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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 13:27

November 19 – November 25, 2022

NY State Police

This month, State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail in Saratoga County. During these investigations, businesses are checked utilizing a Trooper in plainclothes, and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or provide a false date of birth. During the initiative 16 businesses were checked for compliance. Four people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First degree, a misdemeanor, after selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. The following business was NOT in compliance under the New York Beverage Control Law Section 65, Prohibited Sale to Person Under the Age of 21: Lucky Mart Valero, 1324 SR50, Ballston Spa; Runway Express, 1402 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa; Savemore Beverage, 1512 SR9, Clifton Park; Speedway, 1513 Crescent Road, Clifton Halfmoon. The following establishments are recognized for their compliance: Jacks Liquor Store, 1028 SR146 Clifton Park; Cumberland Farms, 1032 SR 146, Clifton Park; Stewarts, 1206 SR 146, Clifton Park; USA Gas 4 Fire Road, Clifton Park;  Speedway, 1698 SR9 Clifton Park; Extra Mart, 283 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Extra Mart, 1588 SR9, Halfmoon; Rite Aid, 1701 SR9, Halfmoon; Extra Mart, 283 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Stewarts, 322 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Gulf, 10 Round Lake Road, Ballston Lake; Stewarts, 16 Round Lake, Ballston Lake.

Saratoga County Court

Larry T. Lindstead, 30, of Malta, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony burglary, and felony attempted burglary, first charged October 2021 in Halfmoon.

Christopher Sears, 36, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 1-1/2 years incarceration and 10 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, first charged July and August 2018 in Milton. 

Michael Vinciguerra, 30, of Malta, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony identity theft. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Renee L. Passino, 35, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 7 to 3-1/2 years incarceration, and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged April 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Garrett Toften, 42, of Middleburgh, NY, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony assault, first charged February 2022 in Halfmoon. Sentencing Jan. 23. 

Joshua G. Boles, 33, of Ohio, pleaded Nov. 7 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, first charged in October in Waterford. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Eric S. Predential, 31, of Schenectady, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony grand larceny, first charged May 2022 in Waterford. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Cynthia A. Loszynski, 39, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 9 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Timothy DiPasquale, 45, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 9 to 6 months incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony aggravated criminal contempt.

Terrance King, 33, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 9 to attempted strangulation in the second-degree, first charged August 2022. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Mikhail Donovan, 30, of Rotterdam, was charged Nov. 3 with petit larceny. 

Larry Deliveneri, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 3 with criminal mischief: intent to damage property. 

Jeremy Coonradt, 44, of Middle Grove, was charged Nov. 3 with DWI, refusal to take breath test, and criminal mischief.

Jesse Mackenzie, 34, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 31 with petit larceny. 

Edgardo Garcia-Gomez, 28, of Albany, was charged Oct. 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Matthew Scott, 40, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts criminal mischief, and criminal tampering, petit larceny. 

Trever Murphy, 42, of Norfolk, Virginia, was charged Oct. 30 with grand larceny in the third-degree. 

Shaineef Cain, 28, of Albany, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Trista Nichols, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Mona Nordstrom, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 30 with criminal mischief.

Randy Jones, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 27 with criminal trespass.

Devan Hildebrandt, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with assault.

Christopher Decker, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with assault. 

Stanley Mlodzianowski, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 25 with assault. 

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Thursday, 17 November 2022 14:59

November 12 – November 18, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Glen R. Massoth, 34, of Albany, was sentenced to time served and 5 years probation, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in Saratoga Springs, January 2021. 

Anthony J. Paradise, 44, of Coxsackie, pleaded Nov. 2 to felony arson, related to 2017 charges in the town of Ballston, and in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Jan. 25. 

Troy D. Cassell, Jr., 39, of Schuylerville, was sentenced Nov. 3 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in a state correctional facility after his conviction by a Saratoga County Jury on the charges of DWAI, aggravated DWI with child, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and endangering the welfare of a child. The convictions resulted from an arrest following a September 2021 motor vehicle crash on Route 29 in the town of Saratoga. A six-year-old child who was in the back seat during the time of the crash was treated by EMS and released to relatives. 

Erika T. Brown, 43, of Manhattan, pleaded Nov. 3 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 9. 

