Police: Man found dead in river
POULTNEY, Vt. — An Albany man was found dead in the Poultney River on Monday night, the victim of an apparent drowning in the river that serves as the state line between Vermont and New York.
Fuquan R. Ford, 20, was found unconscious, partially submerged in the river behind Green Mountain College around 5 p.m. on the Vermont side of the state line. Vermont State Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene, and an autopsy was to be performed.
Ford was a basketball player at Green Mountain College who was headed into his sophomore year. The 6-foot-6 young man had attended Green Tech High School.
Vermont State Police asked that anyone with information about his activities Monday call them at 802-388-4919.
Green Mountain College is offering counseling services through the Wellness Center or by calling 802-287-8376.
There will be a gathering Thursday at noon on the college campus, to remember Ford, and a memorial service to celebrate the life of Fuquan when the students return for the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Details will be shared as more information becomes available.
The river has a number of deep sections in the stretch behind the college. The west bank of the river is the town of Hampton.
Man jailed in welfare fraud case
FORT EDWARD — A Fort Edward man has been charged with felony welfare fraud for allegedly failing to declare all of his household income when applying for public assistance, police said.
Adam C. Fleming, 35, of Lower Allen Street, was charged with welfare fraud and misdemeanor petit larceny in connection with $760 in public assistance he received, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Fleming was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.
The Sheriff’s Office and county Department of Social Services investigated the case.
Woman pleads guilty in drug case
QUEENSBURY — A woman who sold crack cocaine in Glens Falls pleaded guilty to a felony last week and was put on probation.
Erica D. Danzy, 35, of Schenectady, was arrested in March by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office after she sold crack cocaine during an investigation.
She pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance Wednesday in Warren County Court, and Warren County Judge John Hall put her on interim probation for a year.
If she does well, she will avoid a jail term, but if she violates probation, she faces up to 4 years in state prison.
Woman charged with DWI after crash
SCHUYLERVILLE — An Argyle woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after a collision in Schuylerville on Monday morning, police records show.
Margaret R. Feenan, 39, was charged after State Police were called about a 9:28 a.m. crash on Broad Street, according to the State Police public information website.
No injuries were reported, and no other vehicles were listed as being involved.
Feenan was charged with misdemeanor DWI and released pending prosecution in Saratoga Town Court.
Woman seriously hurt in crash
QUEENSBURY — An 86-year-old Glens Falls woman was taken to Albany Medical Center via helicopter on Monday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash on Quaker Road, police said.
Marlene Canale was taken to the hospital after the 2:10 p.m. collision near Bay Road, which occurred when a 2005 Mack truck changed lanes and hit a vehicle in which Canale was a passenger. The collision forced the car into the path of another vehicle in the oncoming lane, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Canale was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at Albany Med.
The driver of the Toyota Camry sedan in which Canale was a passenger, Gayle Dolbeck, 67, of Glens Falls, was taken to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of less serious injuries.
Police said the drivers of the truck that apparently caused the crash, Steven Braxton, 26, of Schenectady, and of the vehicle that Dolbeck’s car hit after the initial collision were not hurt. No tickets were issued, but the investigation was continuing.