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Parolee in deadly Schenectady arson charged with Albany theft

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A man on parole for killing five people in a 1990 Schenectady fire is now facing a parole violation charge for an alleged theft in Albany, authorities said. Joseph Balga, 53, was arrested Monday for allegedly taking items from a car on Hamilton Street. He faces one misdemeanor count of petty larceny. He is on parole for starting a fire Aug. 4, 1990, in the room he rented at 26 Jay St. in downtown Schenectady. ...

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