Murder Of Convenience Store Clerk In Capital Region Remains Mystery 31 Years On Murder Of Convenience Store Clerk In Capital Region Remains Mystery 31 Years On
Murder Of Convenience Store Clerk In Capital Region Remains Mystery 31 Years On Three decades after Betty Conley was shot and killed while working at a convenience store in the region, her killer has yet to face justice. The Saratoga County murder happened in the town of Charlton, at the Xtra Mart on State Route 67, at around 3 a.m. on July 8, 1993. Sheriff’s officials said the 37-year-old Conley was working an overnight shift when someone shot her once in the head, killing her. The shooter then stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing. Witnesses told investigators they saw a white man between the ages of 30 and 35, around 6-foot-2, with a …
Not So Fast: Wanted Fisherman Tries Fleeing From Capital Region Cops In Rideshare, Police Say Not So Fast: Wanted Fisherman Tries Fleeing From Capital Region Cops In Rideshare, Police Say
Not So Fast: Wanted Fisherman Tries Fleeing From Capital Region Cops In Rideshare, Police Say In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the most efficient means of escape. A Greene County fisherman found himself in handcuffs after he allegedly attempted to flee from police in a rideshare vehicle. The incident happened Tuesday, July 2, along Catskill Creek in the town of Durham.  Officers with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) spotted a man and woman fishing and asked for their fishing licenses. According to the agency, the man did not have an ID and gave them the name and birthdate of someone else with an active fishing license.  A check of his motorcycle’s …
Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region
Investigation Underway After 2-Year-Old Dies In Hot Car In Region Police are investigating after a 2-year-old died from cardiac arrest in the region. The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, in the village of Monticello. According to Lt. Mark Johnstone of the Monticello Police, officers responded to a 911 call of a child in cardiac arrest inside a vehicle at the Sleepy Hollow Apartment Complex on Terri Lane. Rockland Video Productions via Mark Lieb Monticello Police, firefighters, and the Catskills Hatzolah EMS made efforts to resuscitate the child but were unsuccessful, and the child was declared dead at the scene …
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say
Man From Region Killed By State Trooper After Striking Officer With Car, Police Say A 32-year-old Hudson Valley man was shot and killed by a New York State trooper after allegedly striking the officer with his vehicle. The incident occurred in Sullivan County at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, on Rock Hill Drive in the town of Thompson. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit with the driver, identified as Orange County resident Albert Melendez of Middletown. Melendez stopped and attempted to turn around at the intersection of Rock Hill Drive and Emerald Place. A trooper exited his patrol vehicle and gave …
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Cohoes, Police Say Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Cohoes, Police Say
Rock-Throwing Vandal Damages Fire Truck, Other Targets In Cohoes, Police Say A 33-year-old man is accused of vandalizing a fire station and other targets in the region. Albany County resident Michael Cooper, age 33, of Cohoes, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief Thursday, July 11. Cohoes Police said officers were called to the city’s fire department on Central Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. that evening for vandalism to a fire truck. The vehicle’s windshield had been shattered by a rock, leaving nearly $1,500 in damage. Investigators identified Cooper as the suspected perpetrator and arrested him a short time later. He is expected to face additional…
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Troy Police Before Dying In River 'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Troy Police Before Dying In River
'He's Drowning': Video Shows Parolee Flee Troy Police Before Dying In River Newly released video shows the intense moments that led up to a parolee drowning in the Hudson River while attempting to flee from police on a bicycle. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview 33-year-old Melquan Simpson, of Troy, about illegal drug sales and prostitution near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off on a bicycle. Earlier Report: Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police Simpson continued riding south in the alleywa…
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered
Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Region Recovered The body of a man who rode his bicycle to the mid-span of a bridge in the region and jumped to his death has been recovered by divers. Original report: Man Rides Bike To Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Jumps To His Death The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in the town of Ulster. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the Connecticut State Police,  an investigation revealed that the man was riding a bicycle on the bridge before stopping mid-span and jumping. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team, Ulster Cou…
Man Rides Bike To Bridge In Region, Jumps To His Death Man Rides Bike To Bridge In Region, Jumps To His Death
Man Rides Bike To Bridge In Region, Jumps To His Death A man is dead after riding his bike mid-span to a bridge in the region, stopped, got off, and jumped to his death. Related: Body Of Man Who Jumped From Bridge In Hudson Valley Recovered The incident occurred in Ulster County around 6 p.m. on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Wednesday, July 10. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a witness told investigators the man was riding his bike across the bridge when he stopped near the mid-span, got off the bike, and jumped. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team is working to recover his body, Nevel sai…
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police
Man Drowns During Bicycle Pursuit With Troy Police A police pursuit in the region ended with a bicyclist dead in the Hudson River. The Rensselaer County incident happened in Troy, near 1st Avenue and 116th Street, on Monday evening, July 8. According to Troy Police, an officer was attempting to interview a man on a bicycle about reported suspicious activity near 2nd Avenue and 116th Street when the man took off, ignoring repeated commands by the officer to stop. The man continued riding south in the alleyway between 1st and 2nd avenues, eventually turning onto 1st Avenue, as the officer followed with lights and sirens activated. He then …
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region
Suspect Accused Of Killing Man, Leaving Body In Apartment Returns To Mass From Capital Region The suspect accused of killing a beloved Pittsfield and Greenfield man was returned to Massachusetts to face charges after being held in New York for more than two months.  Taaniel Herberger-Brown will be arraigned on Tuesday, July 9, in the slaying of Chris "Stix" Hairston, 35, in April, the Northwestern District Attorney said.  Related: Dead Body Found In Pittsfield Home After Neighbors Called About Smell Police found Hairston's body on April 22 inside a Greenfield apartment on Chapman Street after neighbors called officers to report a disgusting smell coming from inside, the Northwester…
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say 4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say
4 Shot, 1 Critically, In Region During Large, 'Disorderly,' Gathering, Police Say Four people were shot, one critically, in the region during a large, disorderly gathering. The incident occurred in Dutchess County in the city of Poughkeepsie around 3:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, in the area of 380 Main St. According to Det. Sgt. Terrance Beam of the Poughkeepsie Police, responding officers, encountered a large disorderly group and four people suffering from gunshot wounds.  Officers began rendering aid to the victims and secured a crime scene. A 28-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, Beam said. Three women in thei…
Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say
Trooper Shoots Man Who Aimed Vehicle At Officer In Region, Police Say A 63-year-old man was shot once by a New York State trooper after he allegedly drove toward a police officer at a high rate of speed after threatening them with a gun.  The incident occurred in Sullivan County around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at two locations on Route 97. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, troopers responded to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle at a business on Route 97 in Barryville.  Troopers located the man, who claimed to have a gun and said that he would shoot the troopers, Nevel said. Nevel said troopers then att…
Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Capital Region Jail, Police Say Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Capital Region Jail, Police Say
Inmate Punches, Bites Corrections Officer At Capital Region Jail, Police Say An inmate at a local jail is facing more charges after allegedly assaulting a corrections officer. The incident happened Wednesday, May 22, at the Saratoga County jail in Ballston Spa, but was not reported publicly until Tuesday, July 2. Sheriff’s officials said John Rathbun, age 26, punched a corrections officer in the face and bit him, causing injuries. The officer was treated at a medical facility and released. Rathbun, who is homeless, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. He was arraigned in the Milton Town Court on Monday, July 1, and was taken back to the county jail w…
Update: Glenville Woman Found Hours After Being Reported Missing Update: Glenville Woman Found Hours After Being Reported Missing
Glenville's Deidre Pangburn Found Hours After Going Missing Update: A woman from the region who was reported missing was located hours later. Schenectady County resident Deidre Pangburn, age 74, of Glenville, had last been seen Tuesday morning, July 2, near Swaggertown and Worden roads. On Tuesday afternoon, Glenville Police Chief Stephen Janik told Daily Voice that Pangburn was located and in good health. No other details were given. Original story: Police are asking for help in locating a missing woman from the region. Schenectady County resident Deidre Pangburn, age 74, of Glenville, was last seen Tuesday morning, July 2, near Swaggerto…
Man From Region Holds Police At Bay For 5 Hours Man From Region Holds Police At Bay For 5 Hours
Man From Region Holds Police At Bay For 5 Hours An attempt to serve an arrest warrant in the region led to a five-hour standoff with law enforcement. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at around 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, and detectives responded to a residence on Route 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley to serve an arrest warrant.  Shortly after the arrival of law enforcement, the wanted man armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside a room within the residence, police said. The Dutchess County S…
