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After a video was shared widely online of a woman taking packages from a Guilderland home, the packages were returned. 

GUILDERLAND — An Albany man has been charged in five separate incidences, stealing property valued at over $11,000, according to a release from Guilderland Police.

GUILDERLAND — Tasheem Maeweather will remain in prison because the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, has declined to hear the appeal on his case, attorney Terence Kindlon told The Enterprise Friday, the same day he learned of the court’s decision.

The cases against Richard Sherwood and Thomas Lagan — following their arrests in February 2018 — are closing, with the first sentencing, of Lagan, in county court this week. He still needs to be sentenced in federal court, in December. Sherwood will be sentenced in county and federal court in December. 

Hera Merritt

Sheriff’s deputies charged three young adults with unlawfully dealing with a child, because, the sheriff’s office says, they teens alcohol.

The civil suit also names as defendants the Albany Diocese and Bishop Howard Hubbard. 

ALBANY COUNTY — Nicholas Christopher of Altamont was armed with a 12-gauge shotgun when he held up a gas station in June, according to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

On Tuesday, Christopher, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted robbery, a felony.

Harley A. Kelly

ALBANY COUNTY — Two 19-year-olds, said to be best friends, were in a car crash in June that killed the passenger.

Blake Spears

GUILDERLAND — Blake Spears, 38, of 15 Harmony Hill Road in Guilderland, was indicted on Aug. 29 on charges of sexually exploiting a child, and child pornography distribution and possession.

ALBANY COUNTY — Josephine Nakajigo, 40, of Voorheesville was among nine people in Albany County arrested this week for welfare fraud, county spokeswoman Mary Rozak said on Wednesday.

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