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Police pursuit leads to reckless driving, DWI, VTL charges

03-20-2017 @ 01:09,General,SPD,

On Sunday March 19, 2017 at around 6:00 pm members of the New York State Police from K troop were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in the Town of New Lebanon. The vehicle was operated by Corey D. Cheney, 37 of 14 Traverse St., Rockland, Maine. The troopers attempted to stop Cheney but he refused to comply. By 6:15 pm Troopers had chased Cheney into Rensselaer County and the Town of Schodack. Members of the Town of Schodack Police Department joined the pursuit. On Route 20 a stinger strip was deployed in an attempt to end the pursuit. The tires on Cheney’s car were damage but he continued west on route 20 and onto Columbia Turnpike. Cheney attempted to enter I90 at exit 11E going the wrong way onto the ramp. Schodack police officers used their patrol cars to box Cheney’s vehicle in to prevent him from entering the interstate the wrong way. One Schodack Police patrol SUV was damaged pushing Cheney’s car into a snow bank. Cheney was removed from the vehicle and it was discovered that he had severely injured himself by cutting himself on the forearms. One officer suffered a minor injury to his hand removing Cheney from his vehicle. Cheney was transported to Albany Medical Center with those injuries and to secure a blood draw sample. Cheney was charged with: Reckless endangerment, reckless driving. fail to keep right, passing a red light, moving from lane unsafely, driving over center lane, wrong way on one way road, aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree, unlawful fleeing a police officer, DWAI drugs in combination with alcohol, and DWI. There will be additional charges pending. Cheney is scheduled to reappear in Town of Schodack Court on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest

03-18-2017 @ 20:51,General,SPD,

On March 17th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 19 year old Marcus F. Lounds of Schodack, NY. Mr. Lounds was stopped for an exhaust system violation on River Rd. Mr. Lounds was found to be in possession of a quantity of "Xanax", a controlled substance. Mr. Lounds was charged with the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree and other traffic infractions. He was processed and released on appearance tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00PM.

A passenger in the vehicle was issued an appearance ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

Unlawful Fleeing in Motor Vehicle 3rd Arrest

03-18-2017 @ 20:45,General,SPD,

On March 7th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 38 year old Kyle P. Groff of North Greenbush, NY. Mr. Groff was operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Miller Rd and when a Schodack police officer attempted to stop him he fled in a reckless manner ultimately fleeing on foot. Mr. Groff turned himself into the Schodack Police Department voluntarily at a later time and was released on appearance tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court at a later date. He was charged with the misdemeanors of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the third degree, Reckless Driving, and several traffic infractions.

Other February Arrests

03-18-2017 @ 20:34,General,SPD,

In the month of February, 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 (1 arrest)
-Forged Inspection Sticker (1 arrest)

Domestic Incident Arrest

03-13-2017 @ 12:38,General,SPD,

On March 10th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 20 year old Jody Livesay of Hopewell, Virginia. The Schodack Police Department was dispatched to an active domestic at the Bel Air Motel. The female victim reported that during the dispute her boyfriend, Mr. Livesay, had grabbed her by the throat with both hands for nearly a minute while she was holding their one year old child. In addition to that Mr. Livesay was alleged to have head butted the victim, completely destroyed the motel room, stolen a cell phone belonging to the victim preventing her from calling police for assistance, and prevented her from leaving the room when she tried to get away. Mr. Livesay fled the scene on foot but was located walking on State Route 9. Mr. Livesay was arrested for the misdemeanors of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, two counts of Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, and the violation of Harassment in the 2nd degree. He was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of bail due to appear back in the Schodack Town Court on 04/05/2017 at 06:00 PM.

2-year-old boy found safe after brief search

03-07-2017 @ 22:40,General,SPD,

Schodack Police Department investigated a report of a missing 2-year-old boy at 2591 Phillips Road. The child was found safe at home after a brief search. Other agencies were called and responded quickly with their resources. In addition to Schodack Police, members of East Greenbush Police, Rensselaer Police, North Greenbush Police, New York State Police, Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office, Albany County Sheriff’s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Southern Rensselaer County Search and Rescue worked to find the child. Members searched the interior of the house as well as surrounding property outside. The child was found asleep between pillows in what appeared to be a neatly made bed. The Schodack Police would like to thank all the people who assisted in the search. The Schodack Police Department is thankful that the child was found safe and wish he the family well.

warrant investigation leads to drug arrest and parole violation

03-03-2017 @ 17:18,General,SPD,

Town of Schodack Police arrested Kevin M. Hawver, 52 of 136 Snyder Road, Ghent, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree. Officer Eckel was working with parole officers from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision attempting to locate a different person on an active warrant. Parole officers identified Mr. Hawver as one of their parolees. An investigation revealed that Mr. Hawver had a baggie containing cocaine in his possession. Mr. Hawver was arraigned before Town Justice Wagner and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail for the drug offense and a parole violation. Mr. Hawver’s bail was set at $1,500.00. Mr. Hawver is scheduled to return to Town Court on April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Sex offender registry investigation leads to arrest

