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Foot pursuit leads to multiple charges

05-21-2017 @ 19:06,General,SPD,

On May 20th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 28 year old Krista Collandra of Schodack, NY. Ms. Collandra has been wanted by several agencies in the capital region for active warrants. On May 14th, 2017 Ms. Collandra fled from a Schodack Police Officer on foot when a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle that she was a passenger in. Ms. Collandra was pursued into the woods between Interstate 90 and East Schodack Rd for approximately one mile. Patrol officers were unable to locate her but contraband that was discarded by her was recovered by Officer Montross, who was the pursuing officer. An additional warrant for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Possesion of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (quantity of heroin), Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree, and Resisting Arrest was issued for her arrest.

On May 20th, 2017 Ms. Collandra was observed walking through several backyards and onto Sand Rd by Officer Harrington who attempted to stop her and another foot pursuit ensued. She was apprehended moments after she entered her residence on Cross St. An officer suffered a physical injury to his arm while forcing entry. She was then arrested for Assault 2nd degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Ms. Collandra was also charged with Arson 5th degree and Criminal Mischief 4th degree after she lite a fire in the Schodack Police Department's booking room damaging a wooden bench. She was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail with bail due back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/24/2017 at 05:00 PM for a preliminary hearing.

Traffic stop leads to marijuana and weapons charges

05-16-2017 @ 15:29,General,SPD,

On Friday May 12, 2017 at around 7:30 pm, The Town of Schodack Police Department arrested Anthony B. Sliney, 23 of 18 Council Hill Way, Castleton, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th Degree, and various vehicle and traffic law violations. Officer Harrington was on patrol on Scott Avenue in the Village of Castleton. Officer Harrington made a traffic stop of Sliney’s 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Officer Harrington conducted an investigation and discovered a switchblade knife and approximately four (4) ounces of marijuana in the vehicle. Sliney advised that he also had an electronic “stun gun” device at his residence and wanted to turn this device in to police. Sliney was arraigned before Schodack Town Justice Peter and released to Rensselaer County Probation day Reporting. Sliney is due back in Town of Schodack Court on June 7, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Press release - Structure fire/Hate crime investigation

05-15-2017 @ 18:51,Press Releases,SPD,

On Sunday May 14, 2017 at around 11:40 PM, the Town of Schodack Police Department responded to 29 Cold Spring Road for a report of a structure fire. First responders on the scene report that a swastika and a racially offensive epithet had been spray-painted on the front of the detached garage at the residence and that garage was on fire. Fire companies from Nassau, East Schodack, South Schodack, Schodack Valley, and North Chatham responded to the scene to put out the fire. The fire was confined to garage. The Town of Schodack Fire Investigation Unit conducted a cause and origin examination. The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit responded as well. The K9 unit is specially trained for arson investigation. The New York State Police assisted with the investigation on the scene. Police are continuing the investigation of the incident throughout today. Police plan to speak to residents in the area and neighbors of the homeowner. This incident is under investigation as a hate crime. Help from the community is crucial in this investigation so Schodack Police urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact them at 518.477.8077.

Other April Arrests

05-08-2017 @ 19:55,General,SPD,

In the month of April, the Schodack Police Department made arrests for the following offenses in addition to the listed entries:

-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (3 arrests)
-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree (2 arrests)
-Criminal Warrant (4 arrests)
-Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (3 arrests)


DWI Arrest

04-28-2017 @ 16:39,General,SPD,

On April 27th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 69 year old Marianne Patnode of Hollywood, FL. Mr. Patnode was the operator of a vehicle involved in a traffic accident on Route 9 in the area of the Pilot Truck Stop. There was only one vehicle involved and there were no injuries. After impairment was observed Ms. Patnode was arrested for DWI. Her BAC was 0.12%. She was released with appearance tickets due to appear in the Schdoack Town Court on 06/07/2017 at 06:00 PM.

DWI Arrest

04-28-2017 @ 16:36,General,SPD,

On April 21st, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 30 year old William Huber of Brunswick, NY. Mr. Huber was the operator of a vehicle involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Maple Hill Rd and Route 9. His vehicle was the only one involved and there were no injuries. He was found to be imparied and arrested for DWI. His BAC was 0.13%. Mr. Huber was released on appearance tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Public Lewdness Arrest

04-28-2017 @ 16:29,General,SPD,

On April 18th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 23 year old Michael Mills of Schodack, NY. Mr. Mills was initially arrested for Disorderly Conduct as he was obstructing vehicular traffic on Shuurman Rd at the intersection of Columbia Tpk in an attempt to solicite a ride. Mr. Mills was released on an appearance ticket. Mr. Mills immediately walked to the Park and Ride on East Schodack Rd and was observed by the Schodack Police uriniating in public. Mr. Mills was then arrested for public lewdness. He was released under the supervision of probation due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court.

