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Skidmore Student Arrested After Breaking Into Building to Escape Cold

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The Saratogian is reporting that Skidmore student, Peter McColough ’15, was arrested early Friday morning, after smashing the window of a business on Congress Street to escape the cold. McColough was described as “highly intoxicated.” He was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

(via The Saratogian)

Saratoga Cops Bust Fake ID Ring, Arrest Skidmore Student

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Saratoga Springs Police have recently arrested fourteen people—including one Skidmore student—for possessing fake IDs bought online. Today, they were charged with misdemeanor possession of a forged instrument.

I won’t repeat the Skidmore student’s name here because I already feel bad enough for him without contributing to the google minefield that will inevitably face him when he starts applying for jobs.

Anyway, WNYT Channel 13 reports:

Police say they got their break at a local liquor store. A parent who was shopping at Purdy’s Wine & Liquors recognized a teenager who was trying to buy liquor there. The parent told the clerk that the boy is a high school senior and police began investigating.

How embarrassing, and at Purdy’s no less! The nerd whose mom or dad tattled (actually tattled!) must be universally hated by the popular kids at Saratoga Springs High.

Also, according to that video, people scour the internet for fake ID retailers by googling “fake ID.” What an age we live in!


City Cops Called to Scribner

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

SSPD cruisers in Scribner

A few minutes ago, this was happening outside my house in Scribner. I was able to talk to an officer on the scene, and he told me that a man—apparently not a student—was found by Campus Safety passed out in a car parked outside Sumac. When asked for identification, he was allegedly intoxicated and uncooperative, prompting a call to the Saratoga Police for assistance.

Three cruisers arrived (as well as at least one unmarked car) and the officers tried to subdue him. After a struggle, during which the man was thrown to the ground, I heard one of the cops shout that he was “trespassing and resisting arrest.”  The cop I spoke to confirmed that he would definitely be charged with trespassing, but he was unclear on other possible charges.

Whether or not this incident is connected to the recent burglary reported in Scribner remains to be seen, but we’ll update this story as it develops. Meanwhile, If you have any info, email us at or tell us in the comments