03-03-2017 @ 17:09,General,SPD,

Town of Schodack Police arrested Hector Davila, 52 of 1565 Columbia Turnpike for a violation of New York State Correction Law and parole violation. Mr. Davila is a level three (3) sex offender and failed to report his address change within the required time of relocating. Officer Eckel working with parole officers from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision arrested Mr. Davila for Failure to Register and Verify is address, a class E felony, and for a parole violation. Mr. Davila was remanded to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. Mr. Davila is scheduled to return to Town of Schodack Court for a preliminary hearing on March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Arrest for Burglary and parole violation

03-02-2017 @ 21:09,General,SPD,

On March 2, 2017 Schodack Police arrested Christopher E. Vanderpool, 32 of 1666 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton for burglary and criminal mischief charges out of the City of Troy and a parole violation. Schodack Police along with parole officers from New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision arrested Mr. Vanderpool on a warrant for Burglary 2nd degree and Criminal Mischief 4th degree. Mr. Vanderpool is under parole supervision and is also facing a parole violation. Mr Vanderpool was arrested and turned over to Troy Police Department.

Investigation leads to charges for criminal contempt of court

03-01-2017 @ 22:23,General,SPD,


On March 1, 2017 Schodack Police arrested Chyanne Farrell, 18 of 5 Center Lane Glenmont for criminal contempt in the second degree for violating an order of protection. Ms. Farrell contacted a 15-year-old male with whom she had been ordered to avoid contact. The order of protection was issued in the Town of Bethlehem Court by Town Justice Ryan Donovan. Ms Farrell sent a cell phone message to the victim through a third party. Ms. Farrell was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Schodack Court on April 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm.


EMS call leads to arrest for resisting arrest and falsely reporting an incident 3rd

02-20-2017 @ 20:19,General,SPD,

On February 20th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 62 year old Jay Marsceill of Schodack, NY. Mr. Marsceill was originally charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the third degree after he repeatedly called 911 for an ambulance and reported priority symptoms when he simply wanted to go to detox. He has reported this 20 times in the last two months. When a Schodack Police Officer attempted to arrest him on the charge, he became combative and resisted arrest. During the struggle he grabbed the officer by the throat. He was eventually restrained and arrested. He now faces the additional charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, Obstructing Governmental Administration in the second degree, Resisting Arrest, and Harassment in the second degree. He was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail, $1000 cash or bond, and is due back in the Schodack Town Court on 03/08/217 at 06:00 PM.

Traffic stop leads to DWI/Criminal Possession of Marijuana Arrest

02-17-2017 @ 14:08,General,SPD,


On 02/16/2017 at around 11:30 pm Schodack Police arrested Benjamin Raymond, 36 of 646 Myrtle Ave, Albany for Driving While Intoxicated (BAC .11%), Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th Degree, and Speed in Zone (66 mph in a 45 mph zone). While on patrol on Miller Road, Det. Sgt. Thomas stopped Mr. Raymond for speeding. An investigation revealed Mr. Raymond had over 2 ounces of marijuana and some marijuana candy in his possession. Mr. Raymond failed field sobriety testing at the traffic stop. Mr. Raymond was issued an appearance ticket for the marijuana possession and traffic tickets for DWI and speed in zone. Mr. Raymond is schedule to reappear in Town of Schodack Court on 03/08/2017 at 6:oo pm.


Other January Arrests

02-06-2017 @ 20:50,General,SPD,

In the month of January, the Schodack Police Department made arrests for the following offenses in addition to the listed entries:

-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (1 arrest)
-Criminal Warrant (2 arrests)
-Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (1 arrest)

Traffic stop leads to DWI, marijuana possession, and resisting arrest

02-06-2017 @ 20:18,General,SPD,

On February 4, 2017 The Town of Schodack Police Department arrested Bruce Moore of 15330 Columbia Turnpike in Schodack for DWI, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and various V&T violations. Officers Harrington and Montross received a report of suspected intoxicated driver operating a white Ford F150 headed eastbound on Columbia Turnpike from the Hannaford Plaza in the Town of East Greenbush. Mr. Moore was stopped on Columbia Turnpike near Old Miller Road. Mr. Moore failed field sobriety tests and resisted officers attempts to take him into custody. Officers located marijuana in Moore’s possession. Moore refused to submit to a chemical test at police headquarters. Moore was arraigned by Town Justice Wagner and released on his own recognizance. Moore is scheduled to reappear in town court on March 1, 2017

Attempted Assault 3rd Arrest

02-05-2017 @ 17:49,General,SPD,

On January 25th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 24 year old Ellissa Carmin, of Schodack NY. Ms. Carmin was arrested for Attempt Assault in the Third degree, a misdemeanor, stemming from a domestic dispute with a family member. She was arraigned in the Schodack Town Court and released on her own recognizance due to appear back on 02/08/2017 at 06:00 PM.

