the Town of Nassau, the white Ford truck was located with Biitting operating it. Besides the evidence of alcohol and marihuna involvement, the investigation from the scene alleges that Biitting pointed the rifle at another vehicle that was driven by the mother of his child. Besides detaining Biitting for the criminal acts, Standard Field Sobriety Tests were conducted due to him admitting that he was drinking alcohol earlier in the day. Biittig was arrested for DWI and then later tested to have a 0.13% blood alcohol concentration. He was also arrested for Menacing in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a firearm, Endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of marihuana and drinking alcohol while in a motor vehicle. He was arraigned and released but scheduled to appear in the Town of Sand Lake Court on March 6, 2017. Read more...

Woman arrested after shoplifting at Walmart
State Police in Brunswick arrested 25 year old Paige A. Taylor of East Greenbush for Petit Larceny on Sunday afternoon at the Brunswick Walmart.  Store employees observed Taylor take several small items  and hide them in her shoulder bag. She then left the store without paying for the merchandise which was valued at over $ 80.00. A Trooper responded and placed Taylor in custody. She was processed at the Brunswick barracks and released with an Appearance Ticket for the Town of Brunswick Court.



JANUARY
Honest driver results in DWI arrest
 On January 22, 2017, State Police in Schodack arrested Darryl G. Whited II of Watervliet, NY for Driving While Intoxicated in the City of Troy. Upon observing Whited’s gray Ford Explorer speeding on Pawling Avenue, a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle was conducted. Read more...

DECEMBER
Schodack man arrested following pursuit with stolen vehicle
Stuyvesant, New York – On December 22, 2016, New York State Police from the Kinderhook barracks charged 20-year-old Roscoe A. Quint, of Schodack, New York, with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 3rd Degree, a Class D Felony, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd Degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd Degree, both Misdemeanors.
 
At approximately 2:35 a.m., Troopers patrolling State Route 9J in Stuyvesant observed a Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound with no tail lights.  Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of State Route 9J and Route 9.  The SUV, which was marked as a Schodack Landing Fire Department vehicle, made a swift U-turn and started to travel northbound on Route 9J at a high rate of speed.  Read more...



State Police investigate fatal collision in Columbia County
Kinderhook, New York - On Thursday December 1, 2016 at approximately 10:30pm, the New York State Police at Livingston investigated a two car fatal crash on State Route 9 at the intersection of County Route 28 in the Town of Kinderhook.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek being operated by 74 year old Judith Gagliardi of Chatham NY was traveling southbound on State Route 9, making a left hand turn on to County Route 28, when it collided with a 2004 Honda Civic traveling northbound while being operated by 27 year old Donna Preuss of Philmont, NY.  Judith Gagliardi, her passenger Wilma Westover of Niverville, NY, and Donna Preuss were taken to Albany Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.  Two passengers in Preuss’ vehicle, 17 year old Sabrina Martinez and 28 year old David Zukowski both of Philmont were transported to Albany Medical Center and are also being treated for their injuries.  13-Year-old Dawson Stallman, a rear seat passenger in Preuss’ vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

 The incident remains under investigation, but thus far there is no indication either driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs.  Investigators are attempting to determine if the passengers in both vehicles were wearing their seat belts.  Anyone with information pertaining to the collision is asked to contact the New York State Police in Livingston at 518-851-2001.

In addition to the New York State Police, emergency service providers at scene included the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Niverville Fire Department, Valatie Fire Department, and the South Schodack Fire Department, as well as the Valatie, Greenport, and Chatham Rescue squads.  Also assisting at the scene were the Columbia County Fire and EMS Coordinators. 


Castleton man arrested for Rape.
On December 14th the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack arrested Bhupinder Singh, age 52, for Rape in the first degree after a New York State Police investigation.

He was arrested for engaging in sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless at such time when the crime.

Hands required for driving.
On December 14, 2016, Troopers from SP Schodack arrested Thomas A. Dykeman, of Valatie, NY, for several drug charges in the Town East Greenbush. While observing traffic, Dykeman was seen operating a white Chevy Silverado truck with his hands off the steering wheel in order to smoke marijuana. Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop of said vehicle, a subsequent search of him and the vehicle revealed he was also in possession of Suboxone. Dykeman was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, having a controlled substance out of its original container and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is expected to appear in the Town of East Greenbush Court on January 5th.


NOVEMBER
Cold Case Tuesday – The New York State Police continue to investigate 22-year-old homicide of a Rensselaer County woman.

Cold Case Tuesday – The New York State Police continue to investigate 22-year-old homicide of a Rensselaer County woman.

On August 19, 1994, the body of 81-year-old Wilomeana ‘Violet’ Filkins was discovered by family members in the living room of her ground floor apartment at Coventry Apartments (now known as Horizon Ridge Apartments) in East Greenbush, New York.
Filkins is believed to have been killed on August 17, 1994 between the hours of 11:00AM and 3:00PM.

Autopsy results revealed the victim had died from several blows to the back of her head. It is theorized that she may have been killed during the commission of a robbery.
In September 1997, personal property that was stolen from Filkins’ apartment was found on an isolated roadway behind the Nassau-Schodack Cemetery. The cemetery is located along ST-203 in the Village of Nassau. It is believed that at the time of the homicide, the killer(s) may have driven Filkins’ white 1989 four-door Plymouth Reliant to the area and dumped some of the stolen property.

On the day that Filkins was found, her vehicle was parked at the apartment Complex, however, not in the way she had usually parked it.
Filkins lived alone but was well liked by neighbors. She had never been married and did not have any children. She enjoyed working in her garden.
Filkins was retired from the Department of Education and was the co-founder of the American Association of Retired Persons. She also volunteered at the American Red Cross.Over the years, extensive interviews were conducted by members of the Troop G Major Crimes Unit, BCI unit at SP Schodack and the Town of East Greenbush Police Department.The State Police Troop G Major Crimes Unit, BCI unit at SP Schodack and the Town of East Greenbush Police Department have made a concentrated effort to solve this homicide and continue to ask for the public’s assistance.The family of Violet Filkins is offering a $25,000 reward to the person who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her death.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the State Police at 518-783-3211.



