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Thursday, 05 December 2019 13:08

December 6 – December 12, 2019

COURT

Elliott Q. Ruggles, 27, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 25 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 30, 2020. 

Steven M. Boice, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 26 to distributing furanyl fentanyl from his residence in Saratoga Springs that caused an overdose death in Saratoga County in February 2017, according to a statement issued by the Department of Justice, Northern District of New York.  Boice further admitted to possessing two firearms. In his plea agreement, Boice agreed to be sentenced to 240 months, or 20 years, in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe will decide whether to accept the recommended sentence on or before the March 25, 2020 sentencing date. Boice has been in custody since his arrest in February 2017. The case was investigated by the DEA and its Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force; the Saratoga Springs Police Department; and the New York State Police. The Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Shane P. Stephens, 27, of Malta, pleaded Dec. 3 to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing Feb. 11. 

Lee R. Newhall, 34, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced Dec. 3 to five years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, in Saratoga Springs. 

Adam D. Livingstone, 27, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Dec. 3 to two years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Malta. 

Billo Camilo-Casnova, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 3 to two years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree.

POLICE

Sebastian Coon, 23, of Greenfield was charged Nov. 25 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, after being involved in a property damage accident on Broadway. 

Janette Hammond, 46, of Clifton Park, was charged Nov. 28 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated operation unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

James Hazeltine, 28, of Loudonville, Paul Eddy, 32, of Albany, Joseph Zelezniak, 22, of Schenectady, and Matthew Lotano, 22, of Saratoga Springs, were each charged with one count disorderly conduct: fight/violent behavior, in connection with an alleged incident that took place Nov. 28 on Caroline Street. Lotano was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree.    

Melisa Ulrey, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 22 with criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and menacing, a misdemeanor. 

Victoria Clark, 22, of Hudson Falls, was charged Nov. 22 with misdemeanor DWI, and failure to keep right. 

Angela Sawyer, 29, of Indian Lake, was charged Nov. 23 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Michelle Dodge, 45, of Stillwater, was charged Nov. 23 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Spencer Bath, 24, of Pelham, AL, was charged Nov. 24 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and moving from lane unsafely. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 05 December 2019 12:17

Star Radio Hosts Talk with Santa

Star Radio is excited to ring in the holiday season with an area tradition, “The Talk Live with Santa Show”. For six evenings in December, parents can register their children to talk to Santa on Saratoga’s Star Radio. The program will air Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 9, 10, and 12, 16, 17 and 19 from 6-8 PM.

“We are very excited to be bringing back a Saratoga holiday tradition for the community,” said Ricki Lee, owner of Saratoga’s Star Radio. “We look forward to delighting and exciting families with this holiday specialty programming.”

“The Talk Live with Santa Show will be broadcast from our studios in downtown Saratoga for six evenings from 6-8pm in December,” said Fran Dingeman, General Manager of Saratoga’s Star Radio. “We’re looking forward to hearing area children talk with Santa about what they want for Christmas! We ask parents to register their child for this limited specialty programming by going to StarSaratoga.com. They will be contacted prior to the broadcast.”

For more information, please contact Fran Dingeman at 518-365-3459 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in Neighborhood Buzz
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 12:57

November 27 – December 5, 2019

COURT

James D. Stephens, 30, of Victory Mills, was sentenced Nov. 20 to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to third degree burglary, in Milton. 

Michael S. Sanders, 51, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 21 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Jan. 23, 2020. 

Logan O. Desjadon, 22, of Ballston Lake, pleaded Nov. 21 to attempted robbery in the third-degree. Sentencing Jan. 23, 2020. 

Clifford C. Johnson, 61, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 22 to felony DWI. Sentencing March 20, 2020. 

POLICE

Matthew Colonell, 38, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 19 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, after allegedly being involved in a property damage incident. 

James Buhrmaster, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Kyle Elder, 27, of Glens Falls, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of stolen property. 

Bonnie Morin, 72, was charged Nov. 21 with misdemeanor DWI, and failure to yield right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. 

Kelsey Reppert, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 21 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Michaela Best, 23, of Albany, was charged Nov. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusing to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Richard Settles, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 15 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Mona Nordstrom, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 15 with DWAI, and resisting arrest. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Jaredd Elston, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 16 in Saratoga Springs with menacing, a misdemeanor, the following felonies: assault, criminal possession of a weapon/ loaded firearm, and assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. 

James Sands, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 16 with misdemeanor DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and failure to yield right of way.    