George L. Howard, 43, of Malta, was sentenced Nov. 3 to a 3-year conditional discharge, after pleading to felony DWI. 

James D. Reed, 39, of Schenectady, was sentenced Nov. 3 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to attempted burglary in the third-degree, a felony, first charged in Wilton March 2021. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Two men were charged with multiple felonies in connection with the suspected theft of two dozen catalytic converters, after Saratoga Springs Police conducted a stop of a suspicious vehicle on Oct. 29. Police said it was discovered that the Virginia license plates on the vehicle did not match the 1991 Chevy van that had been stopped. Officers at that time also observed what appeared to be a catalytic converter on the floor of the van. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a hotel room and a separate vehicle were also involved, and search warrants were obtained and executed at a local hotel, as well as a on an additional suspect vehicle. Located in the hotel room were an additional 14 stolen catalytic converters, and 5 additional in the vehicle. A total of 24 stolen catalytic converters were recovered during the investigation.

Trever Murphy, 42, of North Carolina was charged with: criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny, and criminal mischief – all felonies. Murphy is on Federal Probation at this time, according to police. Murphy was remanded to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff without bond.

Joshua Michael McIntosh, 41, of Virginia, was charged with: felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglar tools - a misdemeanor. McIntosh was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and remanded to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff with $250,000 cash bail/ $500,000 bond/ $2.5 Million secured bond. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 3, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged Eric J. Mcintosh, 32, of South Glens Falls, on a warrant for robbery in the first-degree and grand larceny in the third-degree, both felonies. It is alleged that on June 3, 2021, Mcintosh entered the Rite Aid store located at 3027 Route 50 in the town of Wilton, committed an armed robbery with a knife and stole more than $3,000 worth of prescription medication from the pharmacy. He has since been incarcerated with New York State Department of Corrections on another matter. McIntosh was arraigned and processed and turned back over to New York State DOCCS. 

On Nov. 3, Elijah J. Taylor, 21, of Greenfield, was charged with two counts criminal possession of a weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. He was remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/ $10,000 bond.

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Thursday, 10 November 2022 13:49

November 5 – November 11, 2022

Saratoga 

County Court

Jonathan E. Volland, 39, of Waterford, pleaded Oct. 27 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, and criminal contempt in the first-degree, in connection with separate incidents in Waterford, and Milton. Sentencing Jan. 12.

Andrew L. Lavalley, 39, was sentenced Oct. 28 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Wilton. 

Jason Anhorn, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 6 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ probation after pleading to felony burglary, and 2 to 4 years’ incarceration after pleading to aggravated criminal contempt. The sentences will run concurrently.

Jacob Merchant, 23, of Moreau, pleaded Oct. 28 to failure to register or verify as a sex offender. Sentencing Feb. 3. 

Manuel Olmo, 53, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 28 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony. First charged May 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 3. 

Jordan M. Sunkes, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 24 to aggravated family offense, first charged June 2022. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Robert A. Mancucci, III, 40, of Stillwater, pleaded Oct. 24 to felony grand larceny. Sentencing Jan. 23. 

Margaret B. Camejo, 42, of Folsom, Louisiana, was sentenced Oct. 24 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child, first charged September 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 

Brandon L. Griffith, 41, of the Bronx, was sentenced Oct. 24 to 2 years’ incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged January 2021 in Wilton.

Robert P. Maciong, 27, of Colonie, was sentenced Oct. 25 to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to DWAI, in Malta, to run concurrently with 5 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ probation, regarding a felony burglary charge in Halfmoon. 

Saratoga County

 Sheriff’s Office 

Jason A. Henderson, 52, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 20 with felony grand larceny, and felony identity theft. Henderson was charged after a lengthy investigation into a fraud complaint that revealed he allegedly made several charges, over a period of 3 years, on an elderly, female complainant’s credit card without her permission, totaling $18,585, according to the county sheriff’s office. 

Rondene J. Brust, 53, one count, and Bryan M. Brust, 32, two counts, were both charged Oct. 18 with promoting prison contraband in the first-degree. According to the county sheriff’s office, on Oct. 11 Rondene Brust was accused of introducing a controlled substance into the Saratoga County Correctional Facility and passing the dangerous contraband to inmate Bryan Brust, during an inmate visit. 