Erratic Operation complaint turns into a DWI arrest.
On November 23, 2016, State Police in Schodack were dispatched by the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office to an erratic operator complaint on Plank Road near Blue Factory Road in the Town of Poestenkill. Upon arrival on Blue Factory Road, Troopers noticed the suspect vehicle was failing to stay in its lane and failing to signal. Upon interview of the driver, Nichole Rockenstire, signs of alcohol use were noted. After conducting Standard Field Sobriety Tests, Rockensstire was arrested for DWI. The defendant was processed at SP Sandlake and later tested to have a 0.16% blood alcohol concentration. She is expected to appear in the Town of Poestenkill Court on December 5th


OCTOBER
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest
On October 9th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 21 year old Nathaniel Quinn of Schodack, NY. Mr. Quinn was stopped for failure to signal a lane change. Subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Quinn was in possession of a quantity of heroin and a quantity of marijuana. He faces the misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree and the violation of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Quinn was processed and released on appearance tickets due back in the Schodack Town Court on 11/09/2016.
Petit Larceny/ CPCS 7th/ Possession of Hypodermic Instrument Arrest

On October 1st, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 29 year old Jessica Weinheimer of Schodack, NY. Ms. Weinheimer was arrested for stealing $78.00 from the Dunkin' Donuts store on Columbia Turnpike, where she was an employee and had been employed there for two days. Ms. Weinheimer was observed on camera stealing from the file cabinet in the stores office. Ms. Weinheimer was arrested and upon further investigation she was found to be in possession of two hypodermic syringes with heroin residue as well as several paper envelopes with heroin residue. In addition to Petit Larceny, she was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, all misdemeanors. She is due back in the Schodack Town Court on 10/05/2016.
On October 5, 2016, State Police in Schodack arrested Jacob R. Quickenton of Delmar, NY for two drug related charges in the Town of Schodack. While on patrol on State Route 20, Troopers realized the vehicle that Quickenton was driving had no working plate lamps. Upon conducting a motor vehicle stop, the odor of marihuana was noted in the vehicle. Subsequent to this investigation, Quickenton was found in possession of marijuana and heroin. Quickenton was arrested for Unlawful possession of marijuana and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Schodack Court on October 19, 2016.


On October 14, 2016 State Police in Schodack responded to a residence in Stephentown for a motor vehicle accident involving a dog. The investigation revealed that the driver allegedly struck and killed the dog with a motor vehicle and then proceeded to leave the scene of the accident. The driver, Joel F. Rose, age 47, of Nassau was later arrested for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, also known as "Buster’s Law" and Criminal Mischief in the 4thdegree. Rose was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Stephentown Town Court on October 20, 2016.
 

SCHODACK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State police say a man was arrested Saturday after being accused of strangling his girlfriend.
Police say they received a complaint in the Village of Nassau from a concerned neighbor about a young woman with injuries to her face and blood stains on her shirt.After investigating, police say an 18-year-old female had been involved in a physical altercation with her 21-year-old boyfriend, William Martin III, from East Greenbush.
During the altercation, Martin allegedly choked the female, causing injuries to her face and neck. Martin was charged with strangulation and assault. He was arraigned and released to reappear back in court.

AUGUST
A Rensselaer man was arrested on Sunday, following an investigation into the theft of copper and other scrap metal from an East Greenbush property. 69-year-old Joseph Scully, Sr. was charged with Petit Larceny by State Police from the Schodack barracks after the investigation revealed that about two weeks ago, he stole a cabinet, containing the metal. Scully was issued an appearance ticket, directing him to make an August 11th appearance in the East Greenbush Town Court.

A Nassau man was arrested Saturday afternoon after State Police from the Schodack barracks responded to a report of an assault. The investigation revealed that 33-year-old Joshua Stout threw a drinking glass at a female guest in his home, striking the woman in the forehead and causing a deep laceration. Stout was arrested for Assault 2nd Degree, a felony. Stout was arraigned in the North Greenbush Town Court and released. He will appear in the Nassau Village Court on August 9th.


An Albany woman is facing drunk driving charges after a traffic stop in Schodack Monday evening. 32-year-old Alexis Beck was stopped by State Police from the Schodack barracks after committing two moving violations on County Route 7. Beck was arrested for DWI and after testing at .23% blood alcohol concentration, nearly three times the legal level of intoxication, was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated. Beck will answer her charges on August 3rd in the Schodack Town Court.

 JULY
Schodack, NY – On July 29, 2016, at approximately 12:06 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 near Exit B1 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Scott M. Sawyer
Jr., 21, of Poestenkill, NY, was found to be intoxicated. He was transported and processed at SP Albany, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.23%. He was subsequently charged with:
Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; a Misdemeanor
Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations
Sawyer was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Schodack Court on August 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.



Albany, NY – On July 28, 2016, at approximately 8:47 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87 for a seatbelt violation. The driver of the vehicle, David A. Perez Jr., 28, of Cazenovia, NY, was found to be impaired by drugs while traveling with an 8 year old child and her mother. He was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Albany, where he refused to be evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Perez submitted to a blood draw to determine the drug content in his system and was subsequently charged with:
Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs with a Child; a Class E Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Child; a Class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession of Marijuana; a Violation
Perez was arraigned before the City of Albany Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or bond.

The child was turned over to her mother.
   



Guilderland, NY – On July 26, 2016, at approximately 8:49 p.m., State Police responded to a

report of a one vehicle accident on the entrance ramp to I-90 at Exit 25 from I-890/Carmen Road. The driver of the vehicle, Danielle F. Sedgwick, 30, of Menands, NY, was found to be intoxicated while traveling with her 2 year old child. Both were transported to Albany Medical Center to be evaluated and cleared medically. Sedgwick was transported and processed at SP Albany, where she refused to submit to a breath test to determine the alcohol content in her system and was subsequently charged with:
Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in the Vehicle; a Class E Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Child; a Class A Misdemeanor


Sedgwick was arraigned before the Town of Guilderland Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or bond. She returns to Court on July 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

The child was turned over to a responsible party at Albany Medical Center.


