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Thursday, 01 September 2022 13:08

August 27 – September 2, 2022

Court

Adrianne D. Liedel, 20, of Milton, was arraigned Aug. 18 on a six-count indictment: vehicle manslaughter, DWAI, assault, failure to use due care to avoid a bicyclist, pedestrian, or domestic animal, and two counts vehicle assault. The indictment alleges that on March 15, Liedel operated a motor vehicle while impaired by the use of cannabis and caused the death of one pedestrian and severely injured another in the town of Ballston, according to a statement released by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. 

Devin Hayes, 25, of Gansevoort, pleaded Aug. 22 to aggravated family offense, in Moreau. Sentencing Oct. 19. 

Austin I. Klebauskas, 25, of Malta, was sentenced Aug. 25 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Milton. 

Benjamin E. Noon, 44, was sentenced Aug. 19 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Halfmoon. 

Michael M. Green, 19, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Aug. 19 to felony burglary, Sentencing Oct. 14. 

John Sgorrano, 38, of Fort Edward, was sentenced to time served and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal mischief, in Moreau. 

Michael Ackerman, 28, of Newton Falls, pleaded Aug. 16 to promoting a sexual performance by child. Sentencing Oct. 18. 

Chantelle Joubert, 31, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 16 to felony grand larceny, in Malta. 

Alfred E. Evans, 33, of Malta, was sentenced Aug. 16 to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, a felony. 

POLICE

Jose Mercado, 41, of Albany, was charged Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failed to stop at a stop sign. 

Diane Carroll, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 21 with petit larceny. 

Franklin Lewis, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 20 with criminal mischief. 

Michael Christon, 42, of South Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Jamaine Myers, 44, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 20 with two counts criminal contempt, two counts aggravated family offense, and one count resisting arrest. 

Cassandra Phillips, 23, of De Ruyter, NY, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug.  20 with DWI.

Indiana Arnold, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation, following too closely. 

Shawn M. Finn, 35, of Malta, was charged Aug. 19 with two counts criminal sale of a controlled substance, and two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. Finn is accused of possessing and selling quantities of methamphetamine in Saratoga County. 

Alia Leto, 20, of Hudson Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 14 with criminal impersonation, and obstructing governmental administration. 

James Archibald, 28, of South Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 14 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, criminal possession of stolen property, and operating an unregistered vehicle. 

Keojhi Branch, 27, of Catskill, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Annamarie Maccioli, 46, was charged Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs with DWAI.

Zecharia Banks, 20, was charged Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, unlawful possession alcohol person under 21, fail to stop at a stop sign, and multiple vehicle equipment violations. 

Koya Jones, 33, of Cohoes, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 12 with false personation. 

Tirec Kennedy, 34, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 12 with assault, and criminal possession of a controlled substance – alleged to be cocaine. 

Steven Harris, 35, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 12 with assault. 

Jeremy Davis, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 12 with criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Jomar Serrano, 30, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 11 with assault, and criminal mischief. 

Michael Scoville, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 11 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 10 with criminal trespass. 

Sara Rathbun, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 9 with endangering the welfare of a child. 

James Crawford, 55, of Ballston Lake, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 9 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 25 August 2022 14:18

August 20 – August 26, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Shari Stephens, 37, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 5 years probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged in Malta. 

Christopher House, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged in Malta. 

Craig R. Derusso, 31, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal possession of stolen property. 

Rolland Gibbs, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to reckless endangerment in the first-degree. 

Justin S. Rue, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony assault, in a charged first made Oct. 2, 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 

Larenzo Escobales, 27, of Troy, was sentenced Aug. 11 to 6-1/2 years incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to strangulation in the second-degree, in connection with a felony first charged in Mechanicville February 2022. 

Amier K. Grant, 31, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 11 to 3 years incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged March 2021 in Wilton. 

Anthony E. Pinkney, 40, of Albany, pleaded Aug. 11 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged December 2021 in Moreau. Sentencing Oct. 20. 

Nicolle L. Bailey, 44, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 17 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Halfmoon.

