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Thursday, 03 March 2022 12:23

February 26 – March 4, 2022

COURT 

Wayne A. Aldrich, 54, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Feb. 28 to felony sexual abuse in the first-degree, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, dating to charges in 2017 in Clifton Park. Sentencing May 2. 

Justin W. Jones, 30, of Malta, pleaded Feb. 24 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing May 2. 

Peter Brossa, 44, of Clifton Park, pleaded Feb. 24 to possessing sexual performance by a child. Sentencing May 2. 

Alexander G. Knapp, 31, of Altamont, pleaded Feb. 24 to felony DWI, in Clifton Park. 

Yasuan Cureton, 26, of Albany, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a weapon, first charged in Saratoga Springs November 2019. 

Michael R. Zakrzewski, 44, of Hadley, was found guilty by trial jury on Feb. 24, of all counts considered, according to a press release issued by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. The charges included: kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, witness tampering, two counts strangulation, and three counts each criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. According to Heggen, the jury found that on Nov. 30, 2020 in the town of Day, Zakrzewski strangled and assaulted a female victim when she attempted to leave his residence and subsequently abducted her and held her overnight to avoid police. After his arrest, he repeatedly called her to persuade her not to testify against him, or to recant her story. Sentencing is May 2. 

Christine A. Keser, 45, of Milton, pleaded Feb. 28 to felony criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing May 2. 

Jeremy Molnar, 27, of Greenfield, was sentenced Feb. 25 to two to six years in state prison, after pleading to vehicular assault in the first-degree. Molnar admitted he caused serious physical injury to another person in May 2021 while operating a motor vehicle when his blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit, and knowing his driving privileges in New York had been suspended.   

Gina M. Battista, 30, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 2 years incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, and 1 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to a felony charge of hindering prosecution. Both counts initially charged in Wilton. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Joseph O. Goldson, 22, of Glens Falls, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony aggravated family offense, in Halfmoon. 

Michael D. Redd, 19, of Mechanicville, pleaded Feb. 25 to felony burglary, in Stillwater. Sentencing May 6.

Bryan M. Brust, 32, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Feb. 25 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary. 

POLICE

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 23 with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence – both felonies, and one misdemeanor count promoting prison contraband in the second degree. Haggerty is accused of possessing a battery, tobacco and pencil while an inmate at Saratoga County Jail, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Allison L. Bechtold, 45, of Albany, was charged Feb. 21 with aggravated DWI after allegedly striking from behind a state police troop car while it sat occupied by two troopers stopped at a traffic light on Vischer Ferry Road at the intersection of Crescent Road in the town of Halfmoon. 

Bryan Smith, 34, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb.14 with two counts grand larceny. 

Edward Iannone, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 15 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and of a narcotic drug. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 15 with second-degree harassment. 

Scot Boylan, 25, of Milton, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 15 with assault, and act in manner injure child. 

Marquasia Howard, 28, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb.16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Thomas Mabb, 25, of Galway, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and speeding. 

Briani Miller, 29, of Castleton-on-the-Hudson, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating an unr3egistered vehicle. 

Randy Weber, 32, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with criminal mischief.

Angela Saran, 48, of Ballston Lake, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 18 with DWI, and fail to use designated lane. 

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Thursday, 24 February 2022 14:02

February 19 – February 25, 2022

COURT 

Loreal D. Bass, 41, of Schenectady, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Saratoga Springs. 

Kyle D. Baker, 37, of Warrensburg, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted criminal mischief, in Day. 

Shawn R. Bultman, 41, of Northumberland, was sentenced Feb. 18 to 10 years incarceration, and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted assault in the first-degree, in Wilton. 

Brandi Z. Harper, 28, of the Bronx, pleaded Feb. 18 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 18. 

Victor A. Guilianelle, 53, of Mechanicville, pleaded Feb. 18 to failure to register as a sex offender, in Malta. Sentencing April 15. 

