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Olivia T. Farrell, 19, of 16 Bergen Woods Dr., Cohoes, was arrested on Sept. 29, 2015 by Guilderland Police Officer James Brust for fourth-degree grand larceny of property valued at greater than $1,000, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, while employed as a nanny, Farrell stole two rings from a jewelry box in the upstairs bedroom of the home where she worked. One ring, valued at $500, was located at the Xchange, Cash and Trade shop in Colonie. The other, valued at $6,900, was not recovered. Farrell turned herself in and was due in Guilderland Town Court on Feb. 11.

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Brandon M. Bradley, 26, of Berne was arrested on Jan. 3 by Altamont Police Officer Patrick Thomas for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor, and for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, both infractions. According to the arrest report, Bradley was stopped for a vehicle and traffic violation; a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed his registration to be suspended due to lapsed insurance. He was due in Altamont Village Court on Jan. 6.

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Christopher F. Hale, 29, of East Berne was arrested on Jan. 6 by Altamont Police Detective Christopher Laurenzo for fourth-degree criminal mischief recklessly damaging property with damage of $250 or more, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, Hale was returned on a criminal summons through Altamont court without incident.

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Paul C. Kolanchick, 58, of Altamont was arrested on Jan. 6 by Altamont Police Detective Christopher Laurenzo for fourth-degree criminal mischief recklessly damaging property with damage of $250 or more, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, Kolanchick was returned on a criminal summons and booked without incident.

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Thomas A. Bowman, 46, of Voorheesville, was arrested on Jan. 10 by Altamont Police Officer Patrick Thomas for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor, and for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Bowman was involved in an accident at the intersection of Route 397 and Gun Club Road, and a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed his registration to have been suspended due to lapsed insurance. He was due in Altamont court on Feb. 8.

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Joseph Janas, 37, of 316 Locust St., Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested on Jan. 17 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and failure to stay in a single lane, an infraction. Janas was stopped for failing to stay in his lane, the arrest report says, and a check of his license showed that it was suspended as of May 9, 2015 for failure to answer a summons out of Glenn, New York. He also has an active warrant from the New Hartford (New York) Police Department, which was unable to extradite, the report says. He was due in court on Feb. 4.

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Ikeara M. Leroy, 23, of 26 McArdle Ave., Albany, was arrested on Jan. 21 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for aggravated unlicensed operation and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors, and for driving without an inspection certificate, an infraction. According to the arrest report, he was stopped for an expired inspection sticker, and a check of his license showed that it was suspended for lapsed insurance and failure to answer a summons. He was due in court on Feb. 4.

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James M. Smith, 48, of Altamont, was arrested by Altamont Police Officer Robert Traina on Jan. 22 for operating an unregistered vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, both infractions. According to the arrest report, Traina was on patrol on Main Street in the village when a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker passed by him. The vehicle was stopped, the report says, and dispatch confirmed that the vehicle had an expired registration from June 2015; Smith’s plates were confiscated. He was due in Altamont court on Feb. 24.

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Zachary K. Rathburn, 25, of 20 Redwood Ter., Essex Junction, Vermont, was arrested on Jan. 23 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle with suspended registration, both misdemeanors; and for operation of a motor vehicle without proof of financial security, and operation of a motor vehicle with broken glass, both infractions. According to the arrest report, he was stopped when his vehicle was confirmed by license-plate reader to have a suspended registration. A check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed the vehicle and driver suspended for operating without insurance. He was due in court on Feb. 11.

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Kelith G. Appolon, 20, of 269 Hamilton St., Albany, was arrested on Jan. 25 by Guilderland Police Officer Slavco Lenic, for first-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony, based on a complaint from the manager of the Charleys Philly Steak Restaurant in Crossgates Mall, according to the arrest report. Appolon was located at the University at Albany with the assistance of university police, taken into custody without incident, transported to the main station, and arraigned before Judge Richard Sherwood, the report says.

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Medina Euceta Moore, 35, of 33 Liebell St., basement, Albany was arrested on Jan. 26 by Guilderland Police Officer Michael Minette on an inside warrant from Guilderland Town Court for a misdemeanor. She was arrested at Schenectady County’s jail by Guilderland Police, and remanded to Albany County’s jail on a pre-arraignment detainer, according to the arrest report.

