Arrests for Nov. 19, 2015 Edition

Stillwater Police Department

Felony Arrest

Press Release


Stillwater Police have arrested Joseph W. Gethins (age 23) of Stillwater and Heather Schrimsher (age 23) of Stillwater and charged them both with Burglary 3nd degree (Felony) and Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (Felony) following an incident in Saratoga Hills Mobile Home Park located in the Town of Stillwater. It was determined during an investigation that the two defendants unlawfully entered an unoccupied dwelling and proceeded to vandalize the interior of the property before fleeing. The property sustained over $15,000.00 in damages. Gethins was also charged with Petit Larceny (misdemeanor) for an unrelated incident in which he shoplifted beer, food and paper towels from Price Chopper in Stillwater. The defendants surrendered to police and were arraigned in Stillwater Town Court. Bail was set at $20,000.00 bond for Gethins and $15,000.00 bond for Schrimsher. Both were transported to Saratoga County Jail. The investigation was handled by 1st Sgt. Ray Cordani and Ptl. Paul Pecor


         Joseph W. Gethins                                                                                 Gethins, Joseph W. 15-4558 & 15-4559

Heather Schrimsher

Schrimsher, Heather E. 15-4559