Saratoga Police

Simone Gianfrancesco, 35, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was charged Oct. 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe turn or failure to give appropriate signal.

Connor Smith, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 17 with criminal mischief. 

Elena Smith, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 17 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Peter Kelly, 61, of Mehoopany, PA, was charged Oct. 24 as arrest person without warrant – charged in another state. 

Brandy Mclaughlin, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 23 with criminal contempt and assault. 

Christopher Grant, 21, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 22 with DWI, and refusal to take breath test. 

Angel Gopi, 35, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 22 with assault, and criminal mischief.

Sabrina Ladd, 31, of Greenwich, was charged Oct. 21 with DWAI, operating a motor vehicle without inspection certificate, aggravated unlicensed operation, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Jamie Brewer, 26, of Porter Corners, was charged Oct. 21 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Damon Beckerman, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with criminal contempt, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Jennica Nash, 25, of Milton, was charged Oct. 20 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Jonathan Trow, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with four counts burglary, two counts petit larceny, and two counts grand larceny related to multiple incidents that allegedly occurred on High Rock Ave., Henry St., Lake Ave., and Thoroughbred Dr. 

Jessica Henderson, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and vehicle license violation.

James North, 59, of Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 20 with DWI, and two driving violations. 

Robert Carte, 57, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 19 with DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Elizabeth Usher, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 18 with menacing in the second-degree. 

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Thursday, 03 November 2022 14:32

October 29 – November 4, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Terrence Boston, 61, of Albany, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to forgery in the second-degree, first charged in Halfmoon February 2020. 

Crystal M. Bauer, 40, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to DWAI, first charged in Clifton Park September 2019. 

Logan O. Desjadon, 25, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 9 months incarceration, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender. 

Justin D. Traver, 34, of Malta, pleaded Oct. 21 to felony grand larceny in connection with an incident in August 2021 in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Jan. 27. 

Naomi Sweeting, 23, of Brooklyn, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a forged instrument, first charged in Malta April 2020. 

Christine E. Diggins, 31, of Middle Grove, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Saratoga Springs April 2022. 

Raven J. Stables, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 6 months incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal sale of a controlled substance, first charged in Malta August 2021. 

Neil J. Desposito, 44, of Menands, pleaded Oct. 19 to felony DWI, in connection with a July 2022 incident in Wilton. Sentencing Jan. 10, 2023. 

Shamere H. Thomas, 30, of Troy, pleaded Oct. 19 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, in connection with a June 2022 incident in Clifton Park. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Benjamin J. Bullard, 35, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 19 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, first charged in Saratoga Springs in July 2021. Sentencing Jan. 10. 

Janel S. Constantine, 41, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 19 to felony DWI, in connection with a February 2022 incident in Wilton. Sentencing Jan. 12. 

Ashley Donovan, 27, of Greenfield, pleaded Oct. 18 to criminally negligent homicide, in connection with an incident first charged Oct. 9, 2021 in Greenfield. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Sarah A. Vedder, 29, of Glens Falls, pleaded Oct. 18 to felony DWI, first charged in Clifton Park in November 2021. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Kwaku A. Ofosu, 23, of Mechanicville, pleaded Oct. 18 to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 6. 

Michael Ackermann, 29, of Newtown Falls, NY, was sentenced Oct. 18 to 2-1/3 to 7 years incarceration, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child, first charged in Greenfield in May 2021. 

Chantelle Joubert, 31, of Corinth, was sentenced Oct. 18 to 9 months incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged in Malta in June. 

Shawn M. Finn, 35, of Ballston Lake, pleaded Oct. 18 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony, first charged in Malta in July. Sentencing Dec. 19. 

Kasey B. O’Herron, 37, of Greenfield Center, was sentenced Oct. 20 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Saratoga Springs September 2021. 

Randy A. Brouilette, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 20 to 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Moreau March 2022. 

Saratoga Police

Michael Hodson, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 16 with DWI. 

Kenneth Hunter, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 16 with aggravated family offense-more than 1 offense within 5 years, and criminal contempt.

Darien Bigelow, 22, of Ballston Lake, was charged Oct. 16 with obstruct governmental administration, and coercion. 

Edward Richardson, 39, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 15 with petit larceny, and intent to obtain transportation without paying. 

