Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple: Has the Apple Gone Rotten?

20 Oct

On Monday, October 21, 2013, the first day of this post, the Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares, visited this blog a total of 24 times, spending a total of 3 hours 29 minutes and 35 seconds getting an education. Do you think we have them worried? It seems that not only Kerry Thompson, Jason Albert have nothing to do. The Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares spends almost half of his day on this blog! Can the bastid!

A reader recently advised us that Kerry Thompson, administrative assistant to Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington, was promoted to be deputy chief. We couldn’t believe what we were reading after all that was going on in the Coeymans police department involving Kerry Thompson, Gerald Deluca, Jason Albert and, of course, Gregory Darlington. We questioned how Coeymans would dare do something like that and the reader replied that she had read it on the Albany County Sheriff Department Facebook page. That was an irresistible bit of intelligence so we visited the Albany County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page and almost fell off our chair.

A Little History Lesson: Scott Giroux was a Albany County Sheriff’s Department captain at the same time Craig Apple was a lieutenant.  Scott Giroux was police chief when there was a Ravena-Coeymans joint police department, and Giroux was brought in to clean up the law enforcement mess in Ravena-Coyemans and to merge the two dysfunctional police departments. Having done that and proved his mettal, Giroux then went on to accept a position with the Federal Bureau of Investitation (FBI). When cleaning up the Coeymans police department Giroux fired a number of decrepit officers, inluding Gerald “Dirty-Hands Deluca,” but when Do-Do cop Gregory Darlington was elevated from useless sargeant to become Coeymans police chief, Darlington hired all the junko cops back, who Giroux fired during his cleanup. That’s the situation we have now. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is a local boy, from the RCS area, and rumor is that there is no love lost between him and the Coeymans police department. That raises some sticky questions: (1) What’s Apple doing with Kerry Thompson now? and (2) Now that Scott Giroux is with the FBI, why isn’t he — or is he — keeping tabs on the goings on in the Coeymans p.d., maybe waiting for the right moment to pounce? Could that be the reason Apple is calling Thompson back into the Albany County Sheriff’s Department with an “apparent” promotion. We say “apparent” because it might be the only way to get Thompson under control without excessive embarassment to the Sheriff’s Department.

Has Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Gone Apple Sauce in the Brain?

Can't Thompson get a uniform that fits?

Can’t Thompson get a uniform that fits?
Thompson being congratulated by Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple

Has Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Gone Rotten?

Doesn’t Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Know What Thompson has been Doing in Coeymans?

Maybe Apple has forgotten that the position he holds as Albany County Sheriff is an elected position. Maybe he wants a very short career as an elected official. Maybe he’s been spending too much time around the likes of Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares. Whatever it is, Apple has probably made the worst decision of his career by giving Kerry Thompson any semblance of credibility. Or is it really as dumb as it first appears? Maybe Craig is not as stupid as this makes him look. Maybe there’s a strategy behind all of this to keep Thompson more closely under surveillance by putting him under Chief Deputy Courcelle, who can keep the mutt on a short leash?


Three Stooges or Monkey-in-the-Middle?
Are Apple and Courcelle Boxing Thompson Up to Keep Closer Tabs on Him?
And why’s everybody smiling but Apple? What’s up Craig? Having a bad day?

If Thompson is being assigned to this new position for any other reason than to keep closer tabs on his rogue activities at taxpayer expense, it certainly isn’t because he’s such a great cop or because he has any ethics. We know that from his performance in Coeymans. He sucks.

But what we don’t understand is how Thompson, now employed at least part-time by the Coeymans police department as Coeymans police chief Darlington’s “administrative assistant,” is going to be able to give the Albany County Sheriff’s Department its money’s worth while doing the same for the taxpayers of the town of Coeymans. Seems like it’s an impossibility from where we’re sitting.

Thompson’s performance in Coeymans has been far from stellar…

Thompson’s performance in Coeymans has been far from stellar. Just count how many raids were botched up and how many search warrants were defective on his watch. And now he’s supposed to assist Chief Deputy Courcelle to manage law enforcement in Albany County? Just like that moron P. David Soares seems to manage to screw up everything he gets his idiotic hands on. All we can say is that Albany County Law enforcement is in as very sorry state, indeed, if Thompson’s going to manage in Albany like he’s managed in Coeymans.

Coeymans police department has really come under fire for its mismanagement…All on Thompson’s Watch

Perhaps it’s gotten too hot in Coeymans with all the scandal surrounding his hire in the first place. That was a bad move by the Coeymans town board and appears even worse now that the Coeymans police department has really come under fire for its mismanagement, its violations of civil rights, its botched up raids, the many scandals surrounding its employment of law enforcement dregs like Ryan Johnson, Gerald Deluca, Danielle Crosier, the botched up investigations and claims of obstruction of justice, and the list goes on and on and on. All on Thompson’s watch.