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Diamond T. Pettway, 21, of 199 Hulett St., apartment 202, Schenectady, was arrested on Jan. 27 by Guilderland Police Officer Daniel Coburn on an inside warrant for a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, Pettway had just been released from Schenectady County’s jail. Coburn wrote that he planned to call Judge Denise Randall for arraignment.

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Osborn B. Young, 48, of 184 Hawley St., Binghamton, was arrested on Jan. 28 by Guilderland Police Officer Brian Leach for fifth-degree possession of stolen property. According to the arrest report, he had an outstanding bench warrant out of Guilderland Town Court for the above charge and was found to be an inmate of Broome County’s jail on unrelated charges. He was brought to the Guilderland Town Court and arraigned before being returned to the Broome County jail.

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Michelle M. Guler, 25, of 10 Koon St., Wynantskill, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Todd Roberts for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, she was stopped for speeding on Route 20, and, upon interview, it was found that her license had been suspended for failure to pay a driver’s responsibility assessment. She was due in court on Feb. 11.

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David A. Golden, 27, of 10 Loudonwood E., Loudonville, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for  third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, he was stopped for speeding at Fuller Road and Route 20, and a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that his license had been suspended twice for lapsed insurance and pending prosecution out of state. He was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Chiyuan Y. Chen, 23, of 134 Homestead Ave., 1, Albany, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for operation of a motor vehicle with  suspended registration, a misdemeanor. The arrest report says that Chen’s vehicle was confirmed by license-plate reader to have an active suspension for lapsed insurance. He was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Lee C. Gunn, 33, of 28 Sunny Side Rd., Scotia, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Normandin for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a stop sign, an infraction. Gunn was traveling west on East Old State when he failed to stop for the sign at Kings Road, the arrest report says; a check of his license showed it was suspended twice for failure to answer a summons out of Schenectady. He was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Joseph Muia 33, of 3017 East Old State Rd., Guilderland, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Matthew Egnor for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and for speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, he was observed traveling north on Carman Road near Spawn Road, going 52 miles per hour in a zone for 40. On East Old State Road, Egnor tried to initiate a stop, and Muia pulled into his own driveway. Muia then said that he did not know why he was stopped; Egnor confirmed through dispatch that Muia’s license had been suspended for failure to pay a fine out of Ballston in Saratoga County, the report says. He was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Michael A. Urban, 26, of 232 Berkshire Blvd., apartment 2a, Albany, was arrested on Jan. 30 by Guilderland Police Officer Matthew Egnor for criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and operation of a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate and speeding, both infractions. Urban was observed traveling east on Route 20 at 56 miles per hour in a zone for 40, according to the arrest report. When stopped near Cornell Avenue, the report says, Urban had a loud exhaust and an expired temporary inspection sticker on the windshield. When told that he was speeding, Urban said that his speedometer was not working; the officer smelled marijuana, and Urban said that he might have a “roach” in the center console, the report says. A search of the center console turned up a small amount of marijuana wrapped in cellophane, and a pair of metal knuckles was found under the console, the report says. The items were confiscated and Urban was processed and given a courtesy transport back to his vehicle, the report says; he was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Michael John Fisher, 22, of 200 East Palmer Ave., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 1 by Guilderland Police Officer Robert Bailey for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and for a muffler exhaust system violation, an infraction. Fisher was stopped for a loud exhaust and for a front headlight that was out, according to the arrest report. He was found to have a license that had been suspended as of Oct. 3; he was due in court on Feb. 22, the report says.

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Vanessa Lindsay, 64, of Altamont was arrested on Feb. 2 by Altamont Police Detective Christopher Laurenzo for circumventing an interlock device and using another vehicle without an interlock device, both misdemeanors, and for driving while ability impaired by alcohol and failing to wear a seatbelt, both infractions. According to the arrest report, Laurenzo saw that Lindsay was not wearing a seatbelt. While traveling behind her, the report says, he observed that she was driving below the speed limit and was weaving between the lanes and “came close to striking a bicyclist.” When he stopped her, the report says, she showed signs of intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests; a prescreening device showed .08 blood alcohol content. A license check showed her to be restricted to use of an interlock device, the report continued, and inspection of the vehicle showed that no device was installed. A datamaster test showed that her blood alcohol content was .06. She was to be arraigned in Altamont court on Feb. 3.

