Tag:

Clifton Park, NY

Fatal Crash, Car Fire: Woman ID'd As Victim In Single-Vehicle Wreck In Area Fatal Crash, Car Fire: Woman ID'd As Victim In Single-Vehicle Wreck In Area
Fatal Crash, Car Fire: Woman ID'd As Victim In Single-Vehicle Wreck In Area Authorities have identified a woman who died in a single-vehicle crash and car fire in the region. The Saratoga County wreck happened at around 10:20 a.m. Friday, May 17, in Clifton Park. Sheriff’s officials said emergency crews were called about a single-vehicle crash and subsequent car fire that occurred on North Parkwood Drive near State Route 9. The female driver and sole occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. No other cars were involved and nobody else was injured. On Monday, May 20, deputies publicly identified the victim as Deborah Bushey, age 60, of C…
Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say
Man Driving Stolen Car Rams Deputy's Patrol Vehicle On Area Highway, Police Say An attempted traffic stop on a highway in the region ended with a deputy’s patrol car rammed and the alleged culprit in handcuffs. The Saratoga County incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, on I-87 in Clifton Park. According to sheriff’s officials, a deputy attempted to stop the vehicle in the northbound lanes near Exit 10 after learning that it had been stolen from outside a Stewart’s Shops on Route 146. The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jacob Hayner, reportedly ignored the lights and sirens and refused to stop. At one point, he intentionally rammed the deputy’s patrol c…
ID Released For Woman Killed In Head-On Highway Crash In Region ID Released For Woman Killed In Head-On Highway Crash In Region
ID Released For Woman Killed In Head-On Highway Crash In Region Authorities have identified a woman killed in a head-on highway crash in the region that left another man injured. The Albany County wreck happened just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Bethlehem, on State Route 85 near the Albany city limits. Bethlehem Police said a 28-year-old Saratoga County man from Clifton Park was driving westbound on Route 85 when he crossed over the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle. The driver of the eastbound car, 53-year-old Shawna Marzahl, of Selkirk, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Due to the im…
Man From Region Chokes Woman While Holding Infant, Making Over 1K Threatening Calls: DA Man From Region Chokes Woman While Holding Infant, Making Over 1K Threatening Calls: DA
Man From Region Chokes Woman While Holding Infant, Making Over 1K Threatening Calls: DA An accused rapist and animal abuser from upstate New York is now charged with choking the Long Island mother of his infant son while holding the child. Suffolk County prosecutors slapped Saratoga County resident Preston Wido, age 37, of Clifton Park, with multiple felony and misdemeanor domestic violence charges on Wednesday, April 24. According to investigators, Wido left the victim two voicemails threatening to kill her on Monday, March 11. Police arrested him a week later on aggravated harassment charges and a full stay away order was issued on behalf of the victim. Related Report:&nb…
Duo's Storage Unit Theft Spree In Region Foiled By Vigilant Passerby, Police Say Duo's Storage Unit Theft Spree In Region Foiled By Vigilant Passerby, Police Say
Duo's Storage Unit Theft Spree In Region Foiled By Vigilant Passerby, Police Say Two suspected storage unit thieves are facing charges thanks to a tip from a vigilant passerby. Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputies were called at around 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, for a suspicious vehicle at the Extra Space Storage in Clifton Park. When they arrived, deputies encountered found 40-year-old Michael DeMartino, of Stillwater, and 41-year-old Kristin Frisch, of Gloversville. An investigation determined they had stolen numerous items from various storage units. DeMartino and Frisch were arrested on suspicion of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, and petit larceny. …
16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips 16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips
16-Year-Old Stabbed Multiple Times In Area Neighborhood; Police Seeking Tips A teenager is recovering after being stabbed numerous times in a residential neighborhood in the region. The Saratoga County attack happened at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the town of Clifton Park on Redfield Park. Sheriff’s officials said deputies found a 16-year-old boy suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper body and leg. He was taken by ambulance to Albany Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available. No suspects had been arrested as of Wednesday evening, Feb. 21. Investigators did not say whether the attack was random or if the victim and culprit k…
