“I’m relieved for it to have ended as peacefully as it did but have concern for his behavior,” said Guilderland Police Lieutenant Joe DeVoe who was on the scene for the entire incident. “He could have caused serious injury or death. Bullets were going into other rooms. I’m just thankful our quick responses aided in ending this peacefully.”

BETHLEHEM — Two men — one homeless and the other from Albany — tried to steal an automated teller machine from Jim’s Tastee Freez at 58 Delaware Ave. in Delmar, according to a release from the Bethlehem Police.

Andrew Gibson was sentenced to a minimum of 10⅔ years in prison and a maximum of 32 years, in accordance with a plea deal, for the death of Berne resident Lisa Sperry in May 2021 and for jumping bail early in 2022. 

At the time of Kentish Bennett’s death, the mother of his two children described Bennett as talented, lovely, and gentle. “He was too kind of a person to die that way,” she said.

GUILDERLAND — A man has been charged with predatory sexual assault against a child and four counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

Andrew R. Gibson, the Westerlo resident who pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide following a drunk-driving crash that killed Berne resident Lisa Sperry in 2021, is hoping to reduce his sentence by convincing the court that his prior felony convictions are invalid.

A 27-year-old Voorheesville man was charged by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 23 for raping a girl under the age of 15 “by forcible compulsion,” according to a release from the office.

William C. Maguire is facing three felony charges: first-degree rape, second-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sexual act.

On Saturday morning, Sheriff Craig Apple stood at a lectern in the county courthouse with eight people in a semicircle standing on either side of him, each with their hands folded in front of them, as the sheriff praised them for their work in quickly arresting a suspect in the Wednesday morning murder of Philip L. Rabadi.

Andrew R. Gibson, of Westerlo, was scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 1 for charges relating to a fatal DWI crash he caused last year, injuring two Berne-Knox-Westerlo students and killing their mother.

BETHLEHEM — A town worker at the Bethlehem Water Department stole $63,481.19 worth of copper and brass materials from an inventory room, according to a release from the Bethlehem Police.

Matthew J. Stipe, 32, of Delmar, was charged on Jan. 11with second-degree grand larceny, a felony.


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