- Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 21:41
From the Sheriff:
Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. reports the arrest of two City of Troy residents on Sex Trafficking charges. The arrest took place on Tuesday March 4, 2014 following a tip as to the whereabouts of an endangered 21 year old female. This Lewis County female had told a friend she
was being forced into prostitution by two subjects and that she is being held in a motel in the Town of Colonie. The friend contacted the local authorities who then contacted the Albany County Sheriff’s
During the course of the investigation Sheriff’s Investigators learned the female was being advertised as an escort on backpage.com. Sheriff Investigators contacted the number listed on backpage.com to set up a meeting. Sheriff Investigators were directed to the Super 8 Motel on CentralAve. in the Town of Colonie.
The Investigators met with the female and she informed them as to the whereabouts of the two subjects that were feeding her heroin addiction while selling her for sex. Sheriff Investigators executed a search warrant on another motel room just a few doors down from where the investigators met the victim.
Sheriff Investigators seized 20 bags of Heroin and over $1800.00 during the search warrant and arrested the following subjects. Elijah B. Richardson (19) of 165 4th Street Troy NY and Jakia J. York (19) of 115 Adams were both charged with Sex Trafficking a class “B” Felony, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree a class ”A” Misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a Violation.
Both parties were arraigned in the Town of Colonie Court by Judge Peter Crummey and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.
Anyone having information on this case or similar cases are urged to contact the Albany County Sheriff Tip Line @ (518) 720-8075.
- Published on Sunday, 23 February 2014 15:12
Yeah...I know I'm behind on some story telling but that is the least of my worries now. I am typing with one hand as the other arm/hand is big, purple and in a cast until the orthos decide if i have to have more metal in my body.
I did get my first ride in an ambulance and, while I'll write more about it later, had a great experience with the Clinton Heights volunteer fire fighters, the Valatie EMTs and the great pros at Albany Med. I'm saving up the stories...but I'm so glad the local press recognized my favorite skier...Mikaela Shiffrin!
Bring home the gold...and she is just getting started. Maybe she has some pointers to keep me upright in the winter.
- Published on Sunday, 16 February 2014 08:00
I haven’t watched the Olympics in years, the last time I remember watching was in 1984 when a rather challenging friend was a temporary house guest. I watched the games as a diversion. After the first evening, she looked at me in all seriousness and asked, “this is pretty cool….do they do it every year?” I wonder if Jody is watching this year.
I will be watching this year, but I will only be watching for one athlete, Mikaela Shriffrin. Mikaela is the niece of Albany County Court Judge Stephen Herrick who introduced me to the world of skiing in 2012. The Judge looked a bit tired one day and explained that he had been watching his niece, Mikaela, win the World Cup. Mikaela was 17 at the time and, after doing my research, I dubbed her a skiing phenom.
I’ve been attempting to decipher the Sochi schedule to figure out what day I need to tune in to see my favorite Olympian but my path is plagued with a skiing translation barrier. I have read she will be on the slopes on the 21st…and I’ll be watching then….I don’t want to jinx my favorite skier but, I certainly have high hopes for her performance.
Kick some International ass, Mikaela….many of us in the Capital District support you!
Here’s last year’s article, it appears the first article may have been gobbled up by “blogger.com.”
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014 06:43
From the APD:
- Published on Sunday, 09 February 2014 17:29
Silly me!! I mucked up again regarding the Albany County Chairman’s residency resolution. When Mr. Morse told me to do my homework…I honestly tried. I checked online agendas for the evening I was told the legislation passed….but it wasn’t online. The agenda before the infamous December meeting in which Morse claims unanimous passage of the CO residency resolution and the agenda after were both online…but, I’m told, the morning after the resolution passed, that particular agenda was pulled from the website.
So, in order for anyone, including traditional press, to “do their homework,” they would have to do a FOIL and know exactly how to word it lest Kallner deny on a technicality, or, they would have to know a legislator who keeps their agendas. Guess what I have?
So, here’s how Morse sleeps at night…he believes his own fibs.
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