New Update: Missing 14-Year-Old From Region Found New Update: Missing 14-Year-Old From Region Found
New Update: Missing 14-Year-Old From Region Found New update: A 14-year-old girl from the region who was reported missing has been located. Saratoga County resident Rylee Pulver had last been seen at her Clifton Park residence on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to sheriff’s officials. On Monday, Jan. 29, deputies announced that she was found safe. No other details were given. Original story: Police are asking for help in locating a 14-year-old girl from the region who was reported missing. Saratoga County resident Rylee Pulver was last seen at her Clifton Park residence on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to sheriff’s officials. Pulver is …
Big Lots Closing Store In Region Big Lots Closing Store In Region
Big Lots Closing Store In Region Big Lots is closing one of its stores, leaving just three locations left in the region. In Albany County, the discount retailer will shutter its Colonie store – located at 1892 Central Avenue – by the end of January 2024, a company spokesperson confirmed to Daily Voice. “Consistent with standard retail practices, we review our store footprint on an ongoing basis to make sure we’re best positioned to serve our customers and our business,” they said. “Sometimes this process results in store closings or relocations.” Big Lots shoppers can still visit the following Capital Region locations: M…
14-Year-Old Boy From Region Missing For 5 Days 14-Year-Old Boy From Region Missing For 5 Days
14-Year-Old Boy From Region Missing For 5 Days Authorities are working to locate a teenager from the region who has been missing for nearly a week. Saratoga County resident Jeremiah Wakefield, age 14, of Halfmoon, was last seen on Friday, Nov. 10, according to sheriff's officials. He is believed to be in the Clifton Park or Halfmoon areas. Wakefield is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a black jacket, and white sneakers. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office at 518-885-6761. Share thi…
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley
Fiery Fatal Crash: 53-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Hudson Valley Police are investigating after a middle-aged man was killed in a fiery overnight crash on I-87. It happened in Westchester just before 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 on northbound I-87 in the village of Tarrytown. When New York State Police troopers arrived at the scene, a tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation determined that the driver and sole occupant, Saratoga County resident Richard A. Simmons, age 53, of Clifton Park, left the roadway just prior to the new Tappan Zee Bridge, striking the guide rail and a storage outbuilding. Simmons was pronounced de…
New Restaurant In Region Hailed As 'Perfect In Every Way' New Restaurant In Region Hailed As 'Perfect In Every Way'
New Restaurant In Region Hailed As 'Perfect In Every Way' A new restaurant in the region serving Indian cuisine is getting plenty of praise days into business. Saratoga County eatery Kati Roll Wala, located in Clifton Park at 309 Clifton Park Center Road, held its grand opening Monday, Oct. 30. The star of the show is the Kati roll, an Indian layered flatbread wrap typically filled with coriander chutney, egg, and chicken. Diners can choose from over a dozen such wraps, including the Paneer Tikka Roll, made with Indian cottage cheese, marinated in spicy tandoori marinade, grilled, and wrapped in Indian roti bread. Rollin' into the weekend w…
Box Truck Hits, Kills 41-Year-Old Man On Roadway In Region Box Truck Hits, Kills 41-Year-Old Man On Roadway In Region
Box Truck Hits, Kills 41-Year-Old Man On Roadway In Region A man was struck and killed while walking on a roadway in the region. The Saratoga County incident happened at around 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, on Route 9 in the town of Halfmoon, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Blackburn, age 41, was walking along Route 9 near Sitterly Road when he was struck by a box car. Blackburn, of Clifton Park, was taken to Samaritan Hospital where he died from his injuries, deputies said. The 41-year-old truck driver, of Saugerties in Ulster County, was not injured and remained at the scene. He was not arrested, and no criminal charges we…
Countdown To Cookies: Popular Pastry Chain Sets Opening Date For New Location In Region Countdown To Cookies: Popular Pastry Chain Sets Opening Date For New Location In Region