Daniel Luna, 41, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 4 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga. 

Police

Chad Brown, 43, was charged Aug. 17 with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor. According to Saratoga Springs Police, a complaint was taken at approximately 11 p.m. regarding an incident that occurred involving an acquaintance known to Brown. Brown was taken into custody, processed, and released on $2,500 cash bail after arraignment in Saratoga Springs City Court.

Jose Hidalgo, age 59, and Guadalupe Montesdecoa-Aguilar, age 36, were charged Aug. 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Both charges are felonies. The arrests were the result of  a narcotics investigation into a dorm residence on New York Racing Association property (NYRA), by members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. It is alleged both men were in possession of over 200 grams of cocaine while working on NYRA property. 

Daniel R. Pabon, 37, of Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 15 with felony assault and felony criminal mischief, in connection with a car vs. scooter motor vehicle accident on State Route 50 in the town of Ballston on Aug. 15. Pabon is accused of striking the operator of a motor vehicle with a dangerous instrument, causing physical injury, and intentionally damaging the other involved vehicle. 

David Z. Krapish, 32, of Ballston Spa, is charged with failing to change address as a sex offender, a felony. 

William R. Burden, Jr., 30, of Ballston, was charged Aug. 9 with assault and with strangulation. Burden is accused of striking and obstructing the breathing of a 1-year-old child known to him and causing physical injury to the child. He was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, $40,000 bond and $250,000 secured bond. 

Joseph V. Bagley, age 51, of Halfmoon, was charged Aug. 4 with aggravated family offense (felony), unlawful imprisonment (misdemeanor), and harassment (violation). Bagley is accused of pulling another person’s hair and preventing her from exiting his vehicle. He was charged with the aggravated family offense as a result of a conviction of a specified offense within the preceding 5 years.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Report: 

On Aug. 12, motorcyclist Jeffrey D. Leighton, age 31, of Gansevoort died in a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 9 in the town of Wilton. 

Lawrence C. Dippold, 77, of Clifton Park, was charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in the early afternoon on Aug. 18, in the Town of Clifton Park. Michele Heffern, 54, was killed as a result of the crash, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Dippold was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in death.

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Thursday, 18 August 2022 14:59

August 13 – August 19, 2022

COURT

Troy D. Cassell, Jr., 39, of Schuylerville, was found guilty Aug. 9 by trial jury of aggravated DWI with a child, DWAI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and endangering the welfare of a child, in connection with a motor vehicle crash in the town of Saratoga September 2021. Cassell was operating a vehicle while his license was suspended when crashing into an embankment on state Route 29. A six-year-old child was in the back seat, and a drug recognition expert “determined that the defendant was under the influence of a narcotic drug and was unable to safely operate a motor vehicle,” according to a statement released by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. The child victim was treated by EMS and released to a relative on scene. Cassell faces up to four years incarceration. Sentencing Nov. 

Michael Gladding, 53, of Halfmoon, was sentenced Aug. 10 to 2 to 6 years incarceration, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child. 

Crystal M. Bauer, 39, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Allison L. Bechtold, 46, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 5 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Halfmoon. 

Michael L. Girard, 33, of Clifton Park, pleaded Aug. 4 to two felony counts criminal sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with incidents in Clifton Park in October and November, 2021. Sentencing Nov. 9. 

Thomas A. Allen, 33, of Greenfield Center, pleaded Aug. 5 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in Corinth. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

POLICE

Tyrese Reeves, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 7 with two counts assault, and one count gang assault, and obstruct governmental administration. 

Paul Kazmierczak, 18, of Greenfield, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 7 with assault, and gang assault. 

Nicholas Richmond, 21, and Eli Grier, 21, both of Schenectady, were each charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 7 with assault. 

Kaiden Stoma, 21, of Orange, Texas, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 7 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Bianca Barnes, 24, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 6 with criminal mischief, tampering, revisiting arrest, assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, obstruct governmental administration, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

George Licata, 54, of Lake Luzerne, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 5 with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, circumvent interlock. 

