Crime

Inside the Niskayuna police station. There are two phones for residents to use: the red is for emergencies and the black is for non emergencies. 
Photo: Kate Bunster

Resident questions safety of emtpy police station

NISKAYUNA — The county Unified Communications Center in Rotterdam went into operation in May 2014, combining police and fire dispatchers from Glenville, Niskayuna Rotterdam and Schenectady under one roof. Its goal was to save money and allow officers to respond…


Clifford Burns of Niskayuna, covers his face with court papers after his sentencing in Warren County Court Friday, September 5, 2014. PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER

Niskayuna man who killed wife can’t take back plea

ALBANY — A Niskayuna man who admitted in court to stabbing his estranged wife to death in Lake Luzerne won’t get to take back his guilty plea, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court…


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Public Record for Niskayuna, August – Sept. 2015

NISKAYUNA POLICE DEPARTMENT Anthony Baisy, 24, of Willett Street, Schenectady, was charged Aug. 19 with petty larceny. Shelly Brady, 26, of 6th Avenue, Watervliet, was charged Aug. 19 with endangering the welfare of a child. Thomas H. Vanburen, 61, of…


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Niskayuna man admits child porn charge

ALBANY — On Sept. 16, 41-year-old Jeremy Allen of Niskayuna pleaded guilty to charges that he received and kept child pornography, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Northern District of New York. Allen admitted he knowingly received and possessed…


Jason Adams poses for a picture in front of his home on Eastern Parkway in Niskayuna, where he allegedly fought off and chased Mark Snare, inset, after Snare allegedly tried to burglarize the home on Tuesday.

Career criminal admits to Niskayuna break-in

BY STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The career criminal arrested in January after a Niskayuna victim confronted and chased him could now spend the rest of his life in prison. Again. Mark Snare, 54, pleaded guilty in Schenectady County…


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Public record for Niskayuna, August 2015

Christine M. Maddaloni, 49, of Long Pond Drive, Rotterdam, was charged Aug. 3 with petty larceny, third-degree unlawful possession of personal identification, third-degree identity theft, issuing a bad check and second-degree criminal impersonation. Nebu Babu, 34, of Coplon Avenue, Schenectady,…



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Niskayuna aids say arrests ruined reputations

Former counselors at group home found not guilty of endangering disabled person BY MICHAELA KILGALLEN For The Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Two women charged with endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person in early 2014 and eventually found not…


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Niskayuna burglary sparks conflict… again

Yet another Niskayuna burglary incited a physical altercation between homeowner and intruder. At 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, the Niskayuna and Schenectady Police Departments were called to Ravine Road in Niskayuna for a report of a burglary. There, they found…


Two people were sent to the hospital, one of which had to be extricated from his vehicle, after two cars crashed into a home on Albany Street in Niskayuna on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Crash sends vehicle careening into house

BY STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — One man had to be extricated from a car after two vehicles crashed into a Niskayuna house July 3. The accident happened just before 2 p.m. at Albany Street and Mohrhoff Avenue. A…


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2 boys arrested in 2 Northside burglaries

SCHENECTADY — Two boys have been arrested in separate burglaries on the city’s Northside, police said today. The arrests come amidst several reported burglaries in the neighborhood in recent days, police said. It was not immediately clear if the boys…