Countdown To Cookies: Popular Pastry Chain Sets Opening Date For New Location In Region The changing of the seasons brings a new spot to get your sugar fix in the region. Popular bakery chain Crumbl Cookies will open its newest store in Saratoga County, located in Clifton Park at 22 Clifton Country Road, on Thursday, Oct. 5. The grand opening will mark the company’s second foray into the Capital Region after the Latham store debuted in March 2023. Founded in Utah in 2017 by cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley, Crumbl is known for its weekly rotation of cookie flavors served in a bright pink box. View this post on Instagram …
Man From Region Caught With Stolen RV From Dealership, Police Say Man From Region Caught With Stolen RV From Dealership, Police Say
Man From Region Caught With Stolen RV From Dealership, Police Say A man from the region is facing charges after police linked him to a stolen RV that was taken from a local dealership. Saratoga County resident Andrew Castle, age 50, of Mechanicville, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 26, by New York State Police. According to troopers, the agency was first contacted on Friday, Aug. 25, about an RV that was missing from a Clifton Park dealership. The vehicle, valued at over $50,000, was later found in Schaghticoke in Rensselaer County. Investigators determined that Castle was in possession of it. Troopers returned the RV to its rightful owner. It was not immed…
$18K Scam: Contractor Took Area Homeowner's Money, Never Did Work, Police Say $18K Scam: Contractor Took Area Homeowner's Money, Never Did Work, Police Say
$18K Scam: Contractor Took Area Homeowner's Money, Never Did Work, Police Say A homeowner in the region claims they were scammed out of thousands of dollars by a contractor who never actually did any work. Saratoga County resident Dakota Smith, age 28, of Malta, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 13, on fraud and larceny charges, according to State Police. Troopers determined that Smith, who owns DAS Builders & Remodeling LLC, entered into an agreement with the Clifton Park homeowner for a renovation project. The homeowner contacted police in June 2023 saying they gave Smith a deposit of over $18,000 but he never started the work or purchased the needed materials. W…
Lucky Duck: $1,000,000 Lottery Prize Claimed By Woman From Region Lucky Duck: $1,000,000 Lottery Prize Claimed By Woman From Region
Lucky Duck: $1,000,000 Lottery Prize Claimed By Woman From Region A woman from the region has claimed a winning lottery prize worth $1 million. Saratoga County resident Patricia Van Buren, of Clifton Park, hit it big on the Powerball drawing held July 5, matching five numbers and clinching the second prize, New York Lottery announced. Van Buren received a lump sum payment of $651,000 after required withholdings. The lucky ticket was purchased in Clifton Park, at the Halfmoon Sunoco on Route 146. New York’s Powerball game generated over $516.8 million in total sales during fiscal year 2022-2023, according to lottery officials. Of that, school districts…
Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say
Man Lures Teen Into Car, Attempts To Sexually Abuse Victim At Area Store, Police Say A 48-year-old man’s attempt at sexually abusing an underage teen outside a convenience store in the region has landed him behind bars, police said. Saratoga County resident Joseph Kohler, of Clifton Park, is facing multiple charges stemming from the alleged encounter, which occurred Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Town of Halfmoon. According to sheriff’s deputies, Kohler tried luring the 16-year-old victim into a car outside the Stewart’s Shops near Route 146 and Old Plant Road.  Investigators said his goal was to commit a sexual offense. He later lied about the events in a written stateme…
Man Dies Following 2-Vehicle Crash In Region Despite Efforts Of Good Samaritans Man Dies Following 2-Vehicle Crash In Region Despite Efforts Of Good Samaritans
Man Dies Following 2-Vehicle Crash In Region Despite Efforts Of Good Samaritans A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on a busy roadway in the region. The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Saratoga County, on Route 146 in the Town of Clifton Park. According to sheriff’s officials, 53-year-old Geoffrey Gabel, of Halfmoon, was riding a Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Route 146 when he struck a Nissan SUV making a left turn east of the traffic circle at Route 146A. Other drivers came to Gabel’s aid before police and medics arrived, but he was later pronounced dead at Ellis Hospital in Clifton Park, deputies said. No other vehicles were involv…
Man Trades Pot For Sex With 13-Year-Old In Region, Police Say Man Trades Pot For Sex With 13-Year-Old In Region, Police Say
Man Trades Pot For Sex With 13-Year-Old In Region, Police Say A 35-year-old man from the region is accused of bribing an underage teen for sex. Saratoga County resident Justin Pringle, of Clifton Park, was arrested on sex crime and other charges Thursday, Aug. 10, according to New York State Police. It came after investigators were tipped off that he was having inappropriate contact with a child in Clifton Park. Troopers determined that Pringle gave a 13-year-old a marijuana edible in exchange for sexual contact with the victim. The incident allegedly occurred early Thursday morning. Pringle was arrested near his home and was arraigned at the Clift…
'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Location In Region 'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Location In Region
'Closed For Business': Popular Restaurant Chain Shutters Location In Region A popular chain of restaurants serving up traditional American pub food has closed one of its locations in the region. Saratoga County’s 99 Restaurants, located in Clifton Park at 306 Clifton Park Center Road, was permanently shuttered on Monday, June 26. “Our restaurant is closed for business,” reads a recorded message when calling the location. The company did not provide a reason for the closure. According to several posts on the Clifton Park Neighbors Facebook group, all of the restaurant’s employees were offered positions at other 99 Restaurants locations in the Capital Region. “Tak…
New Update: 2 Deputies Shot, Suspect Killed During Shootout At Home In Region New Update: 2 Deputies Shot, Suspect Killed During Shootout At Home In Region
New Update: 2 Deputies Shot, Suspect Killed During Shootout At Home In Region This story has been updated. The suspect accused of opening fire on two sheriff's deputies at a home in the region has died. The incident happened at around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 in Saratoga County, at the Fox Run apartment complex in Clifton Park, located on Foxwood Drive. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in executing a federal search warrant at one of the units. Deputies had announced themselves and entered the home when a 23-year-old man inside opened fire on them, Sheriff Michael Zurlo said at…
Best Birria Tacos In Region Found At This Restaurant, Diner Says Best Birria Tacos In Region Found At This Restaurant, Diner Says
Best Birria Tacos In Region Found At This Restaurant, Diner Says When it comes to the best birria tacos around, look no further than this local restaurant, according to one very satisfied customer. Saratoga County eatery Mi Mexico Lindo Tienda y Taqueria, located in Clifton Park at 1505 Route 9, was dubbed “hands down the best birria spot around!” in a post by Angeli Rodriguez on the Facebook group 518 Eats. “I’ve tried several places in the (area code) 518 that sell quesa birria tacos, but this little gem here!! Chef’s kiss,” reads her post from Wednesday, May 17. Birria tacos consist of tortillas that are filled with tender stew meat that’s marinated…
Ex-Employee Tries Stealing $11,000 From Business In Region, Police Say Ex-Employee Tries Stealing $11,000 From Business In Region, Police Say
Ex-Employee Tries Stealing $11,000 From Business In Region, Police Say A man from the region is accused of trying to steal thousands of dollars from his former employer. Washington County resident William Jordan, age 57, of Salem, was arrested on multiple charges Saturday, May 6, according to New York State Police. Troopers said they were initially contacted in February 2023 by a business owner in Clifton Park in Saratoga County claiming that someone was trying to cash an unauthorized check from the company’s account. Investigators determined that Jordan, a former employee, allegedly stole the company check without permission and forged it for over $11,000 be…
Tips Sought After Woman Killed In Highway Crash In Region Tips Sought After Woman Killed In Highway Crash In Region
Tips Sought After Woman Killed In Highway Crash In Region A woman died following a two-car crash on a highway in the region. The incident happened at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in Saratoga County, on I-87 in Clifton Park, according to State Police. Investigators said a vehicle exited the highway at exit 9 before traveling over a median into the northbound lanes, where it crashed head on into a car driven by Charlaine Danaher, age 80, of Ballston Spa. Danaher was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Four people inside the other vehicle were taken to Albany Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The nor…
Ambulance-Chasing Attacker Nabbed After Break-In, Assaults At Home In Region: Police Ambulance-Chasing Attacker Nabbed After Break-In, Assaults At Home In Region: Police
