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Personal Injury Auto Accident/Hit and Run Involving Horse and Rider

06-02-2016 @ 14:39,General,SPD,

On May 31, 2016 at approximately 8:00 pm, the Schodack Police Department responded to the Pine Ridge Farm at 314 Burden Lake Road in the Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York for a report of a hit and run, personal injury auto accident. The incident occurred at approximately 7:15 pm and involved a 26 year old female who was riding her horse named “Cali” on the westbound shoulder of Burden Lake Road between North Schodack Road and Boyce Road. The rider reported that a light colored silver or gray, older model mini-van (unknown make/model) also traveling westbound being operated by a large build, middle aged, white male, with medium length dirty blonde hair and beard, and a baseball cap, yelled “It’s illegal to ride a F***ing horse on the road”, and then blew the vehicles horn. This action startled the horse and the animal jumped into the road and was struck by the mini-van in the hind quarters causing the horse to fall to the pavement along with the rider. When the horse was getting back up and regaining its footing it kicked the vehicle causing damage to the passenger side, front door. There may also be damage to the front end and hood of the mini-van. The vehicle then fled the scene westbound on Burden Lake Road. The horse sustained injury to its hind quarter and foot and is currently being cared for. The rider reported pain and soreness in her right shoulder and after seeking medical attention was diagnosed with a bruised and swollen collar bone. The Schodack Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident and anyone with information is requested to contact Det/Sgt. Dean Thomas at (518) 477-8077 ext. 108. The name of the victim is being held at this time until the investigation is complete.

Message from the Chief of Police

05-17-2016 @ 18:23,General,SPD,

To the Residents of the Town of Schodack,

We are experiencing a number of larceny's from vehicles in recent days.
all residents are advised to do the following:

1. Remove all valuables from your vehicles if not locked securely in a garage.

2. Keep your vehicles locked at all times if not in use. Do not leave your keys for the vehicle or your home in the car. We have had one vehicle stolen and left in another county.

3. If you have outside lighting please use it. This will help deter criminals.

4. Keep your home locked at all times, as well as your garages.

5. Most importantly, if you hear or see anything, day or night please call 911 and report it immediately. Do not hesitate, seconds count in helping us catch the perpetrators. We need all the eyes and ears we can get to help us fight crime.

6. Please share this information with your neighbors, or direct them to the Town of Schodack website at

Also, the larcenies of and from vehicles are occurring all over the Capital District. Lets be vigilant in working together to help bring these individuals to justice.

Thank you,

Chief Bernhard Peter
Chief of Police
Town of Schodack Police Department

Criminal Possession of Marihuana Arrest

11-10-2015 @ 17:50,General,SPD,

On Friday November 6th 2015 at around 5:30 pm, The Town of Schodack Police Department along with New York State Police K9 from Schodack, DEA Task Force, New York State Division of Parole, Nassau Police Department K9, NYSP Schodack BCI headquarters arrested Bradley Torrey, 30 of 238 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY for Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree, and Resisting Arrest. Members of the Schodack Police were called to investigate a suspicious package received by the staff of the Comfort Inn at 99 Miller Road. This package was addressed to Mr. Torrey who had booked a room in the hotel. Following an investigation of the package, Mr. Torrey arrived at the hotel to sign for and pick up the package. When Mr. Torrey was approached by police he fled but was apprehended and placed into custody after a short foot pursuit. All told, 4 pounds of marihuana and approximately 5,000 dollars was seized as a result of this investigation. Torrey was sent to Rensselaer County Jail without bail and a New York State Parole hold for parole violations. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm in Town of Schodack Justice Court.

Felony Narcotics Possession Arrest

09-08-2015 @ 15:00,General,SPD,

The Schodack Town Police Department has arrested Joshua D. Hubbard, DOB 09/12/1985, of 40 Laurel Street, Lee, Massachusetts following a traffic stop on Columbia Turnpike. Hubbard has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree with intent to sell (B felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the fifth Degree (misdemeanor), Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia Second Degree (misdemeanor), and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Hubbard was found to be in possession of quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, Oxycodone, Xanax, and marihuana. Hubbard was remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash or bond by Town Justice Bruce Wagner. Hubbard is scheduled to appear in Schodack Town Court on 10/07/2015 for further proceedings.

Press release - Assault/Burglary/Robbery

01-28-2015 @ 13:39,Press Releases,SPD,

Press Release – Assault 1/Burglary/Robbery

The Town of Schodack Police Department and New York State Police BCI from the Schodack Zone 1 headquarters are investigating an assault, burglary, and robbery that occurred on January 28, 2015 in the early afternoon on Reno Road in the Town of Schodack. The suspect is reported to have been wearing an orange ski mask. The suspect took the victim’s wallet containing an unknown amount of cash. This investigation is still in the early stages and police are still developing and following up on leads. Investigators are requesting the assistance of the public and urge anyone with information to contact investigators at Schodack Police – 518-477-8077 or NYSP Schodack BCI at 518-732-4646

motor vehicle accident leads to DWAI Drugs arrest

12-25-2014 @ 03:15,General,SPD,

On December 25, 2014 at around 3:15 am The Town of Schodack Police Department arrested Nathaniel J. Quinn, 19 of 242 Schodack Drive, Castleton, NY for DWAI Drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident, unreasonable speed, failure to keep right, and unsafe lane change. Officers responded to 242 Schodack Drive for a report of a property damage auto accident. The defendants’ mother reports that he had been operating her vehicle and had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on the way home. The defendant’s mother reported that she believed that Quinn was under the influence of drugs at the time and reported this to police. Accident occurred a short way from Quinn’s residence where the defendant left the roadway and struck a fence and a tree. Interview by Officer Harrington revealed that Quinn had glossy eyes, slurred speech, and impaired motor coordination. Officer Harrington conducted field sobriety tests and Quinn failed the tests. Officers contacted Rensselaer Police and requested assistance from Sgt. Deso who is a certified drug recognition expert. Sgt. Deso conducted an evaluation of Quinn at Schodack Police headquarters. Members of Bruen Rescue Squad secured a blood sample for evidence at the request of Officer Harrington. The defendant was released to his mother on traffic tickets. Quinn is scheduled to appear in Town of Schodack Court on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm