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Thursday, 06 May 2021 13:37

May 1 – May 7, 2021

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Ronnie L. Gardner, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 29 to 1 to 3 years in state prin, after pleading to felony grand larceny.

Brandon L. Sitts, 35, of Corinth, pleaded April 29 to felony burglary, Sentencing July 9. 

Dennis J. Lescault, II, was sentenced April 29 to 2 to 4 years state prison after pleading to felony assault in Saratoga Springs, and additional time to be served after pleading to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and DWAI in Malta. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Billy Jo Murdie, 46, of Milton, pleaded April 27 to unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, a felony. Sentencing July 6. 

Samuel Tyrel, 22, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 26 to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony. Sentencing June 28. 

Victor Casado, 29, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 26 to aggravated family offense, and to criminal possession of a weapon – both felonies. Sentencing June 28. 

Sheriff’s Office Checks Alcohol Compliance Countywide. On April 23, the Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the NYS Liquor Authority, conducted an operation which checked for compliance with the NYS Alcohol Beverage Control Laws. Underage volunteers were sent into the businesses to conduct a controlled purchase of alcohol. A total of 60 businesses were checked, 10 of which violated NYS Alcohol Beverage Control Law section 65-1, Sale of alcohol to a person under the age of 21. In each case the clerk who made the sale was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office for violating section 65 of the ABC Law (Violation level offense). The stores will also face sanctions from the NYS Liquor Authority. The stores that failed compliance were: Speedway 3006 NYS Route 50 Wilton, Exxon 1284 NYS Route 9 Moreau, Stewart’s Shop 3 Saratoga Ave South Glens Falls, M and M Fuels 3 Gansevoort Road South Glens Falls, Stewart’s Shop 1917 NYS Route 32 Northumberland, Stewart’s Shop 208 Broad Street Schuylerville. 

POLICE

Sheriff’s Department: Multi-town pursuit. A multi-town pursuit was initiated April 28 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when the driver of a vehicle fled authorities after reportedly striking the park entrance barriers at Saratoga Battlefield. The vehicle was spotted on a path that headed north on Route 32, then south on Route 4 through the village of Stillwater and the city of Mechanicville, before continuing westbound on Route 67, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle ultimately reached Route 9, where it turned south, striking signs at the roundabout at Routes 9 and 67, and eventually crossing over to the northbound lane on Route 9 striking a guardrail near Goldfoot Road in the town of Malta and coming to a stop. The operator of the vehicle, identified as 48-year-old Robert A. Sanders of Lakewood, New Jersey, was found dead at the scene, police said. 

City Police: Altercation on Caroline Street. A man was slashed with a knife after a verbal exchange inside a Caroline Street bar accelerated into a physical altercation that involved a handful of people last weekend. The altercation involved a swinging of a sandwich board sign and the alleged slashing of a victim’s head with a knife or cutting instrument, Saratoga Springs Police say. The victim, a 33-year-old man, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to Saratoga Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred Saturday, April 24. Officers were called to Caroline Street for a fight in progress at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Police said their investigation shows that victim and his friends had been inside a Caroline Street establishment when words were exchanged between the victim’s group and another group inside. Both groups were asked to leave the establishment. Once outside, approximately four people from the two groups engaged in a physical altercation. Upon their arrival, officers determined the fight was over. They did find the 33-year-old victim, however, other involved parties had already left the area. Since the incident, officers and investigators have been obtaining video and interviewing witnesses. Downtown establishments have been quick to assist, police said. At this time, the police department feels this was an isolated incident between two groups of people who had no prior relationship. Should anyone have any information on this assault, they are asked to call the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 518-584-1800 or 518-584-TIPS.

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Thursday, 29 April 2021 13:11

April 24 – April 30, 2021

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Clifford C. Colvin, 61, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April21 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated DWI, a felony, in connection with an incident in Malta. 

Justen S. Roberts, 24, of Cohoes, pleaded April 21 to felony burglary, and criminal contempt misdemeanor, in connection with an incident in Waterford. Sentencing June 23. 

Zachary J. Golding, 34, of Clifton Park, pleaded April 20 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident in Halfmoon. Sentencing July 6. 

Bradley J. Vandusen, 56, homeless, was sentenced April 19 to 5 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted arson in the second-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. The date of the initial charge was July 27, 2020. 

Justin W. Rodgers-Davis, 37, of Fort Edward, was sentenced April 19 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony DWI in connection with an incident in Moreau. 