Ambulance-Chasing Attacker Nabbed After Break-In, Assaults At Home In Region: Police A 22-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home in the region and assaulting several people inside, authorities said. Emergency crews in Saratoga County were called at around 8:20 p.m. Friday, April 7, with reports of a disturbance at an apartment in Clifton Park, according to State Police. When troopers arrived, they determined that Quazey Robinson, of Clifton Park, had forcibly entered an apartment unit without permission and assaulted multiple people, injuring them. He reportedly fled the scene before police arrived. Police did not immediately elaborate…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley The identity of a man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester has been released.  The man, who was hit by the train on Thursday, April 6 around 1:20 p.m. at Harrison Station, is identified as 57-year-old Saratoga County resident John Styczynski of Clifton Park, according to MTA officials.  Earlier Report - Person Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Harrison, Causing Delays Styczynski had been on the tracks without authorization when he was struck by a train heading from New Haven to Grand Central Station.  As a result of the incident, …
‘All That Really Mattered Made It Out’: Support Swells For Area Firefighter After Tragic Fire ‘All That Really Mattered Made It Out’: Support Swells For Area Firefighter After Tragic Fire
‘All That Really Mattered Made It Out’: Support Swells For Area Firefighter After Tragic Fire The community has quickly pooled its support to help one of its most loved members after his house was destroyed in a fire. Saratoga County firefighter Mark Hines and his wife, Megan, were awoken at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 19, by the sounds of metal ductwork warping, according to a Facebook post by the family.  What they awoke to was a blaze starting to consume their Clifton Park home, located on Sugar Hill Road. The Hines’ grabbed their three children, all under the age of six, and evacuated from the house.  Hines, who is a “dedicated” volunteer firefighter with the…
Man Calls In Bomb Threat To Daycare In Region, Police Say Man Calls In Bomb Threat To Daycare In Region, Police Say
Man Calls In Bomb Threat To Daycare In Region, Police Say A 28-year-old man is accused of calling in a bomb threat to a daycare in the region, authorities said. The incident happened Wednesday, March 15, in Saratoga County, at a childcare center in Clifton Park, according to State Police. Troopers were called at around 2:30 p.m. after a man reportedly called the daycare and stated, “bomb threat." The call prompted employees to activate their emergency response plan and evacuate children and staff members from the building. The facility was searched using K9 officers and was eventually deemed safe, police said. Nobody was injured and no explosive …
Man From Region Sexually Abused Child Under Age 17, Police Say Man From Region Sexually Abused Child Under Age 17, Police Say
Man From Region Sexually Abused Child Under Age 17, Police Say A 32-year-old man from the region is facing multiple charges after allegedly sexually abusing a minor, authorities said. Saratoga County resident Philip Spergel, of Clifton Park, was arrested Friday, March 3, according to State Police. It followed an investigation that began in October 2022, when troopers received a complaint about alleged inappropriate sexual contact between a person under the age of 17 and an unknown man. Investigators determined that Spergel had sexual contact with the victim in the towns of Colonie in Albany County and Brunswick in Rensselaer County, police said. He …
Samantha Humphrey Remembered As 'A Light In The Dark' Following Death In Region At Age 14 Samantha Humphrey Remembered As 'A Light In The Dark' Following Death In Region At Age 14
Samantha Humphrey Remembered As 'A Light In The Dark' Following Death In Region At Age 14 Tributes are pouring in for beloved New York teen Samantha Humphrey as police continue to investigate the 14-year-old’s mysterious death. The Schenectady High School sophomore was found dead in the Mohawk River on Wednesday, Feb. 22, according to Schenectady Police. It marked a tragic ending to a monthslong search that began when her mother reported her missing on Nov. 25, 2022. Earlier Report: New Update: Death Of Schenectady 14-Year-Old Samantha Humphrey Being Treated As Homicide Jaclyn Humphrey revealed on a GoFundMe campaign that the girl sneaked out of their home at around 11 p.m. o…
Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say
Dating App Nightmare: Man Rapes, Assaults Woman From Region, Police Say A 24-year-old man is facing multiple violent felonies for allegedly raping and physically assaulting a woman after the two met online, authorities said. Saratoga County resident Andrew Cosme, of Clifton Park, was arrested following an investigation by the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office and a grand jury indictment. Investigators said the victim called police on Jan. 29 saying she had been violently raped and physically assaulted by a man she had met on a dating app. Cosme was taken into custody after a week-long investigation. He was ordered held at the Rensselaer County jail on $40,000…