Moral Questions like his alleged toying around with Coeymans police department Barbie doll, Daniele Crosier

Conflicts of interest, like his marriage to Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s sister, and moral questions like his alleged toying around with Coeymans police department Barbie doll, Daniele Crosier, certainly haven’t helped the already very drab image of the Coeymans police department on his watch.

And speaking of conflicts of interest: Word on the street is that alleged Thompson squeeze, Daniele Crosier, was placed in her new FT position with the Coeymans police department on the conditioin that she pass an physical agility test (required by civil service).  She took the test the other day and guess who administered/oversaw it — Yes! You guessed it!  Kerry ThompsonThompson is allegedly not certified or qualified to administer the test so it should not have been authorized. On top of that fact this is yet another blatant conflict of interest.  And the big question is: Did she really pass the test? 

All of that information that would get someone canned in a New-York-minute if it happened in private sector doesn’t seem to faze Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, though.

Kerry Thompson can’t even seem to manage law enforcement when it comes to his own kids. We’ve reported on his one son’s recent reckless driving on Route 143 and destruction of a mailbox and damage to another care and how that was all kept quiet by Thompson (His kid’s a police dispatcher now in the Coeymans police department!). And we’re still hot on the trail of his other son’s escapades stealing and destroying candidates’ campaign signs, a crime caught on video by at least two neighbors. But all that means nothing to Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple or Chief Deputy Courcelle.

Or is Thompson raiding the evidence room? He looks like a cocaine addict with a heroin habit!

Has anyone noticed how much weight Thompson has lost in the past couple of months? Is the alleged fun-on-the-farm with officer Crosier that hot? Or is Thompson raiding the evidence room? He looks like a cocaine addict with a heroin habit! Or is he just plain sick? Is his new assignment a sympathy assignment? Don’t you think we taxpayers and public should some answers to these questions?

Whatever is the reason, we think it’s SCANDALOUS that Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple is making Kerry Thompson look like a saint! If the Coeymans town supervisor and town board continue to pay Thompson to be Do-Do cop Gregory Darlington’s office-boy-toy, then the entire Coeymans town board should be tarred, feathered, and shipped downriver on a leaky barge!

Now Kerry Thompson is going to help “manage law enforcement” in the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Are we the only one’s who smell the stink?

We smell a coupleof skunks, don't you? The Editor

We smell a couple of skunks, don’t you?
The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in 18 USC § 4 - Misprision of Felony, Abuse of Public Office, Albany, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Executive, Albany County Sheriff Department, Albany County Supervisor, Albany Police, Bill Bailey, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Cecilia Tkaczyk, Chief Deputy, Civil Right Violation, Coercion, Coeymanazis, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Conspiracy, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Craig D. Apple Sr., D. M. Crosier, David Soares, David Wukitsch, Dawn Rogers, DoDo Cop, Eliminate Coeymans Police Department, Falsely reporting an incident, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Gregory R. Seeley, Gregory Teresi, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Indifference, Intimidation, Investigation, Jason Albert, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, John T. Bruno, Kerry Thompson, Law Enforcement, Making an apparently sworn false statement, Martin Case, Marty Case, Matt "the Mutt", Matt Miller, Matthew J. Miller, Mayor Bruno, Meprision of Felony, Michael Biscone, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misuse of Public Office, Monitoring, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, Nepotism, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Police, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Obstruction of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Official Misconduct, P. David Soares, Paul Courcelle, Paul M. Courcelle, Perjury and related offenses, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, Phillip Crandall, Public Corruption, Pudenda David Soares, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Retaliation, Robert Fisk, Rocco Persico, Ryan Johnson, Scott Giroux, Selkirk, Skunks, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Stephen Prokrym, Steve Prokrym, Susan K. O'Rorke, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Tkaczyk, Tom Boehm, Tom Dolan, Treason, William Bailey


7 responses to “Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple: Has the Apple Gone Rotten?

    • Principal Editor

      September 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

      What’s your point? Please don’t waste our time or our readers’ time with idiotic meaningless comments. If you have something to say, please say it.
      The editor


  1. RCS Confidential

    October 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Reposted from another page of this blog:

    A message from a reader:

    Good Morning…

    Please add my name to the lawsuit….My name is Tina Brooks and I’m the one who wrote to you about my grandson being bullied and attacked by 2 other students a couple weeks ago at the Middle School while aides NEVER came to rescue!! Still trying to talk my daughter into filing a pain and suffering lawsuite being that my grandson doesn’t want to attend RCSMS anymore for fear of these students attacking him again and the supervisory adults ignoring it!!