Jeffrey E. Tennyson, 49, of Moreau, was sentenced Feb. 16 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI.

Amier K. Grant, 31, of Albany, pleaded Feb. 16 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing May 18. 

Ava Maddalla, 21, of Schenectady, pleaded Feb. 15 to attempted grand larceny, a felony, in Malta. Sentencing April 12. 

John Martino, 36, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Feb. 14 to felony assault. Sentencing April 5. 

POLICE

Bryan M. Young, 24, of Clifton Park, was charged Feb. 14 with felony criminal contempt, one menacing misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, a violation. He is accused of violating an order of protection by spitting on a person and by threatening them with a part of a stove, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Austin S. Griffith of Gansevoort was charged Feb. 13 by State Police in Wilton with felony burglary, felony criminal mischief, petit larceny misdemeanor, and harassment, a violation. 

Nicholas Edwards, 22, of Granville, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 7 with criminal mischief. 

Miguel Reyes, 24, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 8 with criminal mischief. 

Christopher Barry, 39, of Greenfield, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 9 with criminal contempt. 

Tarah Horan, 34, of Mechanicville, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 10 with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take breath test, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Jolund Miller, 30, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 10 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and crossing road hazard markings. 

George Murray, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 11 with assault. 

Stephen Struss, 31, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 11 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Conner Ladabouche, 21, of Rutland, Vermont, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 8 with assault, resisting arrest, criminal tampering, burglary and making a false report. 

Jon Morse, 26, of Minneola, Florida, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 11 with assault. 

Jose Fernandez, 23, of Amsterdam, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 12 with disorderly conduct: fight/violent behavior. 

Owen Ponda, 22, of Warrensburg, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 12 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to obey traffic control device, and vehicle equipment violation. 

Kameron Mattison, 21, of Hudson Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 13 with disorderly conduct: fight/violent behavior. 

On Feb. 12, New York State Police conducted an Underaged Drinking Enforcement Detail in Saratoga County. During the initiative 20 businesses were checked for compliance. One person was charged with Unlawful Dealing with a Child, after selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. During these investigations, establishments are checked utilizing a trooper in plainclothes, and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or give a false date of birth. When asked for ID, they show their real ID. The following businesses were NOT in compliance under the New York Beverage Control Law Section 65, Prohibited Sale to Person Under the Age of 21: Saratoga Wine & Spirits, Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs. The following establishments are recognized for their compliance: Speedway, Main St., South Glens Falls; USA Gas, Main St, South Glens Falls; Cumberland Farms, Main St, South Glens Falls; Walgreens, Main St, South Glens Falls; Stewart’s Shops, Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls; Anchor Beverage, Saratoga Ave, South Glens Falls; M&M Fuels, Gansevoort Rd, South Glens Falls; Tim’s Discount Liquors, Saratoga Rd, South Glens Falls; Hannaford, Gansevoort Rd, South Glens Falls; Stewart’s Shops, State Route 9, Moreau; Sunoco, State Route 9, Fort Edward; Speedway, Reynolds Rd, Fort Edward; Friendly Spirits, Route 9, South Glens Falls; Exxon, Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort; Simplee Wine and Spirits, Saratoga Rd, Gansevoort; Stewart’s Shops, Northern Pines Rd, Gansevoort; CVS, Route 9, Gansevoort; Minogue’s, Route 9, Saratoga Springs; Cumberland Farms, Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs. 

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Thursday, 17 February 2022 12:46

February 5 – February 11, 2022

COURT 

Cynthia L. Ferendzo, 63, of Burnt Hills, pleaded Feb. 7 to felony DWI, in the town of Ballston. 

Justin M. Lebarron, 37, of Gansevoort, was sentenced to 3 years incarceration and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to two felony counts assault in the second-degree. Lebarron was also sentenced to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Lebarron was initially charged July 27, 2021 in the town of Day with four counts felony assault, two counts misdemeanor assault, five counts aggravated family offense, and two counts each: unlawful imprisonment, aggravated harassment, and endangering the welfare of a child. The sentences are to run concurrently. 

