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Thursday, 07 October 2021 12:59

October 2 – October 8, 2021

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Natalie S. Andersen, 40, of Gansevoort, was sent3enced Sept. 30 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs, in connection with an incident in December 2020. 

Harold C. Stevenson, 47, of Schenectady, pleaded Sept. 30 to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. Sentencing Dec. 7. 

Miles H. Latimer, 26, of Schenectady, pleaded Sept. 30 to felony burglary, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Dec. 9. 

John C. Heidrich, of Halfmoon, was sentenced Sept. 29 to 25 years-to-life, following a July jury verdict regarding a series of crimes he committed in January 2020 at his residence, according to a statement by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Heidrich was found guilty by jury of 16 counts. The charges include: kidnapping, rape, sexual abuse, and assault. From Jan. 7-11, 2020, Heidrich held a 57-year-old Boston area against her will while physically and sexually abusing her, Heggen said. Heidrich met the victim via a phone dating service. 

Courtney L. Curley, 31, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

Michael A. Thomas, 58, of Levittown, pleaded Sept. 29 to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

Tori Spina, 33, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Sept. 29 to felony DWI, in Charlton. 

David J. Hayes, 31, of Fort Edward, was sentenced Sept. 28 to 60 days incarceration consecutive to 30 days incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense, a felony. 

Kenneth Tambasco, 49, of Lake Luzerne, was sentenced to a 3-year conditional discharge, after pleading to felony criminal mischief, in Corinth. 

Tieberius T. Rozier, 22, of Ballston Lake, pleaded Sept. 28 to rape in the third-degree, in Malta. Sentencing Dec. 2. 

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Northumberland, pleaded Sept. 28 to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, a felony, in Greenfield. Sentencing Oct. 20. 

POLICE

Brandon J. Dugan, 25, of Ticonderoga, was charged Sept. 30 with felony burglary, and felony criminal mischief. He is suspected of forcing entry into the Jolley Mobil Convenience Store located on Clifton Country Rd in the town of Clifton Park on Sept. 3 and stealing several items from the store. 

On September 29, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Deborah M. Willson, 44, of Schuylerville, and Jacob A. Boldt, 32, of Gansevoort. Willson and Boldt are accused of having been in possession of crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine that were packaged for sale and distribution. Willson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, all felonies. Boldt was charged with one felony and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of a controlled substance. Willson was also wanted on a Saratoga County Superior Court Bench Warrant for failure to appear for sentencing on an unrelated narcotics charge. Both were arraigned by Judge Coseo of the Wilton Town Court. Willson was sent to the Saratoga County Jail without bail and Boldt was released to pre-trail services. 

Justin W. Jones, 29, of Malta, was charged Sept. 29 with failure to report as a sex offender. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail, or bond. 

Ivan E. Joy, 53, of Fort Edward, was charged Sept. 26 in Moreau with aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, assault, and criminal mischief. Joy is accused of taken a phone from a person as they attempted to call 911 and striking them with it, causing physical injury, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. He is also accused of violating a court order of protection in the process. 

Matian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 21 with criminal contempt. 

Desmond Wilson, 26, of Troy, was charged Sept. 17 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Tiemogo Sangare, 20, of Clifton Park, was charged Sept. 21 with unlawful imprisonment – a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct. 

Julian Soto, 24, of Troy, was charged Sept. 21 with felony forgery. 

Shelley Green, 25, of Independence, Mo., was charged Sept. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Joshua Willimott, 34, of Waterford, was charged Sept. 23 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Dustin Quirion, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation, operating motor vehicle without a license, and a suspended registration. 

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Thursday, 30 September 2021 12:52

September 25 – October 1, 2021

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James D. Cornell, 45, of Corinth, was sentenced Sept. 27 to 1 to 3 years in prison, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony. 

Jake J. Hodgdon, 40, of Swanton, pleaded Sept. 27 to felony criminal mischief, in connection with an incident in Malta. 

Victor M. Dominguez, 20, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 27 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 6. 