State Police in Brunswick arrested 29 year old Michael Johnson Jr for Assault 3rd Degree on Wednesday (07/20/16). Johnson was operating a vehicle through a construction zone on Spring Avenue in Brunswick when he became involved in a verbal argument with a Rensselaer County worker controlling traffic. Johnson then got out of his vehicle and approached the worker. The argument turned physical when Johnson punched the worker in the face causing minor injuries. Troopers responded and placed Johnson in custody. He was processed at the Brunswick barracks and released with an Appearance Ticket. Johnson is scheduled to appear in the Town of Brunswick Court at a later date.









 

JUNE

01 June 2016
Raleigh, NC pair arrested for hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana possession

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Joseph W. Dodd Troop T Commander
PRESS RELEASE


Schodack, NY – On May 28, 2016, at approximately 1:15 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 at Exit B1 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Kevin J. Fahrenkopf, 24, and his passenger, Anthony R. Luciana, 25, both of Raleigh, NC, were found to be in possession of approximately 22 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms and approximately 58 grams of marijuana. Fahrenkopf and Luciana were taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Albany, where they were each charged with:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree; a Class B Felony
Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th Degree; a Class A Misdemeanor





L-R: Fahrenkopf, Luciana
Fahrenkopf and Luciana were arraigned before the Town of Schodack Court where they each posted $500 cash bail.  They are to reappear on June 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.




Troy man arrested for criminal impersonation and UPM

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major William T. Keeler Troop G Commander
PRESS RELEASE


State Police in Schodack arrested Isaiha L Bridges, 22, Troy NY for Criminal Impersonation 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after a traffic stop.

State Police in Schodack arrested Isaiha L Bridges, Troy NY after a traffic stop for Criminal Impersonation and UPM after Bridges provided them with a false name and possessed less than 24 grams of marihuana. Bridges was processed and arraigned in the town of North Greenbush court to appear in Troy city court.





MAY
15 May 2016
East Greenbush man arrested for DWI

NEW YORK STATE POLICE  Major William T. Keeler  Troop G Commander
PRESS RELEASE

An East Greenbush man was arrested after a traffic stop in Schodack on Thursday night.  31-year-old Lucas Palmer was stopped on Route 150 by a Trooper from SP Schodack for failing to keep right.  Palmer was found to be intoxicated.

He was arrested and tested at a .15% blood alcohol concentration.

Palmer will answer his charges in the Schodack Town Court on May 18th.



APRIL

22 April 2016
East Greenbush man charged with stealing Prescriptions

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major William T. Keeler
 Troop G Commander
PRESS RELEASE

April 22, 2016 - SP Schodack

On April 21, 2016, New York State Police from the Schodack barracks arrested 22-year-old Joel D. Rivers of East Greenbush New York, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a Class B Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, 2 counts of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, Class A Misdemeanors, and 2 counts of Petit Larceny, Class A Misdemeanors.

State Police received a report from a citizen reporting that their medication had been picked up and stolen from a local pharmacy without their knowledge or permission on two separate occasions. An investigation into the thefts led the police to Rivers who was arrested while appearing in the East Greenbush Court for a separate matter.

Rivers was arraigned in the Town of East Greenbush Justice Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond. Rivers is due to appear in the Town of East Greenbush Court on April 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
By newsroom@troyrecord.com,, @troyrecord on TwitterPOSTED: 02/05/16, 1:41 PM EST
EAST GREENBUSH  Town police say a Cohoes man stole thousands of dollars in items a relative’s home.

Police said Jeffrey J. Thomas Sr., 43, stole a key to the unidentified relative’s home and stole power tools and Xbox system components. He was arrested by Cohoes police after they found him in possession of the stolen property as he was trying to sell it, according to East Greenbush police.

Thomas was charged with burglary and larceny and was arraigned in East Greenbush Town Court, where he was ordered held in the Rensselaer County jail.

Drunken driving: Brianna Snyder, 22, of Nassau, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. Feb. 10 in the town of Schodack and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated.


State Police in Schodack arrested Saskio Zygla, 20, of Albany, NY for Driving While Intoxicated.

Zygla was operating a vehicle in the Town of Schodack when her vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction. Zygla failed sobriety tests and was taken into custody. She was processed at the Schodack Barracks where she tested positive with a BAC of .09%. She was issued tickets for DWI.

She was released to a third party and is to appear in the Town of Schodack court at a later date.


Grand larceny: Owen R. Hankle, 36, of Rensselaer, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 10 in the town of Schodack and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.


12 February 2016
A 5-month Joint Investigation concludes with the arrest of a Liverpool Man



  S. Coots
 Troop D Commander


PRESS RELEASE

The New York State Police in North Syracuse announce the arrest of 26 year-old, Charles A. Poltenson of 7343 Tomwood Drive, Liverpool NY.

Poltenson was arrested for Possessing and Promoting a sexual performance by a child in violation of Penal Law Section 263.15 & 263.16, both felonies.  Poltenson was arraigned in the Town of Salina and remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center in lieu of $100,000 cash / $200,000 bond.

This arrest concludes a 5 month investigation conducted by the New York State Police, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

If anyone has information pertaining to similar crimes committed by Poltenson, they are asked to contact Investigator Todd Grant at (315) 455-2922 or (315) 366-6000.  All calls will remain confidential.

JANUARY

Press Release – Assault 1/Burglary/Robbery
The Town of Schodack Police Department and New York State Police BCI from the Schodack Zone 1 headquarters are investigating an assault, burglary, and robbery that occurred on January 28, 2015 in the early afternoon on Reno Road in the Town of Schodack. The suspect is reported to have been wearing an orange ski mask. The suspect took the victim’s wallet containing an unknown amount of cash. This investigation is still in the early stages and police are still developing and following up on leads. Investigators are requesting the assistance of the public and urge anyone with information to contact investigators at Schodack Police – 518-477-8077 or NYSP Schodack BCI at 518-732-4646

A Waterford man was arrested Friday evening after a traffic stop in Sand Lake. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., State Police from the Schodack barracks stopped 34-year-old Michael Murray on State Route 150 for driving over lane markings while traveling at only 25 miles-per-hour. Murray was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and tested at a .11% blood alcohol concentration. At the time of his arrest, Murray was found with a prescription pill bottle, containing marijuana. He was additionally arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Murray will answer his charges in the Sand Lake Town Court on February 1st.