James T. Love, 46, of Wilton, pleaded April 16 to attempted assault in the second-degree. Sentencing June 25. 

Tony J. Prichard, 32, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced April 16 to 2 years in state prison after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, and two sentences of 1-1/3 to 4 years in prison after pleading to two separate counts of felony burglary. 

Kelsey A. Irving, 30, of Queensbury, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in connection with an incident in Malta. 

Patrick F. Phelan, 53, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 22 to aggravated vehicular assault, a felony, and reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, in connection with an incident in November 2020. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office, Phelan had admitted in court that he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and struck 72-year-old pedestrian Andrew Fincke as he was jogging on the shoulder of Ballston Avenue. Fincke suffered serious injuries as a result. Sentencing scheduled June 24.   

POLICE

Donald Sutherland, 68, of Milton, was charged April 19 in Saratoga Springs with reckless endangerment in the second-degree. 

Joseph Deschenes, 50, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 21 with criminal mischief.

Bernadette Lioi, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and having no inspection certificate.

Christopher Post, 39, of Saratoga Springs was charged April 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and inadequate lights.

Philip Fitzpatrick, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 22 with misdemeanor trespassing. 

Yisel Martinez, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 16 with criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Melissa M. Knight, 48, of Saratoga, was charged April 22 with aggravated criminal contempt, two Felony counts of burglary in the first-degree, assault in the third degree, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Knight is accused of unlawfully entering a residence and assaulting the occupant of the residence who had a full stay-away order in effect at the time. She is also accused of causing damage inside the residence at the time of the incident. The victim suffered minor injuries, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Arthur J. Allen, 23, of Hadley, was charged April 16 with two felony counts reckless endangerment, and two counts criminal mischief, following an incident that occurred in the Town of Day. Allen is accused of intentionally driving his vehicle into another vehicle and causing a head on collision. Minor injuries were reported by an occupant of the other vehicle. 

Daniel M. Perodeau, 27, of Malta, was charged with harassment in the second-degree, felony criminal contempt in the first-degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree and criminal mischief in the fourth-degree - both misdemeanors, in connection with an alleged domestic dispute, and an active order of protection related to the parties involved, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Juan C. Pantaleon, 20, Bronx, and Victor Dominguez, 19, Saratoga Springs, were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance/ intent to sell - felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree – felony.  The charges area culmination of an investigation into possible illegal narcotic’s activity taking place at a Kirby Road residence. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of over ½-ounce of powdered cocaine, cutting agents, packaging materials, and just over $1800. Based upon the results, Pantaleon and Dominguez were each charged with both listed offenses. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 22 April 2021 13:02

April 17 – April 23, 2021

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Tyler J. Gaston, 26, of Clifton Park, pleaded April 14 to two counts sexual abuse in the first-degree, in connection with two incidents that occurred in Saratoga Springs and in Malta, respectively, last year. Gaston was charged in Saratoga Springs Oct. 2, 2020 with sexual abuse in the first-degree and assault in the second-degree, both felonies, and unlawful imprisonment in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, in connection with the Sept. 23 incident. On that date, officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department were sent to the Maplewood Cemetery, at the intersection of Weibel Avenue and Louden Road, in response to a call from a 22-year-old woman who reported that she had been attacked by an unknown male while walking through the cemetery. During the incident, the victim was subject to sexual contact through forcible compulsion, according to police. She had also suffered minor physical injury but did not require emergency medical treatment. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged Gaston while investigating a similar incident in the Town of Malta. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office were already aware of the open case in Saratoga Springs and contacted investigators from the Saratoga Springs Police Department. Sentencing is scheduled at Saratoga County Court on June 16. 

Robert Salisbury, Jr., 32, of Schenectady, was sentenced April 15 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

Daniel R. Deere, 49, of Gansevoort, pleaded April 15 to felony robbery, in connection with an incident in Wilton. Sentencing June 24. 

Bryan E. Gailor, 42, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced April 12 to 3-1/2 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with an incident in Malta. 

Shamika Penn, 30, of Buffalo, pleaded April 13 to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Moreau. Sentencing June 15.

POLICE

Regina Wilson, 51, and Keith Wilson, 51, both of Saratoga Springs, were each charged April 13 with torturing or injuring animals/failure to provide sustenance, a misdemeanor. 

James Bernardoni, 50, of Green Island, was charged April 12 in Saratoga Springs with failure to pay service, a misdemeanor.