Sonja N. Ambrosino, 41, of Amsterdam, pleaded Sept. 27 to felony grand larceny, in Halfmoon. Sentencing Jan. 10, 2022. 

Michelle Iorio, 32, of Moreau, pleaded Sept. 27 to arson in the fourth-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 6. 

Zachary L. Rosebrook, 22, of Waterford, pleaded Sept. 22 to rape in the first-degree, a felony, in Halfmoon. Sentencing Dec. 1. 

Jeffrey A. Thomas, 33, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Sept. 23 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to assault in the third-degree as a hate crime, a felony. The date of the initial charge was March 29, 2021. 

Lacey Utter, 22, of Broadalbin, was sentenced to 5 years in jail, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Milton. 

Anthony P. DeLaurie, Jr., 44, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Sept. 23 to 3.5 years in jail, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Wilton. 

Caroline R. Garrity, 26, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Matthew E. Ortiz, 30, of Schenectady, was sentenced Sept. 23 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to DWAI, a felony. 

POLICE

Blake Heflin, 19, of Malta, was charged Sept. 23 with criminally negligent homicide, as a result of an investigation of the death of 20-year-old Ballston Spa resident Ian Gerber. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the death of Gerber occurred July 4, 2021 on Saratoga Lake. Heflin was operating a pontoon boat which had several young adults – including Gerber – on it, authorities said. As per the investigation, Gerber is thought to have jumped off Heflin’s boat while it was in motion and was subsequently struck by the boat’s prop, which severed his arm. Police said as Heflin turned around to pick Gerber up, Gerber was then struck by cabin cruiser operated by a 50-year-old Stillwater man. Heflin is accused for the manner in which he operated the boat as well as allegedly consuming alcohol and not taking proper safety precautions, “as to cause the death of Gerber,” according to the county sheriff’s department. 

Michael W. Siddon, 53, of Stillwater, was charged Sept. 22 criminal sexual act in the first-degree, and criminal sexual act in the third-degree.  He is accused of engaging in oral sexual conduct with another person who was less than 17 years old between June 9, 2021, and June 10, 2021, while in the village of Stillwater.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash with serious physical injuries on State Route 32 in the Town of Northumberland on Sep. 24. Authorities said an investigation into the crash revealed a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, operated by Michael R. Brownell, 51, of Northumberland, had been traveling on NYS Route 32 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line resulting in a collision with a BMW motorcycle operated by 54-year-old Connecticut man David R. Hadd. Brownell fled the scene in his vehicle and did not stop to render aid to Mr. Hadd, who was later transported by ambulance to Albany Medical Center for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Brownell was located after he concealed his car in the woods not far from the crash, police said, and was charged with felony assault and felony vehicular assault, 3 counts of reckless endangerment; leaving the scene of a personal injury crash; DWI; refusal to submit to a prescreen device, and failure to maintain designated lane. Brownell was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash, or $200,000 bond. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Schuylerville Fire Department, Wilton EMS, and multiple good Samaritans in the area.

Darryl B. Williams, 31, of Mechanicville, was charged Sept. 22 following the execution of an arrest warrant. Williams had active arrest warrants out of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office regarding two domestic-related incidents in the Town of Malta, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, and an additional Superior Court arrest warrant out of Warren County for narcotic-related offenses. As a result of a traffic stop in the town of Malta, Williams was allegedly found in possession of a loaded handgun and multiple controlled substances. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team executed a search warrant at Williams residence. A large amount of crack cocaine, as well as ammunition and drug paraphernalia were located inside the residence, authorities said. Williams was charged with three felony and three misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts endangering the welfare of a child, and one count each: criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and attempted assault. 

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 13:07

September 18 – September 24, 2021

COURT

Aric E. Lemon, 42, of Watervliet, pleaded Sept. 15 to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 12, 2022.

Bonnie L. Wright, 47, of Poultney, VT, was sentenced Sept. 17 to 2 years prison and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree in Wilton. 

Kristopher M. Flores, 36, of Troy, was sentenced Sept. 17 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny, and offering a false instrument for filing felony, in Wilton, and Clifton Park, respectively. 

