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Blotter Delmar 10-5-22

Slingerlands man arrested for damage to Speedway

FRONDEUR COUNTRIES – Bethlehem Police arrested a local man on Tuesday, September 27 after an investigation into damage he caused to the Speedway on New Scotland Avenue.

On Thursday, September 6, 35-year-old Chet A. Deleo of Slingerlands walked into the gas station to demand a $2 refund because the tire inflator malfunctioned and took his money. The store manager told him he would be refunded and Deleo left the store only to return shortly afterwards saying that the same machine had cost $2 a few days earlier. When the manager explained that he could not reimburse the past day’s losses, Deleo became angry and allegedly hit various objects near the cash register and broke one of the $862 Ipad boxes and left the store.

After an investigation, Bethlehem Police requested and received a warrant for Deleo’s arrest and he was able to be identified by departmental officers following previous incidents at his home.

Deleo went to the police station and was charged with criminal mischief, a felony and harassment, a violation. He was brought before Bethlehem City Judge Andrew Kirby and released on his own recognizance. Deleo is due back in court on Monday, October 17.

Domestic conflict leads to DWAI and drug charges

VOORHEESVILLE – Monday, September 19, around 2:50 a.m. State Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Voorheesville. As they made their way to the complaint, the soldiers were informed that one of the parties involved had left in a vehicle. They located the vehicle on Maple Road and conducted a traffic stop. The operator was identified as a 30-year-old male from Voorheesville. During the interview with the operator, Troopers observed signs of weakening. Roadside sobriety tests were conducted, which he failed. The man was arrested for impaired driving – drugs and found in possession of drugs.

He was brought to SP Guilderland for treatment, where a drug recognition expert assessed him and he provided a blood sample. The man received notes consigned to New Scotland City Court on Thursday, October 6. He was later turned over to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office for pending charges related to the original dispute.

More than three times the legal limit with counterfeit money

ALBANIA – State Police arrested 20-year-old Christopher B. Cruz of Selkirk for possession of a counterfeit instrument, felony and aggravated DWI.

On Tuesday, September 27 at approximately 10:06 p.m., troopers stopped a vehicle on Interstate 787 in the town of Albany, NY for a mobile violation. During the interview, Troopers identified Cruz as the operator. Cruz was then arrested for DWI. It was discovered that he possessed counterfeit American currency.

Cruz was flown to SP Latham for treatment, where he provided a breath sample which returned a blood alcohol level of 0.27%. He received an appearance ticket and was released. Cruz is scheduled to appear in Albany City Court on Friday, October 7.


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