Terrance King, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 5 with strangulation, assault, and criminal mischief, and tampering.

Yasmine Hilton, 21, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 5 with possession forged instrument. 

Ryan Matuszak, 26, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 4 with burglary, and grand larceny. 

Adam Richardson, 49, of Ballston Lake, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 3 with DWI, speeding, aggravated DWI, making unsafe turn. 

Terrance Rudes, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 3 with disorderly conduct. 

Sean Zellars, 36, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and three vehicle license/driving-related violations. 

Theodore Cooper, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 2 with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Daniel Demeo, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 7 with aggravated harassment, and act in manner injure child.

Dustin Quirion, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 8 with 3 motor vehicle license registration/insurance violations.

Bruce L. Larrabee, 24, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 1 with assault in the second-degree for allegedly causing physical injury to a deputy by kicking him to his facial area while at the Saratoga Hospital on July 31. Larrabee was an inmate at the Saratoga County Jail at the time of the incident. 

Philip Domingo, 38, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 31 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and unsafe turn. 

Gary Fraiser, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 30 with DWI, and moved from lane unsafely. 

Emerson Lopez-Perez, 23, of Buskirk, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 30 with DWI, and following too close. 

Kevin Bessette, 45, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 30 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and driving in the wrong direction. 

Rachel Kennedy, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 29 with criminal mischief. 

Zachary Welch, 30, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 29 with assault, criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing, menacing. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 11 August 2022 13:44

August 6 – August 12, 2022

POLICE

Saratoga Springs Police received a call at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 reporting a possible bomb on the West Avenue campus of SUNY Empire State College. At the time, a subject reported observing a suspicious device in the building. Police said the incident mimics similar incidents reported to college campuses nationwide since June. The Empire State campus was searched by members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department, SSPD explosives detection canine, as well as explosives detection canines from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police, with no device being located. At the present time the Saratoga Springs Police Department is forwarding information to the FBI to assist in its investigation of this incident and is also working collaboratively with other local law enforcement agencies who have had similar reports made.

Nicholas P. Lesson, 42, of Stillwater, was charged Aug. 4 with one count felony burglary, and two felony counts attempted sexual abuse. Lesson is accused of having unlawfully entered a residence by scaling the exterior of the building and gaining access through the second-floor porch, while being fully nude. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Lesson awoke the residents while attempting to sexually abuse the victim while she was in bed, asleep, with her husband. Lesson was chased from the scene by the victim and her husband and located a short time later at his own residence. Lesson was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail.

Rayne McNeil, 29, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 29 with vehicle registration suspended, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Sheba N. Flood, 29, of Albany, was charged July 28 in Halfmoon with three felony counts grand larceny on the suspicion of stealing credit cards and a vehicle from a male complainant. 

Kwahpreme Mitchell, 31, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to obey traffic device. 

Christopher Huck, 23, of Bolton Landing, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 28 with criminal mischief in the third-degree. 

Ann Khanna, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 28 with criminal tampering. 

Sativa Cannon-Van Dongen, 24, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Theresa Travis, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 28 with two counts aggravated unlicensed operation, and single counts: criminal possession of a controlled substance, DWAI, and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Shakema Wilmot, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 25 with criminal mischief. 

Gabrielle Montayne, 61, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 25 with DWI, and following too closely. 

Victor Maffetone, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 24 with assault in the third-degree. 

Jake Hodsdon, 29, of Hoosick Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 24 with DWI, and two driving-related violations. 

D’ontay Bennifield, 23, of Greenfield Center, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, operating motor vehicle without insurance, having a suspended registration, and insufficient taillights. 

Shantel Dupont, 32, of Watervliet, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 23 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Edward Richardson, 39, of Guilderland, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 23 with petit larceny. 

Matthew Weir, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 17 with robbery in the third-degree.

Kenneth Palso, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 17 with criminal mischief, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Samreen Sarfaraz, 24, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 17 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and unsafe backing of vehicle.

Robert Loya, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 16 with DWI. 

Shahid Smith, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 15 with criminal contempt, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing governmental administration. 