POLICE

Kathryn Fasano, 47, of Schenectady, was charged Sept. 20 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated criminal contempt, a felony. 

Ian Ward, 29, of Stoddard, New Hampshire, Bryce Ward, 24, of Saratoga Springs, Tyeise Williams, 27, of Troy, Reis Baker, of Ballston Spa, and Marquasia Chandler, 22, of Albany, were each charged with disorderly conduct in connection with alleged incidents that occurred on Caroline Street Sept. 18-19. Chandler was additionally charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor. 

Akeem Cummings, 28, of Troy, was charged Sept. 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, driving on/across a sidewalk, and failure to keep right.

Christina Reid, 25, of Troy, was charged Sept. 19 in Saratoga Springs with obstruct governmental administration, a misdemeanor. 

Naqweshia Hooks, 24, of Albany, was charged Sept. 19 in Saratoga Springs with felony assault, and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon. 

Christopher Brewer, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 17 with criminal contempt, and strangulation – both felonies, and criminal obstruction of breathing, and assault – both misdemeanors. 

Devin Palozzi, 26, of Rochester, was charged Sept. 17 in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal mischief, the misdemeanors: DWI, aggravated DWI, unlawful imprisonment, as well as refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, moving from lane unsafely, driving on/across a sidewalk, and operating an unregistered vehicle.   

Ethan Bruhns, 25, of Clifton Park, was charged Sept. 17 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with criminal mischief, a felony. 

Jessica Akyiano, 48, of Hudson Falls, was charged Sept. 14 in Saratoga Springs with unlawful imprisonment – a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct. 

Timothy Smith, 69, of Gloversville, was charged Sept. 15 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. 

Ryan Edwards, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 15 with false imprisonment, a misdemeanor. 

Bryan M. Brust, 31, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 13 with grand larceny, criminal mischief, and burglary following an investigation into a burglary that occurred at the McDonald’s on Church Ave. Brust is suspected of breaking into the establishment after hours, stealing food and other items and willfully destroying property belonging to the McDonalds Corporation. 

Nicholas Bush, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 11 with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Troy Zyjee, 27, of Troy, was charged Sept. 12 in Saratoga Springs with false impersonation, a misdemeanor. 

Anuradha Khanna, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 12 with two counts criminal tampering.

Christy L. Batcher, 43, of Waterford, was charged Sept. 9 with two felony counts grand larceny in the third-degree, and one felony count grand larceny in the fourth-degree, following a Sheriff’s Department investigation of alleged larcenies that occurred in the town of Clifton Park between March 25 and May 19. Batcher, self-employed as a house cleaner, is suspected of stealing several items of jewelry and silverware from elderly clients and exchanging those items for currency at a local establishment. 

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Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:38

September 11 – September 17, 2021

COURT

Thomas J. Dingmon, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 8 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree. Sentencing Nov. 10. 

Joseph H. Labia, 48, of Elmont, pleaded Sept. 9 to aggravated family offense felony, in Mechanicville. Sentencing Nov. 18. 

Daniel J. Green, 25, of Catskill, pleaded Sept. 9 to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Dec. 16. 

Jonathan H. Fajans, 20, of Galway, pleaded Sept. 9 to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, a felony., in connection with an alleged incident December 2020. Sentencing Nov. 12. 

POLICE

Joseph Nocian, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 6 with assault in the second-degree, criminal possession of a weapon – both felonies, and misdemeanor menacing. 

Christopher Brooks, 40, of Amsterdam, was charged Sept. 8 in Saratoga Springs with menacing, a misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. 

Thomas McCall, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 8 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Patrick Weatherwax, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 8 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and following too closely.

Madison McCoy, 21, of Mechanicville, was charged Sept. 8 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and failure to keep right. 

Tyler Jackson, 29, of Queensbury, was charged Sept. 8 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, and two vehicle certificate violations. 

Henry Ciccone, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 9 with felony assault, and the misdemeanors: criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Axel Dominguez, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 9 with felony grand larceny. 

