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Nearly three decades on the force, Colonie Police Chief Jonathan Teale lends perspective on his town

Times have changed since Jonathan Teale joined the Colonie Police Department 26 years ago.

Colonie Police: They robbed to feed their heroin addiction

Two men described as heroin addicts were arrested the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10 for the August murder of 23-year-old Colonie hairdresser, Jacquelyn Porreca.

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Police make arrests in murder of Colonie woman

Two men described as heroin addicts were arrested the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10 for the August murder of 23-year-old Colonie hairdresser, Jacquelyn Porreca.

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District Attorney David Soares and nation leaders seek criminal justice reforms in D.C.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares and the nation’s top criminal justice leaders have called for mass reforms to our criminal justice system.

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Blu-Bell Motel demolished for violations

One of two motels deemed uninhabitable following multiple code violations and an asbestos study was demolished last week under the town’s orders.

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Man arrested after allegedly forcing woman into prostitution

Colonie police arrested 18-year-old Nizere Y. Stephens of Albany for promoting prostitution after the department received information an underage female was being forced into prostitution.

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UPDATED Police obtain sketch of possible Sand Creek Road stabbing witness or suspect

A witness observed a male in his 20s or 30s walking to and from Recycled Salon

Colonie police obtained a sketch of a possible witness or suspect in the death of Jacquelyn Porreca, the Recycled Salon employee who was stabbed Friday, Aug. 21.

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UPDATED Colonie police asking for information in possible assault

The Colonie police are asking anyone with more information in regards to a possible assault on a teenaged girl in the Colonie Center parking lot to contact police.

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Colonie man arrested after vehicle pursuit

City of Albany police arrested Ernest Muller, 23, of Colonie, after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit Wednesday morning, Aug. 19.

Shooting at Colonie Center

Police responded to gunshots at Colonie Center Thursday, Aug. 13

Colonie police received a call reporting a person with a weapon and shots fired in the Colonie Center parking lot near the Cheesecake Factory Thursday night, Aug. 13, at 10:07 p.m.

Village looking to curb speeding

Drive 25 Campaign looks to bring attention to residential speeding

Village residents may have noticed the first bright red cutout sign in this summer’s edition of “The Villager” newsletter, along with a notice asking that drivers keep the sign somewhere visible in their cars.

Crime ring preys on elderly

Multiple agencies break crime ring focused on elderly

After a nearly seven-month-long investigation, members of a countywide hate crime ring targeting the elderly were arrested and arraigned, just in time for Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

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Thanks, Chief

Chief of Police Heider retires, Teale sworn in as new chief

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Colonie PD dispatcher charged with rape

A Colonie Police Department Public Safety Dispatcher was arrested by Colonie police Wednesday, June 24, for alleged involvement in a sexual offense.

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East Greenbush man arrested for sexually abusing a child

Colonie police arrested Craig R. Tarbox for felony sexual abuse in the first degree after a month-long investigation into his alleged sexual contact with a 7-year-old boy.