Ivan Joy, 54, of Fort Edward, was sentenced Feb. 10 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Moreau. 

Justin J. Jewett, 32, of Albany, pleaded Feb. 10 to burglary in the third-degree, in Halfmoon. Sentencing April 6. 

Richard Douglas Klement, 35, of Schenectady, pleaded Feb. 10 to 2 counts criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Waterford. Sentencing April 6. 

Isaiah Germaine-Boone, 21, of Schenectady, was sentenced Feb. 9 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Wilton. 

Mark E. Herbert, III, 38, of Averill Park, pleaded Feb. 9 to felony grand larceny, in Mechanicville. Sentencing April 13. 

Jai’Anthony D. Holley, 30, of Lake City, Florida, was sentenced Feb. 9 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in Moreau. 

Khalil Hankins, 26, of Colonie, was sentenced to 1-1/3 to 4 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony burglary, in Malta. 

Dean Atwell, 33, of Mechanicville, pleaded Feb. 4 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Corinth. Sentencing April 1. 

Matthew S. Lawrence, 25, of Corinth, was sentenced Feb. 4 to 6 months incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to misdemeanor DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

John K. Williams, III, 40, of Troy, pleaded Feb. 4 to two counts felony grand larceny – one each in Halfmoon, and in Wilton. Sentencing April 1. 

Brian Ramirez-Ortiz, 33, of Ballston Lake, pleaded Feb. 4 to felony criminal mischief, in Malta. Sentencing March 25. 

POLICE

Jeffrey Little, 38, of Essex Junction, VT, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 6 with rape in the third degree.

Alfredo V. Lebron-Rivera, 27, of Schenectady, was charged Feb. 8 with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count promoting prison contraband in the first-degree. He is accused of being in possession of two separate controlled substances while incarcerated at Saratoga County Jail on separate charges. 

Allana Brewer, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 5 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Danielle Dennison, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 6 with DWI, following too closely, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Darik Decker, 43, of New York Mills, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb.  6 with criminal trespass.

Raki Johnson, 23, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 6 with disorderly conduct. 

Nicholas Edwards, 22, of Granville, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 7 with criminal mischief. 

Kara Koening, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 5 with grand larceny, and petit larceny. 

Chad Lang, 48, of Corinth, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 6 with harassment. 

Rasean Joseph, 24, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 6 with disorderly conduct, and obstructing governmental administration.

Jasay Boone, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 4 with aggravated family offense. 

Bridget Stockwell, 38, of Charlton, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 3 with criminal mischief. 

Brandon Labelle, 35, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 1 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Zyaire Mays, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 1 with criminal contempt, and harassment. 

Pete McManus, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 2 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to use designated lane. 

Dawson Nigro, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 2 with criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and petit larceny. 

Brittany Cashion, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 1 with DWI, refusal to take breath test, traffic device violation, and making an unsafe turn. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 10 February 2022 13:09

January 29 – February 4, 2022

COURT 

Jason M. LaFountain, 39, of Greenfield, pleaded Feb. 1 to aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Agriculture and Markets Law. Sentencing March 22. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 46, of Troy, pleaded to two counts criminal contempt, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Feb. 1. 

Jonathan Saunders, 40, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 80 days incarceration and 5 years’ probation after pleading to felony criminal contempt. 

Demetrius L. Anderson, 32, of Clifton Park, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI. Sentencing April 6. 

Cedar Lofland, 49, of Queensbury, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony grand larceny, in Northumberland. Sentencing April 6. 

Pedro Davila, 26, of Albany, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted assault in Saratoga Springs in connection with a charge on Nov. 10, 2019. 

Travis C. Edmonds, 28, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, in Malta. 

Michael Taylor, 31, of Schuylerville, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing April 6. 

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Greenfield, was sentenced to 3 months incarceration, after pleading to felony reckless endangerment.

