On Tuesday, Sept. 27, State Police arrested Kevin T. Noon, 51, of Latham, for criminal possession of cannabis and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies, and obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
With the assistance of the State Police Aviation Unit, troopers located an area where cannabis was being unlawfully grown in Schaghticoke.
The investigation determined Noon was responsible for the illegally possessed and grown cannabis. Troopers seized more than 40 cannabis plants.
Noon was arrested and brought to State Police barracks in Brunswick for processing.
He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Schaghticoke Town Court on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and released.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28 at about 2:41 p.m. troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the Town of Colonie for multiple violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.
During the interview of the operator, a 25-year-old man from Troy, troopers detected the odor of alcohol. He failed standardized roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. He was transported to the Latham barracks for processing where he provided a breath sample that returned a 0.10 percent BAC.
He was issued tickets returnable to the Colonie Town Court on Monday, Oct 17 and released to a sober party.
Colonie police arrested a Schenectady man for stealing merchandise from Boscov’s on Central Avenue on Friday, Sept. 30.
Glen J. Campbell, 44, injured his ankle while hastily exiting the store, was taken into custody and transported to St. Peters Hospital.
Officers found two outstanding warrants, one from the state Department of Corrections and Community Service and another from Colonie Town Court.
He was released to the state Division of Parole at the hospital.
Grand theft auto
On Saturday, Oct. 1 Colonie police responded to the report of a stolen 2004 GMC pickup truck on Swatling Road. Officers located and stopped the truck in the area and arrested Kenneth Norton, 26, of Schenectady for grand larceny, a felony. He was arraigned and released from Colonie Town Court.
On Tuesday, Oct 4, a 34-year-old North Carolina a woman failed to stay in her lane on Albany Shaker Road and Colonie police performed a traffic stop.
The officer observed signs of impairment and administered field sobriety tests.
She tested positive for breath alcohol on a pre-screening device and was taken into custody.
She was charged with aggravated DWI for a BAC over .18 percent. The woman was issued an appearance ticket to return to Colonie Town Court on Monday, Oct. 17.
A Latham man turned himself into Colonie police on Wednesday, Oct 5, to face gun charges.
Scott Berkowitz, 67, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon — assault rifle and ammo clip for a Sept. 18 incident at his home. He was arraigned in Colonie Town Court.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Colonie police responded to vehicle and pedestrian accident at 1955 Central avenue involving a black Chevy Silverado. The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old man from Corona, showed signs of impairment.
He failed field sobriety tests and tested positive for breath alcohol on a pre-screening device. The man also did not have a valid drivers’ license.
He provided a breath sample that returned a .17 percent BAC.
He was charged with DWI, operation of a vehicle by an unlicensed driver and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Colonie Town Court on Monday, Oct 17.
Chase ends in arrests
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, State Police were involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle which ended in the Village of Menands and resulted in the arrest of three.
At approximately 2:28 p.m., troopers were made aware that North Greenbush Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle on I-90. Due to jurisdiction, State Police took over the pursuit at the Patroon Island Bridge. The pursuit ended on Wards Drive in Menands, where three men exited the vehicle, fled on foot, and were quickly taken into custody. The vehicle has been recovered. The suspects and charges are as follows:
A 17-year-old from Albany, who was driving the vehicle was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and obstructing governmental administration, both misdemeanors.
An 18-year-old from Menands, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
A 15-year-old from Albany, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.
Because the suspects are under age 19, it is State Police policy to withhold the names. The 15-year-old was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the courts on a later date and released. The 17-year-old and 18-year-old were arraigned in Menands Village Court. The 17-year-old was released on his own recognizance and the 18-year-old was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.