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Over $10,400.00 was raised to protect Saratoga Sheriffs K9s, and Village of Nassau K9 with ballistic vests

10-28-2014 @ 12:00,General,NPD,

K9 Yazzo of the Village of Nassau Police Department has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, a Massachusetts based non profit organization.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. hosted their third annual "Protecting the Paws in Blue" event on Sunday, September 21 to benefit the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department K9s Unit. Over $10,400 was raised which will provide bullet and stab protective vests for the 9 Saratoga County Sheriff's K9's, and 1 K9 from the Village of Nassau Police Department.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 1100 law enforcement dogs with protective vests since their inception in August of 2009. Over $1,045,000 in K9 vests have been donated in 39 states including Alaska and Hawaii.

The organization orders the Armor Express vests made in Central Lake, MI exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA. who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor.

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to apply for the ballistic vests. The program is open to US employed and certified K9's who are at least 19 months of age.

More information may be found by visiting our website www.vik9s.org or calling 508-824-6978. Donations made by mail may be addressed to: Vested Interest in K9s, P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.

Underage DWI Arrest

10-19-2014 @ 03:00,General,NPD,

On October 19th 2014 at approximately 1:04 AM 18 year old Ryan Tymeson of Averill Park, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Chatham Street. Mr. Tymeson was stopped for speeding. Mr Tymeson was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. Mr. Tymeson had a passenger in the vehicle that was 16 years of age. His BAC was 0.08%. He was released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 11/18/2014 at 6:30PM.

Criminal Impersonation Arrest

10-12-2014 @ 02:00,General,NPD,

On October 11th 2014 at approximately 11:42 PM Joseph Flores of Schenectady, NY was arrested for Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd degree. Mr. Flores was a passenger on a traffic stop on Albany Avenue and provided his brothers name and birthdate to officers in attempt to evade capture on a warrant for his arrest. Mr. Flores was arrested and processed as Nassau PD and turned over to Colonie PD on their warrant. Mr. Flores' next appearance in Nassau Village Court will be on 11/18/2014 at 6:30 PM.




DWI Refusal Arrest

10-11-2014 @ 23:00,General,NPD,

On October 11th 2014 at approximately 5:43 PM 69 year old Berns R. Mimnaugh of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Church Street. Mr. Mimnaugh was stopped for tinted windows. Mr. Mimnaugh failed field sobriety and was arrested for DWI. He also refused to provide a breath sample at the station. Mr. Mimnaugh was arraigned by Village Justice Michael Conway and released on his own recognizance and had his operating privledges suspended pending DMV refusing hearing scheduled for 10/12/2014 at 2:30 PM at the Albany DMV. Mr. Mimnaugh's next appearance will be in Nassau Village Court on 11/18/2014 at 6:30PM.

Criminal Contempt Arrest

10-10-2014 @ 22:00,General,NPD,

On October 10th 2014 at approximately 7:13 PM 25 year old Michael P Carroll Jr of Chohoes, NY was arrested for Criminal Contempt in the second degree after a traffic stop on Chatham Street. Mr. Carroll was stopped for failure to dim headlights. Mr Carroll was in violation of a order of protection by failing to stay away from a protected party that was in the vehicle. Mr. Carroll was also charged with unregistered motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana. Mr. Carroll also had a warrant out of the Town of Schodack. Mr. Carroll was arraigned by Village Justice Michael Conway and remanded to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $1,000 on the warrant from Schodack and $1,000 from the charges in the Village of Nassau. Mr. Carroll's next appearance will be in Nassau Village Court on 11/18/2014 at 6:30PM.

DWI Arrest

09-30-2014 @ 23:59,General,NPD,

On September 30th 2014 at approximately 10:29 PM 71 year old William Gracyk of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Albany Avenue. Mr. Gracyk was stopped for speeding and failure to keep right. His BAC was 0.11%. He was released on $250 police bail with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 11/18/2014 at 6:30PM.

Felony Drug/Weapon Arrest - MDMA "Molly"

09-27-2014 @ 04:00,General,NPD,

On September 26th 2014 at approximately 10:09 PM 26 year old Dustin Nalven of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana after a traffic stop on Church Street. Mr. Nalven was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for inadequate muffler. Mr. Nalven was in possession of approximately 3.5 grams of MDMA, also known Molly. Mr. Nalven was also in possession of a 2 foot 3/4" metal pipe with a taped grip as well as approximately 4 grams of marijuana. Mr. Nalven was arraigned in the Village of Nassau Justice Court by the Honorable Town Justice Michael Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. Mr. Nalven next appearance in Nassau Village Court will be on 10/7/2014 at 6:30PM.