Felix Omoruyi, 34, of Desoto, TX, was charged April 16 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Michelle L. Iorio, 32, of Moreau, was charged April 15 with arson in the third degree – a felony, following an investigation into a fire in a residence in the Town of Moreau. Iorio is accused of intentionally lighting a fire inside her residence after having a dispute with other occupants of the household earlier in the day, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. At the time of the fire, she was the only occupant of the house, and no one was injured in the fire. 

Brendan F. Mitchell, AKA: “Dred,” 31, was charged April 15 with six felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one felony count criminal sale of a controlled substance. Mitchell is accused of distributing quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin throughout Saratoga County. 

Glen Riches, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 9 with unlawful imprisonment -a felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor. 

Joseph Deschenes, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 9 with criminal trespass as a misdemeanor. 

Heather Jurczak, 47, of Waterville, was charged April 8 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to keep right. 

Derrick Finnegan, 22, of Queensbury, was charged April 9 in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI as a second offense within 10 years, felony aggravated DWI, felony unlicensed operation, the misdemeanors: reckless driving, obstruct governmental administration, resisting arrest, as well as speeding, improper passing, and failure to obey police officer. 

Karen Sitterly, 52, of Niskayuna, was charged April 9 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault, and felony vehicular assault. 

Erin Haegele, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor
vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Michael Bohm, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate.

Nathan Shreve, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with criminal contempt in the second-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Russell Duffney, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny. 

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Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:36

April 10 – April 16, 2021

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Jeffrey S. Casey, 19, of South Glens Falls, pleaded April 9 to felony burglary in connection with an incident in Moreau. Sentencing June 16. 

 

Aaron P. Hebert, 27, of Troy, was sentenced April 9 to 5 years of probation after pleading to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park.

 

John H. Pruyn, 22, of Colonie, was sentenced April 9 to six months in jail and 5 years of probation after pleading to driving while ability impaired in connection with an incident in Waterford. 

 

Timothy T. Taylor, 31, of Halfmoon, was sentenced April 8 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to driving while ability impaired. 

 

Christopher M. James, of Albany, was sentenced April 8 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony burglary in connection with an incident in Clifton Park. 

 

Sage A. Gaudette, 19, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony robbery. 

 

Jesse R. Coleman, 37, of Ballston Spa, pleaded April 7 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing June 17. 

 

Matthew R. Dryer, 38, of Utica, pleaded April 7 to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Halfmoon. Sentencing May 3. 

 

Tyquan T. Smith, 28, of Troy, was sentenced April 7 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first degree, in connection with an incident in Mechanicville. 

 

Chad M. Cruger, Jr., 21, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 6 to three terms each of six months in jail, after pleading to one count criminal mischief in the second-degree, and two counts felony burglary. Sentences to run concurrently.   

 

Erik J. Klebauskas, 44, of Wilton, pleaded April 5 to aggravated DWI, a felony, in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing June 14. 

 

Maxwell G. Peris, 20, of Greenfield, pleaded April 5 to unlawful imprisonment in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing June 7.

POLICE

Vincent L. Avila, 21, of Schenectady, was charged with two counts of rape in the third-degree, two counts of criminal sex act in the third-degree, use of a child in a sexual performance, endangering the welfare of a child, and petit larceny.  Additionally, Michael T. May, 25, of Mechanicville, was charged with two counts of rape in the third-degree, use of a child in a sexual performance, and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, it is alleged that in the overnight hours between Jan. 27 and 28, Avila and May brought a 16-year-old girl to a hotel room in the Town of Malta, provided alcohol and drugs to her and had sexual relations with her which were recorded on their cell phones. Avila was arrested on April 7, and May was arrested on April 8. Both defendants were arraigned, and Avila was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, while May posted $1,000 cash bail at his arraignment. 

John Bellon, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 7 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use drug paraphernalia, use leased/rented/loaned vehicle not equipped with interlock device, and two driving related-violations. 

Christina Montville, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 8 with criminal possession stolen property.