Nicole Cappello, 48, of Albany, was charged Oct. 15 with possession of controlled substance in non-original container, unsafe turn or failure to give appropriate signal, improper right turn at intersection, motor vehicle license violation: no license, and criminal possession of controlled substance. 

Ann Matrazzo, 61, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was charged Oct. 14 with petit larceny. 

Robert Carlisle, 69, of Malta, was charged Oct. 13 with grand larceny. 

Joseph Stanley, 24, of Niskayuna, was charged Oct. 12 with criminal contempt. 

Jennifer Blanchard, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 11 with criminal mischief. 

Karen Rose, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 11 with criminal mischief.

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Thursday, 27 October 2022 14:12

October 22 – October 28, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Devin Hayes, 25, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Oct. 19 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense in Moreau. 

Leroy F. Buttles, 47, of Gansevoort, pleaded Oct. 19 to felony grand larceny, in connection with charged from November 2020 and February 2021 in Wilton. Sentencing Dec. 8. 

William L. Kelone, 19, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 13 with burglary, and grand larceny – both felonies. Kelone is accused of stealing two dirt bikes from a building he entered unlawfully in the Town of Ballston on Oct. 10

Troy M. Tenace, 33, of Ballston, was convicted by trial jury on Oct. 17 of three counts felony assault and one misdemeanor count criminal obstruction of breathing. According to a statement released by the county District Attorney’s Office, Tenace obstructed the breathing of a person known to him in the town of Ballston on Sept. 24, 2021 and proceeded to assault the victim’s family member who attempted to come to their aid. The second victim suffered multiple serious physical injuries. Sentencing is Dec. 6. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Robert E. Brown III, 43, of Wildwood, NJ, was charged Oct. 18 with two felony counts burglary. It is alleged that Brown illegally entered a dwelling in April of 2021 and a storage unit belonging to the same victim in June 2021 to commit larceny. Both locations are in the Town of Malta. Brown was being held at the Saratoga County Jail on separate charges from the New York State Police when he was arrested on these complaints. 

Jayden K. Buckmaster, 18, of Galway, was charged Oct. 18 with rape in the first-degree and possessing a sexual performance by a child on the suspicion of a sexual assault against a minor. Buckmaster is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with an 11- year-old child. Both charges are felonies. Buckmaster was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 Cash Bail / $50,000 Bond.

Steven A. Dunn, 34, of Princetown, NY, was charged Oct. 18 with criminal trespass (misdemeanor) and assault (felony). The alleged incident occurred in Halfmoon, and the assault charge is based on the accusation that an off-duty New York State Trooper suffered physical injury when Dunn attempted to flee. Dunn was sent to Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond.

NY State Police

On Oct. 16, State Police charged Jackson K. Amankrah, 25, of Halfmoon, with aggravated DWI, and multiple violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws. At about 3:49 a.m., Troopers responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash on I-87 in the town of Colonie. The investigation determined that Amankrah was operating a vehicle southbound on I-87 in the northbound lanes and struck a northbound tractor-trailer head-on. No one was injured in the crash. Amankrah was transported to SP Latham for processing, where he recorded a 0.19% BAC.

On Oct. 15, State Police of Clifton Park charged Corrine M. Bentley, 38, of Halfmoon, with petit larceny and trespass, after Troopers received a complaint that a woman was found going through items inside a parked vehicle at a residence in Halfmoon. The investigation determined Bentley entered the vehicle without permission and took items.

On October 13, 2022, State Police of Wilton charged Jeffrey R. Nadeau, 37, of Hadley, with two counts of DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. On October 13, at about 9:16 a.m., Troopers responded to Wilton Mountain Road in Corinth, for reports of a pickup off the roadway. Nadeau was allegedly located in the vehicle’s driver’s seat, which had struck a utility pole. He was charged with DWI and transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.17% BAC. Nadeau was issued tickets returnable to the Corinth Town Court and released to a sober party. On Oct. 13 at about 4:36 p.m., Troopers responded to Gailor Road in Wilton, for the reports of an SUV partially in the road with the operator slumped behind the wheel. Troopers arrived and located Nadeau asleep in the driver seat of the running vehicle. He was arrested for DWI and transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.13% BAC. Nadeau was issued tickets returnable to the Wilton Town Court and released to a sober party.

