DELMAR – Bethlehem Police arrested a Troy man on Tuesday, Jan 3 after he allegedly fired a gun at a woman after a domestic incident in February.
According to police, the victim in the case reports that there was a domestic incident that occurred on February 15, 2022 at approximately 7:00 p.m., in the area of lower Kenwood Avenue.
As the victim was leaving that area in her vehicle – Zereem Williams, 21, of Troy, allegedly discharged a firearm at her vehicle.
No one was injured during the incident.
Williams was charged with attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, attempted assault and reckless endangerment.
He was arraigned by Bethlehem Town Judge Ryan Donovan and bail was set at $65,000. Williams was sent to the Albany County Jail to await bail.
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New Scotland man arrested for X-mas robbery
VOORHEESVILLE – State Police arrested a New Scotland man on a variety of charges stemming from a Christmas day incident.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, State Police arrested Shandell L. Scott, 32, of New Scotland, for robbery, grand larceny, criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, all felonies, and petit larceny and harassment, both misdemeanors.
On Sunday, Dec. 25, at about 12:00 p.m., Troopers responded to reports of a dispute with theft in Voorheesville.
The investigation determined that Scott struck and forcibly took multiple items from the victim. The incident occurred while an active stay-away order of protection was in effect against Scott, protecting the victim.
Scott surrendered himself to State Police at the New Scotland barracks and was processed. He was arraigned at the New Scotland Town Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.
DWI on North Street
DELMAR – Bethlehem police responded to a report of an incident at a local residence and observed a blue Subaru leaving the scene and not using its turn signal, prompting a traffic stop.
During the stop on Wednesday, Dec 28 at approximately 2:16 a.m., officers observed the driver, a 33-year-old Delmar man, to have bloodshot and watery eyes and to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.
The man was given and failed field sobriety tests and refused a breath test for alcohol on a pre-screening device.
According to reports, the man told officers he did not consume any alcohol that night, but the officers found three open containers on the passenger side floor.
The man was taken into custody and transported to the police station where he refused chemical tests. He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and refusing to take a breath test, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and illegal signal, all violations.
He was given a bill of particulars and released. He is scheduled back in court on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Two charged in grand larceny at Walmart
GLENMONT – Two Albany women were arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 28 after not paying for items at Walmart and leaving the store.
Kaytura Barry, 30, and Dominique Jordan, 31 were stopped by loss prevention employees after passing the point of sale. When officers arrived, they had produced receipts but did not match any of the items they had in their cart. The merchandise had a total value of $2,659.54.
Barry and Jordan were transported back to the police station where they were charged with grand larceny, a felony, and conspiracy, a misdemeanor. They were given appearance tickets and released. They are scheduled back in Bethlehem Town Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
DWI on Feura Bush Road
GLENMONT – On Thursday, Dec. 29 at approximately 3:52 a.m., Bethlehem police observed a gray Saturn make a left hand turn at a red light and did not use a turn signal. The officer performed a traffic stop in a driveway on Feura Bush Road.
The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Delmar man, was observed to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The man admitted to having two White Claws approximately an hour before driving home.
He was given and failed some field sobriety tests and tested positive for breath alcohol on a pre-screening device.
The man was taken into custody and, at the police station, provided a breath sample that returned a .09 percent BAC. He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle, passing a red light and illegal signal, all violations.
The man was given a bill of particulars and released. He is scheduled in Bethlehem Town Court on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
No registration, no insurance, no license and fake plates
DELMAR – Bethlehem police observed a 2019 red Kia traveling on Delaware Avenue with an obstructed license plate on Thursday, Dec. 29 at approximately 10:41 p.m.
The officer performed a traffic stop and found the driver, a 28-year-old Albany man, to have a suspended license. The car had a New Jersey temporary registration plate with a dark cover over it, but a check returned no record of the number.
The driver claimed he bought the car on Facebook Marketplace and picked it up in New Jersey from a car dealer, but then said the transaction took place at the dealer’s home.
The man then showed the officer a photo of a title of car with someone else’s name on it. The Kia also had a NY registration sticker with the correct VIN on it, but a check on that registration was that it was surrendered and was suspended for an insurance lapse.
The man was charged with possession of a forged instrument and aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and a registration plate display violation, all violations.
He was given an appearance ticket and released. He is scheduled back in court on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Bench warrant at Shoprite
SLINGERLANDS – Bethlehem police responded to Shoprite to check a person on Monday, Jan. 2. When officers arrived, the management of the store asked that officers remove Michael Tonkins, 43, of Albany from the property.
A check on Tompkins found that he had both an outstanding felony warrant and a bench warrant from the City of Albany.
He was taken into custody and picked up by Albany police at Shoprite.
NYE crash leads to aggravated DWI
SLINGERLANDS – On Saturday, Dec. 31 at about 7:39 p.m. State Police observed a vehicle strike a guide rail on the I-90 on-ramp from Route 85 in Albany.
The Trooper assisted the uninjured driver, a 41-year old man from Troy, exit the vehicle.
Upon completing the investigation into the crash, the man was taken into custody. He was transported to New Scotland barracks, where he provided a breath sample that returned a 0.23 percent BAC.
He was charged with aggravated DWI and other vehicle and traffic law violations, was issued tickets returnable to the Albany City Court on January 9, and released to a sober party.
Robbery, larceny at Walmart
GLENMONT – Bethlehem police responded to Walmart for the report of a person stealing a television on September 5. When police arrived the store loss prevention employee stated that the person wheeled the television across the parking lot in a shopping cart to the back of Applebee’s and possibly went inside.
As the officers made contact with Jordan Smith, 24, of Albany, Smith ran from Applebee’s towards Route 9W, ignoring commands to stop.
Smith ran into a field across the street and was apprehended.
Smith requested EMS attention because of an asthma condition, but refused when they arrived at the scene.
Smith was taken into custody and charged with robbery, a felony, and harassment, a violation at that time. Smith was arraigned and released on recognizance on September 4.
Smith was additionally charged with resisting arrest and petit larceny, both misdemeanors, on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Smith was arraigned by Bethlehem Town Judge Ryan Donovan and remained in custody.