Falsely Reporting Incident 3rd Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 17:35,General,SPD,

On 04/14/2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 49 year old Colleen Rogers of Troy, NY. An investigation revealed that Ms. Rogers made a 911 call knowingly giving false information which was relayed to the Schodack Police Department for an incident that occurred at the Scarnatos Restaurant in Castleton. She was arrested and released on her own recognizance due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Criminal Impersonation 2nd Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 17:31,General,SPD,

On April 16th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 33 year old Anthony Palella of New Lebanon, NY. Mr. Palella was stopped on State Route 20 for broken brake lamp. Mr. Palella used his brothers identity as an attempt to avoid the discovery of his suspended drivers license. After an investigation determined his true identity he was arrested and processed at the Schodack Police Department. Mr. Palella was charged with the misdemeanors of Identity Theft in the third degree, Criminal Impersonation in the second degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the third degree and other traffic infractions. He was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail ($2500 cash or bond) due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Felony Failure to Register Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 17:23,General,SPD,

On April 5th, 2017 the Schodack Police department arrested 57 year old William Vanalstyne of Schodack, NY. Mr. Vanalstyne, a registered sex offender, in conjuction with New York State Parole was found to have violated his requirement to notify law enforcement of an address change within 10 days of doing so. He was charged with a felony Failure to Report under the corrections law and a warrant was lodged for his appearance in the Schodack Town Court.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 17:16,General,SPD,

On April 2nd, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 31 year old Anthony Morris, of Schodack NY. An investigation was conducted in conjunction with New York State Parole as Mr. Morris was found to be violating his parole conditions. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Morris was in possession of a quantity of heroin and hypodermic needles. He was charged with the two misdemeanors of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. He was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail ($2000 cash or bond) due back in court at a later date.

Criminal Trespass 2nd Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 16:53,General,SPD,

On April 11th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 43 year old Wayne Calkins, of Schodack NY. Mr. Calkins was arrested after officers were dispatched to 18 Oak Terrance for a possible domestic dispute. When officers arrived Mr. Calkins was found physically restraining the victim. Mr. Calkins was arrested for the misdemeanor of Criminal Trespass in the second degree and the violation of Harassment in the second degree. He was released on his own recognizance due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Order of Protection Violation leads to two arrests

04-17-2017 @ 16:47,General,SPD,

On April 15th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 27 year old Sonya Brixius of Schodack NY. Schodack Police were assisting Columbia County Child Protection Services with an order of protection compliance check at the Bel Air Motel on Route 9. Ms. Brixius was ordered by court to prohibit contact between Robert Beebe and three of her children. During the room check Mr. Beebe was found to be hiding under a bed and pile of clothes, attempting to hinder the discovery of the order of protection violation. Mr. Brixius was arrested for Criminal Contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor and Mr. Beebe was arrested for Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree, a misdemeanor, for his attempts to hinder the investigation. Both were processed at the Schodack Police Department and released on an appearance ticket due back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

DWI Arrest

04-17-2017 @ 16:36,General,SPD,

On April 6th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 21 year old Austin Nolan of Ballston Spa, NY. Schodack Police were dispatched to a personal injury auto accident on River Rd and Mr. Nolan was then arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he was identified as the operator. The vehicle sustained heavy damage and two passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Mr. Nolan was arrested for the misdemeanors of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the third degree. He was also issued several traffic tickets. Mr. Nolan is due back in the Schodack Town Court on 05/03/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Other March Arrests

03-31-2017 @ 18:44,General,SPD,

In the month of March, the Schodack Police Department made arrests for the following offenses in addition to the listed entries:

-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (2 arrests)
-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree (1 arrests)
-Criminal Warrant (8 arrests)
-Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (1 arrest)


Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest

03-31-2017 @ 18:43,General,SPD,

On March 25th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 31 year old Kyle Butler of Schodack, NY. Mr. Butler was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane on Columbia Turnpike. Investigation revleaed that Mr. Butler was in possession of a quantity of heroin. Mr. Butler was arrested and processed at the Schodack Police Department. During processing it was determined that Mr. Butler was wanted by the New York State Police in regards to a Robbery that occurred in another jurisdiction the day prior. Mr. Butler was issued an appearance ticket due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00 PM and turned over to the New York State Police.

Petit Larceny Arrests

03-31-2017 @ 18:35,General,SPD,

On March 24th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 23 year old Joel Rivers and 21 year old Kimberly Gibson both of Schodack, NY. The pair were arrested for the misdeameanor of Petit Larceny after video showed the pair committing a gas drive off at the Stewarts on State Route 20. They were released on an appearance ticket due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Police pursuit leads to reckless driving, DWI, VTL charges

