A 31-year-old Castleton was arrested on the strength of a warrant after getting pulled over for a traffic violation on Friday, Sept. 16.
According to reports, Zachary Garcia was stopped on Sand Creek Road at around 1:50 a.m. When officers ran his name, the warrant out of the City of Rensselaer came up, he was taken into custody and turned over to Rensselaer police at Memorial Hospital.
A 54-year-old Loudonville woman was arrested on a host of charges, including DWI, after an incident on Braintree Street.
According to reports, the woman was involved in an altercation with two other women on Friday, Sept. 16, at around 6:18 p.m. During the altercation, she allegedly bit and punched the two other women and as police arrived she was seen driving off.
She was pulled over and EMS was called to treat her for injuries sustained in the altercation. While in the ambulance, she allegedly spit at an officer, hitting him in the face and chest.
She stands charged with the misdemeanors of DWI first offense and assault as well as a violation of harassment.
A 48-year-old Albany man was arrested for DWI after getting into a property damage accident on Rondack Road.
According to reports, police were called to the Saturday, Sept. 17, incident at around 7:41 a.m. The man exhibited glassy eyes and poor motor coordination and emanated an odor of alcohol. He failed standardized field sobriety tests and stands charged with the misdemeanors of aggravated DWI with a BAC of more than .18 percent and DWI as well as being ticketed for the infraction of failure to keep right.
A 67-year-old Latham man stands charged with a host of crimes after using a baseball bat to allegedly beat up a number of items belonging to his brother.
According to reports, police were called to the Bayberry Drive domestic incident on Saturday, Sept. 17, at around 7:38 p.m.
Scott Berkowitz had a judicial order to stay away order from his brother but he admitted to using a baseball bat to damage a number of items belonging to his brother. His brother provided supporting depositions and affidavits.
Berkowitz stands charged with the felonies of burglary, criminal mischief and two counts of criminal contempt for violating the judicial order. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
A 20-year-old Schenectady man faces a felony related to an incident on Riverview Drive.
According to reports, police were called to the Sunday, Sept. 18, scene at around 9:17 p.m. and arrested Prestin Cooper.
He stands charged with the felony of criminal mischief and the violation of harassment.
A 33-year-old New York City woman stands charged with a felony after a Monday, Sept. 19 incident at the Econo Lodge on Cental Avenue.
According to reports, police arrived at the scene at around 4:34 p.m. and arrested Kenya Jackson on the felony of criminal mischief.
A 59-year-old Niskayuna man was arrested for DWI after he was stopped for speeding on Central Avenue.
According to reports, police pulled over the man at around 8:32 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. He failed standardized field sobriety tests and stands charged with the misdemeanors of operating a vehicle with a BAC of more than 0.08 percent, aggravated DWI with a BAC of more than 0.18 percent and DWI first offense as well as being ticketed for the infractions of speeding and illegal use of a signal.
A 54-year-old Athens woman was arrested on the strength of a warrant after she called police for help.
According to reports, Ronda Fusco called police on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to retrieve property from Anthony Lane.
A check of Fusco’s name revealed the warrant out of Florida for arson in the first degree, which qualified her as a fugitive from justice.
She was arrested and remanded to the Albany County jail pending extradition to Florida.
A 25-year-old Albany man faces weapons charges after getting pulled over on Central Avenue for vehicle and traffic infractions.
According to reports, Jahsief Tucker was pulled over on Friday, Sept. 23 at around 12:25 a.m.
He stands charged with two felonies of criminal possession of a weapon, the misdemeanor of driving with a suspended license and he was ticketed for the infractions of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stay in a single lane.
A 36-year-old Virginia man faces a felony after a domestic incident on Thursday, Sept. 22.
According to reports, police were called to the Holland Avenue scene at around 4:48 p.m.
Robert Dickerson had a full stay away order from the victim and stands charged with the felonies aggravated family offense and criminal contempt as well as the misdemeanor of disobeying a judicial mandate.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at about 10:26 a.m. State Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Alternate Route 7 in Colonie for a suspended registration.
An investigation identified the operator as a 59-year-old Troy man. During the interview, troopers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. Roadside sobriety testing was conducted which indicated impairment.
He was arrested and transported to the barracks for processing where he provided a breath sample that returned a 0.11 percent BAC.
He was issued tickets returnable to the Colonie Town Court on Monday, Oct. 3 and released to a sober party.
Booze sale check
State Police checked 22 businesses in Albany County on Saturday, Sept. 17, for compliance on selling alcohol only to those over 21 years old.
One store employee at Mobil Mart on Troy-Schenectady Road was arrested for selling a beverage containing alcohol to a minor. He was arrested and charged with unlawfully dealing with a child and prohibited sale of alcohol to a person under 21, both misdemeanors.
He was issued an appearance ticket.
According to police, businesses are checked utilizing a trooper in plainclothes or underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or provide a false date of birth.
The majority of store clerks obeyed the law. The majority of stores that were checked in the sting were in Watervliet with four in Menands, two in Colonie and one in Albany.