Artiqua J. Dubois, 29, no published address, was sentenced to 5 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, on the charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Wilton. 

Steven P. McCarthy, 44, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Jan. 28 to felony DWI, in connection with a June 2021 charge in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing July 18. 

Samuel Brown, 44, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI.

Dalton-James L. Remines, 28, of Galway, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 3 years of probation in connection with a second-degree assault charge in Milton, 1-3 years’ incarceration in connection with a second-degree attempted assault charge in Wilton, 1-3 years’ incarceration criminal mischief in Charlton, and 1 year criminal contempt in Galway.  Sentences to run concurrently.  

Don E. Weis, 29, of Schenectady, pleaded Jan. 28 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 28. 

Richard Tifft, 50, of Queensbury, pleaded Jan. 28 to failure to register as a sex offender, in Moreau. Sentencing April 1.   

POLICE

Michal Ziolkowski, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 29 with grand larceny, DWAI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Joshua C. Duchano, 39, of Saranac Lake, was charged Feb. 4 with sexual abuse in the first-degree, and unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, both felonies. Duchano is accused of subjecting a person known to him to sexual contact and recording the events with an electronic device. The alleged incidents occurred between June and November 2021.   

Machenzie Carpenter, 28, of Cohoes, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with disorderly conduct: Fight/Violent Behavior. 

Jamel Gray, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, moved from lane unsafely, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Antonio Martinez, 44, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated DWI, speeding, failure to obey traffic control device, and improper turn. 

John Groves, 35, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal possession of controlled substance: cocaine. 

John Newtown, 43, of Enfield, CT, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and moving from lane unsafely. 

Ann Khanna, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 27 with criminal contempt. 

Taylor Hugo, 30, of Broadalbin, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Anthony Maffetone, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Noah Frederick, 23, of Salem, Virginia, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 26 with acting in a manner to injure child less than 17. 

James Franchini, 20, of Slingerlands, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 27 with DWI, possession of a forged instrument, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 03 February 2022 10:09

January 22 – February 28, 2022

COURT 

Timothy J. Lenzi, 36, of Waterford, pleaded Jan. 26 to felony DWI in Halfmoon. Sentencing March 18. 

Aric E. Lemon, 42, of Watervliet, was sentenced Jan. 26 to 4 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs, first charged September 2020. 

Michael R. Brown, 51, of Northumberland, was arraigned at Saratoga County Court on Jan. 28 on an 11-count indictment in connection with his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Sept. 24 in the area of Route 32 and Rugg Road in the town of Northumberland. Brown is accused of driving recklessly while intoxicated and striking a motorcyclist who subsequently suffered serious injuries. Brown is additionally charged with fleeing the scene. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. A court appearance has been scheduled to take place March 18. 

Kelly Lion, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 24 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Michelle D. Cole, 52, of Lake George, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 1-2/3 to 6 years on a DWI conviction, and 1-1/3 to 4 years on an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle conviction of a jury trial that occurred at Saratoga County Court on Sept. 16, 2021. The terms of incarceration will run concurrently. The incident related to the charges occurred Feb. 24, 2020 in Saratoga Springs when Cole was found by a police officer unconscious behind the wheel of a car while parked. Evidence presented at trial indicated that Cole operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated conviction and also drove that same day while her drivers’ license was revoked dur to a prior alcohol-related driving conviction, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen.   

Joshua E. Greco, 31, of Gloversville, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Ballston Spa. 

Tia M. Jubrey, 33, of Cohoes, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Clifton Park. 

Jack D. Smith, 34, of Mayfield, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Galway. 

Brittaney L. Tatsey, 28, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 3 years’ incarceration and 1 to 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. 

POLICE

Bianca Barnes, 23, of Schuylerville, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Nazir Ross, 25, of Albany, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal possession of a weapon, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Casey Holligan, 21, of Scotia, was charged Jan. 22 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief. 