 VanDerWarker

Traffic stop yields weapon and drugs -A traffic stop in East Greenbush Sunday morning ended with two people facing weapon and drug charges. A trooper from the Sand Lake barracks stopped 19-year-old Matthew VanDerWarker on Route 4 for a traffic infraction. VanDerWarker, of Sand Lake, was found with a bag of marijuana and a metal grinder and digital scale, both containing the drug. He was also found with the concentrated cannabis, hashish and with a dagger. His passenger, 23-year-old Jessica LaBounty of Averill Park, was found with a vaporizer, containing marijuana. VanDerWarker was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. LaBounty was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The pair was issued appearance tickets, directing them to appear in the East Greenbush Town Court on February 4th.

A Nassau woman was arrested following a traffic stop in the town of Schodack on Saturday night. 51-year-old Elizabeth Hawkins was stopped on Route 9 by State Police from the Schodack barracks after she was observed committing two moving violations. Hawkins was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and tested at a .13% blood alcohol concentration. She will appear in the Schodack Town Court on January 20th.



On January 4th 2016 State Police in Schodack arrested George Blair, age 74 of Nassau, NY after a complaint was made by a 55 year old Schodack woman that she was forcibly touched by him without her consent.
Blair was charged with Forcible Touching, a Class A Misdemeanor and was arraigned in the Town of Schodack court. He was released on his own recognizance to re-appear on January 13th2016.


DECEMBER
Two Castleton women were arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop in Schodack on Saturday. A State Trooper from the Schodack barracks stopped 31-year-old Trisha Thomas for a lane use violation on Routes 9/20. Thomas was found with a glass smoking pipe, containing crack cocaine. Her passenger, 51-year-old Tracy Kirsch, who was drinking an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, was found in possession of Suboxone. Suboxone contains the narcotic drug, buprenorphine. Each woman was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. They will appear in the Schodack Town Court on December 16th.

State Police in Schodack have successfully solved a larceny case that brought a great deal of public interest in the town of Nassau. A Nassau resident reported to troopers that he purchased two 40-inch, flat screen televisions that he was going to donate to his church for a charity auction. Because of the size of the boxes, the man left them in his van overnight, parked in his driveway. He awoke to find that the TVs had been stolen. Uniform troopers and members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation conducted several interviews in the area. The work not only yielded two suspects, but revealed that a home security camera had also been stolen from the same neighborhood. Arrested were 20-year old Austin Caligiuri and an 18-year-old man, both of Nassau. The pair was charged with two counts each of Petit Larceny. At the time of his arrest, the 18-year-old was found with a container of marihuana and a glass smoking pipe, containing the drug. He was further charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Investigators recovered the camera and televisions, which were not damaged.

The arrested pair will answer their charges on December 9th in the Town of Nassau Court.


Rensselaer man arrested for drug possession


 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Steven James  Troop G Commander

A Rensselaer man is facing a drug charge after a traffic stop in East Greenbush Tuesday night. 20-year-old Jacob Ruth was stopped for speeding on Columbia Turnpike by a trooper from SP Schodack. Ruth was found with Xanax, a Schedule IV depressant, for which he held no prescription. Ruth was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He was issued an appearance ticket, scheduling him for a December 10th appearance in the Town of East Greenbush Court.




NOVEMBER


An Old Chatham woman was arrested early Sunday morning after State Police found her car in a pond. Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle off of the roadway on Shufelt Road in Schodack. They found 26-year-old Christina Eaton still in the car, with the front bumper submerged. Eaton was helped from the car and after field testing, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. She tested at a .14% blood alcohol concentration. Eaton will appear in the Schodack Town Court on December 9th.



Walmart -
Tachea W. Jamison, 21 of Albany was charged, after an internal investigation identified her role in defrauding the Walmart store. The Larceny charge was drawn by Officer Michael Herrington for the theft of $60.00. 
Tammy A. Lacitignola, 39 of Cairo went to the Walmart service desk and turned over men’s tee shirts and a keyboard, claiming a refund of the purchase price. But, according to the investigation by Officer Edward Ashley, she had never paid for the items in the first place and had merely picked them up from display shelves and brought them to the service desk. She was charged with Larceny. 
Nancy J. Chiarello, 67 and Briana M. Mitchell, 22, both of Rensselaer were charged by Officer Edward Ashley for concealing merchandise and leaving the Walmart store without paying for it; including a child’s shirt, gloves, hair ribbon and a loaf of bread. 
Juwan C. Gibson, 18 of East Greenbush was charged by Officer Warren Kretzschmar, after Gibson packed $250.00 dollars worth of X-Box Games into a backpack and then walked out of Walmart without paying. 
John S. Barrows, Jr., 47 of Nassau was charged after an investigation by Officer Michael Herrington determined that Barrows had taken almost one thousand dollars in cash from another man’s wallet that he came into possession of while at Walmart.

For Immediate Release- East Greenbush, NY, October 23, 2015 Nichole A. Turmel, 31 and Ashley L. Maurer, 21, both of Rensselaer, were charged by Officer Elaine Rudzinski and Officer Mark Herrington for acting together to conceal over $300.00 worth of new clothing merchandise in their handbags and leaving the Walmart without paying. 
Yvonne Love, 63 of Albany, was charged by Officer Raymond Diaz, with hiding $150.00 worth of NY Giants team gear shirts and leaving Walmart without paying for them. 
Jose A. Negron, 57 of Troy, was charged by Officer Mark Herrington, for taking a new gold watch from a Walmart jewelry display, and leaving the store without paying for it. 
Victoria L. Brothers, 16 of Rensselaer was charged for placing $47.00 worth of make up into her pockets and leaving the store without paying. She was taken into custody by Officer Raymond Diaz. Nichole M. Charland, 32 of Rensselaer was arrested by Officer Matthew Wyld for concealing curtains and wall paper on herself and then leaving Walmart without paying. 
All cases will be heard in Town Court.