Jordan Hensleigh, 30, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 10 in Saratoga Springs with criminal impersonation, and criminal contempt. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Linda L. Nevins, 71, of South Glens Falls, was charged Sept. 9 with leaving the scene of a personal injury auto accident - a felony, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on Route 9 in the Town of Moreau. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, the offending vehicle fled the scene, and the victim suffered serious injury and was brought to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. 

Adam O’Brien, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 3 with criminal mischief, assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing – all misdemeanors. 

Axel Dominguez, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 1 with reckless driving – a misdemeanor, and four driving related violations. 

James Monaco, 23, of Staten Island, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with obstructing a governmental administration. 

Kelli Brissette, 39, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and failure to use designated lane. 

Andrew Keefer, 33, of Greenfield Center, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest – a misdemeanor. 

Margaret Camejo, 40, of Folsom, Louisiana, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, one misdemeanor and one felony count aggravated DWI, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

William Mavrides, 33, of Cohoes, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, and criminal possession of a controlled substance – a misdemeanor. 

Jacqua Casey, 23, of Albany, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with speeding, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – a misdemeanor. 

Essence Boyd, 21, of Albany, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, and harassment. 

Christopher Kiefer, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 6 with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and three driving/ vehicle related violations. 

Scott Dillon, 23, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, was charged Sept. 6 in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal mischief. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 6 with criminal contempt – a misdemeanor. 

Ali David, 38, of the Bronx, was charged Sept. 7 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, and a speeding violation. 

On Sept. 7, 2021, the New York State Police in Wilton arrested 29-year-old Jonathan J. Maye, 29, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 7 with criminal contempt felony, criminal mischief misdemeanor, and harassment violation, in connection with an incident in Wilton.

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Thursday, 09 September 2021 14:27

September 4 – September 10, 2021

COURT

Krista S. Jenkins, 26, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 26 to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Greenfield in 2020. Sentencing Sept. 22. 

Brittaney L. Tatsey, 28, of Troy, pleaded Aug. 26 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. Sentencing Oct. 28. 

Ashley Sweeney, 38, of Mechanicville, pleaded Aug. 27 to felony burglary, and misdemeanor DWI, in Halfmoon. Sentencing Oct. 29. 

POLICE

Kellyann Biggs, 41, of Rotterdam, was charged Aug. 30 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Kasey O’Herron, 35, of Greenfield Center, was charged Sept. 1 in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, two driving violations, and circumventing interlock, a misdemeanor. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 1 with misdemeanor assault. 

Kristen Jenks, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 1 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. 

John Sgorrano, 27, of Fort Edward, was charged Sept. 2 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Matthew Woelfersheim, 44, of Schaghticoke, was charged Sept. 2 in Saratoga Springs with felony grand larceny. 

David Morris, 21, of Troy, was charged Aug. 29 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a firearm – both felonies, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  Narrative: At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 29, while on patrol, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV commit several traffic infractions. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not pull over. A short pursuit led to the vehicle crashing into a fence near the intersection of Rock Street and Maple Street. Morris, alleged to be the driver of the vehicle, was placed into custody. Two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and were not apprehended. Cocaine is suspected to be in the car, and Morris is accused of unlawfully possessing a 9mm pistol. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Saratoga Springs Police Department. 

Chad Lang, 47, of Corinth, was charged Aug. 24 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Habiba Ibrahim, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 25 with felony criminal mischief. 

Scott Michalkiewicz, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 25 with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Glenn Massoth, 33, of Latham, was charged Aug. 25 in Saratoga Springs with two felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two felony counts criminal sale of a controlled substance. 

Julie Stewart, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 26 with making a terroristic threat, a felony.   

Lloyd Kelone, 36, of Mechanicville, was charged Aug. 26 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs. 

Frank Kennedy, 32, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 26 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, moving from lane unsafely, and circumventing interlock system. 

Karl Ramnaresh, 43, of Rexford, was charged Aug. 26 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and making an unsafe turn. 

Jordan Martinez-Lanza, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 27 with criminal mischief, felony burglary, and assault in the third-degree. 

Lee Stout, 72, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 27 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and two vehicle equipment violations. 

