crime

Grant M. Sacca

GUILDERLAND — A young man from Loudonville led police on a car chase as he tried to flee and then parked his car and fled on foot, police say.

Grant M. Sacca, 19, of 17 Hawthorne Court, was arrested by Guilderland Police on Sunday, May 21.

ALBANY — Former childcare provider James Hockenbury of Guilderland Center pleaded guilty in Albany County Court on Monday to engaging in oral sexual conduct with a then-3-year-old child he was babysitting.

A Guilderland man is accused of defrauding energy investors of nearly $150,000 that he used to pay off what he owed from earlier criminal convictions and to buy liquor, tobacco, and women’s underwear, according to state prosecutors.

The jury in the Tasheem Maeweather Crossgates Mall shooting case deliberated for about a day before reaching their verdict Friday afternoon, acquitting him on three of the four felonies with which he was charged. The jury, which had been seated on Monday, determined that Maeweather was not guilty of attempted murder, attempted assault, or criminal possession of a weapon.

Cable crime channel Investigation Discovery re-examined the evidence in Erick Westervelt’s trial and conviction.

Mathew Manning

GUILDERLAND — Mathew Manning, 55, of Utica pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, a felony, before the Judge Peter Lynch in Albany County Court Wednesday morning.

James Hockenbury

ALBANY — James Hockenbury, 49, of Guilderland Center, now stands accused of sexually abusing more than one young boy.

Quinten T. Francis

Police call the girl who says she was sexually assaulted “very credible,” but the arrested man’s father has been loudly and publicly defending his son, identifying the girl by name, calling her crazy, and saying her story is not true.

Four local YMCAs have been experiencing break-ins in lockers, including 10 people who have had items stolen since the beginning of the year at the Bethlehem Y. 

Jury trials for DWI are not rare in Guilderland, according to Clerk to the Justices Jennifer Stephens.

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