Many of us who live in this region enjoy a quality of life that generally includes little serious crime. I don't feel unsafe walking at night in Glens Falls, even some of the sketchier areas. Yes, there is crime, but stranger-on-stranger violence is rare.

Wednesday was one of those days that made me wonder about that conclusion.

The morning started off with writeups on two new sex crime prosecutions, and some interviews on a couple of unexplained fires in Washington County.

Then, at 9:30 a.m., I covered the sentencing of a man who stabbed his brother and nearly killed him. A short time later, Bryan Redden, the Glens Falls man charged with the unthinkable murders of a mother and her young daughter, was in court for some pre-trial motions.

That case dragged into the early afternoon, so I was camped out for the afternoon court appearance of the Queensbury woman charged with aiding her boyfriend during a robbery and burglary spree where he allegedly shot the store owner in Hague several times.

And as I was sitting in court waiting for that case, one of the police officers in court leaned over and asked me, "Did you hear about the bank robbery in Glens Falls?"

So as the Hague shooting case ended, down to NBT Bank we went. By the time I walked out of the office Wednesday night, my head was spinning.

Hopefully Thursday is a little quieter.

-- Don Lehman



Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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