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Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and District Attorney Jim Murphy release PHISH numbers relating to arrests from 3 day concert over July 4th weekend in Saratoga Springs.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 in 2014 News

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and District Attorney Jim Murphy release PHISH numbers relating to arrests from 3 day concert over July 4th weekend in Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo and Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III in a joint statement announced today in excess of 200 arrests were made during the three days of PHISH concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center over the July 4th weekend. The overwhelming majority of the arrests were related to drugs being sold and possessed in and around the venue. Among...

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Man pleads guilty to a twelve count Indictment including Burglary in the First degree for causing serious injury to woman in Saratoga County and is expected to get 10 yrs in prison at sentencing on September 2, 2014.

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in 2014 News

Man pleads guilty to a twelve count Indictment including Burglary in the First degree for causing serious injury to woman in Saratoga County and is expected to get 10 yrs in prison at sentencing on September 2, 2014.

Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that Frank G. Shattuck, IV (DOB 9/12/1986), pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court before the Honorable Judge Jerry J. Scarano, to a twelve count Indictment stemming from a Burglary in the First Degree in violation of section 140.20(2) of the Penal Law of the State of New York, which occurred on June 27, 2013, in the Town of...

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Judge finds Eric Simmons guilty of Criminal Sex Act 1st facing 25 years in prison

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in 2014 News

Judge finds Eric Simmons guilty of Criminal Sex Act 1st facing 25 years in prison

Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that Judge Jerry J. Scarano rendered a verdict of GUILTY in the case of People v. Eric J.Simmons, DOB 6-12-62 of 11 Glowegee Drive, Ballston Spa, NY after a 6 day bench trial on all 5 counts of the indictment which include: Criminal Sexual Act 1st “B” Violent Felony Sex Abuse 1st “D” Violent Felony...

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Grand Jury hears all evidence and clears Matthew Brown as domestic violence self-defense stabbing in death of mother’s boyfriend Derick Clark.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 in 2014 News

Grand Jury hears all evidence and clears Matthew Brown as domestic violence self-defense stabbing in death of mother’s boyfriend Derick Clark.

Grand Jury hears all evidence and clears Matthew Brown as domestic violence self-defense stabbing in death of mother’s boyfriend Derik Clark. Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that the Saratoga County Grand Jury deliberated and handed up its decision to dismiss all charges in the case of People v. Matthew J. Brown (DOB 3/22/1996) of 66A Gates Ave.,...

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Corrections Officer convicted after jury trial of Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct in Saratoga Springs

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 in 2014 News

Corrections Officer convicted after jury trial of Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct in Saratoga Springs

  Corrections Officer convicted after jury trial of Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct in Saratoga Springs   Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today the conviction after a 4 day jury trial of John J. Bateman, Jr. (D.O.B. 07/08/1959), of Gansevoort, NY, of Resisting Arrest in violation of NY Penal Law 205.30 (“A” Misdemeanor), Disorderly...

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Charles Wilkinson, charged with Murder 2nd held, for action by the Grand Jury at the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing today in Malta Court.

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in 2014 News

Charles Wilkinson, charged with Murder 2nd held, for action by the Grand Jury at the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing today in Malta Court.

Charles Wilkinson, charged with Murder 2nd held, for action by the Grand Jury at the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing today in Malta Court. Saratoga County Distinct Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that former Nassau County Police Officer Charles Wilkinson (DOB 2/21/1946) of 9 Meadow Rue Place, Malta, NY, who is charged with Murder in the 2nd degree for allegedly killing his...

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Schenectady Cop resigns, surrenders firearm, to enroll in anger management and do community service.

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in 2014 News

Schenectady Cop resigns, surrenders firearm, to enroll in anger management and do community service.

Schenectady Police Officer Hotaling resigns and surrenders weapons as part of agreement in “road rage” misdemeanor case in Glenville Town Court Acting Schenectady County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that suspended Schenectady City Police Detective John Hotaling has formally resigned his position with the Department by submitting a letter of resignation to...

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Ryan Place guilty of Kidnapping and all counts of indictment by jury verdict

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in 2014 News

Ryan Place guilty of Kidnapping and all counts of indictment by jury verdict

BREAKING: Jury returns verdict this evening on Ryan Place on all counts of the indictment. Top count of Kidnapping 2nd carries a maximum sentence of 10-25 years in prison. Victim relieved the ordeal is over.   Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III announced today that a jury has returned a verdict of guilty on all counts of the indictment on Ryan Place (DOB 7-25-85) of 309...

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Nicholson admits to driving drunk and killing woman in cross walk in Saratoga Springs

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 in 2014 News

Nicholson admits to driving drunk and killing woman in cross walk in Saratoga Springs

PRESS RELEASE June 13, 2014 Paul E. Nicholson, II pleads guilty in Saratoga County Court to Vehicular Manslaughter 1st, admitting his actions from the June 7, 2013 crash that caused the death of pedestrian Jamie Jo McBride in Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy, III announced today that Paul E. Nicholson, II (DOB 05/04/1985), of 32 Marion Avenue, Saratoga...

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Juan Diaz Receives Maximum Sentence of 25 years to Life for Assaulting a Correction Officer at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in 2014 News

Juan Diaz Receives Maximum Sentence of 25 years to Life for Assaulting a Correction Officer at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Juan Diaz Receives Maximum Sentence of 25 years to Life for Assaulting a Correction Officer at Great Meadow Correctional Facility   Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III, acting as a Special Prosecutor for Washington County DA Tony Jordan, due to a conflict by Mr. Jordan’s office, announced today that Juan Diaz (8-24-81) of Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, NY,...

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