Clinton Wadell, 37, of Middle Grove, was charged Nov. 17 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Michael Ziegler, 34, was charged Nov. 12 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. 

Jerson Vargas, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 12 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

John Battaglino, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 14 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Valeria Tinoco, 43, of Mechanicville, was charged Nov. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely.

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Thursday, 21 November 2019 13:51

November 22 – November 26, 2019

COURT

Richard W. Doyle, 56, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 12 to felony DWI that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 27, 2020. 

Richard E. Hileman, 36, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 15 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted making of a terroristic threat, a felony, and harassment, a violation. 

Nicholas E. Katz, 40, of Malta, was sentenced Nov. 18 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child, in Ballston. 

Brian J. Ray, 33, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Nov. 18 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony.  

POLICE 

A traffic stop on State Route 67 in the Town of Ballston on Nov. 11 resulted in charges against the driver of the vehicle and the vehicle’s passenger, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.  The vehicle was stopped after the operator allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign. As a result of the traffic stop and the subsequent investigation the passenger of the vehicle, Anthony Cappello, 19, of Schenectady, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third- degree, a felony. Cappello was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in the Ballston Town Court at a later date.  The driver, Austin R. Deligi-Bender, 20, of Ballston Spa, was charged with criminal using drug paraphernalia in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a misdemeanor, as well as failure to stop at a stop sign, a traffic infraction. Deligi-Bender was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the Ballston Town Court at a later date. 

James T. Love, 45, of Wilton, was charged Nov. 13 with arson in the third-degree, and criminal contempt in the first- degree. Love is accused of setting fire to his own home in the early morning hours of Nov. 2 while no one was home. Love was arraigned in the Town of Wilton Justice Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash or $150,000 secured bond. Love is scheduled to re-appear in the Wilton Town Court at a later date. The Greenfield Fire District was assisted on the scene by the Wilton Fire District and the Saratoga County Cause and Origin Team.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – It. Starts. With. Art. “Wherever your passion is.  Community starts with art. Economies start with art,” Saratoga Arts Executive Director Joel Reed explained to the crowd gathered for Saratoga Arts’ Soiree at Longfellows Restaurant on Nov. 13.

“We all know how important cultural tourism is. It contributes that wealth to the hospitality industry, to sales taxes, to keep Saratoga Springs growing,” Reed said. The cultural traveler spends 60 percent more than the leisure traveler in the U.S., according to a 2013 Mandala Research report. And some local communities are realizing that benefit. The village and town of Lake George, for example, have contributed portions of tax monies collected for the rental of rooms in their communities  – known as a bed tax – to fund music festivals and events which then in turn bring more people into the community who subsequently spend money at local businesses and stay in local hotels.

Since its founding in 1986, over 1 million people have come through programs and events run by Saratoga Arts, and more than $3 million has been paid to artists and arts organizations in the local community. In 2018 alone, over 42 grants were awarded totaling $125,000 and 78 exhibitions presented in the region, resulting in over 700 artists showing their work locally.  This year’s fundraising soiree raised about $20,000, Reed said.

Since 2012, Saratoga Arts has honored the work of a variety of arts advocates in the region - Mona Golub, James Kettlewell, Elaina Richardson, Marie Glotzbach and Dee Sarno, among them. This year, the organization honored Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Beverley Mastrianni. 

Hudson Headwaters Health Network currently hosts 175 local works, either on loan or as part of Hudson Headwaters’ permanent collection, which are strategically placed for patients to enjoy in 19 health centers from northern Saratoga County to the Canadian border.

Artist and Arts Advocate Honoree Beverley Mastrianni has helped shape the arts and cultural organizations across the region for over three decades – helping found Saratoga Arts and the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and holding leadership roles with the Urban Cultural Park Commission, Saratoga Springs History Museum, the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, and several other organizations.

“Anywhere in town you stand and look, we feel her work and impact every day,” Reed said, introducing Mastrianni, who took to the podium and recalled first settling down in Saratoga Springs in 1968. 

“Downtown Saratoga was just deserted, there were 22 vacant stores, deserted except for a building where up on the second floor all the apartments were rented by artists,” she said.

In the afternoons, she would take her children to arts workshops and classes, which were spread out among houses all over town. The YMCA had just opened a new center on Broadway with a swimming pool and activities for kids. She was asked to join the organization’s board.

“They put me on the fundraising committee where I learned more about the city: who gave money and who supported these sorts of things,” explained Mastrianni. 

While taking classes at Skidmore College, she was approached by Anne Palamountain with an idea to create a more visually appealing downtown during a two-week stretch in the summertime when families would visit the college.

“We went to the high school and we got everybody. Every kid who played in a garage band or who was involved in art,” Mastrianni said. “We got artists to start bringing their works downtown and putting them in stores. That went on for quite a few summers, and it really helped.”

She also revisited a time when the city was looking to sell Congress Park and the Canfield Casino to a hotel chain from Pennsylvania who wanted to put up a hotel and a windmill and use the casino for meeting rooms.

“There were a bunch of activist women who were really against that. They were really amazing, and a lot of fun,” Mastrianni said. “Minnie Bolster had started to revive the historical society upstairs in the casino and didn’t want it sold, so, we worked on that. The thing that really prevented it from happening?  The lower part of Putnam Street and the park flooded a lot, so the developers decided that wasn’t a good place for the hotel. Left with the casino, a group of citizens who called themselves The Pillar Society started to get together and hold parties in the casino to raise money for its restoration.”

The stained glass was returned to the building and restored, and Mastrianni ran an art gallery featuring contemporary art within the casino structure. “One thing just led to the other, to the other,” she said, adding a story about the time a spirited group of locals had also successfully lobbied to site the arts center on the southeast corner of Broadway and Spring Street. The Arts Center landing followed the relocation of the public library to its current Putnam Street location as the city had designs on placing its court system there.

 “There were an awful lot of people who worked on all these things and enjoyed doing it. The city is flowering now,” she offered, tempering her enthusiasm with a warning. “The problem we have is (while) showing art and artists from all over the region, there are very few artists who can afford to live in Saratoga now because the prices have gotten so high.  Caffe Lena is doing a wonderful job, but there is no place for our musicians and artists to work. A lot of our artists are leaving us to go up to Glens Falls; A lot are going to Troy; There are a couple of art galleries open in Schuylerville now - but we’ve really got to address the issue of how we’re going to keep our indigenous artists in Saratoga Springs, because they’re living outside of town now,” said Mastrianni whose artwork has been exhibited at the Tang and the Schick Gallery at Skidmore, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and is held in many private and corporate collections in North America and Europe.

“I think the Arts Center does fantastic work – we’ve got a lot of stuff going on at Skidmore and The Tang, at Zankel - but we haven’t got the body of musicians and artists who live here and really enrich our lives on a daily basis. I think we should really be thinking about how we’re going to address those issues - so that we’re not just a big shopping mall, so we’re not just a restaurant city, so that we really are a city that supports artists who live in the city,” Mastrianni said. “That’s our next challenge.”    

Saratoga Arts gallery showcases its annual member’s show at the Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, through Jan. 4, 2020.  Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am-5 pm & Saturday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. 

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:06

November 15 – November 21, 2019

 

COURT

William D. Traver, Jr., was sentenced Nov. 8 to 16 years in state prison, after pleading to rape in the first-degree, in connection with incidents in May and June 2019 in Galway. 

Rebecca A. Lefevre, 44, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 8 to felony DWI. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 10, 2020. 

Robert C. Gahan, 31, of Green Island, pleaded Nov. 6 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing Jan. 8, 2020. 

Jason M. Ohnsman, 19, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 5 to DWAI, and was sentenced to complete 50 hours community service, a requirement to attend a Victim Impact Panel, and the suspension of his driver’s license for 90 days. 

POLICE

James Espinoza, 34, of Mechanicville, was charged Nov. 5 in Saratoga Springs with unauthorized use of a vehicle without owner’s consent, a misdemeanor. 

Jonathan Stahl, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 4 with the misdemeanor of falsely reporting to law enforcement an incident that did not occur. 

Royal Hamilton, 38, of Salem, was charged Nov. 6 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – a felony, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Shaton Vance, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 6 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate. 

Molly Manley, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and an equipment violation. 

Lee Stout, 70, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with misdemeanor DWI. 

William Tate, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 8 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Mikal Smith, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 10 with aggravated family offense – a felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing – a misdemeanor. 

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 13:52

November 8 – November 14, 2019

 

COURT

Zachary M. Ives, 34, of Milton, was sentenced Nov. 1 to 1-3 years in state prison, after pleading to unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, a felony. 

William B. Shafer, 32, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced Oct. 31 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. 

POLICE

Ricky Farmer, 61, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 2 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Leonard Whitfield, 34, of Glenmont, was charged Nov. 2 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding.