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Eric M. Hellwig, 40, of Berne was arrested on Feb. 2 by Altamont Police Officer Patrick Thomas for fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. According to police reports, Altamont Police received information from a village resident about a white man seen on several different occasions at approximately 6 a.m. To the person reporting, it seemed that he was staring at a home on Main Street in the village, the reports say; he was listed as a white male in his forties possibly driving a white four-door vehicle with rust on the driver’s side door and a back right tail light out, according to the reports. This information was forwarded to Guilderland Police by the Altamont force, the reports say. Guilderland officer Adam Myers observed Hellwig in the area of that same home on Feb. 2 at about 6 a.m.; upon interview, he told Myers that he had been watching the female at the home change in the morning over the past two months, according to the reports. Hellwig was transported to the Altamont Police Department for processing and arraignment; residents of the home in question were contacted and identified, and are requesting an order of protection, the reports say.

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Patricia A. Harvin, 54, of 9 Avenue B, Albany, was arrested on Feb. 2 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Devoe for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, she was observed driving on Route 20 and a license-plate reader indicated that her registration was suspended. The report says that the vehicle was insured. She was due in court Feb. 25.

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Patricia J. Riley, 51, of Voorheesville was arrested on Feb. 3 by Altamont Police Detective Christopher Laurenzo for issuing a bad check while knowing that there were insufficient funds. According to the arrest report, Riley appeared in court on a criminal summons issued by the Altamont court and was processed without incident.

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Samuel W. Marcucci, 23, of Altamont, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Altamont Police Officer Jill Kaufman for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and for driving while using a mobile phone, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Kaufman was running radar in a marked police car when she observed a car heading west passing Brandle Road with the driver’s face illuminated in green from a cell phone held near his face. He was stopped, and a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that his privilege to drive was suspended out of the town of Bainbridge, New York, the report says. The car was driven home by relatives and Marcucci was processed without incident, the report says.

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Anton M. Pasquill, 28, of 157 Western Ave., apartment 1, Albany, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and for operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver and operation of a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, both infractions. He was stopped at Cafe Court and Crossgates Mall Road for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation, and a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that his license had been suspended four times on two dates. He was due in court on Feb. 4.

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Ashante K. Boyd, 23 of 66 Quail St., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Guilderland Police Officer Daniel Coburn on an inside warrant for petit larceny, a misdemeanor; she was arraigned on Feb. 4, according to the arrest report.

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Liam M. Mahar, 25, of 18 Marvin Ave., Troy, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Guilderland Police Officer John Laviano for criminal possession of a weapon, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors; and for following too closely, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Mahar was stopped for following too closely on the Crossgates Mall Northway ramp. A check revealed that his license was suspended for failing to pay a fine out of Menands, the report says; a search of reachable areas in the vehicle turned up a set of metal knuckles in the center console. He was due in court on Feb. 25.

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William R. Hilton, 56, of 1700 Western Ave., 103, Albany, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Guilderland Police Officer John Laviano for criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and a muffler exhaust system violation, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Hilton was traveling east on Route 20 near Chapman Drive and was stopped for having no or an inadequate muffler. As Laviano spoke with Hilton, the arrest report says, the officer noticed in plain view a prescription bottle in his upper coat pocket. A check of the bottle showed that it contained a hydrocodone pill, not belonging in it. Hilton was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Devon M. Brown, 18, of 1466 Van Curler Ave., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 4 by Guilderland Police Officer Tylor Stevens, on an inside warrant for petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to the police report, Brown was picked up from Albany Police Department’s South Station and transported to Albany County’s jail on a pre-arraignment detainer, on the strength of an active bench warrant dated Jan. 14, 2016 and signed by Guilderland Judge Richard Sherwood. He was scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 5.

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Alvaro Quezada-Erraez, 32, of 921 Pleasant St., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 5 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Normandin for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, operation of a motor vehicle without proof of financial security, and speeding, all infractions. According to the arrest report, Quezada-Erraez was traveling west on Route 20 at Windingbrook Drive at 57 miles per hour in a zone for 40. When stopped, the report says, he “knowingly” presented an expired insurance card. A check of the card with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that he did not have a license and that he had one active revocation, dated Sept. 1, 2015, for driving without insurance, according to the report. He was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Nicholas G. Ramundo, 18, 3252 Woodhaven Dr., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 5 by Guilderland Police Officer Slavco Lenic for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. According to the arrest report, police were called for a report of a property-damage accident, and a strong odor of marijuana came from the car. Ramundo admitted to possessing marijuana, the report says, and handed it over to officers. He was due in court on Feb. 10.