On April 6, State Police in Wilton arrested 41-year-old Timothy A Gillian of E. Fairfield, VT, 43-year-old Jermain Brooks of Bronx, NY, and 47-year-old Stacey A. Mossey of Sheldon, VT on the following charges: criminal possession of a controlled substance - felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance - felony; criminal possession of a narcotic drug - felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance - misdemeanor; criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Brooks was additionally charged with tampering with physical evidence. Mossey was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. State Police stopped Gillian for a series of suspected traffic infractions as he traveled on I-87 in the town of Wilton. When the Trooper approached the vehicle to speak with Gillian, it is alleged drug paraphernalia containing cocaine residue was in plain view. Gillian and his passengers, Jermain Brooks and Stacey Mossey, were taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed that they were in possession of approximately 8.1 ounces of cocaine, 6.1 ounces of heroin, and items consistent with the packaging and sale of controlled substances. During a search conducted at the station, Mossey was allegedly found to be in possession of an additional 2.3 grams of crack cocaine which she had hidden on her person. Brooks was found to possess .5 gram of heroin which he had hidden on his person. Gillian and Brooks were sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. Mossey was sent to county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. They are due back in court on a later date.

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Thursday, 08 April 2021 12:59

April 3 – April 9, 2021

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Edward Kelly, 48, of Glens Falls, was sentenced April 2 to 6 months jail, after pleading to possessing a sexual performance by a child. 

Cameron S. Vandusen, 27, of Galway, pleaded March 30 to felony robbery in connection with an incident that occurred in Greenfield. Sentencing scheduled June 11. 

Samantha E. Germain, 27, of Greenfield, pleaded April 1 to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing June 3. 

Crystal M. Hebert, 34, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 1 to grand larceny in the third-degree, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing June 3. 

Jack Jeffers, 25, of Vorheesville, was sentenced March 30 in Saratoga County Court to serve 4 to 12 years for manslaughter, and 9 years plus 5 years post-release supervision for criminal possession of a weapon, in connection with the death of Michael Ahern of Stillwater. The sentences are to run concurrently. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and the State Police had conducted an investigation into Ahern’s disappearance, which occurred in January 2019, and “determined Ahern was likely the victim of foul play,” according to a statement released by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Ahern had lived in Stillwater with Jeffers at the time of Ahern’s disappearance. In March 2019, Jeffers was involved in a property accident in the town of Saratoga and was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun – which investigators determined Jeffers had used to kill Ahern.

POLICE

Tyson O’Connell, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 3 with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speed not reasonable or prudent, motor vehicle license violation: no license, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree, a felony, after being involved in a property damage accident.

Joseph Deschenes, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 3 with criminal trespass.

Jay O’Neill, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 4 with criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, act in manner injure child less than 17, and second-degree harassment.    

Pamela Altamirano-Enriquez, 31, of Queens, was charged April 4 in Saratoga Springs with obstruct governmental administration. 

Ava Maddalla, 20, of Schenectady, was charged April 5 in Saratoga Springs with the following: operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, speeding, unauthorized use of a vehicle, false personation, criminal possession of stolen vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence as a felony.    

Dylan Dixon, 28, of Gansevoort, was charged April 5 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle registration suspended. 

Kirby Ives, 44, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 2 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief.

Paula Tancredi-Penman, 55, of Wilton, was charged April 1 in Saratoga Springs with making a false written statement, a misdemeanor.

Jose Madera, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 1 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Matthew Krawczyk, 34, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 29 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, and operating a vehicle without insurance. 

Mona Nordstrom, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 15 with misdemeanor assault. 

Michelle Bush, 45, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 16 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Travis Mason, 31, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was charged March 26 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and two motor vehicle violations. 

Natalie Pase-Simpson, 20, of Schenectady, was charged March 26 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief.

Douglas Amsler, 31, of Watervliet, was charged March 26 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a driving violation. 

Joshua James, 21, of Greenwich, was charged March 27 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Peter Lushkevich, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 27 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Shawn Johnson, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 27 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

James Altamirano, 40, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 29 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, and misdemeanor petit larceny. 

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Thursday, 01 April 2021 12:47

March 27 – April 2, 2021

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Martin P. Heeney, 58, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 29 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, a felony. Sentencing May 24. 

Matthew J. Stephens, 20, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded March 23 to felony grand larceny, and felony burglary. 

Stephen Miller, 42, of Mechanicville, pleaded March 22 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Northumberland. Sentencing May 26. 

Daniel L. Jones, 43, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded March 25 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing May 24. 

Kayla N. Scolamiero, 29, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced March 26 to 1 year in Saratoga County Jail, after pleading to felony DWI in Ballston. 

Keegen A. Farrell, 20, of Greenfield Center, was sentenced March 26 to two 5-year-terms of probation to run concurrently, after pleading to criminal
possession of stolen property, in Milton, and felony burglary in Saratoga. 