John Bonner, 31, of East Quoque, was charged Nov. 2 in Saratoga Springs with felony grand larceny, felony assault with intent to cause injury to officer, and the misdemeanors: obstruct governmental administration, and criminal mischief. The location of alleged incident was Saratoga Casino and Raceway driveway. 

Dashawn St. Andrews, 26, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 3 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana, and harassment. 

James Reynolds, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 3 with misdemeanor DWI, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, on Crescent Avenue. 

Edward Dominy, 49, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 4 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense/ more than 1 offense within 5 years, a felony. 

Saratoga Springs Police issued an advisory Oct. 31 alerting residents that five daytime residential burglaries had taken place between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. In some cases, entry was forced into the home, according to police. The area where incidents took place are: Eastman Lane, Waterbury Street, Newark Street, outer Grand Avenue and Lawrence Street. Anyone with information regarding the incidents are asked to notify police by calling 518-584-1800, or 518-584-TIPS to remain anonymous. 

Brandon H. Welfinger, 23, of Malta, was charged Nov. 3 with violating state Corrections Law by having an unregistered account as a sex offender, a felony. 

Tara McCall, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 28 with criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree/ previous conviction – felony, menacing in the second-degree – a misdemeanor, and criminal mischief in the third-degree, regarding an alleged incident on Lincoln Avenue. 

Carlos Sol-Encarnacion, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 29 with second degree assault – a felony, and the misdemeanors: criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing. 

Calvin O’Connell, 20, of Ballston, was charged Oct. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and following too closely. 

Nicholas Hanks, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 29 with criminal mischief in the fourth-degree, on East Avenue. 

James Duffy, 34, of Johnstown, and Georgios N. Kakavelos, 51, of Ballston Spa, were each charged Oct. 31 with murder in the second-degree, and concealment of a human corpse, in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman whose body was discovered in Malta.

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:56

November 1 – November 7, 2019

 

COURT

Joseph P. Koren, 24, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 30 to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree. Sentencing Jan. 8, 2020. 

Erik A. Pagan, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 30 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted assault in the second-degree, and 2 to 6 years state prison for criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon. Sentences are to run concurrently.    

Ryan M. Campbell, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 29 to six months in jail, after pleading to felony attempted robbery, and six months in jail for criminal trespass. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Ryan D. Brust, 23, of Milton, was sentenced Oct. 28 to 10 years of probation, after pleading to rape in the third-degree. 

Timothy D. Febbie, 50, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 23 to 1.5 to 3 years in state priosn, after pleading to aggravated family offense, a felony. 

Anthony Orologio, Jr., 67, of Round Lake, pleaded Oct. 24 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 7. 

Nicholas Q. Furnia, 25, of Gansevoort, pleaded Oct. 24 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing Jan. 7. 

POLICE

Ronald R. Cooper, 55, of Greenfield, was charged Oct. 27 with reckless endangerment in the first-degree, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana - a violation, following an investigation into a disturbance in the Town of Greenfield. Cooper is alleged to have discharged a shotgun inside the residence while another person was inside. No one was injured. During the investigation of this, Cooper was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Milton Town Court, and released on his own recognizance.

Chad M. Gayes, 26, of Galway, was charged Oct. 28 with reckless endangerment in the first-degree. He is accused of firing a lever action rifle inside of a residence, resulting a .30-30 caliber round traveling through a wall into another bedroom where a person was sleeping, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed the event was unintentional, and no injuries resulted. He was arraigned in Milton Town Court and released on his own recognizance. 

Dylan Dixon, 26, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two driving related violations. 

Jawahir Awawdeh, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 23 with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. 

Larry Fiber, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 25 with misdemeanor DWI and misdemeanor aggravated DWI, and two vehicle/driving related violations. 

Brandon Bell, 31, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 26 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct/ violent behavior. 

McKenzie Wardwell, 37, of Clifton Park, was charged Oct. 27 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusing to take a breath test, and two counts of making an unsafe turn. 

Harry Pozefsky, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 27 with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Mervyn Milks, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 27 with intent to obtain transportation without paying, a misdemeanor. 

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:48

October 25 – October 31, 2019

 

COURT

Christian D. Roldan, 26, of Northumberland, pleaded Oct. 18 to attempted assault in the second-degree, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020. 

Collin A. Morency, 20, of Greenwich, was sentenced Oct. 17 to six months jail, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in Saratoga. 

