08 May 2020
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
*CORRECTION* Nivaldo Oliveira was arraigned on only the felony charges listed below, the misdemeanor charges are still pending.


Nivaldo P. Oliveira, 41, of Clifton Park, has been charged with the following:

  • Kidnapping 2nd degree- B felony
  • Burglary 1st degree- B felony
  • Burglary 2nd degree-C felony
  • Criminal Contempt 1st degree- E felony
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd- E felony
  • Criminal Mischief 4th degree- Damage Property- A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Mischief 4th degree- Prevent Emergency Call- A misdemeanor
  • Menacing 2nd degree- A misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree- A misdemeanor
  • Two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child- A misdemeanor
  • Petit Larceny- A misdemeanor

Shortly after midnight on May 8, 2020, State Police from the Clifton Park barracks responded to a disturbance at the Twin Lake Apartments in Halfmoon. Upon arrival, Troopers located a female subject who had taken refuge in a vacant apartment near her residence following a domestic dispute. Investigation at the scene determined that the female and a 6-year-old child had been at their home when Nivaldo Oliveira forced his way into the residence by breaking a downstairs window.

The female victim barricaded herself and the child in an upstairs bedroom, but Oliveira broke the door and chased the female, menacing her with a hammer. The female jumped out of a second-floor window, sustaining injury to her ankle and was able to hide in a vacant apartment until police arrived. The 6-year-old child was not harmed, and Oliveira left the scene.

Oliveira then drove to Tallow Wood Drive in the Town of Clifton Park and forced his way into a relative‚Äôs residence where his son  Gustavo Oliveira was staying and forcefully removed him.

After an Amber Alert activation the New York State Police, with the assistance of our law enforcement partners and the public, followed numerous leads throughout the day. Shortly after 9:00p.m., Gustavo was located unharmed in the City of Albany.

Gustavo was found after Albany residents recognized the boy and his father from the Amber Alert and called police. The pair were located in the area of Livingston Ave. and Ontario Street, and Nivaldo Oliveira was taken into custody by the Albany Police Department, and turned over to the New York State Police. Gustavo Oliveira was returned safely to his mother.

After being treated at Albany Medical Center for minor injuries sustained while attempting to avoid apprehension, Nivaldo Oliveira was arraigned in the town of  Halfmoon Court and remanded to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $210,000 cash, $420,000 secured bond or $630,000 unsecured bond.



State Police confirm that Gustavo Oliveira was located unharmed in the City of Albany shortly after 9:00 p.m. tonight. Gustavo was found after Albany residents recognized the boy and his father from an Amber Alert and called police. The pair were located in the area of Livingston Ave. and Ontario Street.

Nivaldo Oliveira was taken into custody by Albany Police Department and is currently being evaluated at Albany Medical Center after sustaining minor injuries while attempting to avoid apprehension.

Thank you to the Albany Police Department and to the public for their assistance in successfully recovering the child unharmed. We also extend our appreciation to the Albany Police Department, Colonie Police Department, the FBI, and our AMBER Alert partners for assisting with this case throughout the day.

Any additional details will be posted to the newsroom when they become available.


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