Bianca Barnes, 24, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 15 with DWI, revisiting arrest, refusal to take a breath test, and three driving or vehicle violations. 

Calin Stock, 28, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 15 with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Desiree Farley, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 14 with assault in the third-degree. 

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Thursday, 04 August 2022 15:32

July 30 – August 5, 2022

COURT

Luke P. Dashnaw, 22, of Wilton, was sentenced July 15 to a total term of 4-1/13 to 13 years incarceration, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child, first charged August 2020 in Halfmoon. 

Kasey B. O’Herron, 36, of Greenfield Center, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 16. 

Geoffrey Pickering, 32, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to felony aggravated family offense in Milton. Sentencing Sept. 23. 

Devin C. Bryant, 26, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced July 15 to a total incarceration term of 6 years, and 5 years of post-release supervision, after pleading to felony burglary and felony strangulation, first charged in Moreau. 

Jason M. Benson, 40, of Corinth, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing Sept. 29. 

Raymond C. Horning, Sr., 32, of Gloversville, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to the felonies criminal mischief, and grand larceny. Sentencing Sept. 29. 

Rodolfo L. Ocel, 33, of Troy, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony. Sentencing Sept. 15. 

Tyler Lumia, 23, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to assault in the first-degree. Sentencing Sept. 14. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, Lumia admitted to stabbing an unarmed man several times in the face and chest following a late-night dispute at an unnamed Caroline Street bar on Oct. 31, 2021. Lumia is expected to be sentenced to a 10-year prison term in September. 

Terrence Boston, 60, of Albany, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to forgery in the second-degree in Halfmoon, a felony. Sentencing Sept. 19. 

Miley A. Thomas, 30, of Mechanicville, was sentenced July 25 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Ryan M. Natalie, 42, of Glenvillem, NY, was sentenced July 25 to 5 days incarceration and 5 years’ probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park in January. 

Naomi Sweeting, 23, of Brooklyn, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree in Malta. Sentencing Sept. 28. 

Jason P. Morelli, 40, of Waterford, was sentenced July 27 to 4 years’ incarceration and 2 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. 

POLICE 

Depree Faulks, 30, of Amsterdam, was charged with three felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and single felony counts criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a narcotic drug.  Faulks was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail and is also currently under the supervision of the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Samuel Payano, 22, of Amsterdam, was charged with two felony counts, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and single felony counts criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a narcotic drug. Payano was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $150,000 bond. 

City Police narrative: At approximately 3:45 a.m. on July 23, members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department Patrol Division and Investigations Division were working a combined enforcement detail specifically concentrating on the downtown business district. Investigator Rich Arpei and Patrol Officer Stephanie Herman observed two suspicious males in a parking lot on Caroline St. During the course of the investigative stop a silver handgun was located in a vehicle both were in. The pair were taken into custody at that time. As the investigation continued, the loaded, 9mm Fratelli Tanfoglio handgun was seized, as well as a large quantity of illegal narcotics in pill form. The pills tested positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine. Also seized was over $3,500 cash. 

Giselle M. Barnes, 54, of Corinth, was charged July 12 with criminal nuisance in the first-degree, a felony. Barnes is accused of knowingly allowing drug sales to occur at her residence in the village of Corinth, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Barnes was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. 

Andrew P. Palmateer, 51, of Greenfield, was charged July 20 with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and refusal to take a breath test, a violation, in connection with an incident in Milton. The DWI charged rises to a felony due to a prior DWI conviction within the prior 10 years. 

Tina Wolcott, 53, of Waterford, was charged July 19 with two counts each criminal sale, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

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Thursday, 28 July 2022 15:17

July 23 – July 29, 2022

COURT 

Michael R. Zakrewski, 45, of the town of Day, was sentenced July 18 to more than 34 years in prison, following a six-week-long trial. The charges stem from a Nov. 30, 2020 incident during which he strangled his girlfriend until she lost consciousness, drove her to a remote location and assaulted her, holding her for approximately 9 hours overnight, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office.  Following her escape, his arrest, and the issue of an order of protection he called the victim approximately 100 times – in violation of that order – and enlisted the assistance of his teenage son to convince the victim to not testify against him. Multiple charges included kidnapping, assault, unlawful imprisonment, tampering with a witness, two counts strangulation, and three counts each criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. The victim provided the sentencing court with a Victim Impact statement. 