Naequan Foxx, 26, of Beacon, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Aame Johnsion, 27, of Albany, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Jaqueline Aldrich, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 23 with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Michael Lewis, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 22 with petit larceny, harassment, and criminal mischief.

Jason Mineau, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 22 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having an inadequate plate lamp. 

Thomas Moran, 44, of Wynantskill, was charged Jan. 21 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass. 

Jasay Boone, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 17 with criminal contempt and a prior conviction aggravated criminal contempt within 5 years. 

Tyler Jackson, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 17 with criminal mischief. 

Petrina Phelan, 29, of Glens Falls, was charged Jan. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to obey a traffic device. 

Tricia Dahnke, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 19 with registration suspended. 

Jesse Mackenzie, 33, of Corinth, was charged Jan. 19 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, operating unregistered vehicle, operating vehicle without insurance, operating vehicle without inspection certificate, and improper plates. 

Nathan Suprenant, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 20 with criminal mischief. 

Michael Lewis, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 20 with petit larceny.

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:14

January 15 – January 21, 2022

COURT 

Erika L. Petit, 40, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 19 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Milton. 

Ronald Tifft, 51, pleaded Jan. 13 to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, in Moreau. Sentencing March 17. 

Joseph Manasseri, 34, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 14 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to rape in the second-degree, first charged in October 2020 in Milton, and 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to possessing a sexual performance by child. Sentences to run concurrently.   

POLICE

Isaiah McKiver, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged Jan. 16 in Saratoga Springs with assault, criminal trespass, and resisting arrest.

Breanna Moore, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 15 with criminal mischief.

James Cronkhite, 28, of Middle Grove, was charged Jan. 15 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, and failure to keep right.

Kianna Westfall, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Kayla Kelsey, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 18 with criminal mischief, burglary, and grand larceny – all felonies. Kelsey is accused of stealing items and damaging property during an alleged burglary the Paddock Apartments in Wilton on Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Benjamin Cuthbert, 49, of Fort Edward, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, passing a red light, and making an unsafe turn. 

Scott Hammond, 27, of Wilton, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, speed not reasonable, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Jason Lyng, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with DWI and operating a motor vehicle without inspection certificate.

Bradley Haskell, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating vehicle that was unregistered, and without an inspection certificate.

Dejeir Coleman, 23, of Albany, was charged Jan. 13 in Saratoga springs with assault in the second-degree. 

Isabel Vanhall, 31, of Schuylerville, was charged Jan. 13 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speeding, and crossing road hazard markings. 

Gerald Oakes, 41, of Schenectady, was charged Jan. 10 in Saratoga Springs with coercion in the third-degree, three counts of criminal contempt, and aggravated harassment. 

Chad Lang, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 10 with assault in the third-degree.

Anthony C. Lebrecht Jr., 34, of Halfmoon, was charged Jan. 13 with sexual abuse in the first-degree, following an investigation into an incident which occurred in the town of Malta last November, when Lebrecht is accused of subjecting a 12-year-old girl to sexual contact. 

Robert Fassone, 30, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with possession of a forged instrument, and two counts grand larceny.

Arthur Burnett, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating motor vehicle without inspection certificate.

Bianca Barnes, 23, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation and vehicle equipment violation.

Alyssia Tarbox, 24, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with harassment and disorderly conduct.

Jakawn Heath, 24, of Catskill, was charged in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, operating without an inspection certificate, and without stop lamps. 

Nicholas Martinek-Carey, 23, of Stillwater, was charged in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration.

Scott Pehl, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief.

Timothy Harvey, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, assault in the third-degree.

Jesse Mackenzie, 33, of Corinth, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and three driving related infractions.

Ekaterina Gambino, 43, of Lake George, was charged in Saratoga Springs with DWI.