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Todd Daniel LaViolette, 42, of 1586 Ave. A, Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderland Police Officer John Laviano for criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and for speeding, an infraction. He was stopped for speeding, the arrest report says, and upon interview the officer saw that he had pinpoint pupils; when questioned, LaViolette said that he had recently taken hydrocodone pills that were not prescribed; he told Laviano that he had more pills in his car, and a search turned up six more pills. He was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Alexander Munderville, 28, of 221 Greenwood Dr., was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guidlerland Police Officer Matthew Egnor for driving while intoxicated, first offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, first offense, both misdemeanors, and for speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Egnor saw Munderville’s vehicle speeding on Route 20 and pulled the vehicle over on Chapman Drive. Munderville said that he thought he was going 45, the report says; Egnor could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle, the report says. Munderville showed signs of intoxication and said he had had three 12-ounce beers over the past three hours and that he was headed to see a friend at the University at Albany.He failed several field sobriety tests and had a positive result on a prescreening device; a chemical test showed a blood alcohol content of .13, the report says. He was released to a third party and was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Victorino Guerra, 48, of 18 Lena Dr., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for driving while intoxicated, first offense, and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, first offense, both misdemeanors; and failing to keep right, an infraction. The arrest report says that police received several 911 calls reporting an erratic driver heading south on Carman Road toward Route 20; the vehicle was stopped near Ann Drive. Guerra showed signs of intoxication, smelled strongly of alcohol, failed several field sobriety tests, and tested positive with a prescreening device, the report says. Later he was tested and had a blood alcohol content of .14, the report says; he was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Roseanna R. Bowen, 36, of 2568 2-11 Western Ave., Altamont, was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderland Police Officer Daniel Coburn for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, she was stopped for speeding on Route 20 near Pauline Avenue, and she was found to have two active suspensions pending from Albany.

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Naishawn J. Williams, 19, of 147 South Pearl St., was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderand Police Officer Matthew Egnor, on an inside warrant for petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, Williams was turned over from the Bethlehem Police Department. He was taken into custody and transported to Albany County’s jail on a pre-arraignment detainer, on the strength of an active bench warrant dated Aug. 27, 2015 and signed by Guilderland Judge John Bailey.

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Ian A. Mahoney, 21, of 323 Brownell Rd., Ballston Spa, was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderland Police Officer John Laviano for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .18 or more; driving while intoxicated, first offense; and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more — all misdemeanors; and for speeding, unsafe tires, and failing to stay in a single lane, all infractions. According to the arrest report, Mahoney was observed speeding as he traveled west on Route 20 near Regency Park; in addition, he was moving from his lane unsafely and had unsafe tires. The report says that he also struck a curb, causing his left front tire to blow out, but that the car did not stop right away. When he did stop and was interviewed, his breath smelled of alcohol and he failed several field sobriety tests; a chemical test showed he had a blood alcohol content of .24, the report says. He was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Gabriella D. DiSanto, 20, of 60 Stony Road, Accord, New York, was arrested on Feb. 6 by Guilderland Police Officer John Cordi for driving while intoxicated, first offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, both misdemeanors; and for speeding, an infraction. According to the arrest report, DiSanto was observed speeding and passing on the right while driving west on Route 20 near Brookwood Avenue. When stopped, the report says, she smelled of alcohol and showed signs of intoxication; she told the officer that she had had four or five beers at a friend’s house. The report says that a test with a prescreening device showed a positive result, and a blood test showed a .11 blood alcohol content; her vehicle was towed. She was due in court Feb. 18.