Investigation leads to arrest for grand larceny and criminal contempt of court

02-04-2017 @ 02:02,General,SPD,

On February 1, 2017, The Town of Schodack Police Department arrested Megan Chapman, 36 of 1002 Muitzeskill Rd, Schodack for Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Criminal Contempt of Court 2nd Degree, Unlawful possession of personal identification information in the 3rd Degree, and Petit Larceny. An investigation by Det. Sgt. Thomas and Officer Roehr, revealed that Ms. Chapman used the victims debit card without permission and used the victim’s identification to pass checks from the victim’s checking account. Ms. Chapman admitted to the larceny and fraud. Ms. Chapman was arraigned before Town of Schodack Justice Wagner and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bail. Ms. Chapman’s return date to court is yet to be determined.

auto accident leads to DWAI drugs and drug possession charges

02-03-2017 @ 19:15,General,SPD,

On February 2, 2017, The Town of Schodack Police Department arrested Angelo Lacoy, 35 of 2 Madison Ave Apt 2 Rensselaer, NY for DWAI Drugs, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree all related to a motor vehicle accident on Maple Hill Road at Mid-State Lane in the Town of Schodack. Officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident and discovered a red pickup truck had struck a tree and a telephone pole. The impact had snapped the utility pole and wires were across the road. Mr. Lacoy resisted officers’ attempts to remove him from the vehicle and place him into custody. A small quantity of drugs and drug paraphernalia was found in Mr. Lacoy’s vehicle. Mr. Lacoy was transported by Castleton Ambulance to Albany Medical Center for medical attention and for a blood draw. State Police assisted at the scene. Lacoy is schedule to appear in Town of Schodack Court on February 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm to answer the charges.

Criminal Mischief 4th/ Criminal Contempt 2nd Arrest

01-20-2017 @ 20:08,General,SPD,

On January 19th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 43 year old Wayne Calkins of Schodack, NY. Mr. Calkins was arrested for Criminal Mischief in the Fourth degree and Criminal Contempt in the Second degree after violating an order of protection during a domestic dispute. He was arrainged in the Schodack Town Court and released on his own recognizance.

Aggravated Harassment 2nd Arrest

01-20-2017 @ 20:01,General,SPD,

On January 06th, 2017 the Schodack Police Department arrested 38 year old Trevor Goble of East Greenbush, NY. Mr. Goble was arrested after sending threatening text messages to his girlfriend. He was charged with Aggravated Harassment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. Mr. Goble was released on his own recognizance and is due back in the Schodack Town Court.

Criminal Mischief 4th Arrest

01-02-2017 @ 13:21,General,SPD,

On December 30th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 41 year old William Pettit of East Nassau, NY. Mr. Pettit was arrested for damaging property during a dispute with a family member. He was processed and released on an appearance ticket for Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, a misdemeanor. He is due back in the Schodack Town Court on 01/11/2017.

Other December arrests

12-31-2016 @ 16:50,General,SPD,

In the month of Decemeber, the Schodack Police Department made arrests for the following offenses in addition to the listed entries:

-Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree (1 arrest)
-Criminal Warrant (1 arrest)
-Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (1 arrest)

DWI Arrest

12-31-2016 @ 16:34,General,SPD,

On December 30th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 27 year old Timothy Crill of Glenmont, NY. Mr. Crill was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane. His BAC was 0.08%. He was processed and released on traffic tickets due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 01/11/2017.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Arrest

12-26-2016 @ 03:08,General,SPD,

On December 25th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 36 year old Lars Gronningsater of New Haven, CT. Mr Gronningsater was stopped for speeding on Interstate 90. Further investigation found that Mr. Gronningsater was in possession of Clonazepam, a controlled substance, without a prescription and was also in possession of marijuana. He was processed and released on appearance tickets for the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree as well as the violations of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Possession and a Controlled Substance Outside of Original Container. He is due back in the Schodack Town Court on 01/04/2017.

Petit Larceny Arrest

12-25-2016 @ 21:21,General,SPD,

On December 25th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 26 year old Nathaniel Howard of Schodack, NY. Mr. Howard was arrested for stealing products from the Stewarts on Columbia Trnpk in Schodack. Mr. Howard was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and marijuana. He was processed and released on appearance tickets for the misdemeanors of Petit Larceny, Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument, and the violation of Unlawful Posssession of Marijuana. He is due to appear in the Schodack Town Court on 01/04/2017.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child Arrest

12-25-2016 @ 14:10,General,SPD,

On December 07th, 2016 the Schodack Police Department arrested 25 year old Elizabeth Bonomo, of Schodack NY. Ms. Bonomo was arrested after an investigation with Child Protective Services showed that two children entrusted in her care were neglected and were not receiving adequate care. Ms. Bonomo was charged with two counts of misdemanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child and released on appearance tickets due back in the Schodack Town Court.