06 November 2015


Officials continuing investigation concerning Averill Park High School

  
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Steven James
Troop G Commander

PRESS RELEASE

November 6, 2015- SP Schodack
State Police and Averill Park High School officials are continuing their investigation this morning involving a possible threat via social media which concerned the high school.

During the late evening hours on November 5, 2015, officials became aware that a possible threat was made via social media which mentioned the high school, but did not mention anyone or anything specific.

State Police and school officials began immediately looking into the situation and investigating the nature of the threat through the remainder of Thursday night and into the early morning hours of today.

Officials will continue with the investigation today and the creditability of an alleged threat and take any necessary precautions deemed appropriate for the safety of the students at the school which may include a more visible presence of State Police.

New York State Police arrested a 19 year old teenager from Sand Lake for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree.
New York State Police arrested 19 year Benjamin Lesson of Sand Lake. He has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.
New York State Police has arrested 19 year old Benjamin Lesson of Sand Lake. He has been charged
with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. The arrest was made subsequent to a vehicle and traffic stop on State Route 150 in the Town of Sand Lake, were the defendant was found to be in possession of lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as LSD, a dagger, and marijuana. He was arraigned in the Town of Sand Lake Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. Lesson is scheduled to return to the Town of Sand Lake Court on 11/02/15.

State Police in Schodack NY arrested Joshua D. Hubbard, 30 years old, Nassau NY for criminal trespass 2nd degree after an investigation into removal of items from an apartment at 79 Church Street in the Village of Nassau. Hubbard had personal items that were left in an apartment that was secured as a result of an eviction. The management of the apartment secured the door by changing the locks. Hubbard was seen in another apartment with items from the first apartment. An investigation determined that Hubbard had entered the locked apartment and removed his belongings. Hubbard was processed and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Nassau court on November 10, 2015.
OCTOBER


Charles G. Hausler, 42 of Castleton was charged with having altered his medical prescription to read 60 pills instead of 6. Complaint was filed by Officer Edward Ashley for Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Dgr. and Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 7th Dgr.
Richmond, MA woman arrested for Leandra’s Law Driving While Intoxicated

Schodack, NY – On October 3, 2015 at approximately 10:52 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 at Exit B1 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle, Leah J. Herring, 40 of Richmond, MA was found to be intoxicated while traveling with a 5 year old child. The child was turned over to their father. Herring was transported and processed at SP Albany where she refused to submit to a breath test to determine the alcohol content in her system. Herring was charged with:
Driving While Intoxicated, Class E Felony
Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanor
Herring arraigned at the Town of Schodack Court and released to the Supervision of Probation. Her next court appearance is scheduled for October 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Castleton man arrested for DWAI after auto accident
On 10/05/15 the New York State Police in Schodack arrested Christopher T. Brann, 38, of Castleton, NY for Driving While Ability Impaired after an investigation into a vehicle accident on Palmer Road in the Town of Schodack. It was determined that Brann was involved in an auto accident on Palmer Road earlier in the morning and left the scene and returned with another car to tow the first car. Brann was arrested and brought to the Schodack barracks for processing. It was determined that Brann had a blood alcohol content of .07%. Brann was processed without incident and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Schodack Court on 10/21/15 at 6:00pm.

Castleton, NY man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

State Police report the arrest of Joseph E. Therrien, 34, of Castleton, NY. Therrien was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated
SEPTEMBER
Police arrested a man on Monday on numerous charges following an incident last month.
Police say Aaron Twiggs and another man went into a home on Broadway in the city of Rensselaer on August 28, and assaulted a man inside. The victim was hit in the head, causing a broken skull and also lost two fingers in the attack.
Twiggs is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and conspiracy.
Police say they expect to make more arrests in the case.-Time Warner Cable News
Updated: Wednesday, September 9 2015, 10:49 PM EDT 
CASTLETON -- Police arrested a 24-year-old man for allegedly stealing a car and credit card, as well as weapons charges. Schodack Police said that Ryan Post barricaded himself in his home on Wednesday after a domestic incident. Once in custody, Post was charged with two count of 4th Degree Grand Larceny. He was also charged with three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Police said Post had a knife with the intent to use it against another person, as well as a stun gun and kung fu throwing stars. He was also charged with second degree Menacing. Post was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail. He is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing.
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AUGUST

August 19, 2015 A second suspect has been charged in connection with an assault and robbery which occurred on Hampton Avenue July 15th. Two local men, aged 29 and 31 had reported three unidentified youths jumped from a tan Trail Blazer and assaulted them about 1:00 a.m. while they smoked cigarettes and talked at park benches across from Onderdonk Park. A backpack containing personal property was ripped off and stolen from one of them and both men received injuries. 
Austin D. Kownack, 20 of Duanesburgh was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Robbery, Larceny and Assault 2nd Dgr. He was arraigned in Town Court before Justice Kevin Engle and remanded to County Jail pending a Preliminary Hearing scheduled for August 14th. He has since waived that process and will now reappear in Town Court on September 3rd. He remains in County Jail. 
Another suspect in the case, Mark J. Matteo, 19 of Schenectady was arrested on July 18th. 
The case remains ongoing to identify the third suspect. Charges and affidavits have been filed in the case by Detective Sgt. Matthew Breig, Sgt. Ernest Tubbs, Officer Mark Herrington, Officer Michael Guadagnino, Officer Mathew Wyld, Officer Robert Snyder, Officer Peter Lavin and Officer Edward Ashley. All cases will be heard in Town Court. Refer to source above for additional information. 

East Greenbush, NY, August 19, 2015 William V. Mackey, 44 of Sharon Springs was charged Friday after an inappropriate video of a 13 year old female was found on his cell phone by an acquaintance. In charges and affidavits filed by Detective Sgt. Matthew Breig and Officer Michael Guadagnino, Mackey is charged with Unlawful Surveillance 2nd Dgr. (PL250.45) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (260.10). He was arraigned before Town Justice Kevin Engel and remanded to County Jail in lieu of $7,000.00 pending further proceedings. All cases will be heard in Town Court. Refer to source above for additional information. 