Caleb Johnson, 29, of Queensbury, was charged Aug. 28 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Gabriel Valentin, 19, of Albany, was charged Aug. 29 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Elisabeth Lapierre, 22, of Gansevoort, was charged Aug. 29 in Saratoga Springs with criminal tampering, a misdemeanor. 

Richard Watlet, 34, of Newport News, Virginia, was charged Aug. 29 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 30 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Gary Green, 40, of Halfmoon, was charged Aug. 30 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 14:03

August 27 – September 3, 2021

COURT

Eric J. Buell, 36, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Wilton. 

Jeffrey M. Rubertone, 59, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Aug. 20 to felony DWI. Sentencing Oct. 28. 

Henry J. Desnoyers, 50, of Troy, was sentenced Aug. 20 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, in Malta. 

Isaiah M. Macuilt, 25, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 20 to 5-1/2 years in prison, after pleading to felony robbery, in Moreau. 

Antonio Dean, 34, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced Aug. 20 to 4 years in prison, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. 

Kimberly J. Bertrand, 23, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Aug. 20 to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Oct. 22. 

Ryan K. Score, 32, of Wilton, pleaded Aug. 20 to felony DWI. Sentencing Oct. 29. 

Joshua A. Ferrucci, 29, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Aug. 20 to felony burglary. Sentencing Oct. 29. S 

Jared S. Ellis, 30, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 24 to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and DWAI. Sentencing Oct. 8. 

Lance E. Abare, 23, of Corinth, was sentenced Aug. 25 to ½ to 3 years prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny. 

POLICE

Chasuan Pearson, 28, of Albany, was charged Aug. 21 in Saratoga Springs with harassment, false impersonation, and obstructing governmental official. 

Guy Torsilieri, 65, of White House Station, was charged Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and making an unsafe turn. 

Julie Stewart, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 22 with possession of a forged instrument in the first-degree, a felony. 

Kevin Cuva, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt as a felony, and aggravated family offense - also a felony. 

Shayne Richardson, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speed not prudent, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Arad Waris, 24, of Albany,
was charged Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI.

David Walsh, 61, of Ballston Lake, was charged Aug. 17 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take breath test, and driving wrong direction on a one-way street. 

John Kearney, 42, of Stillwater, was charged Aug. 18 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, obstructing governmental official, refusal to take a breath test, disorderly conduct, and a vehicle violation. 

Anthony Ippoliti, 52, of Galway, was charged Aug. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating vehicle while using mobile phone. 

Andrew Miller, 35, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 18 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Marcus Fogle, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 19 with harassment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental official. 

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 19 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Chad Lang, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 13 with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Christopher Zabel, 35, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Patricia Hunter, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 13 with menacing in the third-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Logan Dunn, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 13 with menacing in the second-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Dariel Soriano-Taveras, 30, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to keep right. 

Neil Otero, 24, of Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two motor vehicle violations. 

Craig Harris, 48, of Porter Corners, was charged Aug. 14 in Saratoga Springs with harassment in the second-degree. 

Shaeim Johnson, 19, of Troy, was charged Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs with obstructing governmental official. 

Richard Kelleher, 30, of Waterford, was charged Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Zaire Stevens, 25, of Troy, was charged Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

David Hardesty, 25, of Hoosick Falls, was charged Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Kyree N. Graham, 24, was charged with 3 counts felony assault while incarcerated at the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in the Town of Milton. Graham is accused of being involved in a physical altercation with several members of the Corrections staff. Two Corrections Officers and a Corrections Sergeant were sent to the Malta Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. 

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Thursday, 26 August 2021 13:16

August 21 – August 26, 2021

COURT

Swade E. Shattuck, 44, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Aug. 11 to misdemeanor DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Saratoga Springs, and Aug. 12 to criminal contempt, in Malta. Sentencing Oct. 22. 

William M. Heeney, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 13 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to making a false sworn statement in the first-degree, a felony. 

Robert S.  Hedrick, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Aug. 17 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Oct. 26. 

Kurtis Patterson, 21, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Aug. 17 to rape in the first-degree, a felony. 