Justice D. Locke, 20, of Indian Lake, was sentenced July 14 to 16 years in state prison and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to assault in the first-degree in connection with an October 2021 incident in Corinth, where he entered an apartment and assaulted a man with a tomahawk-style axe, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. The victim suffered serious physical injury and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center where he received critical emergency care. 

Donald D. Martin, III, 36, of Corinth, was sentenced July 11 to 2-4 years incarceration after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon, and 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 years incarceration after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentences to run consecutively. 

Vallen E. Mayes, 37, of Moreau, was sentenced July 11 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Nicholas R. Alber, 25, of Schenectady, was sentenced July 12 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to attempted assault on the second degree. 

POLICE

Antonio Vargas, 56, of the Bronx, was charged July 14 with possession forged instrument, criminal impersonation, and unlawful possession personal ID. Vargas is suspected of being in possession of a forged passport card while attempting to cash a forged check at Saratoga National Bank on South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. According to city police, further investigation showed that the identification Vargas presented was a forged passport card and that the check was also a forged document. The Department of Homeland Security was contacted in relation to the forged federal document. Vargas, upon his release from City Court, was turned over to Homeland Security.

Ann Khanna, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 14 with criminal contempt, and criminal tampering. 

Allison Hammond, 51, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 14 with DWI, and two driving violations. 

Sean Dechick, 40, was charged July 13 with criminal mischief. 

Jennifer Hemphill, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 13 with petit larceny. 

Rosanna Burt, 38, of Cohoes, was charged July 13 with aggravated harassment. 

Paul Kazmierczak, 18, of Greenfield, and Tyrese Reeves, 22, of Saratoga Springs, were each charged July 11 in Saratoga Springs with gang assault in the second-degree, and assault in the third-degree. 

Frank Devito, 32, of Nyack, was charged July 10 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, vehicle equipment violation, and speeding.

Aaron Gilbert, 63, of Clifton Park, was charged July 13 with assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Jeremy Allen, 34, of Schuylerville, was charged July 9 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, and speeding. 

Joseph Schwartzbach, 39, of Stamford, was charged July 9 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and two driving violations. 

Tamara Robinson, 27, of Schenectady, was charged July 9 in Saratoga Springs with assault, resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration. 

Alanah Dubois, 27, of Nassau, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 8 with DWI, aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation, speed violation, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Matthew Gifford, 29, of Hadley, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 7 with reckless endangerment in the second-degree. 

Matthew Cinquanti, 41, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 7 with aggravated DWI. 

 Timothy Dipasquale, 45, of Milton, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 7 with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. 

Elijah Gaphoor, 23, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 7 with acting in manner to injure a child. 

On July 6, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit charged Kaiah E. Al, 23, of Corinth, with criminal sale of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. 

Braydon Chowdhary, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 5 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and making an unsafe turn. 

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Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:26

July 16 – July 22, 2022

COURT

Justin P. Rock, 37, pleaded July 14 to four felony robbery counts in connection with a February crime spree in Saratoga Springs. From Feb. 19-21, Rock, while indicating he had a firearm, entered the X-Tra Mart, Smone ‘n’ Save, Post Time Wine & Spirits, and I Love New York Pizza establishments in Saratoga Springs and demanded cash from the respective registers. Collectively, he made off with hundreds of dollars, according to a statement released by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Rock faces 8 to 16 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 15, and will pay full restitution to the businesses, Heggen said. 

Cassandra Barden, 37, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded July 7 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, and burglary in the third-degree – both felonies. Sentencing Sept. 8. 

Kalvin L. Pittman, 39, of Amsterdam, was sentenced July 6 to 3 years incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, first charged in March in Saratoga Springs. 

