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Felony Criminal Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

08-30-2017 @ 20:54,General,NPD,

On August 30th 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM Joshua Flach of Ravena, NY was arrested for the felony of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 2nd Degree. In late March of this year, Mr Flach had stolen an excavator from New Hampshire and was en route back to his home when he had trouble with his trailer. He had left the trailer and excavator on a third party's property in the Village of Nassau and never returned to retrieve it. The property owner became suspicious and alerted the Village of Nassau Police Department. Through an investigation it was learned that Mr. Flach had committed crimes throughout the region. Mr. Flach surrendered himself to the New York State Police and Village of Nassau Police. He was arraigned on the Nassau and State Police charges in the Town of Schagticoke Court by Judge Thomas and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail with no bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9/1/2017 at 2 PM.

Criminal Possession of Marijuana Arrest

08-19-2017 @ 21:00,General,NPD,

On August 19th 2017 at approximately 6:01 PM 29 year old Chelsea Ryll of Ascutney, VT was arrested for Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 4th degree after a traffic stop. Ms. Ryll was stopped for speeding on Chatham Street. She was in possession of approximately 6.9 ounces of marijuana in the form of edibles and marijuana as well as $780 cash. Ms. Ryll was arrested and processed at Nassau PD and released on $500 police bail with an appearance ticket and traffic ticket. Her next court appearance is 9/5/2017 at 6:30 PM. The passenger in the vehicle was also ticketed for having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle.

Felony Strangulation Arrest

08-11-2017 @ 01:00,General,NPD,

On August 10th 2017 at approximately 8:03 PM 17 year old Brian McGuire of Nassau, NY was arrested for Strangulation in the second degree, Assault in the third degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the area of Griswald Street in the Village of Nassau. Mr. McGuire assaulted a 12 year old. He was arraigned by Town of Schodack Justice Paul Peter and released to Rensselaer County Probation day reporting. His next court appearance will be in Village of Nassau Court on 8/15/2017 at 6:30 PM. An order of protection was issued to the victim.

Felony Embezzlement Arrest

08-09-2017 @ 21:00,General,NPD,

On August 9th 2017 at approximately 6:30 PM 38 year old Phillip Bonfante of Schenectady, NY was arrested for Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree after an investigation by the Village of Nassau Police. Mr. Bonfante was the treasurer for the Nassau Baseball Association between 2013 and 2015. After his term, an audit was completed, there were some discrepancies discovered in the financial records. During the course of his tenure as treasurer, Mr Bonfante had written himself checks and used the Nassau Baseball Association debit card for purchases that were unauthorized, totaling in the amount of $4,366.32. After a warrant was issued, Mr. Bonfante turned himself in to Village of Nassau police officers and was arraigned before the Town of Schodack Justice Paul Peter. He was released to Rensselaer County Probation day reporting. His next court appearance will be at the Town of Schodack Justice Court on 9/6/2017 at 6:00 PM.

Under 21 DWI Arrest

07-30-2017 @ 00:02,General,NPD,

On July 29th 2017 at approximately 10:06 PM 19 year old Kaydn Barber of Valdosta, GA was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Barber was stopped for crossing the double yellow line on Albany Avenue. His BAC was 0.08% He was processed and released on $250 police bail with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 8/15/2017 at 6:30PM.

Drug Arrests

07-22-2017 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On July 21st 2017 at approximately 10:55 PM 23 year old Crystal Hunter of Castleton, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a non-original container after a traffic stop on Church Street. Ms. Hunter was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding on Church Street as well as having an unsafe tire. Ms. Hunter was in possession of 5 pills of acetaminophen and hydrocodone and a small quantity of marijuana. She was arrested then processed at the Nassau Police Station. The operator of the vehicle was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. They were released with traffic and appearance tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 8/15/2017 at 6:30 pm.

DWI Arrest

06-30-2017 @ 00:00,General,NPD,

On June 29th 2017 at approximately 9:51 PM 65 year old Michael Crosby of East Nassau, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Crosby was stopped for having inadequate headlights on his vehicle while traveling on Church Street. His BAC was 0.16% He was processed and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 8/15/2017 at 6:30PM.