Alexandria E. Cruz, 29, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading March 26 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Wilton. 

POLICE

On March 20, State Police in Wilton arrested 22-year-old Leonardo D. Miller of Stratford, CT, for unpermitted use of pyrotechnics in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation. State Police were called to the Walmart on Old Gick Road in Wilton for a report of someone setting off fireworks in the electronics department. Upon arriving at the store, troopers located Miller who is accused of setting off the fireworks. No one was injured during the incident. Miller is due in Wilton Town Court on April 6. 

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Thursday, 25 March 2021 13:27

March 20 – March 26, 2021

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Brittany A. Matthey, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced March 18 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Aaron P. Penley, 45, of Mayfield, pleaded March 18 to felony grand larceny, in Greenfield. Sentencing May 14. 

Brandon Estes, 22, of Moreau, was sentenced March 17 to 2 years in state prison, after pleading to felony assault in Moreau. 

Destiny Ozani Matari Ramirez, 23, of Albany, pleaded March 16 to attempted burglary in the second-degree, in Galway. Sentencing May 28.   

Catherine L. Lushkevich, 57, of Laurens, was sentenced March 16 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, in Clifton Park. 

D’Jontay Bennifield, 21, of Greenfield Center, was sentenced to 1-3/4 years on each felony charge of criminal contempt in the first-degree, and aggravated family offense, in connection with incidents in Saratoga Springs and Milton. Sentences to run concurrently. 

James L. Salvo, 49, of Schenectady, pleaded March 15 to felony grand larceny in Clifton Park. Sentencing May 21. 

Devan D. Hildebrandt, 29, pleaded March 15 to felony burglary and misdemeanor assault in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing May 21. 

POLICE 

Kurtis R. Patterson, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 16 with rape in the first-degree/forcible compulsion; rape in the first-degree-actor 18/victim under 13; criminal sex act first-degree-forcible compulsion; criminal sex act first-degree-actor 18/victim under 13, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs in early March. Patterson is accused of having sexual intercourse and other sexual contact with an acquaintance under the age of 13, according to city police. He was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond. 

Jesse A. Kelton, 45, of Pittsburg, CA, was charged by State Police in Clifton Park with aggravated DWI on March 13. Kelton was transported to SP Wilton where he allegedly provided a breath sample of .34% B.A.C. 

Adam L. Saumier, 33, of Norfolk, and an 18-year-old (not named) was charged by State Police in Wilton with criminal possession of marijuana in the first-degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree (cocaine) on March 15. Both charges are felonies. Narrative: State Police stopped a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old operator for a series of traffic infractions as they traveled on I-87 in the town of Moreau. Upon interviewing the driver, the Trooper could smell the odor of marijuana and a search of the vehicle was conducted. The vehicle was allegedly found to contain multiple black bags containing approximately 201 pounds of marijuana and approximately 1.6 grams of cocaine.

Brandi Loney, 28, of Broadalbin was charged March 9 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment.

Benjamin Buffalo, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 9 with criminal mischief.

Kevin Kelly, 40 of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 9 with criminal mischief as a felony.

John Vance, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 10 with criminal contempt, aggravated family offense-felony, criminal mischief.

Edward Vohnoutka, 43, of Schuylerville, was charged March 11 in Saratoga Springs with unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image.

John Hoch, 25, of Saratoga Springs was charged March 11 with two felony counts criminal possession controlled substance, one count criminal possession controlled substance misdemeanor, and criminal possession marijuana. 

Patrick Begin, 22, Wynantskill, was charged March 12 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and making an unsafe turn/failure to give appropriate signal. 

Jon Pasquariello, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 12 with criminal mischief. 

Zachary Welch, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 12 with assault in the third-degree: with intent to cause physical injury; criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation; act in manner injure child less than 17. 

Jacob Smith, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 12 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Ian Rawlinson, 42, of Long Beach, CA, was charged March 12 in Saratoga Springs with arrest person without warrant - charged in another state.

Jovanna Dalonzo, 23, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 13 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Kristin Symmes, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 13 with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and unlawful imprisonment. 

Thomas McCall, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 14 with operating motor vehicle impaired by drugs-1st offense-misdemeanor; operate motor vehicle without stop lights; criminal possession controlled substance -felony; criminal possession controlled substance misdemeanor. 

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Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:16

March 13 – March 19, 2021

COURT

Antonio Dean, 34, of Hudson Falls, pleaded March 12 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing May 21. 