Brooklyn, NY man arrested for Driving While Intoxicated
Major Evelyn P. Mallard, Troop T Commander
Schodack, NY - On August 15, 2015 at approximately 2:18 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 at Exit B1 for no seatbelt and multiple other traffic violations. The driver of the vehicle, Gregory Francois, 39 of Brooklyn, NY was found to be intoxicated. Francois was transported and processed at SP Albany, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.14%. Francois was charged with:
Driving While Intoxicated, Unclassified Misdemeanor
Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations

Francois was arraigned at the Town of Schodack Court and released on $250 cash bail. His next court date is September 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.


Town of Nassau man arrested for DWI
Major Steven James, Troop G Commander

On Sunday August 02, 2015 State Police in Schodack arrested Michael J Leffler, Age 60, Nassau NY for DWI. Michael Leffler was arrested Sunday night August 02, 2015 for DWI in the Town of Nassau. Leffler was processed at SP Schodack and given an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Nassau court on August 19, 2015 at 7:00PM.

Colonie man arrested for Drugs and Weapons Possession

Major Steven James
Troop G Commander
On August  1, 2015 at approximately 11:00pm, State Police stopped  a vehicle as it entered I-90 westbound from Rt.4 in the Town of East Greenbush for a traffic violation. After interviewing the driver, Nicholas Spoltore , 29 years old, of Colonie NY  the Troopers located  approximately 1 lb of Marijuana in the vehicle along with a quantity of concentrated cannabis. During the search of the vehicle police also located 2- 30 round magazines. Spoltore was transported back to SP Schodack where he was processed and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device. Spoltore was arraigned in the East Greenbush Town Court and posted $15,000 Bail. He is scheduled to be back in court on August 20, 2015.

North Greenbush man arrested for drug possession

 Major Steven James
 Troop G Commander
On Tuesday August 04, 2015 State Police in Schodack arrested Joseph T Gazeley, Age 27, Wynantskill NY for Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 4th, Criminal Possession of Marihuana 5th, and criminal possession of  a controlled substance 7th after a traffic stop on Douglas Street in the Town of North Greenbush.  State Police stopped Douglas on Tuesday night August 04, 2015 for no front plate and after a probable cause search of the vehicle located 32 grams of Hashish, a C-Felony, 26 grams of Marihuana , a B-misdemeanor and a small amount of concentrated cannabis. Gazeley was arraigned in the Town of North Greenbush court and RORed to appear August 18, 2015.

JUNE

Woman arrested after she steals fishing gear and a curling iron from Walmart 
State Police in Brunswick arrested 29 year old Tyler M. Lasher German of Troy for Petit Larceny on Saturday (6/20/15) at the Brunswick Walmart. Lasher German tried to leave the store without paying for a curling iron, fishing gear, and hygeine products that she placed in a shopping bag. A Trooper responded and took her into custody. Lasher German was transported to the Brunswick barracks for processing. She was issued an Appearance Ticket for the Town of Brunswick Court and released.




Woman arrested after stealing a pair of pants from Walmart

State Police in Brunswick arrested 21 year old Marcia K. Foster of Troy for Petit Larceny on Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick Walmart. Foster took a pair of pants valued at $30.00 and tried to leave the store without paying for them. A Trooper responded and took Foster into custody. She was transported to the Brunswick barracks for processing. Foster was issued an Appearance Ticket and released. She is due in court at a later date.





Woman arrested after stealing speakers and Red Bull from Walmart



State Police in Brunswick arrested 22 year old Kristian E. Teal of Schenectady for Petit Larceny on Tuesday afternoon at the Brunswick Walmart. Teal tried to take $380.00 worth of speakers and Red Bull from the store without paying for the items. A Trooper responded and took her into custody. Teal was transported to the Brunswick barracks for processing. She was issued an Appearance Ticket and released. Teal is due in court at a later date.

Nassau man arrested after numerous criminal investigations in Rensselaer County.

June 23, 2015-SP Schodack
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack arrested Matthew Chamberlain after numerous criminal investigations in Rensselaer County. On 06/22/15 Matthew Chamberlain, 18 years old from Nassau was arrested for 2 counts of Grand Larceny third degree, 2 counts of Burglary second degree, and 2 counts of Criminal Mischief second degree. Chamberlain’s arrests were for crimes committed in the Towns of Sand Lake, Nassau, and Stephentown. The New York State Police are also working with members of the Town of Schodack Police Department and Police agencies in Massachusetts as Chamberlain is believed to have committed similar crimes in those jurisdictions. Chamberlain was arraigned in the Town of Sand Lake Court and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail to re-appear at a later date.



MAY
Schodack

Car chase lands 16-year old in cuffs
Created: 05/24/2015 11:53 PM WNYT.com By: Dan Levy
High Speed ChaseThe pursuit headed west onto Routes 9 & 20, and then northbound onto Route 150 (East Schodack Road). About a quarter of a mile north of 9 & 20, the young driver slammed into the rear end of a police SUV, and he was taken into custody.
The suspect faces a long list of charges including several felonies.

Nassau man arrested for Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor

  NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Steven James
PRESS RELEASE

 Troop G Commander
 May 14, 2015-SP Schodack

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack have arrested a 35 year old man from Nassau for Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the 1st degree. Donald Johnson was arrested for sending nude pictures to a minor using the internet and while doing so he invited the minor to engage in sexual contact with him. Johnson was arraigned in the Town of Nassau Court and released on a $5,000 dollar bond. Johnson scheduled to re-appear in the Town of Nassau Court at a later date.
David Cassidy's drunken driving case is officially closed.

Cassidy, 65, was sentenced in town court in absentia for a 21-month-old arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Town Justice Bruce Wagner issued his 11-page ruling sentencing the former star of "The Partridge Family," who lives in Florida, to a $900 fine, suspending his driving privileges for six months and having an Ignition Interlock Device installed to prevent him from starting a car drunk. He also must do 50 hours of community service with the Children's Home Society of Florida and waive his right to appeal. Wagner's ruling allows Cassidy to avoid appearing in court.

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APRIL
East Greenbush

Ashley N. Winters, 27 of Tivoli and Shaun J. Saviano, 27 of East Nassau, were charged after an investigation by Officer Matthew Wyld. Police had been called by a grieving family who had just lost their 25 year old son. The family was worried that their son’s personal effects would be squandered by others who shared the same apartment or had access to it. When police responded to the Elliot Road apartment of the deceased, they found Winters and Saviano in the process of removing the deceased’s property, including a TV and Xbox console worth several hundred dollars. 

Police were called to the Columbia Turnpike Price Chopper about 2:30 A.M. to investigate a suspicious person call. There, they located a 21 year old Albany County man who was wandering through the parking lot, dressed only in shorts. Officers found the man suffering from cold exposure, disoriented, intoxicated and unable to explain what he was doing or where he was going. He was taken into protective custody by Officer Peter Lavin. 

In other protective custody cases; An 80 year old, who said she didn’t want to live any longer, badgered her health care aide to the point that the aide called police. When interviewed by Officer Matthew Wyld to see if he could help, the lady said “Just shoot me.” She was taken into protective custody. 

At about midnight, police responded to a neighbor’s call of a loud argument in a parking lot. Officer Nicholas Peter investigated and located the 47 year old woman and her boyfriend who had been shouting at each other. The man told police that during the argument, his acquaintance held a pocketknife to her wrist and threatened suicide. The woman had injuries to her wrist and admitted what happened. She was placed in protective custody. 

During a conversation with adults, a 15 year old expressed he was in a state of depression and had thoughts of using a knife to end his life. An adult then notified police. The youth, who is already under a doctors’ care for behavioral issues, was taken into protective custody by Officer Peter Partak. While in protective custody, all individuals receive services at Samaritan Hospital‘s regional mental health reception center for evaluation, counseling and family assistance on a case by case basis. 

Michael P. Maher, Jr., 35 of Mechanicville, was charged by Officer Michael Guadagnino for taking three packages of batteries worth $25 from Hannaford Market without paying. In other Larceny cases: Amy Rae McNeilly, 32 of Troy and Sandra R. Wood, 43 of Ravena, were charged by Officer Mark Herrington for acting together to take two Oral-B electric toothbrushes and toothbrush heads, valued over $100 from the Hannaford Market without paying. Melinda S. Moxon, 29 of Nassau, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she was seen leaving the jewelry department at Walmart with several rings and a necklace without taking them to a checkout. The jewelry is worth about two hundred dollars. Moxon entered a get-away vehicle that was spotted and stopped by Officer Mark Herrington near Middle Mannix Road, who took her into custody. 

Darrick M. Leubner, a 20 year old from Wynantskill, is facing charges of distributing marijuana. He was charged April 16th and appeared before Town Justice Kevin Engle on a criminal complaint filed by Officer Peter Lavin, on one count of Sale of Marijuana 3rd Dgr. and one count Possession of Marijuana 4th Dgr. (over 2 oz.) The arrest is result of ongoing investigations of marijuana and other drug distribution in the community The case willl be heard in Town Court. Refer to source above for additional information. Darrick M. Leubner

Gregory P. DeWitt, 42 of East Greenbush was charged Wednesday with assaulting another man. According to the victim, he was on foot on Orchard Street and with no provocation, DeWitt approached also on foot, and began throwing punches, striking the victim in the head and face. The victim drove a short distance to police headquarters and filed a complaint with Officer Matthew Wyld, who subsequently placed DeWitt under arrest. The case will be heard in Town Court. 


GPS tracking of stolen I-Pad ends in arrest of Nassau man

 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Steven James
 Troop G Commander
PRESS RELEASE

April 14, 2015-SP Schodack


The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack arrested a 26 year old man from Nassau for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th, False Personation, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

On April 10, 2015 State Police were investigating a larceny of an I-Pad from a vehicle and through GPS tracking of the I-Pad, located Jared Terry, who was in possession of the stolen I-Pad along with numerous other items that are believed to be stolen.

When questioned, Terry originally lied about his identity due to an outstanding warrant.

He was arraigned in the Town of North Greenbush Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail on $5,000 cash or bond and was scheduled to re-appear in the City of Troy Court at a later date.

Herman Robinson guilty
Updated: 04/24/2015 6:46 PM Created: 04/24/2015 7:22 AM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff

The prosecutors in the case say there was a "perfect storm" of evidence against Robinson, and at the center of the storm was a courageous, bright, and trustworthy young woman.


"Any comment from our office," Carney said, "has to start with recognizing our immense gratitude to the young woman at the center of this case."



Rensselaer Drug Bust

Man arrested after major drug bust in Rensselaer

Alexander Luciano
Updated: 04/24/2015 2:04 PM Created: 04/24/2015 12:52 PM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff

RENSSELAER - A significant drug bust yielded dozens marijuana plants, heroin and other illegal drugs.

Troy police are calling it “the prize” at the end of a very intense, two-month-long multi-jurisdictional investigation.

Some of the items seized were put on display Troy Police headquarters. It was an undercover Troy Police narcotics operation along with Rensselaer City Police and Rensselaer County probation investigators who raided a home at 1466 Fourth St. in Rensselaer.

Inside they found what’s described as an elaborate marijuana growing operation. There were at least 60 marijuana plants, but there was much more -- including heroin, ecstasy, steroids, $12,000 cash and a fake gun. According to police, all of the drug equipment was purchased online.


MARCH

Police: Couple attacked inside Rensselaer home, son in custody     By Rachel Yonkunas Published: March 27, 2015, 9:59 am Updated: March 27, 2015, 3:53 pm

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Police say a man and woman have been hospitalized after their son attacked them at their home in Rensselaer at 90 Mountain View Ave.

Police say they received a call just before 8:45 a.m. Friday for a disturbance. When they arrived, they found windows smashed in on both a car in the driveway and the front door of the home. They could not confirm if entry was forced, but they say the couple’s son, a 42-year-old man, attacked the pair. 
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New York State Police in Schodack arrested Lisa J. Delardi , 44 years old, Schodack Drive, Castleton NY for Attempted Assault 2nd degree and Reckless Endangerment 1st degree.
On six occasions Lisa Delardi poured an unknown substance into her husbands’ drink without his knowledge in an attempt to make him sick. She was arraigned in the Town of Schodack Court by T/J Bruce Wagner and released on $5000.00 bail to reappear on April 01, 2015.

