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 Govemental 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 Govemental 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.
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 Slineys 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 tu 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.
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 Sheriffs 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.
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)