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GUILDERLAND — The 9-1-1 call came in from a passenger; the car’s driver was threatening to kill herself, possibly with a gun.

BETHLEHEM — A jury on Feb. 2 found John DeFlumer, 59, of Delmar, guilty of drunk driving.

His case was heard in Bethlehem Town Court with Andrew W. Kirby presiding. DeFlumer was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, and operating an uninspected vehicle — all misdemeanors.

NEW SCOTLAND — John M. Hendrickson, 42, of Ravena, drove to the police barracks in New Scotland late in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 29, to pick up a suspect who was being released, according to a press notice from the State Police.

An Albany woman was charged Friday with endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree assault for an incident at Crossgates Mall.

Paul Mackey

ALBANY COUNTY — The man that police say went on a county-wide spree in November, stealing laptops, phones, and GPS devices from cars pleaded guilty on Tuesday to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

A Slingerlands resident was arrested in New Scotland after an investigation revealed he had collected over $6,000 in unemployment benefits while still working.

Research shows an adolescent’s brain is different than an adult’s. New York’s criminal justice system needs to recognize this reality. Young offenders deserve a chance to right their wrongs and go on to lead productive lives.

The case of James Hockenbury of Guilderland Center, who is charged with a criminal sex act involving a 3-year-old boy he was babysitting, may come to trial in 2017, since Hockenbury rejected a plea deal on Wednesday.

A Guilderland High School teacher who, last Christmas, duped students into donating presents for charity that he then stole is no longer working for the school district.

BERNE — Taylor Repscher, 20, accused last summer of stealing from the town highway garage where he worked, was sentenced Tuesday night in Berne Town Court.

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