Tracy A. Taylor, 57, of Lake Luzerne, pleaded Aug. 11 to failure to register as a sex offender, in Wilton. Sentencing Oct. 22. 

Frank Markus, 58, of Delmar, was sentenced Aug. 11 to 3 to 6 years in prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Moreau. 

Erin Madden, 28, of Mechanicville, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony DWI, in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Nauman S. Khan, 38, of Clifton Park, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony DWI. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Payton V. McPhillips, 28, of East Greenbush, was sentenced Aug. 6 to 1-1/2 years in prison, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Clifton Park. 

Jermaine R. Brooks, 43, of the Bronx, pleaded Aug. 6 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing Oct. 8. 

Robert Kitchen, 55, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Aug. 13 to 10 years of probation, after pleading to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree. 

Cameron S. Vandusen was sentenced Aug. 13 to 3 to 6 years in prison, after pleading to felony robbery, in Greenfield. 

POLICE

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 9 with criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and petit larceny. 

Jasay Boone, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 9 with criminal contempt. 

Shane Young, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass. 

Nicole Rose, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 12 with criminal contempt. 

Chad Lang, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 12 with petit larceny. 

Morgan Fleming, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 7 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Arthur Brust, 22, of Wilton, was charged Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Travis Longworth, of Niverville, was charged Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence. Both charges are felonies. 

Zachary Cote, 23, of Waterford, was charged Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Brock Fox, 35, of Halfmoon, was charged Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs with harassment, and disorderly conduct. 

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 7 with resisting arrest, harassment, and disorderly conduct. 

Andrea Espinosa-Paladines, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 8 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Jamie Chittenden, 27, of Albany, was charged Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Andrea Capalbi, 24, of White Plains, was charged Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, and two driving violations. 

Jacob Smith, 25, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief, trespass, and contempt as a felony. 

Jason Wood, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 7 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating without an inspection certificate. 

Jasay Boone, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 9 with misdemeanor assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. 

Elizabeth Whiting, 23, of Fort Edward, was charged Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating motor vehicle while using phone. 

Matthew Snowball, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 2 with DWI, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Shyla Gonzalez, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 3 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree. 

John Vance, 31 of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 4 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense.    

Matthew Desjardins, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 4 with aggravated harassment, and hate crime/coercion in the third-degree. 

Jonathan Trow, 39, of Ballston Spa, was charged Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a weapon. 

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Thursday, 26 August 2021 13:11

A Summer Vacation Suggestion

As the heated term of the year draws near I presume that any number of stationer clerks are asking themselves as to how, when and where they shall spend their vacations.  I want to give them a bit of advice regarding a summer outing.

Everyone knows there is no equal to exercise for a good “walk.”  My advice is to shoulder your knapsack and take a two weeks tramp.  I speak from personal experience.  My brother and I took such a walk last summer.  Taking train from New York to Albany, we made that last named city our starting point.

With fishing tackle and 15 pounds of baggage in our knapsacks, we left Albany on Monday morning and, taking the road leading to Waterford, we made Stillwater for dinner and White Sulphur Springs for supper, (The White Sulphur Spring Hotel[ was a hotel located on the east (that is, south) end of Saratoga Lake) a days walk of 27 miles .After tea we enjoyed the bites of the fish and the mosquitos on Saratoga Lake for an hour or so and then turned in for as sweet a night’s sleep as I ever enjoyed.

The next morning after a good breakfast, we started for Glens Falls, another “stint”  of 27 miles.  Our way took us along the shores of Saratoga Lake for 3 miles, thence up through Union Avenue, Saratoga Village, till we came opposite the racecourse, where we struck off around the base of Mt. McGregor, as fine a bit of country walking as I ever saw.  A fine road, well shaded, with romantic scenery, lent delight to the walker.  We made Glens Falls for supper, having taken dinner at Dow’s Corners on the way.  As the muscles of our legs had been exercised by walking, so were those of our jaws by the mastication of a so-called steak at our dining place.  Had they called it a “shingle” instead of a steak, they would have been nearer the mark.