K9 Jaxx located two lost teens

05-28-2017 @ 18:31,General,NPD,

On May 28th, 2016 at approximately 11:30 AM, K9 Officer Bunney and K9 Jaxx responded to assist Schodack Police in the area of Clove Road for a call to locate two lost teens. The teens had entered the woods and became lost and unable to find their way out. They had called 911 and dispatch was able to approximate their location, K9 Jaxx picked up their scent where they entered the woods and was able to locate them. Officers were then able to escort the teens to safety.

DWAI Arrest

05-27-2017 @ 16:14,General,NPD,

On May 27th 2017 at approximately 2:37 PM 33 year old Sean Comiskey of Schodack, NY was arrested for DWAI after a traffic stop. Mr. Comiskey was stopped for having tinted windows and using a hand held electronic device while operating a motor vehicle on Albany Avenue. His BAC was 0.07% He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 6/6/2016 at 6:30PM.

Drugs & Weapon Arrest

05-27-2017 @ 00:20,General,NPD,

On May 26th 2017 at approximately 9:43 PM Jacob Blair of Nassau, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Blair was stopped for inadequate exhaust as well as fail to dim high beams. Mr Blair was in possession of approximately 10 hits of LSD (sour patch gummies laced with LSD), concentrated cannabis, marijuana paraphernalia and a dagger. He was released with appearance and traffic tickets to appear in Village of Nassau Court on 6/6/2017 at 6:30 PM.

DWI Arrest

04-14-2017 @ 23:46,General,NPD,

On April 14th 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM 49 year old Michael Rosenthal of Glenmont, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Rosenthal was stopped for speeding on Church Street and having tinted windows. His BAC was 0.17% He was processed and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 5/9/2017 at 6:30PM.


DWI Arrest

03-11-2017 @ 19:48,General,NPD,

On March 11th 2017 at approximately 5:19 PM 37 year old Andrew Noble of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Noble was stopped for having tinted windows. His BAC was 0.13% He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $200 police bail with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 4/11/2017 at 6:30PM.

Felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation Arrest

02-24-2017 @ 22:00,General,NPD,

On February 24th 2016 at approximately 7:18 PM 36 year old Johnnie Alexander of Danbury, CT was arrested for the felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 1st degree after a traffic stop. Mr. Alexander was stopped for speeding on Church Street. His license had 12 suspensions on 11 different dates for failing to answer or pay tickets in various jurisdictions around the New York City area. He was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $750 police bail with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 3/14/2017 at 6:30PM.


Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest

02-19-2017 @ 21:41,General,NPD,

On February 19th 2016 at approximately 5:22 PM 24 year old Matthew Jacob of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance after a traffic stop. Mr. Jacob was stopped for operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device on Albany Avenue. He was in possession of concentrated cannabis and marijuana. He was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released with traffic and appearance tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 3/14/2017 at 6:30PM.

DWI/Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest

02-06-2017 @ 15:59,General,NPD,

On February 4th 2016 at approximately 9:59 PM 27 year old David Yakel of Wynantskill, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Yakel was stopped for speeding and having a license plate lamp out. His BAC was 0.11% He was also in possession of a controlled substance, Tramidol, at the time of the arrest. He was processed at Nassau Police Station then released with appearance and traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 3/14/2016 at 6:30PM.


Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Arrest

12-28-2016 @ 03:29,General,NPD,

On December 27th 2016 at approximately 11:15 PM 20 year old Cole Laugran of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree after a traffic stop. Mr. Laugran was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding. He was in possession of concentrated cannabis. He was also charged with Possession of alcohol under 21. He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $100 police bail with traffic and appearance tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 1/10/2017 at 6:30PM.

Underage DWI Arrest

12-28-2016 @ 03:23,General,NPD,

On December 27th 2016 at approximately 11:15 PM 17 year old Ryan Harrison of Pittsfield, MA was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Harrison was stopped for speeding. His BAC was 0.09%. He was also charged with Possession of alcohol under 21 and Unlawful Possession of marijuana along with other traffic tickets. He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $100 police bail with traffic and appearance tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 1/10/2017 at 6:30PM.