Controlled Substance Possession Arrest - Adderall

09-27-2014 @ 03:59,General,NPD,

On September 26th 2014 at approximately 10:09 PM 24 year old Katie Clarke of Cheshire, MA was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree after a traffic stop on Church Street. Ms. Clarke was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for inadequate muffler. Ms. Clarke was in possession of approximately 60 milligrams of amphetamine, also known Adderall. Ms. Clarke was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $250.00 police bail with an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 11/18/2014 at 6:30 pm.

DWI Refusal Arrest

09-14-2014 @ 19:00,General,NPD,

On September 13th 2014 at approximately 9:49 PM 21 year old Brian Adriance of Nassau, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Elm Street. Mr. Adriance was stopped for failing to dim headlights on Albany Avenue. Mr. Adriance failed field sobriety and was arrested for DWI. He also refused to provide a breath/blood sample at the station. Mr. Adriance was arraigned by Village Justice Michael Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $1,000 Bail and had his license suspended pending DMV refusing hearing scheduled for 9/19/2014 at 2:30 PM at the Albany DMV. Mr. Adriance's next appearance will be in Nassau Village Court on 10/7/2014 at 6:30PM.

Unlawfull Fleeing/Reckless Endangerment Arrest

09-08-2014 @ 15:00,General,NPD,

On September 8th 2014 at approximately 10:15 am 36 year old Donald Johnson of Nassau, NY was arrested for Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in the third degree, Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, Reckless Driving and other moving violations following an attempted traffic stop in the Village of Nassau. Mr. Johnson was issued tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 10/07/2013 at 6:30 pm.

DWI Arrest

09-03-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On September 2nd 2014 at approximately 7:30 PM 26 year old Ronnie Shoemaker of Castleton, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Church Street. Ms. Shoemaker was stopped for speeding and was also charged with operating on a suspended license. Her BAC was 0.08%. She was released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 10/7/2014 at 6:30PM.

DWI Arrest

08-30-2014 @ 01:00,General,NPD,

On August 29th 2014 at approximately 10:13 PM 49 year old James Cunningham of Old Chatham, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop on Elm Street. Mr. Cunningham was stopped for failing to keep right. Mr. Cunningham BAC was 0.10%. Mr. Cunningham was released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 10/7/2014 at 6:30PM.

Felony Aggravated DWI/Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree Arrest

08-16-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On August 15th 2014 at approximately 5:58 PM 38 year old Jamal Q VanHook of Albany, NY was arrested for Felony Aggravated DWI, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree, unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Lake Avenue. Mr. VanHook's BAC was 0.21%. Mr. VanHook was arraigned by Judge Paul Peter in the Town of Schodack Justice Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. Mr. VanHook's next appearance will be in Nassau Village Court on 9/9/2014 at 6:30PM.

Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest

08-10-2014 @ 02:30,General,NPD,

On August 09th 2014 at approximately 10:12 PM 22 year old Mackenzie Fowlkes of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree after a traffic stop on Albany Avenue. Mr. Fowlkes was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for no tail lights. Mr.Fowlkes was in possession of approximately 11 grams of cocaine and approximately $2000 cash. Mr. Fowlkes was arraigned in the Town of Schodack Justice Court by the Honorable Town Justice Paul Peter and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail. Mr. Fowlkes next appearance in Nassau Village Court will be on 9/9/2014 at 6:30PM.

DWI/Marijuana Arrest

07-28-2014 @ 23:00,General,NPD,

On July 28th 2014 at approximately 9:05 PM 37 year old John Ferree of Nassau, NY was arrested for DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana after a traffic stop on Elm Street. Mr. Ferree was stopped for operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone. Mr. Ferree's BAC was 0.10%. Mr. Ferree was released with traffic and appearance tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 9/9/2014 at 6:30PM.

Offering a false instrument for filing/Criminal Impersonation Arrest

07-09-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On 7/9/2014 at approximately 6:00 PM Tanika Curry of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for the felony of Offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree, the misdemeanors of Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd degree, Identity theft in the 3rd degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the second degree and the traffic infraction of Operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device. Ms. Curry turned herself into the Nassau Police stemming from an incident that took place in the village back in April 2014 where she used the name of another person while on a traffic stop. On that stop she was issued a ticket for Operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device and Aggravated Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree under the name she provided. She then signed a bail receipt using the false name. Ms. Curry was arraigned by Judge Michael Conway and released on her own recognizance. Ms. Curry's next appearance will be on 8/5/2014 at 6:30 PM.


Felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana Arrest

07-05-2014 @ 22:30,General,NPD,

On July 5th 2014 at approximately 8:15 PM 23 year old John Rufino of Albany, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd degree after a traffic stop on Albany Avenue. Mr. Rufino was stopped for operating a vehicle with no front license plate on Albany Avenue. Mr. Rufino was in possession of approximately 2 pounds of marijuana. Mr. Rufino was arraigned in Nassau Village Court before Judge Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $1000 bail. Mr. Rufino's next court date is 8/5/2014 at 6:30 PM.

Obstruction/Resisting/Disorderly Conduct arrest

06-29-2014 @ 12:00,General,NPD,

On June 28th 2014 at approximately 11:30 PM 49 year old Clement Myers of Nassau, NY was arrested for Obstructions of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest and 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Myers was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation on Chatham Street. Mr. Myers began shouting obscenities and creating a disturbance and was subsequently arrested. Mr. Myers was arraigned in Nassau Village Court before Judge Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $500 bail. Mr. Myers next court date is 8/5/2014 at 6:30 PM.

Endangering the Welface of a Child Arrest

05-25-2014 @ 23:00,General,NPD,

On May 25th 2014 at approximately 6:50 PM 30 year old Steven Zipkin of Nassau, NY was arrested for Endangering the Welface of a Child. Mr. Zipkin was stopped for operating an unregistered/uninsured ATV on the National Grid right-of-way in the Village of Nassau. Mr Zipkin was operating the ATV with an infant in his lap while under the influence of alcohol. His BAC was 0.07%. Mr. Zipkin was released with an appearance ticket and traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 06/13/2014 at 6:30PM.

DWI Arrest

04-26-2014 @ 01:30,General,NPD,

On April 25th 2014 at approximately 10:22 PM 23 year old Matthew Merritt of Coxsackie, NY was arrested for DWI and driving on a suspended license after a traffic stop. Mr. Merritt was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign on John Street and failing to keep right on Albany Avenue in the Village of Nassau, his BAC was 0.14%. Mr. Merritt was released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 05/13/2014 at 6:30PM.

Drug Possession Arrest

03-09-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On March 8th 2014 at approximately 5:30 PM 25 year old Christopher Barberi of Germantown, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and other traffic violations after a traffic stop on Chatham Street. Mr. Barberi was stopped for speeding. Mr. Barberi was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $200.00 police bail with appearance and traffic tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 04/08/2014 at 6:30 pm.

Felony Grand Larceny/Conspiracy Arrests

02-12-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On February 11th 2014 at approximately 5:30 pm Donald P Roulier of Albany, NY was charged with felony Grand Larceny in the third degree and misdemeanor Conspiracy in the fifth degree after an investigation of a theft of currency in excess of $5,000 from the Cumberland Farms in the Village of Nassau. Shane P Bariteau of Albany, NY was also charged with misdemeanor Conspiracy in the fifth degree as well. Both suspects were arraigned by Judge Conway in Village Court and bail was set in the amount of $1,500 each. Both suspects posted bond at court with their next court appearance to be March 11th 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Drug Possession Arrest

01-24-2014 @ 22:30,General,NPD,

On January 24th 2014 at approximately 9:01 PM 20 year old Benjamin Barie of Hudson, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and other traffic violations after a traffic stop on Lake Avenue. Mr. Barie was stopped for speeding and failing to keep right. Mr. Barie was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released with appearance and traffic tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 03/11/2014 at 6:30 pm.

Use of a vehicle without Ignition Interlock Device Arrest

01-01-2014 @ 04:00,General,NPD,

On January 1st 2014 at approximately 01:13 AM 23 year old Hugo Sanchez-Teles of Puebla, Mexico was arrested for Use of a vehicle without Ignition Interlock Device, 2 counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree and driving without a license after a traffic stop. Mr. Sanchez-Teles was stopped for speeding and failing to keep right on Chatham Street in the Village of Nassau. Mr. Sanchez-Teles was arraigned by Judge Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail on $1,500 bail. His next court appearance is 1/7/2014 at 6:30 PM.

Drug/Alcohol Possession Arrests

01-01-2014 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On December 31st 2013 at approximately 10:05 PM 18 year old William Martin III of East Greenbush, NY and 17 year old Matthew Weinberg of Delmar, NY were arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Unlawful Possession of Alcohol under 21, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Resisting Arrest after a traffic stop on Church Street. Mr. Martin, the driver, was stopped for no plate lamp. Both suspects were arrested and processed at Nassau Police Station and released with appearance tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 1/07/2013 at 6:30 pm.