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Paula C. Vein, 59, of 6050 Johnston Rd., Guilderland, was arrested on Feb. 7 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for driving while intoxicated, first offense, a misdemeanor; and for failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on highway, and refusal to take breath test, all infractions. According to the arrest report, Vein’s vehicle was crashed into a tree at Johnston Road and Church Road when the officer arrived. She was on a stretcher, being treated by Guilderland Emergency Medical Services, the report says; the officer could smell alcohol on her breath and she had signs of intoxication. She failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood draw done in the ambulance, the report says; upon her request, she was not transported to the hospital but was released to police and family. She was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Dante M. Barrera, 24, of 3 Cabot Ave., Elmsford, New York, was arrested on Feb. 7 by Guilderland Police Officer Michael Minette, for driving while intoxicated, first offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, both misdemeanors; and for speeding and failing to keep right, both infractions. According to the arrest report, Barrera was observed traveling west on Route 20 near the Albany city line at 57 miles per hour in a zone for 40; he also failed to keep right. When stopped, he showed signs of intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests, the report says; he later scored a .15 blood alcohol content. The report says that he was transported to Capital District Psychiatric Center because of statements he made that suggested he might be a danger to himself. He was due in court Feb. 11.

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Thomas J. Dorato, 24, of 21 Venezio Ave., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 7 by Guilderland Police Officer Patrick Stallmer for driving while intoxicated, first offense, and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, first offense, both misdemeanors; and for no or inadequate license plate, an infraction. The arrest report says that Dorato was observed traveling west on Route 20 and was stopped for an equipment violation. He had signs of intoxication and said he had had several drinks at a friend’s house, it says. According to the report, he failed several field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .12. He was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Kondwani Mayville, 21, of 275 Western Ave., apartment 1, Albany, was arrested on Feb. 7 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and motor vehicle lights that do not meet standards, an infraction. According to the arrest report, he was stopped at Route 20 and Upper Hillcrest Avenue because of his vehicle’s lights. Upon interview, the report says, the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and an investigation and K9 search turned up, inside the glove box, a clear plastic bag containing “a quantity” of marijuana. He was due in court on Feb. 22.

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David S. Kimmerer, 46, of 7 Windingbrook Dr., 1F, Guilderland, was arrested on Feb. 7 by Guilderland Officer Joseph Turoski, for driving while intoxicated, first offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more, both misdemeanors; and for failing to keep right, an infraction. According to the arrest report, police were called to the intersection of Carman and Spawn roads for a report of a car crashed into a tree. Upon their arrival, Kimmerer was identified as the driver by his admission and witness statements, the report says. He had signs of intoxication, admitted to having had “drinks” earlier, and failed several field sobriety tests, Turoski writes in his report. Kimmerer was found to have a blood alcohol content of .11 and was due in court on Feb. 18.

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Tiffany E. Williams, 34, of 55 Velina Dr., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 8 by Guilderland Police Officer John Cordi for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors, and for operation of a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, an infraction. According to the arrest report, she was driving east on Crossgates Mall Road with an expired inspection sticker and was stopped in the J.C. Penney parking lot. A check of her registration, the report says, showed that both it and her license were suspended for insurance not being in effect. Williams had just had her insurance reinstated as of Feb. 4, the report says, and was trying to get her registration fixed after her ex-boyfriend stopped paying the insurance premiums, she told police. Her plates were confiscated and a report of confiscated motor vehicle items issued.

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Leonard Edward Friebel, 36, of 3018 East Old State Rd., Guilderland, was arrested on Feb. 9 by Guilderland Police Officer John Cordi for disobeying a mandate from a previous court proceeding, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, Friebel turned himself in on an outstanding complaint for violating an order of protection issued out of Albany County Family Court.

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Adam C. Stevens, 24, of 544 Hudson Ave., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 9 by Guilderland Police Officer Carl Duda on an inside warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, he was arrested by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and turned over to Guilderland Police on an outstanding arrest warrant. He was due in court on Feb. 11.

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Patrick J. Horacek, 27, of 1775 Western Ave., Albany, was arrested on Feb. 10 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski at his home for criminal sale of a narcotic drug, a felony. According to the arrest report, Horacek sold 50 hydrocodone pills and 50 Xanax pills, both narcotics, to a confidential informant for $500, at his home. He was taken into custody without incident and processed, to be arraigned Feb. 11.

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Robert M. Milos, 31, of 1036 Keys Ave., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 12 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for third-degree aggravated unlicensed of a motor vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol, a misdemeanor, and operation of a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate, an infraction. The arrest report says that he was stopped for an inspection certificate violation and that a check with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles showed his license to have been revoked as of Jan. 6, 2015. His vehicle remained parked in the Café Court parking lot at Crossgates Mall, and he was due in court on Mar. 3.