Criminal Possession of a Weapon/AUO Arrest

12-23-2016 @ 20:46,General,NPD,

On December 23rd 2016 at approximately 6:30 PM 47 year old John Ferree of Nassau, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second and third degree after a traffic stop. Mr Ferree was stopped for failing to stop at the stop sign on John Street. He was in possession of a "Kung-Fu star". Mr. Ferree was released on $200 police bail with an appearance and traffic tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 1/10/2017.

DWI Arrest

12-16-2016 @ 22:02,General,NPD,

On December 16th 2016 at approximately 9:10 PM 56 year old Michael Rippel of East Chatham, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Rippel was stopped for having tinted windows. His BAC was 0.10% He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 1/10/2016 at 6:30PM.

DWAI Arrest

12-03-2016 @ 00:20,General,NPD,

On December 2nd 2016 at approximately 9:48 PM 54 year old Timothy Burke of Schenectady, NY was arrested for DWAI after a traffic stop. Mr. Burke was stopped for speeding on Church Street. His BAC was 0.07% He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 12/06/2016 at 6:30PM.

Felony Arrest Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

11-29-2016 @ 21:25,General,NPD,

On November 29th 2016 at 6:00 PM 48 year old Samuel Marquez of Nassau, NY was arrested for the Felony of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. Mr. Marquez had moved without notifying the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services within the required time frame. Mr. Marquez was processed at Nassau Police Station and arraigned before Village Justice Michael Conway in the Village of Nassau Court and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail without bail. His next court appearance will be 12/1/2016 at 4:00 PM.

DWI Arrest

11-18-2016 @ 23:48,General,NPD,

On November 18th 2016 at approximately 9:16 PM 38 year old Sean Fennel of Schodack, NY was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop. Mr. Fennel was stopped for speeding on Church Street. His BAC was 0.08% He was processed at Nassau Police Station and released with traffic tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 12/06/2016 at 6:30PM.

Drug Possession Arrest

11-04-2016 @ 20:01,General,NPD,

On November 4th 2016 at approximately 5:47 PM 30 year old Lance Spratling of Bennington, VT was arrested for Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree after a traffic stop. Mr. Spratling was stopped for speeding on Church Street, he was in possession of approximately 32.5 grams of marijuana and $2, 213 in cash. He was arrested then processed at Nassau Police Station and released on $250 police bail with appearance tickets to appear in the Village of Nassau Court on 12/6/2016 at 6:30 pm.

Assault Arrest

10-14-2016 @ 23:58,General,NPD,

On October 14th 2016 at approximately 10:50 pm Christian Cartwrightof Nassau, NY was arrested for Assault in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree after an altercation with a male in the parking lot of 5 Malden Street. Mr. Cartwright struck the victim in the knee with a metal floor jack handle. Mr. Cartwright was released with appearance tickets to appear in Nassau Village Court on 11/15/2013 at 6:30 pm. The victim was taken to the hospital to evaluate the extent of his injury.

Aggravated DWI Arrest/Personal Injury Accident

09-23-2016 @ 20:03,General,NPD,

On September 23rd, 2016 at 5:46 PM 27 year old Brian Snow of East Greenbush, New York was arrested for Aggravated DWI after an investigation of a one car personal injury accident on Church Street in the Village of Nassau. At 5:20 PM officers received a call for a car into the St. Mary's Church on Church Street. After the investigation is appeared the vehicle driven westbound on Church Street by Mr. Snow, left the roadway, struck a mailbox, sideswiped a tree, demolished concrete steps to a house and then destroyed the vestibule at the top of the steps of the church. The passenger of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for injuries to his ankle. Mr. Snow was arrested and processed at Nassau Police Station. He was arraigned by Nassau Village Court Judge Michael Conway and remanded to Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail. More charges will be pending at a later time. Mr. Snow's BAC was 0.22%. His next appearance will be October 11th 2016 at 6:30 P.M.