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Thursday, 20 October 2022 15:30

October 15 – October 21, 2022

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

At approximately 8:28 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Harris Road in the Town of Hadley for a report of a serious personal injury motor vehicle accident. A three-wheeled motorcycle operated by Eric A. McFarlane, 48, of Hadley left the roadway and struck a tree. McFarlane was ejected from the motorcycle, and pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Dennis J. Mason, 45, of Hadley, was also ejected. He was flown to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. The accident is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit. Assistance at the scene was provided by Hadley-Luzerne Fire, Hadley-Luzerne EMS, Corinth Fire and Corinth EMS.

Scott A. Johnson, 45, of Galway, was charged Oct. 16 with two felony counts Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and single misdemeanor counts of menacing, and criminal mischief. Johnson is alleged to have pointed a loaded handgun at a victim during a domestic dispute and was found to be illegally in possession of the handgun and another weapon at the time. He was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 Cash Bail, or $100,000 Bond. 

Saratoga Police Department

Craig Kindel, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with assault and unlawful imprisonment. 

Nicholas Cooper, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speed not reasonable, and unsafe movement of stopped motor vehicle. 

Thomas Edwards, 34, of Rotterdam, was charged Oct. 9 with criminal possession of a weapon. 

Ali Sheroze, 25, of Latham, was charged Oct. 9 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speed not reasonable, and making an illegal signal. 

Danielle Wilson, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 9 with criminal trespass.

John Vance, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct.  7 with assault, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Madeline Meisner, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 7 with assault and criminal contempt. 

Adam Bell, 37, of Albany, was charged Oct. 6 with criminal tampering and unauthorized use of vehicle. 

Iver Hulleberg, 31, of Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 6 with criminal obstruction of breathing and act in manner injure child. 

Anne Sawicki, 33, of Milton, was charged Oct. 6 with grand larceny in the third-degree – property value exceeds $3,000. 

Roberto Guzman Merino, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct.  6 with DWI and moved from lane unsafely. 

Melvin Winney, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct.  4 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper right turn. 

NY State Police

On Oct. 7, State Police of Mayfield charged Brian L. Perrott, 42, of Edinburg, with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and making a threat of mass harm, following a complaint received from a Northville High School administrator about a disturbance at the school. The investigation determined Perrott was at the location for a legitimate purpose. While at the school, Perrott allegedly attempted to intimidate the administrator when he made threats to inflict or cause injury. Due to the nature of the investigation, Investigators requested and were granted a Temporary Emergency Protective Order (TERPO). While executing that court order Perrott was found to possess multiple firearms in his home illegally. 

Saratoga Court

David Krapish, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 14 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Dec. 2. 

Michael M. Green, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 14 to 2 to 6 years incarceration, after pleading to felony burglary, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs first charged June 28, 2022. 

Melinda R. Boylan, 24, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 14 to rape in the third-degree, first charged Oct. 3, 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing is scheduled to take place Oct. 2023.

Jon A. Miles, 64, of Burnt Hills, pleaded Oct. 17 to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 5. 

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Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:33

October 8 – October 14, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Jason M. Benson, 41, of Corinth, was sentenced Sept. 30 to 1.5 years incarceration and 1.5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree. 

Beatriz A. Garcia, 42, of Mechanicville, pleaded Sept. 30 to attempted assault in the second-degree. Sentencing Dec. 7.

Frederick J. Paul, Jr., 50, of Troy, pleaded Sept. 30 to felony DWI, first charged in Stillwater. Sentencing Dec. 2. 

Jordan Garafalo, 39, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 30 to assault in the second-degree, first charged Aug. 14-15, 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Dec. 8. 

NY State Police

On Oct.  4, State Police of Wilton arrested Michelle Wilson, 33, of Greenfield, for criminal mischief in the third-degree, two counts of menacing in the second-degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree and harassment in the second-degree, in connection with a domestic dispute. It is alleged that during a verbal argument, Wilson displayed a knife and an axe, threatened harm and used both weapons to cause damage to the home and belongings inside. 