Raymond M. Barnett, 39, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced March 11 to 1 year in jail for criminal mischief and 15 days for menacing. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Todd A. Weinberg, 56, of Halfmoon, pleaded March 11 to promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony. Sentencing May 28. 

Ramzi Kori, 19, of Burlington Vermont, was sentenced March 11 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in Moreau. 

Donald R. Martin, III, was sentenced March 11 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to sex offender failure to register, a felony. 

David F. Lafaver, 44, of Porters Corners, pleaded March 10 to sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, related to an incident that occurred in Corinth. Sentencing scheduled May 14. 

John M. Stenzel, 49, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded March 10 to felony DWI. Sentencing May 14. 

Eileen M. Wesley, 62, of Scotia, was sentenced March 10 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

Peter J. Rupp, 41, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 9 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, regarding charges made from July to November 2020, in Milton. 

Keith A. Meader, 49, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 8 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Clifton Park. Sentencing May 14.  

POLICE

On March 10, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit charged Bryan E. Gailor, 42, of Ballston Spa, and Jesse R. Coleman, 37, of Ballston Spa, after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking within Saratoga County. Gailor and Coleman are accused of distributing cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the county. A search warrant was executed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team with the assistance from the Ballston Spa Police Department. Quantities of crack cocaine and heroin as well as packaging materials and scales were allegedly located in the residence. All charges are felonies: criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree; criminal possession of a controlled substance third-degree; five counts criminal possession of a controlled substance fifth-degree. 

Jennifer L. Youngs, 50, was charged March 10 with rape in the second-degree, and criminal sexual act in the second-degree. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Youngs was charged following a lengthy investigation after it was determined that between September 2015 and April 2016, she is suspected of having sexual intercourse, and other sexual contact with a 14-year-old male in the Town of Milton.   

State Police in Wilton charged James J. Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 5 with criminal possession of a controlled substance second-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance third-degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance fourth-degree – all felonies.  State Police stopped Harris for a series of traffic infractions as he traveled on I-87 in the Town of Moreau. Following a consented search of the vehicle, approximately 14 grams of heroin and 176 grams of crack cocaine were allegedly found. Harris was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, or $25,000 bond. 

Paul Calo, 46, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 5 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

David D’Aiello, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 5 with assault in the third-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Jeffrey Timmons, 53, of Latham, was charged March 5 in Saratoga Springs with the following: misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, passed red light; unsafe turn or failure to give appropriate signal; motor vehicle license violation: no license; failure to notify DMV of address change, and operating unregistered vehicle. 

Kenneth Hughes, 36, of Buffalo, was charged March 6 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Phillip Stanfield, 53, of Albany, was charged March 6 in Saratoga Springs with the following: misdemeanor DWI; misdemeanor aggravated DWI; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; obstruct governmental administration-second degree; resisting arrest.

Jacklyn Parker, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 6 with petit larceny. 

Jose Madera, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 7 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Karah Carpenter, 29, of Gansevoort, was charged March 7 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, criminal use drug paraphernalia, speeding, and moving from lane unsafely. 

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March 6 – March 12, 2021

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Robert W. Rivers, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced March 8 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated family offense, a felony. 

Frank J. Flinton, 33, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 8 to criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, and disseminating indecent materials to minors in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing May 14. 

Shannon C. Hufstetler, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced March 3 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Jerry Gonzalez, 37, of the Bronx, pleaded March 3 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing May 14. 

Shannon E. Loveridge, 47, of Stillwater, was sentenced March 3 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Clifton Park. 

Jeremy Depasquale, 41, pleaded March 5 to attempted burglary in the third-degree, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing May 14. 

Toni L. Harris, 35, of Schenectady, was sentenced March 5 to six months in jail, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Clifton Park.   

Michelle L. King, 46, of Glens Falls, was sentenced March 4 to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony vehicular assault, in Moreau. 

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Daniel Marrano, 36, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 4 in Saratoga Springs with stalking in the fourth-degree. 

Thomas Berry, 51, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 4 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny.

Mark Desio, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 4 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and two driving/ vehicle related infractions. 

Ryan K. Score, 32, of Gansevoort, was charged March 6 with aggravated DWI, AUO in the first-degree – a felony, and speeding, in connection with an alleged incident on Ballard Road in the town of Wilton. 