    Our Reply:

    Thank you, Tina! for your willingness to come forward and publicly join the group challenging the incumbent system of hypocrisy, corruption, indifference, negligence and outright criminality.

    Your daughter MUST come out and file her Notice of Claim against the RCS CSD school system. The RCS CSD school system is committed only to padding the pockets of the teachers (who don’t teach) and the administrators (who don’t administer) without complying with their duties and obligations of educating and custodianship. The Dignity Act went into effect last year and mandated compulsory training for all school staff; we have police patrolling our school corridors because the aides and the teachers are incapable of doing their jobs; the principals have to be instructed by the kids that they need to be proactive (When we have childish principals like Verga and Black who are fixated in preadolescent developmental phases, what can we expect of them?). Now we have a radically and extremist pro-teacher, pro-administrator board of education with their own agendas: promoting their friends and relatives’ careers! Not the interests of children, parents, taxpayers but the interests of the teachers and career administrators–most of whom are their own wives and relatives! Favoritism, croneyism, nepotism at its worst and right in our schools. And where are the parents who think they can buy their way out of their guilt and shame, their incapacity to be parents? They’re out there campaigning for the special interest groups, the teachers, the administrators, the teachers unions! Ask yourself the question: Why are teacher evaluations going up while test scores are going down and school violence in our own community is increasing? Any good answers? The answers are right under our noses!

    Our advice is this: Get your grandson into counseling IMMEDIATELY. First of all because he has been affected by his experience. It may not show immediately, but it is showing from what you tell me, but it has changed the kid and he needs help to work through it. Besides that, the first thing the RCS CSD attorney is going to ask his parents is: “If you felt he was so injured, why didn’t you get him help? You must not be sincere in your claim that he has been injured physically, psychologically, academically, socially, spiritually!” What is the value of your grandson’s, their young boy’s peace of mind? Is it worth the criticism from the nazis and the immoral criminals in the community that they are “good parents?” That’s a hell of a criticism any parent would like to hear!

    My question is this: We are paying at least one school psychologist, Rocco Persico, big bucks to provide psychological assessments and guidance. I find it incredible, yes unbelievable, totally unacceptable that he does not advocate counseling and therapy for students who are the victims of trauma and violence on his watch, on his turf. That’s professionally unethical and he’s not doing his job! Or is he just not making waves to save his own ass? Your tax dollars at work! Dontcha just luv it?

    We suggest that you contact Dawn Vadney, whose son was attacked and injured when entering the high-school, and Laszlo Polyak, whose daughter was beat up on school grounds this year and has been suffering since. Lazlso Polyak has agreed also to publicly join the lawsuits, but he is specifically going after the RCS CSD, too.

    Now the Coeymans police have taken on the responsibility of security in the RCS CSD schools, since they have entered into a mutual benefit agreement for placing (an unqualified) officer, Danielle Crosier, in the high-school, so they would be also technically liable in any claims. (We’re not providing legal advice because we’re not attorneys but that would be a reasonable conclusion.) But you’d better act fast because unconfirmed information indicates that Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington and at least one of his officers, Gerald Deluca, may not be in their jobs very much longer, and may have a date with the feds (unless they resign, we hear). Kerry Thompson has already been removed from the Coeymans scene and is taking “admin leave” because of his involment in a number of criminal activities, not only obstruction of justice and misuse of public office, and has been given a “promotion” with the Sheriff’s department. Promotion hell! They’ve put him in protective custody at taxpayer expense; rewarding another criminal. Why is it we do that around here? We’ve developed the habit of rewarding local criminals if they’ve got the right friends.

    Again, your daughter must pursue a claim against the RCS CSD!

    The Editor

    Thanks, again. We’ll be contacting you with further information.


  2. m mahar

    October 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Ok so if your gonna blast the kid as you should for stealing campaign signs in Coeymans include Scott Searles’ 17 yr old daughter. The fact that Scott is Rep should not keep you from informing on the entire story.


    • RCS Confidential

      October 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you for your comment. The perps have been arrested, although the story has been kept out of the press by the Coeymans police and by now Albany County Sheriff’s Department “Deputy Chief” Kerry Thompson, and off the police blotters. We have many informants who are just as pissed with the status quo as we are, and who may be insiders but are best qualified to leak the information to us. Otherwise the public would be none the wiser and the parasites in power would go Scott-free. Not gonna happen.

      We do maintain that our public officials are to be held to a higher standard of conduct, as are their spouses and offspring; regrettably they don’t manage to meet those expectations and manage only to expect special treatment and exceptional consideration. It’s the double-standard that is the question in the Kerry Thompson case. He’s a parasite and a hypocrite, and needs to be outed, which is what we’re doing.