03-20-2017 @ 01:09,General,SPD,

On Sunday March 19, 2017 at around 6:00 pm members of the New York State Police from K troop were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in the Town of New Lebanon. The vehicle was operated by Corey D. Cheney, 37 of 14 Traverse St., Rockland, Maine. The troopers attempted to stop Cheney but he refused to comply. By 6:15 pm Troopers had chased Cheney into Rensselaer County and the Town of Schodack. Members of the Town of Schodack Police Department joined the pursuit. On Route 20 a stinger strip was deployed in an attempt to end the pursuit. The tires on Cheney’s car were damage but he continued west on route 20 and onto Columbia Turnpike. Cheney attempted to enter I90 at exit 11E going the wrong way onto the ramp. Schodack police officers used their patrol cars to box Cheney’s vehicle in to prevent him from entering the interstate the wrong way. One Schodack Police patrol SUV was damaged pushing Cheney’s car into a snow bank. Cheney was removed from the vehicle and it was discovered that he had severely injured himself by cutting himself on the forearms. One officer suffered a minor injury to his hand removing Cheney from his vehicle. Cheney was transported to Albany Medical Center with those injuries and to secure a blood draw sample. Cheney was charged with: Reckless endangerment, reckless driving. fail to keep right, passing a red light, moving from lane unsafely, driving over center lane, wrong way on one way road, aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree, unlawful fleeing a police officer, DWAI drugs in combination with alcohol, and DWI. There will be additional charges pending. Cheney is scheduled to reappear in Town of Schodack Court on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest

03-18-2017 @ 20:51,General,SPD,

On March 17th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 19 year old Marcus F. Lounds of Schodack, NY. Mr. Lounds was stopped for an exhaust system violation on River Rd. Mr. Lounds was found to be in possession of a quantity of "Xanax", a controlled substance. Mr. Lounds was charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree and other traffic infractions. He was processed and released on appearance tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00PM.

A passenger in the vehicle was issued an appearance ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

Unlawful Fleeing in Motor Vehicle 3rd Arrest

03-18-2017 @ 20:45,General,SPD,

On March 7th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 38 year old Kyle P. Groff of North Greenbush, NY. Mr. Groff was operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Miller Rd and when a Schodack police officer attempted to stop him he fled in a reckless manner ultimately fleeing on foot. Mr. Groff turned himself into the Schodack Police Department voluntarily at a later time and was released on appearance tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court at a later date. He was charged with the misdemeanors of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the third degree, Reckless Driving, and several traffic infractions.

Other February Arrests

03-18-2017 @ 20:34,General,SPD,

In the month of February, the Schodack Police Department made arrests for the following offenses in addition to the listed entries:

-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (3 arrests)
-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 2nd Degree (2 arrests)
-Criminal Warrant (1 arrest)
-Forged Inspection Sticker (1 arrest)

Domestic Incident Arrest

03-13-2017 @ 12:38,General,SPD,

On March 10th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 20 year old Jody Livesay of Hopewell, Virginia. The Schodack Police Department was dispatched to an active domestic at the Bel Air Motel. The female victim reported that during the dispute her boyfriend, Mr. Livesay, had grabbed her by the throat with both hands for nearly a minute while she was holding their one year old child. In addition to that Mr. Livesay was alleged to have head butted the victim, completely destroyed the motel room, stolen a cell phone belonging to the victim preventing her from calling police for assistance, and prevented her from leaving the room when she tried to get away. Mr. Livesay fled the scene on foot but was located walking on State Route 9. Mr. Livesay was arrested for the misdemeanors of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, and the violation of Harassment in the 2nd degree. He was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00 PM.

2-year-old boy found safe after brief search

03-07-2017 @ 22:40,General,SPD,

Schodack Police Department investigated a report of a missing 2-year-old boy at 2591 Phillips Road. The child was found safe at home after a brief search. Other agencies were called and responded quickly with their resources. In addition to Schodack Police, members of East Greenbush Police, Rensselaer Police, North Greenbush Police, New York State Police, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, Albany County Sheriff’s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Southern Rensselaer County Search and Rescue worked to find the child. Members searched the interior of the house as well as surrounding property outside. The child was found asleep between pillows in what appeared to be a neatly made bed. The Schodack Police would like to thank all the people who assisted in the search. The Schodack Police Department is thankful that the child was found safe and wish he the family well.

warrant investigation leads to drug arrest and parole violation

03-03-2017 @ 17:18,General,SPD,

Town of Schodack Police arrested Kevin M. Hawver, 52 of 136 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree. Officer Eckel was working with parole officers from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision attempting to locate a different person on an active warrant. Parole officers identified Mr. Hawver as one of their parolees. An investigation revealed that Mr. Hawver had a baggie containing cocaine in his possession. Mr. Hawver was arraigned before Town Justice Wagner and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail for the drug offense and a parole violation. Mr. Hawver’s bail was set at $1,500.00. Mr. Hawver is scheduled to return to Town Court on April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Sex offender registry investigation leads to arrest

03-03-2017 @ 17:09,General,SPD,

Town of Schodack Police arrested Hector Davila, 52 of 1565 Columbia Turnpike for a violation of New York State Correction Law and parole violation. Mr. Davila is a level three (3) sex offender and failed to report his address change within the required time of relocating. Officer Eckel working with parole officers from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision arrested Mr. Davila for Failure to Register and Verify is address, a class E felony, and for a parole violation. Mr. Davila was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. Mr. Davila is scheduled to return to Town of Schodack Court for a preliminary hearing on March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm.