Traffic stop leads to felony drug arrest

On February 18, 2018 at around 10 pm in the area of exit 12 on the westbound side of I90, Schodack Police stopped a vehicle for speeding. An interview and investigation led to the arrest of Owen M. Bassick, 19 of Norfolk, NY and Brian R. Karsberg, 19 of Medway, MA. Karsberg was the passenger in the vehicle. He was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree (misdemeanor) and unlawful possession of marijuana (violation). Bassick was the driver of the vehicle. He was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th degree (felony), criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree (misdemeanor), unlawful possession of marijuana (violation), and speeding in zone (infraction). Both Bassick and Karsberg were arraigned in Town of Schodack Court. Bassick was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $1000.00 cash bail or $2500.00 bail bond. Bassick was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Town of Schodack Court on 02/22/2018 at 1:00pm. Karsberg was released to Rensselaer County Probation Day Reporting and scheduled to reappear in Town of Schodack Court on 03/14/2018 at 6:00pm.

Schodack Police investigate stabbing, make arrest for assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing

On February 5, 2018 The Town of Schodack Police Department investigated an assault at the Dunkin Donuts bakery at 1792 Columbia Tupike in Schodack. Two male employees were involved in an argument and one stabbed the other. The suspect fled the scene in a car while a third male drove the victim to Albany Memorial Hospital ER. The suspect, Delroy Smith, 53 of 100 Harry Howard Road, Hudson, NY was apprehended by New York State Police in Kinderhook a short time after the incident. Smith has been charged with assault 1st degree and criminal possession of a weapon 3rd degree (felonies) and menacing 2nd degree (misdemeanor). New York State Police at Troop G Zone 1 headquarters worked with Schodack Police on this incident. Smith was arraigned in the Town of Schodack Justice court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $15,000.00 bail. Smith is scheduled to appear in town court on February 9, 2018 at 5pm for a preliminary hearing.