Press Release – Hit and Run Driver Arrest

The Town of Schodack Police Department has made an arrest in a personal injury hit-and-run motor vehicle accident which occurred on September 11, 2012.

The accident occurred at around 9:00 pm on a Tuesday night. A 17 year old male and his 14 year old friend were walking on Scott Avenue just east of Village of Castleton when a vehicle struck the 17 year old male. The young man was treated at the scene for injuries to his left hand, buttocks, and pelvic area. The youth’s parents later took him to an unspecified hospital for additional treatment. The operator of the vehicle fled the scene.

Investigating officers recovered evidence at the scene of the accident and were able to use that evidence to locate the vehicle.

Arrested was Louis Avellino, 50 of Castleton. He was changed with Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Reckless Driving, Assault 3rd degree, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, and imporper lane usage. Avellino was arraigned before Town Justice Peter and released on his own recognizance.

His next court appearance is schedule for October 10th at 6:00 pm.

Louis Avellino


Press Release – Joseph Scrum Arrest

On Sunday September 9th 2012 at 9:45 PM 19 year old Joseph M. Scrum of Schodack was arrested for:

Dissemination of Indecent material to a minor in the First Degree a Class D Felony

Possessing a Sexual performance by a child less than 16 years of age a Class E Felony

Endangering the welfare of a child a Class A Misdemeanor

Schodack Police received a complaint from the victims parents that reside in Iowa that their 13 year old was exchanging sexual images and text messages with Joseph M. Scrum who is 19 years old. The images and texts were discovered on the childs IPod. Schodack Police and the City of Independence Police of Iowa worked together on the investigation. Joseph Scrum was arrested without incident and arraigned before Nassau Village Judge Conway and released to probation day reporting.

Joseph Scrum