Keenu Watso, 27, of Albany, was sentenced July 8 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense felony, first charged in Waterford. 

Scott Blowers, 53, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced July 13 to 5 years of probation, in connection with felony assault charges in Wilton in 2019.

Jeffrey Stone, 55, of Richville, was sentenced July 13 to 3 years of probation, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender in Wilton. 

Christopher Millington, 38, of Gansevoort, was sentenced July 13 to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt, in Northumberland. 

Bradley Hill, 24, of South Glens Falls, pleaded July 13 to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, in Moreau. Sentencing Sept. 28. 

POLICE

Shawn Whitman, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with assault in the third-degree. 

Maison Dufty, 18, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with menacing, coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Between June 23 and 29, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested six people in connection with the possession and sales of firearms in Saratoga County. They are accused of the possession and sale of firearms in Saratoga Springs and in Milton, and each of the six have been received multiple charged of criminal sale and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Those charged are: Michael S. Andrews, 25, Johnathon M. Parker, 29, of Hudson Falls, Jeffrey R. Bishop, 30, of Saratoga Springs, Patricia J. Show, 39, of Saratoga Springs, Teanna L. Gonzalez, 31, of Saratoga Springs, and Maggie L. Hayes, 27, of Ballston Spa.  As a result of the investigation two handguns, multiple magazines, including a 30-round capacity magazine, were seized according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Michael Kelly, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with DWI, and operating avehicle after consuming alcohol less than 21. 

Michael Burke, 34, of Albany, was charged July 3 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Natavio Dawson, 23, of Schenectady, was charged July 3 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, passing a red light, and having no motor vehicle license. 

Autumn Sanders, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 2 with petit larceny. 

Carter Gordon, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 2 with assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a forged instrument, obstruct governmental administration, and resisting arrest. 

Laurie Agan, 61, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 1 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Max Sanchez, 23, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 1 with speeding, and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Donald Gilbert, 36, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 1 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene, driving on/ across sidewalk, and failure to keep right. 

Michael Green, 19, of Saratoga Springs, Evan Jenkins, 18, of Gansevoort, and Christopher Rothaupt, of Saratoga Springs, were each charged June 28 with endangering the welfare of a minor, conspiracy, menacing, petit larceny, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and robbery. 

Ciera Bratis, 30, of Clifton Park, was charged in Saratoga Springs with two counts each identity theft, and petit larceny. 

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Thursday, 14 July 2022 15:02

July 9 – July 15, 2022

COURT

Austin I. Klebauskus, 25, of Malta, pleaded June 30 to felony DWI. Sentencing Aug. 25. 

Raven J. Stables, 19, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded to criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing Aug. 25. 

Shari L Stephens, 37, of Malta, was charged June 27 with promoting prison contraband in the first-degree, a felony. Stephens is accused of sending mail to an inmate of the Saratoga County Jail that contained dangerous contraband, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

POLICE

On July 6, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office arrested the following person on the below listed charges: NYS PL 130.65(4) –Crim. Crim S. Trerise, 56, of Middle Grove, was charged with three felony counts sexual abuse in the first-degree, and one misdemeanor count sexual abuse in the second-degree, following an investigation by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Trerise is accused of having had sexual contact with 4 different minors from 2015-2017. At the time, 3 of the victims were under the age of 13 and one under the age of 14, all while the defendant was over the age of 21. The allegations occurred in the Town of Greenfield and the victims were known to the defendant. Trerise was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail, $50,000 surety bond, or $250,000 unsecured bond. He is due back in court in August. Orders of Protection were issued on behalf of the victims

Meghan Reyome, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having an inadequate plate lamp. 

Jonathan Elston, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation, following too closely, and motor vehicle registration suspended. 

Zachary Crowley, 25, of Schaghticoke, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 25 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and speed not prudent. 

Ismael Cortez, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 25 with DWI. 

Ethan Jordan, 27, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 24 with obstruct governmental administration. 

Patrick Vezeau, 57, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 23 with criminal contempt. 