East Greenbush police investigate bank robbery

Updated: 03/19/2015 5:38 PM Created: 03/19/2015 5:14 PM WNYT.com By: WNYT Staff
East Greenbush police are searching for a bank robber.

They say a masked man walked into TD Bank on Troy Road shortly after 2:30 on Thursday, and handed the teller a note saying he had a gun.

The man fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
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Stabbing arrest
A Town woman has been arrested for stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute at about 4:30 P.M. this afternoon.

The first call to 911 was for an ambulance, after the 36 year old man was supposedly attacked in the street by an unknown male assailant. Police were initially told to look-out for a suspect in a “teal” colored car. Police located the victim inside a common hallway of the apartment building at 65 Phillips Road. He was suffering from a serious knife wound to the leg. Police officers applied first aid until an ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital, where he is presently undergoing surgery. His condition is stable.


Jessica L. Kenyon, 19, and Jenna R. Anthony, 20, both of Averill Park, were charged by Officer Donald Deitz with Larceny, for attempting to leave a retail store without paying for a cell phone charger, a cell case and various cosmetics having value of about $40.00. Read more...

Man arrested for incident at Tae Kwon Do school in EG
Image result for Curtis L. Tunstall East greenbush policeHaving just been arrested in November for stealing TV’s, Curtis L. Tunstall, 32, of Troy, was charged again last Saturday for hustling a one thousand dollar Samsung TV out of the store past the checkouts, and into a waiting taxi cab. Tunstall was charged, after Officer Michael Herrington posted surveillance video that was identified by other law enforcement. Tunstall was remanded to the County Jail by Justice Keven Engel. Read more... 


































































































































Tae K. Yun, 45
Tae K. Yun, 45

Police say the arrest stems from an investigation beginning earlier this month of an incident that happened in 2014 at Columbia Tae Kwon Do in East Greenbush. It is alleged that 45-year-old Tae K. Yun physically prevented a female from leaving an uncomfortable situation after her desire to do so.

The female victim was a student and employee of the school at the time of the incident.

The investigation is currently closed and officials believe that this was an isolated incident with no additional complainants having come forward.

Yun was released on an appearance ticket on the date of his arrest. An order of protection for the victim was also issued by the court at that court appearance.




Dasean B. Hooper, 22, of Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, has been charged with 37 counts of Identity Theft and Possessing Forged Instruments. Hooper was part of an identity theft ring that traveled throughout the state using credit cards that had been altered to contain the bank account information of unsuspecting victims. Identity and bank information can be stolen in many ways. Read more..



March 11, 2015 - SP Schodack


The State Police BCI in Schodack have arrested Michael J. Brown, 47, of Rensselaer, NY for 2 counts of Grand Larceny in the third degree, a D Felony. 

It is alleged that in September 2014, he ordered approximately $37,500 dollars in diamonds from Rochester Diamonds in Greece, NY and failed to pay for them. Most recently Brown had been operating his business , Pretty Little Things, out of the AMTRAK Train Station in Rensselaer.

Brown was arraigned in the City of Rensselaer Court, and posted $5000 Bond. He is scheduled to reappear in the City of Rensselaer Court on March 18.


The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack arrested a 42 year old female for 2 counts of Identity Theft 2nd. Billie Jo Ross of Troy was arrested for using the identity of another person to open a National Grid Account and she was provided services from National Grid under that account from October of 2013 until May of 2014. Ross was arraigned in the Town of Nassau Court and released to re-appear at a later date. 


Two Rensselaer County men arrested for Burglary 2nd


Two Rensselaer County men were arrested for a burglary to a residence in West Sand Lake. Kevin T. Reger, a 17 year old resident of West Sand Lake, and Joseph L. West, an 18 year old resident of Troy, were arrested for Burglary 2nd by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Schodack. These arrests stem from a report of a burglary in progress to an occupied house on      Oriole Avenue in the Town of Sand Lake on January 29, 2015.

Both defendants were arraigned in the Town of Sand Lake Court and have been released on bail pending future court appearances.


FEBRUARY

Updated: Monday, February 16 2015, 05:56 PM EST BRUNSWICK -- A 29-year-old Albany man was arrested for attempting to rob the Brunswick Walmart. According to New York State Police, Marcus House tried to leave the store with a DVD player, car battery and a car cover. When he was confronted by store employees, House dropped all the items and fled in a Mercedes Benz. State Police were able to track House down to an address in Troy and took him into custody without incident. He was charged with Petit Larceny and released on an appearance ticket. He will appear in court at a later date.

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Maritza Soler
EAST GREENBUSH -Maritza Soler, 46, of Troy, a home health-care aide, was charged last Thursday with Grand Larceny 4th Dgr. In a criminal complaint filed by Officer Michael Guadagnino, Soler is accused of stealing a patients credit card and then using it for personal purposes. She was arraigned before Town Justice Mary Pat Donnelly and remanded to County Jail. 









Couple arrested following larceny at gem show
PRESS RELEASE
Two people are facing multiple charges after several larcenies from the annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale at the New York State Museum.
Troopers from SP Capital were called to the Museum on Sunday afternoon by a vendor who saw the couple try to take valuable gemstones from his booth. 31-year-old Jonathan Adams, of Fultonville, was found with several items that were reported stolen from the show. He was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree, felonies, and with four counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree, misdemeanors. 
His companion, 28-year-old Kirsten Dwyer, of Johnstown, was found in possession of Methadone, a Schedule II narcotic and Xanax, a Schedule IV depressant which is also known as Alprazolam. She was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.

The pair was arraigned in the City of Albany Court
Dwyer was released on her own recognizance and will reappear on February 18th. Adams was remanded to the Albany County Jail, in lieu of $7,500 bail.


Ish-Bar Baker, 29, of Albany, was charged last Thursday by Sgt. Ernest Tubbs with Criminal Impersonaltion 2nd Dgr. Baker was a passenger in a car that had been stopped for having excessively dark tinted windows. Baker falsely identified himself to police, knowing that he was wanted for an assault. His true identity was determined through further investigation and eventually turned over to Albany Police














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