CRIME & SAFETY
Utica Man Accused in Saratoga Springs Shooting Likely to Plead Guilty and Avoid Jail Time
Discover the latest developments in the Saratoga Springs shooting case. The Utica individual accused of firing a gun and assaulting an off-duty sheriff's deputy is likely to avoid jail time by pleading guilty to misdemeanor attempted assault. Stay tuned for more details.
Police warn of phone scam involving Green Dot cards
Callers may pose as members of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office to trick people into purchasing Green Dot money cards.
Utah man admits to hiring hitman to murder two Capital Region residents
RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. — A 43-year-old man pled guilty to using the internet to pay for the murders of two Rensselaer County residents, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Christopher Pence, of Cedar City, Utah, admitted to using a website on the Darknet to arrange "contract killings." Pence was...
Bennington man pleads guilty to drug possession
A Bennington man pleaded guilty on Monday to possessing drugs after being arrested in June after a traffic stop. Richard Bump pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Moreau man gets probation for threatening police
A 60-year-old Saratoga County man has been sentenced to five years of probation for threatening police during a domestic incident. David C. Fuller, of Moreau, was arrested in March after police responded to a home in Moreau for a report of a fight. The victim came out of the house and told police that Fuller was inside threatening to use his weapon to hurt police.
Fisher Attacks Park Goers at Upstate New York Park
A potentially rabid fisher reportedly attacked guests at the entrance to an upstate New York park. This might sound like something out of a horror movie but to reports a few parkgoers preparing to make their way into the Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve on the morning of Wednesday, November 29, were attacked by a fisher that may be rabid.
Police: South Glens Falls man submitted forged document
A South Glens Falls man is facing charges for allegedly submitting a forged court document. State Police received a complaint in August that a forged document had been submitted to Moreau Town Court. The investigation determined that Robert G. Orton, 40, filed the paper with an intent to defraud, which resulted in court action concerning the eviction process, police said. Orton was in the process of being evicted.
Saratoga Sheriff’s: Arrests made in Schuylerville stabbing
Two people are facing charges in connection to a stabbing in Schuylerville. A third person was charged for his alleged behavior during one of the arrests. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested Ryan Danaher, Ruthann Danaher, and Kevin Relyea on Friday. Sheriff’s deputies say that Ryan Danaher...
Man sentenced for May robbery in Saratoga Springs
The defendant reportedly approached the victim from behind and forcibly took property before fleeing on a bike.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Charges, Missing Teen Found, Fatal Crash Plea, and Garage Fire in Saratoga County, New York
Four people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Clifton Park. A missing teen has been found safe in Saratoga Springs. A man charged in a fatal crash is planning to plead guilty to a lesser charge. Local fire departments are investigating a garage fire involving propane in Clifton Park.
Weekly Safety Report: Woman with Alzheimer's Missing, Fort Edward Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
A woman with Alzheimer's has gone missing in Fort Edward, prompting a search by investigators. Meanwhile, a man from Fort Edward has been sentenced to eight years in prison for drug trafficking in the region.
Police Look for Boy in Saratoga County Last Seen Riding His Bike
UPDATE: According to the Mechanicville Police, Carson has been found safe!. Have you seen 12-year-old Carson Noah Charbonneau? Police in Saratoga County say he went missing on Thursday night and was last seen at around 9:30 PM. "He was riding a black electric bike, wearing a white helmet, tan jacket,...
Ballston Spa man sentenced to 60 days in jail for choking baby
A Ballston Spa man was sentenced on Thursday to 60 days in jail for hitting and choking a baby. William Burden Jr., 31, was arrested in August 2022 after he injured a 1-year-old child, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said. Burden pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court in April...
Major drug trafficking ring busted in Capital Region after year-long investigation, 25 indicted
CAPITAL REGION (WRGB) — New York Attorney General Letitia James said 25 people were indicted and charged with 164 crimes on Wednesday in connection with a major drug trafficking ring in the Capital Region following a year-long investigation. AG James says heroin, fentanyl, powder and crack cocaine were distributed...
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary and Tragic Discovery in Harrison, New York
Two incidents occurred in Harrison, New York this week. In the first incident, a Greenwich resident was arrested for smashing the door of a deli and stealing cash and lottery tickets. The second incident involved the discovery of a missing West Harrison man's body in the Byram River. The cause of death and details surrounding his disappearance are currently unknown.
Greenwich Police Department seeks public's help in finding individual
The public is urged to contact 203-622-3333 or email - TIPS@greenwichct.org for a call back.
Police: Malta man arrested twice in one day
A Malta man was arrested twice in one day, including on charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment. Kevin J. Decelle, 34, is facing multiple charges following a domestic incident that happened on Nov. 23, State Police said. Troopers responded to a home on Schuyler Court in Halfmoon at about 9:20 a.m. for a report of a dispute. Decelle is accused of striking the victim multiple times during the overnight hours, obstructing the person’s breathing and sexually assaulting them, police said. Decelle also allegedly held the victim against their will and prevented them from calling 911.
Rabid fisher bit three people at Queensbury nature preserve
QUEENSBURY, N.Y.- A fisher that bit three people and attacked a fourth at Hudson Pointe Nature Preserve had rabies, said Warren County officials. After two visitors were bitten Wednesday, a warning was sent out for visitors to be on the lookout for a fisher or similar creature attacking unprovoked. Both visitors bitten had been walking on trails at the preserve, one of which was with their dogs.
Man arrested, accused of installing a hidden camera
Burnt Hills, NY — A Burnt Hills man was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance after police said he installed a hidden camera in a woman's bedroom. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the town of Ballston on Nov. 22 for reports of a hidden camera allegedly installed in the bedroom of a female, known to the suspect, without her knowledge or permission. Ojay O. Smith, 29, of Burnt Hills, was charged with felony second-degree Unlawful Surveillance.