William M. Allen, 25, of Greenfield, was sentenced Oct. 17 to five years in state prison, after pleading to second degree assault, to run concurrently with a six-year sentence for the charge criminal possession of a weapon. 

Briana M. Slurff, 34, of Delanson, was sentenced Oct. 17 to 2 to 6 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated vehicular assault in the first-degree, in Ballston. 

Kathryn A. Fasano, 45, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 17 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, Sentencing Jan. 15, 2020.  

POLICE

Anthony Pellegrini, 52, of Mechanicville, was charged Oct. 14 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and three driving related violations: driving on shoulders or slopes of controlled-access highway; moving from lane unsafely, and failing to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle. 

Cory Greene, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 15 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a misdemeanor. 

John Swantak, 39, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 15 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended registration, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Cameron Hendrix, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, suspected to be cocaine. The charge is a felony. 

Andrew Walsh, 61, of Oyster Bay, was charged Oct. 17 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt in the second-degree, and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Tami Elston, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 18 with welfare fraud in the fourth-degree, and offering a false instrument for filing in the first-degree. Both charges are felonies. 

Erik Teresko, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. 

Steven McCormick, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 18 with misdemeanor DWI, refusing to take a breath test, and a vehicle violation. 

Edward DiPaolo, 29, of Rensselaer, was charged Oct. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor. 

Michelle Tetlak, 50, of Clifton Park, was charged Oct. 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusing to take a breath test, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Allen Chrysler, 25, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Nicholas Perilli, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with criminal mischief, and attempted burglary. Both charges are felonies. 

Alexander Stead, 26, of Saratoga Lake, was charged Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Dustin Cleveland, 22, of Hudson Falls, was charged Oct. 20 in Saratoga Springs with stalking in the fourth-degree, a misdemeanor.   

 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

A 13-year-old boy suspected of making a threat against the Schuylerville Central School District Oct. 22 was charged with making a terroristic threat. The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said the alleged threat was made via Snapchat. The boy was released to the custody of a parent and was referred to Family Court for additional action. The Sheriff's Office did not elaborate on the specific method of the threat, or whether the boy was a student at the school.

On Oct. 18, officers responded to the area of Walnut St. and Fifth St. in the Village of Corinth for a reported robbery. It was reported that two subjects attacked a male victim in the alley which runs between Fourth and Fifth Streets and stole money from him. The victim suffered non - life threatening injuries. There were no weapons involved. Three men were charged in connection with the incident: Renick A. Blanchard, 19 – felony robbery, and Alec S. Blanchard, 20 – conspiracy, both of Greenfield, and Chauncey E, Musco, 21, of Hadley, who was charged with conspiracy. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 17 October 2019 12:41

October 18 – October 24, 2019

 

COURT

Maverick J. Bush, 31, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 10 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted burglary in the second-degree. 

Gerald J. Rogers, 49, of Porter Corners, pleaded Oct. 10 to felony DWI, in Milton. Sentencing Dec. 10. 

Maximilian J. Bruno, 27, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Oct. 10 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary, in Milton. 

Melissa S. Goodhue, 25, of Milton, was sentenced to five years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny. 

Dillon J. Sears, 24, of Glenville, pleaded Oct. 11 to attempted disseminating indecent material, a felony, in Ballston. Sentencing Dec. 6. 

Sean M. Halper, 30, of Oxford, Alabama, was sentenced Oct. 11 to five years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in the town of Saratoga. 

Fred F. Albright, III, was sentenced Oct. 11 to six months in jail, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Justin N. Ware, 27, of Troy, was sentenced Oct. 15 to five years of probation, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Saratoga Springs. 

POLICE

Tharman Griffin, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 8 with misdemeanor DWI, and the felonies: criminal possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence. 

Kevin Saxton, 31, of Queensbury, was charged Oct. 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third-degree, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on State Route 50. 

Kathryn Fasano, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with criminal contempt/violating order of protection, a felony. 

Forrest Jenkins, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with criminal mischief/ damaging another person’s property, a felony. 

Robert Faith, 34, of Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

David Bodenstab, 59, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 11 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and aggravated DWI, as well as a driving violation. 

Diheiry Lopez-Lanzo, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 11 with welfare fraud in the third-degree, and offering a false instrument for filing in the first-degree. Both charges are felonies. 

Naquwan Williamson, 30, of Cohoes, was charged Oct. 13 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI , operating a motor vehicle while using a portable device, and a driving violation. 

Jose Lopez, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged Oct. 13 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two vehicle equipment violations.

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