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Details of Last Night’s Scribner Arrest Released

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

According to the Saratogian, the man arrested last night in Scribner is Tyler Sean Burton, 20, of Bingham Road in Greenfield Center. He is charged with “three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.” He will also face a felony second-degree assault charge.

The Saratogian reports:

Officers Daniel Mullan and John Guzek were both injured while arresting Burton. Guzek suffered a leg injury that Lt. John Catone said did not appear to be serious. Mullan, however, suffered injuries to his arm and shoulder that are serious and may require extensive treatment, according to Catone. Mullan may be out of work for some time.

Alexa P. Theo, 19, of Van Dam Street was with Burton at the time and was also charged with resisting his arrest.

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Via the Saratogian

Saratoga Man Threatened to Kill Obama From Skidmore Computer

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A longtime Saratoga resident is accused of threatening to assassinate President Obama on the White House website message board. The Times Union reports that Brent G. Dickinson, 33, used a computer in the Saisselin Art Building on February 17  to make the threat. He also used a public computer at the Saratoga Public Library on Friday to write that he would take schoolchildren hostage and kill them.

According to the Saratogian

The Secret Service had reached out to Skidmore Campus Security, which [District Attorney James A. Murphy III] said co-operated with the investigation into the first e-mail. When the second e-mail targeting children was sent, [SSPD Lt. John Catone] said the Secret Service notified the police department, which found him less than 30 minutes later at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Dickinson lived at the Gateway Motel on Maple Avenue. He was arrested on Friday and is currently being held in Saratoga County Jail on $50,000 bail, with a grand jury set to hear his case on March 21. Murphy said that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will prosecute Dickinson on the charge related to the threat against President Obama, while his office will handle the second email in which Dickinson threatened children.

Via the Saratogian and the Times Union

Everyone Check Out This Incredible Headline

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Community Expresses Outrage Over Nudity on Campus

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS—Hundreds of Skidmore students congregated on the campus green this Saturday for the school’s annual “Fun Day.”  The so-called “fun” activities that the student body engaged in included smoking on marijuana cigarettes, chugging on alcohol beers, and exposing their naked bodies.

There were no consequences.

After hearing about this blatant disregard of indecent exposure laws, several Saratoga residents expressed outrage.

“This is a disgrace,” said Saratoga resident Martin Patterson.  “Nudity is illegal.  These kids think that they can do whatever they want and get away with it.  They have no idea how tough it’s going to be in the real world, where taking off all of your clothes can result in getting fired from your job or ejected from your son’s little league game.”

Other residents called for action from the Saratoga Police Department, which was warned about the potential nudity, but stood idly by.

“What a joke,” said Saratoga resident Shirley Stewart.  “It’s against the rules to be naked on Main Street but in the Skidmore green anything goes.  The next time one of my children gets in trouble for getting naked in his second grade classroom  I’m going to remind them of this double standard they set.”

“These laws are in place for a reason,” said Saratoga resident John Borstein.  “They’re to protect the children.  Not that there are any children on the Skidmore campus.  Actually, I heard there were some children operating the bouncy castle.  Why weren’t they being protected?”

Borstein added, “This is conclusive proof that one hundred per cent of the nudity in the Saratoga area comes from the Skidmore campus.”

Skidmore sophomore Andrew Cantor, who is news editor of the student newspaper, witnessed some of the “Fun Day” nudity.

He did not endorse it.

“For a school with such a rich academic history, it’s disappointing to see,” Cantor said.  “Nudity is something that happens, but it should be confined to certain places, such as the shower, or—holy shit, look at that girl’s boobies!”