Saratoga County

Troopers: Clifton Park man faces burglary, stalking counts in Halfmoon case; Woman hid in bathroom

He was arraigned and ordered held

HALFMOON – A Clifton Park man broke into his estranged wife’s Halfmoon apartment and disconnected a surveillance camera while she hid in an upstairs bathroom, authorities said.

Nivaldo P. Oliveira, 40, was arrested last week on charges of second-degree burglary, a felony, along with fourth-degree stalking, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned and ordered released on his own recognizance, according to court officials.

Oliveira is accused of illegally entering the woman’s residence on Feb. 9 at about 10:30 p.m. He then remained inside and concealed himself under the couch for a period of time while the woman, as well as a child, hid in the upstairs bathroom and the woman called 911, according to allegations filed in court. He also disconnected a camera there, state police said.

According to the allegations, he fled without interacting with the woman or child and before authorities arrived.

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State police then caught up with Oliveira on Feb. 12 and arrested him.

Just eight days before the Feb. 9 incident, Oliveira was charged with misdemeanor trespass and child endangerment on similar accusations, according to allegations filed in court for that case.

In the Feb. 1 incident, Oliveira is accused of entering the residence without permission and remaining there after being told several times to leave. He is also accused of closing a child’s arm in a door while trying to stop the woman from leaving, according to the allegations.

Oliveira is due to appear again in court next week. 


Correction 5/8/20: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the result of his initial court appearance Feb. 12. Oliviera was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. 

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