Wednesday, August 20, 2014

(UPDATED) 'Burgh murder victim's brother has history of violence


Police believe the double homicide in Lansingburgh was not a random act of violence. Rather, investigators think at least one of the two perpetrators knew the victims and were there for a specific purpose.
While talking to a number of people who knew Allen and Maria Lockrow, one name was mentioned again and again – Thaddeus Pietrak, Maria Lockrow’s brother. Police would not comment on the specifics of the investigation.
In 2005, according to a broadcast at that time by what was then YNN, Pietrak was arrested by North Greenbush Police for trying to kill his mother, Julia Pietrak … twice.
According to the television news station, Pietrak, then 46 years old, tried to choke his mother, who died in 2011 at the age of 89. He prevented her from calling for help and attacked another family member who tried to assist the mother. Both victims were treated at a local hospital. Julia Pietrak died in 2011.

A source close to the Lockrow family said the family member Thaddeus Pietrak was arrested for assaulting in 2005 was Maria Lockrow.
Pietrak, who's last known public address was in Rensselaer, was charged with attempted murder, assault, unlawful imprisonment and harassment.
There is no record of him doing any hard time on the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website but the charges could have been substantially reduced depending on the level of cooperation by the mother and the other unnamed family member. The disposition of the case is not known at this time. 
Wednesday at 2 a.m., Police said they were answering a call at 709 First Ave. and found the door kicked in and the Lockrows beaten with what is believed to be a baseball bat. Allen Lockrow was pronounced dead at the scene, and Maria died on the way to the hospital as a direct result of her injuries.
The two men allegedly stole the couple's blue 2013 Ford Escape and are still at large.
Allen Lockrow was a longtime employee of the Troy Parks and Recreation Department while Maria was employed as a nurse for Rensselaer County.

51 comments:

  1. My prayers are with Allen and Maria... If what you are saying is true---just another example of people/family/society thinking mentally ill people will GET WELL. Insurance companies pretending it does not exist, because they do not want to pay, so they let ill people walk amongst us... And I say this because---no one would kill their sister, or try to kill their mother if they were not ill.... BY no means do I give this bastard a defense........ I hope he hangs........

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  2. I did not mean to post as anonymous.. I never do that... 8:01 was me, Kelly Burke. If I want to comment I take responsibility....

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  3. So last nights rally to take back Troy was really a political rally held for DA candidate Laquadara? Amy (I need a job) O'Connor along with Kevin McRAT orchestrated the event using either unsuspecting facebookers or using ones they know are unstable. Proof is the Bushnell women wants elected officials gone (Gordon) but no one mentioned Lou our failed mayor. With the names I mentioned as leaders and organizers you really wonder why Lansingburgh is such a shithole?

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    1. I do wonder what their hidden agenda really involves, especially Amy's "sudden interest" in Lansingburgh. She lives in cushy Brunswick, as far as I know only patronizes the downtown Wine Bar association. As far as Bushnell, any criticism will get you deleted and blocked STAND DOWN!!!!

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    2. I'm just glad we have Kevin McGrath to save us from the criminals.

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    3. At least its more than Jim Gordon hodling meetings in a sweaty suit where people bitch and the cops tell people to call 911 and otherwise stfu and nothing gets done ! Thank You Colleen and Take back Troy!

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    4. I think they're super cute.

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    5. 6:43 I think they are crazier than shit house rats.

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  4. Put the drink down and show us your quohogs!

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  5. You are pathetic 3:42

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    1. No, it happens everywhere. Keep your head in the sand if you continue to think Troy is the only place with problems. Chances are they are blatantly obvious, you're just too oblivious to notice.

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    2. troy has gotten nasty.. its never been this bad and its only gonna get worse cuz they dont do anything to clean it up

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  7. How come when whites kill blacks, its racism and everyone freaks out. But when blacks kill whites, its all good?

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    1. Not only in troy!

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    2. What up with this post?

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    3. What up? Word?

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    4. Hello. Anyone alive?

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    5. Sometimes it takes me a little while to approve the comments so there is a lag between when you post and when it shows up on the site.

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    6. Hey franco when are you going to do a real story on how bad crimehas gotten in this city since since the beginning of the year. Two people responsible for this: the mayor and the chief of police. Cmon, this is getting ridiculous...put some pressure on these dopes to start doing their jobs.

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    7. The only people responsible for crime in this city are the criminals who are committing those crimes.

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    8. How can anyone think this is the mayor's fault ? was he supposed to have someone in pigeon's living room ?

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    9. @3:21. Great logic. So why bother having cops then? Idiot,

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    10. Piss off 4:06. By your logic you are just as responsible of committing those crimes as the mayor. Our elected and appointed officials have rules and guidelines that need to be followed. The police chief has tried to institute needed change for more effective and focused policing and was fu*king abused by the pba and the administration. Whom exactly would you hold responsible for the shit hole Troy has become?

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  8. Was looking to turn some tricks in the downtown Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Paving and sealing has been slow. Thank god my uncle pulled up in his snappy old school red Ford pickup. He gave me a few bucks from the Glens falls and Bennington jobs we did. Had enough to get some skirt steak and mac n cheese.Listened to some Fleetwood Mac and youtubes. Tomorrow is new day and tonight the ladies will dream about me.Try to find me Friday night, if your lucky I'll be with you cus that is how we doooz it!~~!

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  9. But the "patrol cars" don't have to just sit in the same 3 spots on 2nd ave --doing what-??never ever see even a speeder stopped-PATROL !!!

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    1. Yeah. I never see police in north troy

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    2. me neither. thats because they troy pigs are useless!! 100% useless. i have called numberous times about the drugs being sold on my block by the new scum that moved in, and the cops never come.. USELESS!!

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    3. Call Jim Gordon directly. Nothing will get done, and you will see why there is a NEED for CHANGE

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  10. Just think about who committed this crime and most of the crime in Troy. Then u will learn what the problem is.

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    1. These peeps need to be irradicated.

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  11. Cuz this is how they does it!

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  12. Can't wait for the Scadicoke Fair. Getting ready to see my carny cousins and eat some greasy food. Tonight I practised at home and made some french fries from scratch. they wuz good!~~! Went up to Lake George to try an pave and seal sum camps. Checked out cute dudes playing mini golf.I love golf but you knew that. My pal Coxy is jammed up cuz he got arrested for harrassing one of Harrys flock. Screw them. Jail aint so bad. Headed out on the town, hit me up.I'll the scraglly 120 pound 45 year old guy who dresses like a 20 year old stuck in the 80s. Love my new pad in the burgh. Love my used furniture form that lady. Didn;t pave her driveway and i never will cuz that is how i doooz it!~~!~~!~~!~~!

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    1. Have you made up with Kevin yet? Dont go to bed mad.

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  13. The 2013 ford sub is probably in a thousand pieces at a chop chop. Good luck finding it.

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  14. The brother did it...Tad

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    1. A brother from a different mother

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  15. Who the guy with the chip on his shoilder

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  16. The woman's bro prob paid someone 2 do it, maybe the ford is in nyc chop shop...not chop chop.....hmmmm?

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    1. I am surprised. I guess I'm a bad pro filer. It turned out to be a very dynamic duo. I homeless guy and a Jew. Wow.

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    2. This situation just goes to show. The need for drug money and greed does not discriminate Amy race. The people can be black, white, green or whatever. There is bad people in every race. All this evil over a little otb money. Wow.

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    3. A homeless guy and a Jew. Wow

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    4. Great job by Troy P.D. They found the 2013 ford and quickly found the killers. Really, great job.

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