Michael Scoville, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 22 with criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Daniel Marrano, 37, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 22 with criminal contempt. 

Mitchum White, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation, registration suspended, criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle without insurance, and three vehicle equipment violations. 

Christopher Rose, 32, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 21 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Daniel Nowak, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 19 with unlawful imprisonment, and criminal mischief. 

Anthony Luizzi, 22, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 19 with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Eric Jones, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 18 with petit larceny. 

Richard Baker, 68, of Mechanicville, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 18 with petit larceny. 

Jessica Bayonet, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 17 with criminal possession of stolen property. 

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit announced June 30 they had arrested Tracy P. Whipple, Corey A. Saxton and Jamie R. Brewer, following a surveillance operation in the Town of Wilton. Mrs. Whipple is accused of possessing a quantity of methamphetamine with the intent to sell. Mr. Brewer is accused of possessing a quantity of crack cocaine. Mr. Saxton, active parolee, failed to obey a lawful order from members of the Narcotics Unit, then subsequently led arresting members on a foot pursuit and shortly thereafter was taken into custody, according to the press release.  An Investigator was injured while taking Saxton into custody and was later treated for minor injuries. Charges for Whipple: One felony count and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Charges for Brewer: One misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Charges for Saxton: One count of Obstructing governmental administration, One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, One count of Resisting Arrest  - all misdemeanors, and One count of Assault in the 2nd Degree - with Intent Cause Injury to Officer, a felony. 

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Thursday, 07 July 2022 15:23

July 2 – July 8, 2022

COURT 

Travis R. Austin, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced June 24 to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree. 

John Fink, 38, of Troy, was sentenced June 24 to 1 year incarceration on the felony charge criminal contempt, and 2-1/3 to 7 years incarceration on the charge of felony burglary, in connection with incidents first charged in Mechanicville. Sentences to run consecutively. 

Craig R. Derusso, of Clifton Park, pleaded June 23 to criminal possession of stolen property. Sentencing Aug. 18. 

Tyler A. Podrazik, 28, of Amsterdam, was sentenced to 364 days incarceration, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child. 

POLICE

Angel Isaac, 46, of South Glens Falls, was charged June 30 with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree, a felony. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Isaac is accused of providing a forged COVID-19 vaccination card to the South Glens Falls School System and is set to appear in the Moreau Town Court at a later, unspecified date. Legislation went into effect last December criminalizing fake Covid-19 vaccination cards in New York State. The law made the falsification of cards a misdemeanor and created a new felony of “computer tampering in the third degree for intentional entering, alteration or destruction of ‘computer material’ regarding COVID-19 vaccine provisions.”

Michael C. Green, age 18, Saratoga Springs, Christopher C. Rothaupt, age 20, Saratoga Springs, Evan A. Jenkins, age 18, Gansevoort, and Eric T. Murray, age 27, Saratoga Springs were each charged with: felony burglary, felony robbery, felony conspiracy, and the misdemeanors: petit larceny endangering the welfare of a child, and menacing, in connection with an alleged incident at a Division Street residence on June 28. According to Saratoga Springs Police, a call to 911 from the 28-year-old male victim came in around 12:30 a.m. He reported that he had gone outside his home to speak with a male acquaintance who had called the victim a short time earlier. Once outside the victim discovered three additional men with his acquaintance. All five then went into the victim’s home, where the four listed above proceeded to steal property from the home of the victim.  During the incident, one of the four men displayed what appeared to be a pistol and threatened to shoot the victim. As the event unfolded, the victim’s 6-year-old son, who had been asleep in a bedroom, woke up and witnessed the event. The four then left the residence by vehicle and the victim called 911. Officers on patrol were able to locate the suspect vehicle shortly after the call and took all four into custody without incident. The weapon involved was found to be an imitation pistol that appeared very similar to a Glock handgun. No injuries were reported. The four men were arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash, or $50,000 bond.

Dimiery Ortiz-Lopez, 20, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 17 with assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Allegra Christidis, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 17 with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, moving from lane unsafely, and speed not prudent. 

