Saratoga, Albany and Rensselaer Counties were recognized by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission for their collaboration in developing and implementing a shared E-911, computer aided dispatch, mobile application and records management system. This initiative provides significant improvements to public safety, as well as cost savings for each participating agency. ... See MoreSee Less
This morning I was honored to attend and pledge my agencies support of Capital Region Toys for Tots for the 4th year. Convoy for Tots 2017 will take place on Nov 26th. Interested in participating? Information is included below.
Sadly I must announce the passing of Deputy Sheriff (ret) Mark S. Whitcher. Mark was a friend and colleague for many years. He loved the Sheriff’s Office and dedicated his life to his chosen profession until his health began to deteriorate. Our thought and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
ERICA MILLER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Jagger, a 2-year-old German Shephard who works patrol tracking and narcotics with Saratoga Sheriff Deputy Nic Denno, meets with Chichi Bean, a 1-year-old mut owned by Lucas Ruglis of Saratoga, during the 7th annual Wellspring’s Pooch Parade, benefiting the Safe Pet Partnership Program, Saturday morning in Congress Park on September 30, 2017. The Safe Pet Partnership helps victims of domestic violence in Saratoga County so they do not have to choose between their safety and the safety of their pets. ... See MoreSee Less
On Tuesday, September 26, CP Railroad Police and department members participated with in “Operation Clear Track” JFO at the NY SR 32 grade crossing in Gansevoort during the late morning & early afternoon rush. Deputy Michael Zappone & Deputy Jeremy Tremblay were fully engaged and extremely professional in handing out the brochures & speaking with drivers of all types of vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists & pedestrians. While we had no violations at the crossing, we spoke with & handed out approximately 327 Amtrak and/or NY Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety pocket cards and brochures to those we contacted at the crossing. ... See MoreSee Less
SARATOGA COUNTY, NY - The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency, and the Veterans Peer Connection Program are announcing the opening of the new County Veterans Service Agency offices in Ballston Spa.
This new and expanded space will allow for increased programs and services available to the veterans of Saratoga County. It also includes a Resource Center where veterans can utilize a workstation to access online Veterans Affairs platforms, request records or update resumes.
“As a veteran, I understand the importance of access to high-quality services for our nation’s service members,” said Stillwater Supervisor Ed Kinowski, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “This is a great improvement for our county’s veterans and we’re proud that we can offer them this new space to seek assistance.”
“Our County is proud of our veterans,” said Hadley Town Supervisor Mo Wright, Chairman of the Veterans Committee. “We’re excited to offer them this new space and new access to programs that can help them receive assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs, seek new employment or tap into the other resources available.” ... See MoreSee Less
Ballston Spa Middle & High School are in lockdown. Situation is controlled. Media report to bus garage for those seeking additional information. School is remaining in session and there will be no early release. ... See MoreSee Less
Suspicious person from Harris Rd last evening located.
Location: Harris Road T/O Halfmoon
Nature of call: Follow up to earlier press release regarding suspicious vehicle/activity off of Harris Road T/O Halfmoon.
The operator of the vehicle described in this incident has been identified and interviewed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and Waterford Police. It was learned and confirmed that the male was a potential home buyer in the area. The investigation has determined that there wasn’t any criminal intent and that this incident is not related to the prior incident in Waterford.
The operator came forward after seeing reports on social media.
At this time this particular incident is closed however the Waterford incident remains under investigation.
Suspicious person approached children in Harris Rd area of Halfmoon.
At approx. 6:00pm this evening, a black pickup truck with tinted windows (possibly a Dodge) pulled up to four males (ages 6-10) while they were playing in the yard. The driver of the truck, who was described as a white male late 30's/early 40's, then motioned to the males in the attempt to have them approach the truck. The males refused and immediately ran back to the house where they made contact with a parent. The truck then left the area reportedly heading back towards Harris Rd. A brief check of the area was then made by a parent before calling this agency but the truck was not located. Sheriff patrols responded to the areas and conducted interviews and an extensive check of the area but also were unable to locate the vehicle or operator. At this time it is unknown what the drivers intentions were.
The investigation is ongoing and at this time it is unknown if it is related to a similar incident reported in the Town of Waterford on Wednesday. ... See MoreSee Less
Six members of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office Dive Team recently completed one week of intensive training conducted by the New York State Police at Alexandria Bay. Thank you to the New York State Police for providing this opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less
Sheriff Michael Zurlo escorted Saratoga County resident and WWII War Veteran, Jim Lloyd (U.S. Coast Guard) aboard the Leatherstocking Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., earlier this morning. Deputies J. Tremblay, (left) an Active Air Force Reservist and M. Zappone (right) provided an escort for this mornings sendoff at the Albany International Airport.
Leatherstocking Honor Flight is a chapter of the National Honor Flight Network serving Veterans in the Greater Capital District of New York and surrounding counties. It is an all-volunteer local organization dedicated to taking WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C. to experience their memorial. ... See MoreSee Less
Waterford residents will see an increased presence of Sheriff’s patrols in the community beginning this evening in response to the reported possible attempted abduction of 2 children on Wednesday evening in the Town. At the request of the Waterford Police Department and Town Supervisor, Sheriff’s patrols and any necessary additional resources will be made available to assist in patrolling neighborhoods and assisting with the investigation. ... See MoreSee Less
Members of the our Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies from across the Capital District escorted the Ride for Missing Children on their 100 mile journey today. Among the stops along the route, police officers and riders stopped at the Okte Elementary School in Clifton Park where they were greeted by and interacted with the students. Deputies and officers even took time to dance and “Dab” with the kids while the riders were taking a well deserved break. ... See MoreSee Less
Supervisors from the Communications Division participated in a training session with crew and staff from LifeNet of New York yesterday at the County Communications Center. These sessions allow our team to ensure we are performing at the highest level to ensure the safety of everyone. Thank you to LifeNet of New York for visiting us today. ... See MoreSee Less