On Oct. 1, State Police in Wilton arrested Matthew S. Kingsley, 52, of Corinth for aggravated DWI and other vehicle and traffic laws violations, after Troopers responded to the area of Stark Road in Corinth, for reports of a two-car crash. The investigation determined a vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway and occupied by two people.  Kingsley is suspected of striking the vehicle head-on and leaving the scene.  Kingsley has a previous DWI conviction in the past 10 years, according to police. He was transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.19% BAC. No one was injured in the crash.

SARATOGA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Charles Pavia, 32, was charged Oct. 3 with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and false personation. 

Caitlyn Mount, 23, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and registration suspended. 

Avery Zulio, 25, of Lake George, was charged Oct. 1 with harassment in the second-degree, and disorderly conduct. 

Daniel Clarke, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 1 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

John Lavada, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 1 with petit larceny. 

Anthony Gordon, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 30 with two counts criminal tampering, two counts menacing, and single counts harassment. Resisting arrest, and assault in the third-degree. 

James Maas, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 28 with DWI, and no license. 

Steven Bodnar, 32, of Halfmoon, was charged Sept. 28 with DWI, and refusal to take breath test. 

Justin Nielsen, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal mischief. 

Amanda Homsey, 33, of Greenwich, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal mischief. 

Joseph Fiddemon, 34, of Albany, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal trespass. 

Kevin Cavanagh, 56, was charged Sept. 27 with burglary in the third-degree, and petit larceny. 

Padraic Decker, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with DWI, aggravated DWI, moved from lane unsafely, failed to obey traffic device, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Joshua Salak, 35, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 27 with resisting arrest, obstruct governmental administration, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Theresa Merchant, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 25 with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, unsafe backing of vehicle, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Mico De Los Santos, 30, of Rensselaer, was charged at 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 24 with resisting arrest, criminal obstruction of breathing, and disorderly conduct, on Caroline Street. 

Daniel Valastro, 26, of Liverpool, NY, was charged at 12:07 a.m. Sept. 24 with obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct, on Caroline Street. 

Jacob Laudenslager, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on the sidewalk. 

Amber Logan, 35, of Argyle, was charged Sept. 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and insufficient tail lamps vehicle violation. 

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Thursday, 06 October 2022 13:39

October 1 – October 7, 2022

Saratoga County 

Court

Bradley Hill, 24, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced Sept. 28 to a 5-year term of probation, after pleading to first degree reckless endangerment, in connection with a July 2021 incident in Moreau. 

Tiffany Santiago, 37, of Clifton Park, pleaded Sept. 28 to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30, 2023.

Todd A. Axton, 59, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Sept. 28 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 1. 

Geoffrey Pickering, 32, was sentenced Sept. 23 to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense, that took place in Milton. 

Raymond C. Horning, Sr., 33, of Gloversville, was sentenced Sept. 29 to 6 months’ incarceration, and a 5-year term of probation, after pleading to criminal mischief and grand larceny – both felonies, in connection with 2020 incidents in Ballston and Charlton. 

Gary Mackenzie, 58, was sentenced Sept. 29 to 6 months’ incarceration and a 5-year term of probation, after pleading to felony criminal contempt in a 2021 incident in Providence. 

Saratoga County 

Sheriff’s Office 

Michael J. Scensny, 32, of Halfmoon, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, and unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, following an investigation of an alleged domestic incident Sept. 24 in Clifton Park. Scensny is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior felony conviction, according to the sheriff’s office. 

State Police

On Sept. 27, State Police arrested Jason M. Storms, 44, of Saratoga Springs on the charges of rape in the second-degree, criminal sexual act in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. During the investigation, investigators identified a victim under the age of 15 who Storms allegedly sexually assaulted years prior in Colonie. Storms was sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash, or a $25,000 bond.

On Sept. 25, at about 4:08 a.m. State Police of Clifton Park responded to the report of a two-car rollover crash on I-87 northbound in Halfmoon. The investigation determined an 18-year-old operator was traveling northbound on I-87 when they struck the rear of a vehicle being operated by Anjelica R. Espinoza Flores, 22, of San Antonio, Texas. Both vehicles rolled over multiple times, and both drivers were transported to Albany Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation determined both drivers were impaired at the time of the accident. They were arrested and issued tickets for DWI.  Due to medical needs, they were not processed at the time of arrest. I-87 northbound was shut down for a short period to clear the accident. 

