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GUILDERLAND — The last day before spring break, April 18, was the culmination of almost a year’s work for Guilderland High School’s International Club, when it held its cultural fair.

Students staffed booths from countries around the world, serving food, and relating interesting facts.

The last day before spring break, April 18, was the culmination of almost a year’s work for Guilderland High School’s International Club, when it held its cultural fair.

He also circumvented an ignition interlock device and violated his felony probation.

Blotters: April 18, 2019

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The following persons were arrested by Guilderland Police at Crossgates Mall for petit larceny, a misdemeanor:

— Christina Arnachellum, 19, of 882 Stark Ave., Niskayuna, was arrested on March 29 for taking items worth about $191 from J.C. Penney. She is due in Guilderland Town Court on April 18;

— Rashaun L. Beck, 21, of 8 Bonheim St., Albany, was arrested on March 3 for taking assorted shirts with a total value of $129 from Macy’s; he was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 21;

— Daryo G. Santiago, 24, of 59 Central Ave., Albany, was arrested on March 7 for taking a bottle of cologne from Lord & Taylor. According to his arrest report, he stole a bottle of cologne on December 7 and got away; in the March 7 incident he had left the store and driven away when loss-prevention officers tried to stop him and got his license-plate number, his arrest report says, and he turned himself in the following day. He was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 28;

— Lori A. Cannon, 53, of 133 Dahlia St., Schenectady, was arrested on March 9 for taking assorted merchandise valued at $290 from J.C. Penney; she was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 28;

— Robert F. Graham, 26, of 259 South Pearl St., Albany, was arrested on March 18 for taking one part of Nike pants valued at $45 from J. C. Penney; he was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4;

— Cassandra R. Honsinger, 32, of 314 Louden Road, lot 75, Saratoga Springs, was arrested on March 23 for taking an item worth $12.99 from Spencer Gifts; she was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4;

— Tahrik R. McKenzie, of 161 Clinton Ave., Albany, was arrested on March 5 for taking merchandise with an approximate value of $391 from Lord & Taylor; according to his arrest report, he initially fled the area but later was apprehended. He was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 28;

— Jessica N. Hill, 36, of 3044 Sixth Ave., third floor, Troy, was arrested on March 7 for taking items from J.C. Penney; she was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 28;

— David J. Hanna, 46, of 259 South Pearl St., Albany, was arrested on March 19 for taking approximately $733 worth of merchandise from Lord & Taylor; he was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 28;

— Sauda S. Allah, 32, of 164 Third Ave., apartment 14, Albany, was arrested on March 4 for taking five pairs of jeans from Express with an unknown co-defendant who was able to get into a vehicle and drive off; Allah was due in Guilderland Town Court on March 21;

— Joseph A. Agyei, 25, of 579 Morris St., Albany, was arrested on March 16 for taking a total of $178 in  assorted merchandise from Macy’s; he was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4;

— Sarah G. Stephenson, 19, of 12 Merrall Dr., Clifton Park, was arrested on March 24 for taking makeup with a total value of $344 from J.C. Penney; she was due in Guilderland Town Court later that day;

— Rosemarie Karame, 36, of 35 Ballina St., Troy, was arrested on March 10, for taking merchandise worth $104 from J.C. Penney; she was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4;

— Tai J. Branch, 21, of 8 Howell St., Catskill, New York, was arrested on March 17 for taking one pair of Calvin Klein leggings and three pairs of socks with a total value of $86.50 from Macy’s; he was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4; and

— Christina M. Lorusso, 30, of 259 Lake Shore Dr. N., Maryland, New York was arrested on March 21 for taking $217 in assorted merchandise from J.C. Penney; she was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4.

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Michael A. Shirley, 51, of 701 Third Ave., apartment A-1, Watervliet, was ticketed by Guilderland Police Officer Robert Bailey on March 25 for second-degree harassment with physical contact, a violation. According to his arrest report, police received a call from Super Franco Hair Salon in Crossgates Mall; a front-desk attendant said that she had been assaulted by three people with disabilities. The attendant told police she had been engaged in a written conversation with Shirley, who is deaf, according to the arrest report; they exchanged a piece of paper and he left the store. She followed him out, the report says, and “tried to reach and grab for the paper out of the def. hand/pocket,” at which point he swatted her hand away. She had no physical marks indicating any contact, the report says, and no video evidence could be found. He was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 8.

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Donald R. Stewart, 58, of 32 South Lake Ave., Albany, was arrested on March 28 by Guilderland Police Officer Michael Minette for disobeying a mandate by violating an order of protection in incidents on March 20 and March 23; a complainant said he made contact from Albany County’s jail. He was seen in Guilderland Town Court on March 28.

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Thomas E. Fiacco, 40, of 1093 Shave Rd., was arrested on April 4 by Guilderland Police Officer Charles Tanner for third-degree grand larceny, a felony. According to his arrest report, he turned himself in to the Guilderland P0lice on the charges; between Dec. 18, 2018 and Feb. 23, 2019, at the Trustco Bank at 3900 Carman Rd. in Guilderland, he forged Trustco Bank withdrawal slips to withdraw $17,880 from a victim’s account without authorization. He was seen in Guilderland Town Court that day.

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Laura L. Riccio, 50, of 1422 Chrisler, Schenectady was arrested on March 26 by Guilderland Police Officer Matthew McCaffrey for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol. According to her arrest report, when she arrived at Guilderland’s town hall for a victim-impact panel, an officer smelled alcohol on her breath and she said that she had driven to the town hall in her boyfriend’s vehicle. A check showed that her license was suspended for failing to pay a driver responsibility assessment as well as pending prosecution for driving while ability impaired by alcohol, the report says. She was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 11.

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Maria V. Coresantana, 35, of 11 Swan St., apartment 1, Amsterdam, was arrested on March 22 by Guilderland Police Officer Tylor Stevens for fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony. According to her arrest report, she was observed by J.C. Penney’s loss-prevention staff selecting clothing and jewelry items and concealing them in a shoulder bag before leaving the store; the total value of the merchandise was $1,363.88. She was due in Guilderland Town Court on April 4.

 

 Stewart’s Shops was before the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals

Stewart’s Shops continues to move forward in its attempt to build a new store at 1001 Altamont Blvd. Last week, the company presented to the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals its proposal for five area variances; the board in turn set a public hearing for May 14.

Wearing dresses that layer sheer white over bright blue, two young women strike a pose at the end of a traditional South Korean dance. 

The first-ever International Night at Lynnwood Elementary School brought people together to celebrate diversity.

Guilderland’s Democratic committee is looking into whether to change from a caucus to a primary system, but has not yet made a decision.

The Old Men of the Mountain met at Mrs. K’s Restaurant in Middleburgh this Tuesday on April 9.

GUILDERLAND — On April 20, Guilderhaven will be at the town’s shredding and hazardous waste day. We also use this time to collect donations of pet food, toys, blankets, sheets, and gift certificates, such as Tractor Supply, and PetSmart.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of April 22.  Call the senior office at 518-280-7607 with any questions or for information.

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