      As for Scott Searles, his political affiliation plays no part in our coverage. We don’t give a damned if he’s Republican or transvestite. Nor are we interested in his 17-year-old daughter, who, as a minor, would be mentioned only as his 17-year-old daughter, a minor. Searles is responsible for her conduct until she’s 18. That’s his problem, if it’s a problem at all. Are you alleging she is guilty of a crime? Or was she simply guilty of a poor choice in company, namely the Thompson brat?

      The perps involved in the sign vandalism were not minors but adults. We admit that the arbitrary line dividing the minor from the adult is ridiculous but that’s the law. Sorry. No one has the right to interfere with the electoral process or with other’s rights, which is what the delinquents did. It is happening in Coeymans and it’s even worse in New Baltimore. No excuses. It’s WRONG and we don’t give a damn who’s doing it, it’s WRONG, and we advocate throwing the book at anyone who is involved. Period.

      The Editor


  3. charlotte daley

    October 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

    This is only a small bit of what the hell is going on in Albany. Please refer to “Identity Dispute at Heart of Case”, Albany Times Union. Rakeine Webb. APD Det. Tyson Ruecker fabricated an entire drug transaction and ADA Kurt Haas went with it. We are more than happy to release the 44 min tape of CI #392, Det. Tyson Ruecker and APD Scott Gavigan. The entire tape is proof that NO drug deal took place. Their evidence sheet says there are NO drugs OR money, yet Det. Tyson Ruecker simply signed his name on two forms that he tested drugs and we have a sealed indictment. Ruecker did a 6 minute investigation. Can we prove this, YES. May 8, 2012 at 5:55pm he runs a check and prints it. At 6:01pm, he runs another check and prints it. That is it. Oh, we also have submitted a completely BLANK state drug report. Why you ask, because there were NEVER any drugs. Best part is the Grand jury minutes. Det. Tyson Ruecker should get a prize for his imagination. We are willing to let the entire internet publish and post these documents. Det. Tyson Ruecker has committed several felonious crimes and is still walking around with a badge and gun while fleecing the citizens of Albany for $118G a year. ADA Kurt Haas complied and prosecuted what he KNEW was nothing. Not only did they arrest and terrorize the entirely WRONG man, they didn’t even have enough to convict the moron who is running around with my husbands NYSDL. We are not backing down or going away. APD needs to find this schmuck “D” and arrest him for criminal impersonation. The registered owner of the vehicle APD Det. Tyson Ruecker claims my husband was driving, Leonard Dupigny, who the APD didn’t even bother to find that WAS found by the Times Union, can tell you who had the vehicle and where. It sure as hell wasn’t Webb. Leonard Dupigny was interviewed by the TU and he has no idea who the hell we are and what they were talking about, A six minute investigation and bogus drug test forms are all they had. Det. Tyson Ruecker is the worst kind of Brady Cop. Shame on him. Descent and respectable police officers do their job with honor every day. A police officer somewhere in the US is going to give his/her life in the line of duty with HONOR. We are beyond grateful to the officers who are diligent and are honest. The officers who solve crimes against children, women and the elderly and see things that no one should ever have to see. Det. Tyson Ruecker is a Brady Cop to the Nth degree. Is this really the best APD can do? We want both of them held accountable for their lies, forgery and fraudulent use of their positions. Neither one of them, Det, Tyson Ruecker and ADA Kurt Haas has any business being in control or allowed to screw up innocent peoples lives. David Soares and chief Krokoff have only one option, FIRE the liars. We are not going away and we will NOT back down. You people came into OUR lives and terrorized our entire family for almost a year because of pure unadulterated lies by an Detective of the City of Albany Police Department.


    • RCS Confidential

      October 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Welcome, Charlotte! You have found a voice here! You have found an ally! You have found ALLIES!

      Almost 160,000 readers (a couple less when you consider the fact that the Albany Police Department, the Coeymans Police Department, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, THE ALBANY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, the NYS Unified Court System, the NYS Senate, the NYS Assembly, the FBI, and a handful of other government entities are regulars) are behind you! And that’s not counting the readers who send copies of the blogs to their e-mail contacts or repost the blog on their Facebook and other accounts. Every person who reads this blog has to talk about it. And the issues are current and very hot!

      Send what you have to and we’ll have a look and publish the facts (your best bet is to have the docs scanned to pdf format and send the pdfs. Try Kinkos or save money and buy a portable scanner at Staples).

      We’re looking forward to doing what we can and Thank you! for coming forward to help us clean this mess up!

      The Editor



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