Shawn Nash, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault in the third-degree. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:38

January 8 – January 14, 2022

COURT 

Ellen K. Zwijacz, 42, of Wilton, was sentenced Jan. 6 to 364 days in jail following her Nov. 1, 2021 guilty plea to felony grand larceny in the second-degree, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. Zwijacz, a Wilton attorney, admitted to transferring control of a client’s funds without the knowledge of her client using fraudulent legal documents from 2013 to 2018. The attorney also submitted documents to an insurance company to change address and beneficiary information on life insurance policies so that she received any correspondence and benefits and used her position as attorney for the client’s estate to file inaccurate probate documents aimed at concealing the theft, according to the statement. A financial restitution of just over $864,000 was paid by a third party on behalf of the defendant prior to sentencing. 

Nicole E. Daly, 49, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded to felony grand larceny in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing March 30. 

Dennis A. Combs, III, 24, of N.Y., N.Y., pleaded to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 22. 

Jamie D. Faye, 40, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to felony criminal contempt, in Moreau.

Jeremy E. Molnar, 27, of Greenfield, pleaded to felony vehicular assault, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 24. 

Pedro Davila, 26, of Albany, pleaded to attempted assault in the second-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 3. 

Blake A. Hefflin, 20, of Malta, pleaded to assault in the third-degree, and boating while intoxicated, in connection with a July 4, 2021 incident during which several underage individuals and adults hosted an underage drinking party in the area of Sandy Bay on Saratoga Lake, according to a statement by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Sentencing March 23. 

POLICE

Christopher C. Bradt, 27, of Glenville, was charged Jan. 6 with felony rape in the first-degree, and felony strangulation in the second-degree, in connection with an alleged incident in the Town of Halfmoon on June 23, 2021. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Bradt and a female victim met each other on a dating app. He is accused of, while at the victim’s residence, engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim by forcible compulsion. 

Jonathan M. Aronson, 50, of Greenfield, was charged Jan. 6 with Predatory sexual assault against a child- Felony, Rape in the first degree- Felony, and Endangering the welfare of a child- Misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged incident which occurred in the Town of Greenfield Jan. 1. 

Joseph Nocian, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with false impersonation and resisting arrest. 

Matthew DiSanto-Rose, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Alyssa Vance, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Victor Maffetone, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Robert Messia, 65, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs with having a suspended motor vehicle registration, a misdemeanor. 

Felicia McGann, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, making an unsafe turn, and failure to keep to the right. 

Timothy Harvey, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass. 

John Jara, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass, and criminal tampering – both misdemeanors. 

Samantha Fisher, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal tampering. 

Trevor Keniry-Thompson, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, no motor vehicle license, and two driving-related violations. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor menacing, and felony criminal possession of a weapon. 

Lynne Caponera-Turk, 71, was charged with motor vehicle registration suspended – a misdemeanor and operating without motor vehicle insurance. 

Kitsia Yard, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Troy Bush, 29, of Lake Luzerne, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and two vehicle violations. 

Stephanie Fitzgerald, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Anthony Maffetone, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe turn, failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Victor Maffetone, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with felony burglary, on Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs. 

Tara Lerman, 36, of Yonkers, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle without insurance. 

Diaman George, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child – all misdemeanors. 

Jillian Granger, 35, of Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and following too closely. 

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December 25, 2021 – January 7, 2022

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Daniel Larmon, 31, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 6 months incarceration, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender, in Moreau. 

Robert A. Nadeau, 39, of Troy, pleaded to felony attempted grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs, first charged October 2019. Sentencing Feb. 18. 

Chuan P. Tsuei, 45, of Albany, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to DWAI felony, in Clifton Park. 

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Charles Barnes, 29, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal mischief. 

Douglas Cooper, 21, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving on wrong side of the road.

Andrew Guthorn, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Dominick St. Gelas, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts criminal mischief, and one count criminal tampering. 

Sean Maglione, 25, of Wallkill, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test and speeding. 

Brendan A. King, 40, of Wilton, was charged with 8 counts grand larceny and 4 counts petit larceny, in connection with multiple larceny complaints regarding unlocked vehicles in the area of Jones Road in Wilton. 