On Wednesday morning we left the Falls for Lake George, 12 miles away.  We did that last stretch in a heavy rain, but with waterproof coats and lighted pipes we did not mind it.   We put up with mine host Seelye, at Joshua’s Rock, Dunham Bay, and spent a week of fishing and boating - mostly boating - and started back home on Friday, walking as far as Schuylerville, where we struck up with a friendly canal boat captain, with whom we took Passage from Schuylerville to West Waterford, arriving at our destination at 4 o’clock on Monday morning.  We slept on deck with our knapsacks as pillows and our pipes for company, and listened to the choice vocabulary of the drivers, who can outswear any Mississippi pirate.  Stretching our somewhat weakened limbs.we slid off down the towpath for Albany, getting there in time for breakfast, having walked 104 miles in twenty-two hours walking time and having had a glorious time, and all for the modest sum of $15 per man for the two weeks.

If there is any stationery man in the country who is fagged out and doesn’t know what to do this summer, let him throw over his doctor and spend a couple of weeks in the open air, living on country fare, and I will guarantee that by so doing he will double his abilities as a saleman and deserve an advance of salary. 

Russ Vandervoort is the Waterford Town Historian and leader of the Waterford Canal and Towpath Society and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For those researching the history of writing instruments, copies of The American Stationer (later, The American Stationer & Office Manager) are an invaluable resource. Many of the issues have been digitized and are available through Google Books. The article was published in the American Stationer on May 1, 1890 under Communications.

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Thursday, 19 August 2021 11:54

August 14 – August 20, 2021

COURT

ason P. Morelli, 38, of Waterford, pleaded Aug. 5 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Justin Sherman, 43, of Gansevoort, pleaded Aug. 5 to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony, in Moreau. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Bernard J. Adams, Jr., 44, of Schenectady, was sentenced Aug. 5 to 3 years in jail, in connection with the felony charge attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Malta. 

Adam S. Bateman, 30, of Moira, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Wilton. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Angela Duross, 38, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree. Sentencing Oct. 8. 

William J. Pfeiffer, 43, of Valatie, pleaded Aug. 5 to felony attempted assault, in Halfmoon. Sentencing Oct. 7. 

Kristopher M. Flores, 36, of Troy, pleaded Aug. 2 to grand larceny in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled Sept. 27. 

David J. Hayes, 31, of Fort Edward, pleaded Aug. 3 to aggravated family offense, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 28. 

Kenneth J. Hastings, 39, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 3 to assault in the second-degree, a felony. Sentencing Oct. 8. 

Billy Jo Murdie, 46, of Milton, was sentenced Aug. 3 to five years of probation, after pleading to unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, a felony. 

POLICE

Chalmers D. Davis, 43, of Saratoga Springs was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon - which rises to a felony based on a previous conviction, in connection with an incident that occurred on Caroline Street on Aug. 10. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 45, of Clifton Park, was charged Aug. 3 with criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, a felony, and harassment in the second-degree, a violation, after the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic incident call in Clifton Park where a man had allegedly threatened to kill a woman with a firearm, according to authorities. The results of a subsequent search warrant revealed a loaded Glock handgun with a defaced serial number and two loaded magazines, police said. 

Keojhi T. Branch, 26, of Catskill, was charged July 28 in the town of Milton with two counts of grand larceny and one count of identity theft. It is alleged that in April and May of 2020, Branch stole $4,395.18 in cash and merchandise. At the time, Branch was employed as a care provider in a residential facility for people with disabilities. Branch is suspected of taking a debit card belonging to a client and using that debit card to make unauthorized cash withdrawals and purchases for his personal benefit, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Branch is also accused of using an online retail account belonging to the victim to order merchandise for his benefit. 

James W. Major, 52, of Stillwater was charged Aug. 5 with the following misdemeanors: criminal contempt, criminal trespass, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated operation of a motor vehicle, and with the traffic infraction: speed in zone. 

Frederick Volkman, 25, of Glens Falls, was charged Aug. 1 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass. 