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Nicholas M. Damiano, 20, of 442 Spring St., basement, was arrested on Feb. 12 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Normandin for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and failing to keep right on a two-lane road, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Damiano was observed crossing over the double yellow line several times as he traveled west on East Old State Road between Route 155 and Kings Road and was stopped at Dennis Terrace and Kings Road. Upon interview, the report says, a strong smell of marijuana came from inside the vehicle. He told Normandin that he had smoked marijuana before driving and that he had about half an ounce of marijuana in the back of his truck in toolbox, with some pipes, the report says. At the station, the marijuana was weighed and found to total .23 grams; it and the other contraband were confiscated and placed in evidence, Normandin writes in his report.

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Jahliek A. Martin, 18, of 4 Vliet St., apartment 2a, Cohoes, was arrested on Feb. 12 by Guilderland Police Officer Roger Ginder on a bench warrant for petit larceny, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, he was turned over to Guilderland Police by Cohoes Police based on a bench warrant for petit larceny; Guilderland Judge John Bailey was notified, and Martin was due to appear in court on Feb. 18. Martin also had an outstanding warrant out of Troy, and Troy Police were contacted but did not wish to pursue picking him up, the report says.

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Marylyn D. Barr, 48, of 216 Placid Dr., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 13 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Turoski for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor. According to the arrest report, her registration was confirmed by license plate reader to have been suspended for lapsed insurance as of Dec. 10, 2015. She was due in court on Feb. 25.

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Terrance Lightenfield, 29, of 713 Altamont Ave., Schenectady, was arrested on Feb. 15 by Guilderland Police Officer Joseph Devoe for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver, an infraction. The arrest report says that he was sitting in his vehicle with the motor running in the upper-level parking lot of Macy’s in Crossgates Mall. Upon interview, the report says, he stated that he and his passenger had just smoked marijuana in the vehicle; a check of his license showed it to have been suspended five times with one scoff on one date. Marijuana that his passenger admitted to having in his pocket was confiscated to be destroyed, the report says, and Lightenfield was due in court on Mar. 3.

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Carol Diane Meeusen, 81, of Guilderland Center, was arrested on Feb. 26 by Altamont Police Officer Jill Kaufman for driving while intoxicated, first offense, a misdemeanor, and for failing to use a designated lane, an infraction. According to the arrest report, Kaufman was on patrol driving west on Main Street toward Park Street when she observed Meeusen’s vehicle exiting the parking lot of Key Bank on Park. The vehicle crossed over into the oncoming lane and nearly struck a parked vehicle facing south on the southbound side of Park. Kaufman then turned around and followed the vehicle for several blocks east on Main and observed it crossing the double yellow line three times and going over the righthand white line twice before she stopped it, the report says. Kaufman noticed a strong smell of alcohol and observed that Meeusen showed signs of intoxication; the report says that, when asked if she knew why she had been stopped, Meeusen replied, “‘Cause I’m drunk?’ She failed a field sobriety test, but others were not administered, the report says, due to her “being very unsteady on her feet and her age.” A chemical breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .20, the report says; her vehicle was towed and she was given a courtesy ride home by Guilderland Police. She was due in court on Mar. 2.

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Hannah C. Diggs, 26, 28 Maine Ave., Rensselaer, was arrested on April 10 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Kerel at 1867 Knox Cave Rd., Delanson, for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, a felony; second-degree menacing with a weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief preventing an emergency call, both misdemeanors; and second-degree harassment with physical contact, a violation. According to the arrest report, a complainant said that she and Diggs had an argument and that, after keeping her from calling 911, Diggs punched, kicked, and shoved her before grabbing a knife and threatening her. The complainant got her phone back and locked herself in a room, and Diggs left, the report says. Police found Diggs walking on the road talking on her own phone to a 911 dispatcher, the report says. Judge James Corigliano issued an order of protection for the complainant and released Diggs on $1,000 cash bail. Diggs is due in Knox Town Court on May 4.

