Thursday, 16 February 2017 20:39

February 17th

COURTS Wilfredo F. Diaz, 44, was found guilty on Feb. 10 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count each of assault and of sexual abuse, following a two-week trial in Saratoga County Court. The charges are in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs on Aug. 16, 2016 and carry a maximum sentence of 25 years-to-life in prison, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6. Thomas A. Landry, 36, of Waterford, was sentenced on Feb. 9 to 2-4 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with an incident that occurred in Halfmoon. Nicholas A. Phillips, 21, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced on Feb. 9 to six months in jail and five years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Kirieme M. Pitts, 25, of Cohoes, was sentenced on Feb. 1 to two years in state prison and one year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Heaven M. Puleski, 26, of Wyanskill, pleaded on Feb. 1 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Northumberland. Sentencing scheduled for March 30. Bryan P. Holohan, 40, of Ballston Lake, pleaded on Feb. 1 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled for March 30. Jennifer M. Pugliese, 36, of Fort Edward, pleaded on Feb. 2 to felony burglary in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled for April 13. Lee M. O’Dell, 56, of Clifton Park, was sentenced on Feb. 3 to 10 months in jail and one-year license revocation after pleading to felony DWI in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. Gabriel N. Busreth, 45, of Lake Luzerne, pleaded on Feb. 3 to felony robbery in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. Sentencing scheduled for March 30. POLICE Colin R. Murphy, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Feb. 9 with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one felony count criminal possession of marijuana, and having an unregistered vehicle, following a traffic stop on Clark Street in Saratoga Springs. Police said Murphy was allegedly in possession of over 10 ounces of marijuana and a loaded Ruger .45 caliber hand-gun, and that the handgun contained a magazine loaded with 8 rounds of ammunition. Murphy was arraigned in City court and posted $16,000 bond. Sean P. Keegan, 23, of Albany, was charged on Feb. 10 with third-degree rape. Keegan is alleged to have befriended an underage female victim at a “Furry” convention in Saratoga Springs, and later having sexual intercourse with her at a residence in the town of Milton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash, or $5,000 bond. Meredith L. Hamilton, 40, of Clifton Park, was charged on Feb. 4 with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of criminal mischief, and harassment. Hamilton is accused of causing damage to a flat screen television, causing physical injury to another person by throwing a knife and a plate at him, and preventing that person from calling 911, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, who was known to Hamilton, was not seriously injured. Roshan Ramikishum, age 44, of Schenectady, was charged on Jan. 30 with misdemeanor DWI, refusing a pre-screen test, and a motor vehicle equipment violation. David M. Acevedo, age 25, of Gansevoort, was charged on Jan. 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – having three or more suspensions, and a motor vehicle equipment violation. Paul A. Casalan, age 25, of Queensbury, was charged on Jan. 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Zachary K. Palombo, age 27, of Schenectady, was charged on Jan. 29 with misdemeanor DWI, unreasonable speed, failure to keep right and to stop at stop sign, making an unsafe lane change, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Anna R. Saunders, age 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Jan. 29 with second-degree harassment, and disorderly conduct. Tyler R. Bartholomew, age 30, of Glens Falls, was charged on Jan. 29 with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, making an improper lane change, and two vehicle equipment violations. Nicholas V. Valenze, age 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Jan. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Jeremy T. Stanley, age 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Jan. 28 with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal mischief. Randy C. Weber, age 27, of Albany, was charged on Jan. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, speeding and failure to keep right. Anthony V. Giovanni, age 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Jan. 28 with criminal possession of controlled substance - a felony. David M. Deutsch, age 24, of Malta, was charged on Jan. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. Tracy S. Bowker, age 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on Jan. 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – three or more suspensions, unlawful possession of marijuana, and a vehicle equipment violation.
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