7/14/21 – ANIMAL ABUSE LEGISLATION PASSES LEGISLATURE

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today the Rensselaer County Legislature adopted the Rensselaer County Animal Abuse Registration Act proposed by her in April. The registry, which will be located on the District Attorneys website, will allow for sharing of information for anyone over 16 years of age who has been […]

7/6/21 – MALCOLM FOUND GUILTY ON AGGRAVATED DWI

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced that after a week-long trial, Danyle Malcolm, 36, of Stephentown was found guilty yesterday in Rensselaer County Court of Aggravated Driving while Intoxicated, a class E Felony, in violation of section 1192 (2-A) (b), and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor, in […]

7/1/21 – DONNELLY APPOINTED AS THIRD VICE PRESIDENT TO DAASNY BOARD

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly’s office announced today that District Attorney Donnelly was recently installed as the Third Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York (DAASNY). At the annual Summer Conference held in Bolton Landing last week, DAASNY installed […]

6/22/21 – MEARS SENTENCED FOR ANIMAL ABUSE

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today Joshua Mears, 31, of Hoosick Falls was sentenced to ten months in Rensselaer County Jail after his plea of guilty in connection with an October 2020 Aggravated Cruelty to Animals charge, a class E Felony, in violation of section 353-a, of the Agriculture and […]

6/21/21 – GIVE GRANT RENEWED FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY, TROY PD, PROBATION COLLABORATION

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has renewed their commitment to the GIVE (Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative) grant in Rensselaer County. This marks the eighth year the Troy Police, the District Attorney’s Office and Rensselear County Probation have collaborated on […]

4/28/21 – HINCHCLIFF SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH 2019 STABBING

Troy, NY– Rensselaer County District Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that Autumn Hinchcliff, age 25, of Troy, NY, was sentenced to state prison after her plea of guilty in connection with an April 2019 stabbing. Hinchcliff pleaded guilty in March. Today she was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on one count of Attempted […]

4/27/21 – Media Advisory – Rensselaer County DWI Memorial Ceremony

Troy, NY — Rensselaer County District Attorney, Mary Pat Donnelly announced today the Rensselaer County DWI Memorial Ceremony, will be held on Thursday, April 29th as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights week. Memorial Ceremony POSTING OF THE COLORS Troy Police Department Honor Guard WELCOME District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly REMARKS Paula Goca-Carpinello READING OF THE […]

4/22/21 – Sullivan Joins District Attorney Staff

Troy, NY — Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly is pleased to announce a new Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Sullivan of Greenwich (Washington County), NY has joined her team. Kimberly Sullivan, Esq., recently graduated from Albany Law School and has been admitted to the NYS Bar. Sullivan interned at the Washington County District Attorney’s […]

4/22/21 – ISAIAH BRIDGES PLEADS TO 2020 WEAPON POSESSION

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today that 27 year old Isaiah Bridges of Troy, pleaded guilty to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree: Loaded firearm, a class “C” Felony armed violent felony offense, in violation of section 265.03 (3), of the Penal Law of the State of […]

4/21/21 – DISTRICT ATTORNEY DONNELLY TO TAKE PART IN 20TH NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

Troy, NY –Rensselaer County District Attorney Mary Pat Donnelly announced today she will take part in National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24 at the Walgreens, 614 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, NY. “We have seen opioid deaths on the rise, and it is our responsibility to dispose of our prescription drugs properly. On […]