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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.

Kentish Bennett

GUILDERLAND — Kentish Bennett, 41, died just before Christmas.

Jason Seminary, 43, was arrested on Dec. 26 for second-degree manslaughter.

GUILDERLAND — Jason Seminary, 43, has been arrested for second-degree manslaughter, a felony, in the death of Kentish Bennett, 41, according to a release from the Guilderland Police who made the arrest on Dec. 26.

The video of an April 7 assault shows Curtis Ericson, 25, attacking a woman, scuffling with a second person, and then Ericson taking a hammer to the back windshield of the victim’s car.

ALBANY COUNTY — Harry Bonilla, 33, of Guilderland, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison, to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision, before Judge Roger D. McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

“We need to stop the gun violence and take back our neighborhoods — not just say it … We need tangible results,” said Albany County Executive McCoy. He also said, “We need the buy-in from the community.

Although she is grateful for the pledged donations, Altamont Fair Manager Amy Anderson says money for cameras isn’t what is needed right now. 

Frank Bryant, of Westerlo, was arrested at his home on June 20 after police say he assaulted a man with a pipe on the side of County Route 404 in Westerlo, leaving the victim with broken teeth and a facial laceration.

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