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John D. Klein, 20, of 6 Ridge Lane Ext., Berne, was arrested on April 11 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Cross at Colehill Road, Berne, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and for an exhaust system violation, an infraction. Police pulled over Klein for having an inadequate muffler and smelled marijuana coming from the truck, the arrest report says. Klein told the deputy that he had marijuana in his truck; police also found a glass water pipe, a pick with hashish residue, and a blue rubber container with hashish, the report says. The hashish tested positive with a field test, the report says. Klein is due in Berne Town Court on May 3.

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Vincent E. Archino, 21, of 20 Jones Dr., Niskayuna, was arrested on March 30 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Prignon at Thacher Park Road, New Scotland, for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for operating an unregistered vehicle and for operating a vehicle without an inspection certificate, both infractions. Police pulled over Archino for having an expired inspection and found that his license was suspended with three scoffs on two dates, the arrest report says. Archino is due in New Scotland Town Court on April 21.

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Daniel A. Davidson, 40, of 12 Philly Rd., East Berne, was arrested on March 31 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Prignon at New Scotland Road, New Scotland, for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor; and for having no license, having obstructed vision, and for having inadequate stop lights, all infractions. Police pulled over Davidson for having a brake light out and having objects hanging from his rearview mirror, the arrest report says, and found that his license was suspended. Davidson is due in New Scotland Town Court on April 21.

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Brendon J. Manny, 29, of 8 Florida Ave., Rensselaer, was arrested on April 3 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Cross at Route 32, Feura Bush, for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, and for having unsafe tires, an infraction. Police pulled over Manny for having an inadequate muffler and found that Manny’s license is suspended with five scoffs on three dates. He was released on $500 cash bail and was due in New Scotland Town Court on April 7.

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Charles J. Hart II, 36, of 167 Ketcham Rd., Voorheesville, was arrested on April 2 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Cross at 1936 New Scotland Rd., New Scotland, for seventh-degree criminal possession of  controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and for an exhaust system violation, an infraction. Police pulled over Hart for having an inadequate muffler and smelled marijuana coming from the car, the arrest report says. Hart told police that there was concentrated cannabis in the car, the report says. Hart is due in New Scotland Town Court on April 28.

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Leonard J. Mertens, 46, of 2745 Delaware Tpke., Voorheesville, was arrested on April 9 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Rimmer at Maple Avenue, Voorheesville, for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a prior charge, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 with a prior charge, and driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within 10 years, all felonies; and for refusal to take a breath test, having inadequate lights, having an inadequate exhaust system, operating a vehicle without an inspection certificate, and drinking alcohol in a moving vehicle on a highway, all infractions. According to the arrest report, police pulled over Mertens for having both inadequate plate lights and an inadequate muffler. Mertens did not stop immediately at Pine Street, but continued to the railroad bridge on Route 85A before stopping, the report says. Police saw open alcohol cans in the car; Mertens failed field sobriety tests but “would not provide an adequate breath sample” for a prescreening device with several attempts. A chemical breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .19 percent. Mertens was remanded to Albany County’s jail on $1,000 cash or $5,000 bond, and was due in New Scotland Town Court on April 12.

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Laura L. Riccio, 47, of 43 Meadowbrook, apartment D142, Slingerlands, was arrested by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Conor Anson at the Clarksville patrol station to execute a bench warrant out of New Scotland for failure to pay a fine. Riccio turned herself in and was released on her own recognizance.

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Armentina M. Wilder, 39, of 190 Diamond Hill Rd., Delmar, was arrested on April 7 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Hoose at New Scotland Road, Voorheesville, to execute a bench warrant out of the city of Troy for failure to pay a $25 fine. The deputy transferred Wilder into the custody of Troy police in Bethlehem near the I-787 onramp. Police initially pulled over Wilder for having inadequate tail lights, for which she was ticketed.

 

 

 

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GUILDERLAND — John Hodgson has made a wooden box topped with a sankofa, a traditional African symbol meaning “to return for what was left behind.”

VOORHEESVILLE — The Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Inc. has been awarded $360,000 in grant funds to help first-time homebuyers with mortgage down payment and closing costs.

Kinder Morgan announced on Wednesday that it indefinitely suspended its proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, a project that was inspiring resistance in Albany County as well as elsewhere in the seven states it would have crossed to deliver fracked gas from Pennsylvania to New England. The company said current market forces weighed on the decision.

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