Damani Went, 22, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated criminal contempt, and grand larceny – both felonies, and misdemeanor assault. 

Robert Loya, 52, of Wilton, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and following too closely, after being involved in a personal injury motor vehicle accident. 

David Casner, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, failure to use designated lane and failure to obey traffic control device. 

Muhammad Akhtar, 60, of Latham, was charged in Saratoga Springs with reckless endangerment.

Harold Beagle, 36, of Porter Corners, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt. 

Kristine Tiger, 32, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding.

Brittany Rosario, 29, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Joseph Deschenes, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Angelina Gazzillo, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, and two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief. 

Kaiah All, 23, of Corinth, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use drug paraphernalia, and felony tampering with physical evidence.

Jaimee Ryf, 40, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Michael Heisler, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief misdemeanor, and felony robbery. 

David Hagen, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief misdemeanor. 

David Tanner, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

Cassandra Poventud, 25, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with assault. 

Jesse Stewart, 37, of Colonie, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI – as a second offense within 10 years, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, circumvent interlock/ operate without device, refusal to take a breath test, no motor vehicle license, driving wrong way on one-way street, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Christopher Balcom, 31, of Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and driving wrong way on one-way street.

Zachary Christie, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with resisting arrest misdemeanor, and trespass. 

Joseph Ramsey, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor assault, and acting in manner injure child. 

Jaronin Campbell, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. 

James Bernardoni, 51, of Grand Island, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor. 

Ryan Cook, 32, of Halfmoon, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Richard Harrison, 54, of Galway, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speed not prudent, and failure to keep right. 

Francisco De-Jesus Nava, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Dharamdeo Totaram, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with obstruct governmental administration, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:37

December 18 – December 24, 2021

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Travis R. Austin, 36, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Dec. 10 to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing scheduled March 9. 

Ivan Joy, 54, of Fort Edward, pleaded Dec. 10 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Anthony R. Young, 49, of Albany, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 3 years of probation on a felony DWAI charge, first charged in Wilton in November 2018. 

Miles H. Latimer, 27, of Schenectady, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 8-1/2 years’ incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony attempted burglary, two felony counts each of burglary, and grand larceny, and the misdemeanors: petit larceny, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. First charged February 2019 in the town of Clifton Park. 

Damani A. Went, 22, of Schenectady, pleaded Dec. 8 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in Milton. Sentencing Feb. 23. 

Thomas Tedesco, 42, of Mechanicville, pleaded Dec. 9 to felony criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing March 10. 

Shawn R. Bultman, 41, of Northumberland, pleaded Dec. 9 to attempted assault in the first-degree, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Jeffery E. Tennyson, 59, of Queensbury, pleaded Dec. 9 to felony DWI, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Alfredo Lebron-Rivera, 36, of Albany, was charged Dec. 7 with two felony counts grand larceny, and unlawful fleeing of police and reckless driving. He is accused of stealing a vehicle from the Cumberland Farms in Ballston Spa and fleeing police. 

Jai’Anthony D. Holley, 20, of Lake City, Florida, pleaded Dec. 8 to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 9. 

Guy Pierce, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 2-1/2 years’ incarceration, and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to assault in the second-degree, first charged in Saratoga Springs in May 2019. 

Michael A. Thomas, 58, of Levittown, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 4 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

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Michael J. Kennedy, 33, of Amsterdam, was charged Dec. 10 with multiple felony robbery, burglary, assault, and criminal use of a firearm in connection with an alleged larceny attempt in Galway Dec. 5 that resulted in both, Kennedy and the robbery victim, receiving non-life-threatening wounds by gunfire, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.   

Danielle N. Pereira, 31, of Newburgh, was charged Dec. 2 with two felony counts grand larceny. She is accused of stealing merchandise from the Kohl’s Department in Clifton Park on two separate dates.