Raymond Conniff, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 17 with aggravated harassment. 

Theodore Cooper, 49, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Adrian Velez, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 16 with DWI, aggravated DWI, speed not reasonable. 

Jahsir Steele-Robir, 24, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, registration suspended, operating without insurance, and vehicle equipment violation. 

Shannon Drake, 43, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 16 with assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Jacob Hudson, 19, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 15 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 15 with criminal contempt, and criminal trespass. 

Nicole O’Brien, 25, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 14 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Patrick Vezeau, 57, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 13 with criminal contempt.   

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Thursday, 30 June 2022 13:56

June 25 – July 1, 2022

COURT

Adam S. Conlee, 37, of Gansevoort, pleaded June 21 to possessing a sexual performance by a child, in Northumberland. Sentencing Aug. 30. 

Lukas W. Camp-Potter, 26, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced June 17 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony burglary, in Ballston. 

Brendan A. King, 41, of Wilton, pleaded June 17 to felony grand larceny. Sentencing Aug. 26. 

Daniel Luna, 41, of the Bronx, pleaded June 13 to felony DWI in the town of Saratoga. Sentencing Aug. 15. 

Edward M. Iannone, 40, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded June 14 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing Aug. 23. 

Emily N. Roerig, 34, of Ballston Lake, pleaded June 14 to felony burglary, in Wilton. Sentencing Aug. 23. 

Krystle M. Furioso, 36, of Milton, pleaded June 14 to felony tampering. Sentencing Aug. 23. 

Matthew Smith, 26, of Scotia, was sentenced June 16 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Malta. 

Corey M. Clow, 51, of Troy, was sentenced June 15 to 9 months incarceration on each count of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree, and DWI. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Robert Porter, 39, of Ithaca, was sentenced June 15 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Moreau. 

Derek R. Halikias, 29, of Mechanicville, was sentenced June 15 to 5 years incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision on attempted kidnapping in the second-degree charges, and 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration on criminal contempt in the first-degree charges. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Orette A. Shrowder, 36, of Malta, was sentenced June 15 to 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree. 

Gregory Fanniff, 26, of Waterford, was sentenced June 15 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child. 

Raffaele A. Petruzzo, 60, of Corinth, pleaded June 16 to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Aug. 31. 

Daniel Jennings, 31, of Galway, pleaded June 15 to felony grand larceny, in Moreau. Sentencing Sept. 15. 

POLICE

Devan Hildebrandt, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 11 with harassment, resisting arrest, obstruct governmental administration, and trespassing. 

Keir Nelson, 32, of Malta, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 12 with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count disorderly conduct. 

Elizabeth Reinhold, 29, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 11 with harassment. 

Dillon Poirer, 21, of Porter Corners, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 11 with criminal mischief, and criminal trespass.

Hike Bagramian, 52, of Clifton Park, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 11 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and use of vehicle not equipped with interlock. 

Christopher Millington, 38, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 8 with harassment, aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt. 

Tyler Nash, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Anthony Gordon, 28, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 8 with menacing. 

Renee Passino, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 7 with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Peter Barry, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 6 with grand larceny in the third-degree/ property value exceeds $3,000. 

On June 22, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Thomas A. Allen after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking within Saratoga County. Allen is accused of selling and possessing quantities of crack cocaine throughout Saratoga County. A search warrant was executed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team in the Town of Corinth. Three suspects were located within the residence: Thomas A. Allen, Kayla J. Allen and Erica B. Shippee. Thomas and Kayla Allen had active warrants and Ms. Shippee is currently on parole. As a result of the investigation, scales, packaging material and quantities of crack cocaine were seized, according to the sheriff’s office.  Tom and Kayla Allen were arraigned, and bail was set in the amount of $10,000 cash, $20,000.00 bond and $100,000.00 partially secured bond. Both were sent to the Saratoga County Jail for lack of bail, pending further action on the matter. Shippee was given an appearance ticket due to appear in the Town of Corinth Court at a later date.

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