Carlos J. Gonzales, 33, of Schenectady, was charged March 7 in Clifton Park with felony assault, felony aggravated family offense, criminal obstruction of breathing, forcible touching, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, and criminal mischief. Gonzalez was charged following an alleged incident that occurred with a woman who was known to him. 

Ronald C. Winters, 41, of Halfmoon, was charged March 6 with felony assault and two counts – one a felony, one a misdemeanor, of criminal mischief. Winters is accused of causing serious physical injury to a woman and preventing the victim from communicating a request for emergency assistance. He is also suspected of damaging property. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail, or $5,000 secured bond. 

Shannon L. Green, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 1 with felony burglary, felony forgery, and the misdemeanors: petit larceny, false personation, and forgery in the third-degree. Green is accused of committing petit larceny at the Wilton Walmart after previously having been banned from the store, as well as allegedly impersonating another person at the time of arrest. 

John J. Martino, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 27 with four counts of assault in the second-degree, and one count forcible touching. While incarcerated at Saratoga County Jail that same day, Martino is accused of being involved in a physical altercation with several Department of Corrections staff, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Two Corrections Officers were transported to Malta Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, and a Corrections Department Sergeant and Officer were treated at the correctional facility. Marino is at the facility in lieu of $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond, or $150,000 secured bond.

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February 27 – March 5, 2021

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Joseph K. Humik, 41, of Cohoes, was sentenced March 1 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to DWAI, a felony, in the town of Milton. 

Frank Markus, 57, of Delmar, pleaded March 1 to grand larceny in the third-degree, a felony, in Moreau. Sentencing scheduled May 12. 

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Travis Whipple, 41, of Corinth, was charged March 1 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, motor vehicle registration suspended, and operating a vehicle without insurance. 

Kurtis Patterson, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 1 with criminal contempt in the second-degree: disobeying a court order. 

Debbie L. Smoke, 20, of Hogansburg, was charged Feb.22 with criminal possession of marijuana in the first-degree, a felony. State Police stopped Smoke for a series of traffic violations as she traveled south on I-87 in Wilton. When the Trooper approached the vehicle to speak with Smoke, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the car. A probable cause search revealed that Smoke was in possession of approximately 200 pounds of marijuana, which had been stored in several black garbage bags and a hockey bag.

Kristin Blair, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 28 with criminal mischief. 

Uhura Bennett, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 28 with offering a false instrument for filing – a felony, and welfare fraud – a misdemeanor. 

Donald Hoffman, 49, of Schuylerville, was charged Feb. 28 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, motor vehicle registration suspended, and speeding.

Kristal Knapp, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 28 with petit larceny. 

Raphael Germain, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 28 with petit larceny. 

Gregory L. Craig, 64, of Schenectady, was charged Feb. 28 with Making a Terroristic Threat, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton.  Craig is suspected of making a 911 call shortly after 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 and stating that he was “going to blow up the Walmart store” in the town of Wilton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The store was evacuated, secured, and swept by the Sheriff’s Office K9 units. Prior to the threat, police said that Craig had been removed from the Walmart store for an unrelated incident. He was located a short time later on a public bus in Ballston Spa, attempting to return to Schenectady. Craig was taken into custody without incident and arraigned by Judge J. Waldron of the Stillwater Town Court. He was sent without bail to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in the Wilton Town Court next week.

Leonardo A. Odonnell, 22, of Greenfield, was charged Feb. 26 with menacing in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree, a misdemeanor, and reckless endangerment in the first-degree, a felony. Odonnell was allegedly walking near the mailboxes of the Brookview Mobile Home Park in Greenfield, holding what appeared to be a silver handgun, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.  Odonnell is suspected of having pointed the handgun at deputies, and initially refused verbal commands to drop the gun. Police said he eventually complied with the officer’s commands and dropped the handgun, which was determined to be a realistic pellet gun, and was taken into custody without incident.

Timothy D. Faboskay, 32, of Middle Grove, was charged Feb. 26 with grand larceny in the fourth-degree, a felony. Faboskay is accused of stealing property in the town of Ballston consisting of a Catalytic Converter worth more than $1,000.

Seth Swires, 25, of Glens Falls, was charged Feb. 23 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, criminal contempt, and stalking. 

Kevin Kelly, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 25 with criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. 

Sharon Griffen, 55, of Greenfield Center, was charged Feb. 26 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and moving from lane unsafely. 

 Corey Bishop, 49, of South Glens Falls, was charged Feb. 26 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

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