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GUILDERLAND — A Schenectady grandmother was charged on Saturday, Aug. 12, under Leandra’s Law.

Albany County Sheriff

Three assault weapons and high-capacity magazines containing ammunition were found in the trunk of a car stopped for a traffic violation in Voorheesville, according to Albany County Sheriff Chief Deputy William Rice.

Justin Hope

A second case prosecuted by the state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has been dismissed by a judge, this one involving a man who was accused of sexually abusing a disabled man in his care. 

BETHLEHEM — A man who, police say, broke windows in two houses in one day pleaded guilty on Friday, Aug. 4, to second-degree attempted burglary, a felony.

Michael Rozell, 37, of Albany, made the plea before Judge William A. Carter in Albany County Court. He faces six years in state prison when sentenced on Sept. 12.

Marvin Sontz

A Delmar man who pleaded guilty to attempting to promote sexual performance of a child was sentenced to two years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender.

Mohamed M. Othman

ALTAMONT — “We have it all on video,” said Altamont Police Chief Todd Pucci, referring to a May 6 break-in at Altamont Oaks by four young men. Two 19-year-old men were charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, assault, and burglary — all felonies.

Jennifer Barreto

Albany Police say a Delmar woman who delivered pizza was trying to show a relative she could handle her job when she falsely reported robberies to police.

Dean M. Shultis

Bethlehem Police have publicized the arrest of a 65-year-old man whom they say was masturbating in the waiting room of a doctor’s office in hopes it will lead others to recognize him and report similar incidents.

Anthony Gentile

Anthony Gentile, who was arrested at his Guilderland home in 2014 on six counts of promoting sexual performance of a child, has accepted a plea deal, admitting guilt to three counts. He’ll be sentenced on Oct. 24.

GUILDERLAND — Howard Haver, 51, a town highway department foreman, was found guilty on July 20, after a three-day misdemeanor jury trial in Guilderland Town Court, of driving while intoxicated, according to Heather Orth of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. Haver will be back in court for sentencing on Aug.

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