On Sept. 24, State Police of Wilton arrested Stacey L. Dressel, 41, of Corinth, on the charges of burglary in the second-degree, and grand larceny in the third-degree. Troopers received a complaint that a vehicle had been stolen from a residence in Greenfield.  The investigation determined Dressel entered the home without permission, took the keys to a vehicle in the driveway, and allegedly stole the vehicle, which was recovered later that day in the village of Ballston Spa.

On Sept. 23, State Police arrested Eric W. Cerny, 65, of Greenfield, on the charges of reckless endangerment in the second-degree, and an environmental conservation law violation. An investigation determined Cerny discharged multiple rounds from a rifle less than 200 feet from another home without that homeowner’s knowledge or permission. No one was hurt during the incident, and the firearm involved was seized.

On Sept. 21, State Police of Wilton arrested Latrell C. Pinellas, 35, of Moreau, on the charge of grand larceny in the fourth-degree. He is suspected of being responsible for multiple items valued at over $1,400 that were stolen from the Target Distribution Center in Wilton. 

On Sept. 21, State Police of Saratoga arrested Cassandra D. Felice, 31, Greenfield, on the charge of grand larceny in the fourth-degree and Robert J. Felice Jr, 53, of South Glens Falls, on the charge of conspiracy in the fifth-degree. The charges stem from a complaint received from a Malta business that an item valued at over $1,300 had been stolen from the store the previous day. It is alleged C. Felice stole the item from the store with the assistance of her father, R. Felice Jr. 

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Thursday, 29 September 2022 14:59

September 24 – September 30, 2022

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Six people were arrested in connection with drug trafficking charges on Sept. 14 following a joint investigation by Saratoga County and Warren County sheriff’s offices. Those charged: Terry Fauntleroy, 31, of Schenectady, Felix Ortega, 55, of Wilton, Tyanne Carpenter, 31, of Wilton, Jerry Falconio, 57, of Wilton, Melissa Sias, 42, of Wilton, Jonathan Lincoln-Lynch, 32, of Wilton.  The charges totaled 25 in all and included multiple counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one felony count criminal possession of a weapon. 

A 14-year-old boy from the Town of Milton was referred to the county probation department following an alleged threat he made to the Ballston Spa Central School District on Sept. 19. The Sheriff’s Office reports it had received a call from a resident reporting that their juvenile son received a Snap Chat message which contained a threat of a school shooting at the Ballston Spa Central School District. The juvenile had received the Snap Chat message earlier that evening. An investigation was conducted by Sheriff’s Office members, including Investigators and School Resource Officers (SRO’s). It was determined that the person who sent the message did not have the means to carry out the threat and that the threat was not credible, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 21, he was referred to the county probation department in relation to the threat: Providing a False Written Statement, Making a Threat of Mass Harm, and Falsely Reporting an Incident.

Saratoga County Court

Rahsaan Fennicks, 26, of Schenectady, pleaded Sept. 15 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, first charged in Wilton.  Sentencing Nov. 18. 

Renee L. Passino, 35, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Dept. 15 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, first charged in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Nov. 7. 

Saratoga Police

Nicholas Zufeit, 28, of Rochester, was charged Sept. 20 with burglary in the third-degree, and criminal mischief in the third-degree. 

Jacob Graham, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 21 with strangulation in the second-degree.

Zachary Motyl, 31, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and following too closely. 

Katlyn Wilbur, 32, of Malta, was charged with two counts of petit larceny. 

Brandy McLaughlin, 37, of Malta, was charged Sept. 19 with assault in the third-degree, and petit larceny. 

Michael Bohm, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Russell Duffney, 55, Randy Jones, 55, and Shawn Johnson, 40, all of Saratoga Springs, were each charged Sept. 18 with trespass. 

Deidre Bales-Poirot, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 18 with assault. 

Aneliz Pagan Cruz, 19, of Puerto Rico, was charged Sept. 18 with criminal mischief. 

Alexis Hungerschafer, 23, of Glenville, was charged Sept. 18 with assault.

Michael Morrill, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 17 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

David Pruiksma, 35, of Halfmoon, was charged Sept. 17 with burglary, and petit larceny. 

Mona Nordstrom, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 17 with criminal contempt. 

Jose Madera, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 16 with petit larceny. 