Justin D. Traver, 33, of Malta, was charged Dec. 15 with grand larceny. He is accused of receiving $7,900 in August 2020 to perform construction-related work, which he did not perform. 

Renee Tanner, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to yield the right-of-way.

Daniel Mooney, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with disorderly conduct/create hazardous or physically offensive condition. 

Jarod Green, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Abigail Bartlett, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and an equipment violation. 

Dustin Quirion, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and vehicle registration suspended. 

Nathan Shreve, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated family offense, and harassment. 

Shawn Smith, 28, of Scotia, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, DWAI felony, use of vehicle not equipped with interlock device, and following too closely. 

Christopher Brewer, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense – both felonies, and criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Joshua Shippey, 35, of Greenfield Center, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Philip Fear, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right, and speed not reasonable. 

Harrison Blackington, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief and criminal tampering. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Darian Rivers, 25, of Saratoga Springs, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance, and registration suspended. 

Ricardo Guana, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with operating motor vehicle while impaired with drugs, after being involved in a property damage accident. 

Edouard Questel, 72, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right, and unsafe turn. 

Patricia Hunter, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief. All three charges are felonies. 

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Thursday, 16 December 2021 11:34

December 11 – December 17, 2021

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Amanda L. Martin, 34, of Halfmoon, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to aggravated DWI with child, in Clifton Park. 

Michelle Iorio, 32, of Moreau, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 1-/12 to 2 years’ incarceration after pleading to fourth degree arson.

Victor M. Dominguez, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree. 

Andrew V. Cino, 28, of Rexford, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. 

Justin LeBarron, 37, of Gansevoort, pleaded Dec. 6 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, in Northumberland. 

Colby Flood, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 3 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to attempted robbery in the third-degree, first charged in May in Saratoga Springs. 

Tieberius T. Rozier, 22, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced Dec. 2 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to rape in the third-degree, in Malta. 

Anthony J. Lashway, 22, of Fort Edward, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 3 years conditional discharge, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, in Wilton. 

Tori Spina, 33, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 90 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Christian Colon, 33, of Burnt Hills, pleaded Dec. 1 to possessing a sexual performance by a child. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1, 2022. 

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Cassandra C. Morsellino, 30, of Amsterdam, was charged Dec. 5 with felony assault and felony burglary. Morsello is accused of intentionally causing serious physical injury to a person known to her by stabbing the victim in the neck with a knife. It is alleged she acted in concert with a man to unlawfully enter the residence of the victim with intent to commit a larceny and in the process causing physical injury to that victim, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The victim suffered serious injuries not expected to be life-threatening. 

Michael L. Girard, 32, of Clifton Park, was charged Dec. 2 with the felonies: predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual act in the first-degree, and aggravated sexual abuse in the second-degree; and the misdemeanors: criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and unlawful imprisonment in the second-degree. Girard is accused of engaging in a criminal sexual act by forcible compulsion with another person known to him in the town of Clifton Park in October. He is suspected of impeding the normal breathing of the victim by applying pressure to her neck. He was previously arrested for a similar incident to a separate victim on a separate date, leading to the charge of predatory sexual assault, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Gerard was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. 

Kevin C. Johnson, 34, Gloversville, was charged Dec. 3 with six felonies and one misdemeanor in Saratoga Springs in connection with an alleged incident on Nov. 25 at around 3:30 a.m., at 11 Excelsior Ave., according to Saratoga Springs Police. The felonies include: two counts of rape, predatory sexual assault; aggravated sexual abuse, strangulation - obstruct breath/blood circulation, and assault, in addition to the misdemeanor charge of criminal contempt. The female victim did sustain injuries which required medical treatment, police said. 

Thomas McCall, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count criminal use of drug paraphernalia. 

Jessica Henderson, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speeding, and operating an unregistered vehicle. 

Christopher Post, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Joyce Butler, 66, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to keep right, and operating a vehicle without insurance and registration suspended. 

Nicholas Crupi, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Ian Price, 23, of Craryville, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

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