Niskayuna crime

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)

Man charged after two vehicles hit Niskayuna house

NISKAYUNA — A Schenectady man faces several charges following an accident Friday afternoon in which two vehicles struck a house at Albany Street and Mohrhoff Avenue. Niskayuna police say John Becker, 42, faces multiple vehicle and traffic charges, including driving…


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DWI arrest

LATHAM — A Niskayuna woman was arrested with a blood alcohol level of 0.23 percent while driving on Route 7 in the town of Colonie on June 10, according to New York State Police. The woman, 29-year-old Christine A. Jordan,…


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Niskayuna public record: April 2015

NISKAYUNA POLICE DEPARTMENT Julie Rooney, 52, of Inman Rod, was charged April 1 with driving while intoxicated, and a violations and April 3 with second-degree criminal contempt. Daniel C. Parks, 48, of Greenpoint Avenue, Rotterdam, was chared April with third-degree…



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Alleged Niskayuna burglar arrested

NISKAYUNA — A man is facing a felony burglary charge after allegedly being caught in the act of burglarizing a house in Niskayuna, according to police. Fardin M. Sharifipour, 43, was arrested Friday after police say a resident of Balltown…


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Public Record for Niskayuna, March 2015

NISKAYUNA POLICE DEPARTMENT April E. Lukes, 35, of State Street, Schenectady, was charged March 3 with petty larceny. Thoms C. Neri, 52, of Balltown Road, was charged March 4 with third-degree falsely reporting an offense. Katie L. Hayhurst, 30, of…


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With spring comes a rise in Niskayuna burglaries

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It happens every year, like clockwork: As the temperature rises, everybody heads outdoors, including people looking for an illicit opportunity to take things that aren’t theirs. Springtime burglaries have begun in Niskayuna, as…


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Fewer reports of burglaries across town

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Burglaries have finally declined in Niskayuna after several months of worrisome break-ins, some of which involved risky interactions between homeowners and trespassers. Numerous break-ins took place at night while families were home, and…



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Niskayuna Public Record: December

NISKAYUNA POLICE DEPARTMENT Alex L. Pijanowski, 50, of Whitney Drive, was charged Dec. 2 with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Matthew A. Thomas, 31, of Consaul Road, was charged Dec. 3 with criminal obstruction of breathing and…