Duo From Region Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say Duo From Region Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say
Duo From Region Nabbed For Felony DWI, Cops Say Two men from the region were nabbed for alleged felony DWI in two separate incidents. Dutchess County residents Christopher J. Duquette, age 66, of Hyde Park, and Nelson Acevedo, age 53, of Beekman, were both charged on Sunday, June 30, said Capt. John Watterson with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office. Duquette was charged after deputies responded to a one-car crash around 8:50 p.m. on Route 9 for a report of a collision, Watterson said. Watterson said Duquette was identified as the driver of the vehicle. After further interview and investigation, he was taken into custody at t…
Father Shoots Son During Alleged Break-In At Capital Region Home, Police Say Father Shoots Son During Alleged Break-In At Capital Region Home, Police Say
Father Shoots Son During Alleged Break-In At Capital Region Home, Police Say A man from the region is recovering after he was shot by his own father while allegedly breaking into his home. Deputies in Saratoga County were called at around 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, for shots fired at a residence in the town of Providence located on Centerline Road. Sheriff’s officials said an investigation found that 34-year-old Ethan Chase, who is homeless, forced his way into the home of his father, 65-year-old Earl Chase. At the time, the senior Chase had an order of protection from his son. During the encounter, Ethan Chase threatened to kill his father and the man’s wife, prompti…
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Region Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Region
Scammers Posing As Law Enforcement, Sending Fake Letters To Victims In Region Authorities in the region are warning residents of a scheme involving scammers posing as law enforcement and sending victims fake letters to convince them they are in trouble with the law.  The scam, detailed in an announcement from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office on Friday, June 28, involves suspects contacting victims and posing as law enforcement before telling them they are wanted for a crime.  The Sheriff's Office added that the scammer will then tell the victim they need to pay cash to satisfy the warrant or charges.  To further convince victims that the request i…
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store 4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store Four people were killed and nine others injured after an SUV crashed into a store in New York. Click here for a new, updated story: Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into Long Island Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9  The Long Island incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Deer Park. The business, Hawaii Nail and Spa, is located in a strip mall at 796 Grand Blvd. All four killed were inside the salon, according to ABC 7, which is reporting that the driver was partially conscious and rushed to the hospital. The vehicle nearly came…
Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Restaurant In Region, Officials Say Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Restaurant In Region, Officials Say
Trio Nabbed For Drug Ring Based Out Of Restaurant In Region, Officials Say Three people face a long list of charges in connection with a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution network that made drug sales at a restaurant in the region, officials announced.  The three arrests were made in Dutchess County following searches conducted at several locations in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie on Thursday, June 27, the Dutchess County District Attorney's Office Drug Task Force announced on Friday, June 28.  According to the Task Force, the searches were executed as part of an investigation into the sale of cocaine and other drugs throughout Poughkeepsie. As…
Capital Region Woman Accused Of Stalking Capital Region Woman Accused Of Stalking
Capital Region Woman Accused Of Stalking A resident from the region has been accused of stalking. New York State Police in Columbia County from the Livingston barracks say an investigation determined Tara Tomlin, age 29, of Elizaville, contacted the past and current employer of the victim to make false allegations of drug use and inappropriate behavior. On Tuesday, June 25, Tomlin was charged with: Aggravated harassment in the second degree,  Stalking in the fourth degree. Tomlin was arraigned before the city of Hudson Court and released on her own recognizance to reappear on Tuesday, July 2.
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Guilderland ID'd As Victim In Albany Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Guilderland ID'd As Victim In Albany
Fatal Crash: 34-Year-Old From Guilderland ID'd As Victim In Albany Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead in the region. It happened around 5:10 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Albany. The investigation determined that Albany County resident Michael F. Furch, age 34, of Guilderland, was operating a motorcycle when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete barrier exiting I-787 on the off-ramp to I-90, New York State Police said. Furch was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the shoulder of I-787 northbound below the off-ramp.   Furch was pronounced dead at the scene. 