Katie Hayden, 22, of Saratoga Springs was charged Sept. 15 with petit larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy in the fourth-degree.

Sean Ribedy, 32, of Cohoes, was charged Sept. 15 with criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. 

Mark Dibello, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

William McKinnon, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with welfare fraud, and offering a false instrument for filing. 

Jason Bustamante, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and issue certificate without complete inspection. 

Taylor Briddell, 24, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 13 with DWI, operating vehicle without signal devices/ reflectors, and failure to keep right.   

Kevin Cavanagh, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal trespass, and criminal contempt. 

Laura Chave, 38, of Latham, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal mischief. 

Tiana Wescott, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal trespass. 

Timothy Spuches, 54, of Troy, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

Yasmeen Islam, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with assault in the third-degree, and gang assault in the second-degree. 

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Thursday, 22 September 2022 13:31

September 17 – September 23, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Justin P. Rock, 37, was sentenced Sept. 16 to 8-to-16 years in state prison, after pleading to four felony counts of robbery, in connection with a series of incidents that occurred in Saratoga Springs in February. Rock admitted he had entered several downtown businesses, claimed (falsely) he had a weapon and demanded cash from the register. He will also pay full restitution to victims, according to a statement released by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. 

Robert F. Kennedy, 25, of Princetown, NY was sentenced Sept. 12 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to attempted reckless endangerment in the first-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident first charged in March in the town of Halfmoon. 

Nicholas Palermo, 43, of Troy, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged in Wilton June 2021. 

Christopher Sears, 36, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Sept. 14 to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, first charged in Milton in July and August, 2018. Sentencing Nov. 4. 

James E. Reinhart, Jr., 49, of Halfmoon, pleaded Sept. 14 to attempted burglary in the third-degree. Sentencing Nov. 10. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Joseph N. Flynn, 25, of Greenwich, was charged Sept. 15 with three counts of sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with a 2015 incident in the town of Wilton. Flynn is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 11. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash, or $10,000 bond. 

Tyler J. Lumia, 23, was sentenced Sept. 15 to 10 years in state prison, after pleading to first-degree assault in connection with a stabbing incident that took place Oct. 31, 2021 in downtown Saratoga Springs. 

Joseph T. Colaccino, 18, of Clifton Park, was charged Sept. 15 with felony assault in the first-degree. He is suspected of stabbing a family member several times with a knife during a domestic dispute. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, or $20,000 bond. 

On September 12, 2022, Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit charged 18-year-old Kaden A. Williams, of Castleton, with felony robbery and felony assault, in connection with an incident at the intersection of Allen Road and North Greenfield Road in the Town of Greenfield. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the first responding Deputy on scene observed a vehicle fleeing from a neighboring driveway. The Deputy stopped the vehicle on Allen Road, and with assistance from a NYS Trooper the occupants of the vehicle were detained without incident. It is alleged that Williams was accompanied by a juvenile male as he used what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol to steal property from 3 subjects standing at that intersection. A physical dispute ensued and one of the victims was struck in the face with the BB gun, which caused physical injury to that individual. The investigation revealed the victims were specifically targeted by Williams, authorities said.Williams was arraigned at the Town of Greenfield Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $500 cash and $1000 bond/$2500 secured bond. The Juvenile involved was charged with Robbery 2nd and referred to Saratoga County Family Court. He was released to his guardians.

NY State Police

On September 12, State Police of Wilton arrested Siatar K. Creech, 36 of, Northumberland, on a warrant for Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, Rape in the Third-Degree, and Criminal Sexual Act in the Third-Degree. All three charges are felonies. Creech is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 17 since the beginning of 2022 while in the town of Moreau.

On September 13, State Police
of Wilton charged the following individuals: 

Jacqueline A. Rock, 32, of Hudson Falls, criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Leland T. Smith, 43, of Hudson Falls, criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and violations of the vehicle and traffic law.

Daniel L. Larock, 48, of Kingsbury, criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Saratoga Police

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 11 with criminal trespass. 

Zachary Christie, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 10 with criminal possession of a controlled substance and obstruct governmental administration. 

Jonathan Trow, 40, of Milton, was charged Sept. 10 with criminal possession of stolen property, second degree grand larceny, and burglary. 

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