Antonio Mercade, 22, was charged Aug. 1 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Richard Battistini, 22, of Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 1 in Saratoga Springs with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Ruby Daley, 21, of Troy, was charged Aug. 1 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and failure to obey traffic control device. 

Robert Colvin, 43, of Northville, was charged Aug. 1 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Chad Lang, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 1 with criminal trespass. 

Brandon Wade, 23, of Hartford, NY was charged July 30 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment, coercion, aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt.

Charlotte Perella, 19, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 31 in Saratoga Springs with possession of a forged instrument, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Megan Lanzetta, 42, of Albany, was charged July 31 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal of breath test, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two driving infractions. 

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Thursday, 12 August 2021 13:53

August 7 – August 13, 2021

COURT

James D. Cornell, 44, of Corinth, pleaded Aug. 2 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Sept. 27. 

Jesse R. Coleman, 37, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Aug. 2 to 1-1/2 years in prison and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. 

Kristopher M. Flores, 36, of Troy, pleaded Aug. 2 to offering a false instrument for filing in the first-degree, a felony, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Sept. 27. 

Naquise J. Dawson, 21, of Schenectady, pleaded Aug. 2 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, a felony, in Moreau. Sentencing Sept. 27. 

Shannon L. Tracey a.k.a Shannon Green, 36, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded July 29 to attempted burglary in the third-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident in Malta. Sentencing Sept. 27. 

Sarah H. Zimmerman, 23, of Latham, pleaded July 29 to vehicular assault in the second-degree, a felony, in Halfmoon. Sentencing Sept. 29. 

Hunter Burnette, 21, of Middle Grove, was sentenced July 29 to 1-2/3 to 5 years in prison, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child, in Greenfield. 

Brandon L. Sitts, 35, of Corinth, was sentenced July 29 to 6 years in prison, after pleading to felony burglary in the second-degree. 

Charles L. Bennifield, 21, of Greenfield Center, was sentenced July 29 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, in Saratoga. 

POLICE

Jonathan E. Trow, 39, of Ballston Lake, was charged Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, a felony due to a prior conviction. 

A 23-year-old Albany man was charged Aug. 5 in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Caroline Street in the early morning hours of June 26. Police said the shots fired incident took place at the intersection of Caroline Street and Broadway a short time and distance from where a stabbing had occurred. 

Dennis A. Combs III, 23, of Albany, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, and reckless endangerment in the first-degree. Both charges are felonies.  Combs was taken into custody in the city of Albany on a Saratoga County Superior Court warrant for the related charges and transported to the Saratoga Springs Police Department where he was processed and subsequently sent to Saratoga County Jail. 

Sean M. Cherven, 40, of Milton, was charged Aug. 7 with sexual abuse in the first-degree -a felony, sexual abuse in the second degree - a misdemeanor, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Cherven is accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old victim and an 11-year-old victim, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office. 

Parrish Johnson, 19, of Elloree, was charged July 26 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree. 

Kathleen Carroll, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 26 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Jonathan Jurnak, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July b27 with criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment, and assault in the third-degree. All three charges are misdemeanors. 

Jonathan Lawless, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 27 with misdemeanor DWI, and misdemeanor aggravated DWI. 

Brandy McLaughlin, 36, of Malta, was charged July 27 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree. 

Matthew Snowball, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 27 with misdemeanor menacing, and felony criminal possession of a weapon. 

Lorie Savage, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 27 with obstruct governmental official, and criminal mischief. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Timothy Quinlan, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 28 with felony burglary. 

Jaquan Sams, 32, of Albany, was charged July 29 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle – a misdemeanor, and three driving/ vehicle related violations. 

Scott Michalkiewicz, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 29 with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor. 

Jaquan Cowan, 31, of Albany, was charged July 29 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor criminal mischief, and felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Marcus Jackson, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 29 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense – both charges are felonies due to prior offenses within five years. 

Joseph Murray, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 29 with menacing, criminal mischief – both misdemeanors, and criminal possession of a weapon – a felony due to a previous conviction. 

Betty Anderson, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 30 with intent to obtain transportation without paying, a misdemeanor. 

Chad Lang, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 30 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

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