Rookie 21-Year-Old Cop In Capital Region Illegally Accessed Computer Records, Police Say Rookie 21-Year-Old Cop In Capital Region Illegally Accessed Computer Records, Police Say
Rookie 21-Year-Old Cop In Capital Region Illegally Accessed Computer Records, Police Say A rookie cop in the region is facing misconduct charges after he allegedly abused his authority by illegally accessing computer records. Fulton County resident Chance Petteys, age 21, of Johnstown, was arrested Monday, June 17, on suspicion of official misconduct and related charges following an investigation by New York State Police. According to troopers, Petteys used his position at the Gloversville Police Department to improperly access computer records “without any legitimate law enforcement purposes.” The records included sensitive personal information and accounts of prior police int…
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why
NY County Training Armed Residents To Be 'Special Deputy Sheriffs': Here's Where, Why A New York county is training armed residents who could be deputized during emergencies and natural disasters. With the state's second-largest police force of 2,600 sworn officers, Nassau County posted a notice in March in local newspapers and other news outlets for a team of provisional emergency special deputy sheriffs "for the protection of human life and property during an emergency," said County Executive Bruce Blakeman in coordination with Nassau County Sheriff Anthony LaRocco. In the advertisement, Blakeman said the "special deputies" will have no police powers unless …
New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons
New Details Released After Justin Timberlake Nabbed For DWI In Hamptons Singer Justin Timberlake has been released without bail after being held overnight on Long Island for alleged drunk driving charges. Clear here for a new, updated story - Mug Shot Released From Justin Timberlake's Overnight Stay In Hamptons Jail For DWI Charge Timberlake, age 43, of Franklin, Tennessee, was arrested around 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, after he was stopped driving a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Avenue, according to the Sag Harbor Village Police. Police said Timberlake failed to stop at a stop sign and for "failing to maintain his lane of travel." An investigation dete…
Drones Locate Missing Capital Region, Endangered Man Drones Locate Missing Capital Region, Endangered Man
Drones Locate Missing Capital Region, Endangered Man A 30-year-old autistic man who had wandered away from an Airbnb his family was staying at in the region was found hours later with the help of drones. The incident occurred Saturday, June 15, in Sullivan County around 1 a.m., in the town of Forestburgh. According to Undersheriff Eri Chaboty of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the department received a report of a missing handicapped man who had been staying at an Airbnb on Philwold Road in the town of Forestburgh.  The missing person, who was 30 years old and autistic, was visiting from Clifton Park in Saratoga County when he wal…
Man From Region Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car Man From Region Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car
Man From Region Killed In Crash Between Truck, Car A Hudson Valley man was killed in a two-vehicle crash. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 8 a.m., Thursday, June 13, on Route 52 at the intersection of Leetown Road in the town of East Fishkill. According to Chief Derrick Cuccia of the East Fishkill Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Mack truck (Tri-County Carting garbage truck) driven by a 55-year-old Brewster man was traveling eastbound on Route 52 when it struck a 2018 Subaru that was exiting Leetown Road.  The driver of the Subaru, Thomas J. Dunne, age 74, of Stormville, was pronounced dead at th…
Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer In Region Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer In Region
Man Killed In Crash With Tractor-Trailer In Region Police are investigating after a 74-year-old Connecticut man was killed during a two-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. The incident occurred in Dutchess County at the intersection of Route 22 and Route 55 in the town of Dover, a hamlet of Wingdale, around 3:45 p.m., Thursday, June 13. According to Capt. John Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Chevrolet pickup was on Route 55 preparing to enter traffic on northbound Route 22 when it pulled into the path of a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer. The collision killed the driver of the pickup, Northern Fairfie…
Driver Nabbed After Police Pursuit, Crash In Region Driver Nabbed After Police Pursuit, Crash In Region
Driver Nabbed After Police Pursuit, Crash In Region A 33-year-old Hudson Valley man is behind bars after allegedly taking New York State Police on a pursuit, ending in a crash with damage to a police car. Dutchess County resident Christopher Melvin, age 33, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested in Orange County on Tuesday, June 11, in the town of Newburgh after crashing into a police vehicle. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, the incident began around 12:15 p.m., June 11, when troopers from the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit attempted to stop a 2017 Honda Civic traveling south on Route 9W in Ulster County in the t…
Woman From Region Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case Woman From Region Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case
Woman From Region Is One Of Newly ID'd Victims In Long Island Serial Murder Case A woman who grew up in the Hudson Valley and is remembered by her family as a loving daughter has been identified as one of the newly identified victims of suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann. Related: Heuermann Used 'Planning Doc' For Gilgo Beach Murders: DA Heuermann was officially charged with the murder of Jessica Taylor, age 20, who grew up in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, on Thursday, June 6, on Long Island by Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.  Suffolk County Police He was also charged with murdering a Brooklyn woman, Sandra Costil…
22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Region 22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Region
22-Year-Old Shot In Broad Daylight In Region Police are searching for a suspect after a 22-year-old man was shot on a street in the region. The incident occurred in Dutchess County around 11:45 a.m., Saturday, June 8, in the city of Poughkeepsie. According to the city of Poughkeepsie Police, officers responded to the area of Main Street and N White Street to a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located numerous spent shell casings but no victims. Police said a short time later, they received word that a gunshot victim arrived at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. The victim had sustained a non-life…