At 7:31 a.m. on July 27, the Saratoga Springs Police Department received multiple calls for a large fight in front of 58 Kaydeross Ave. West after it appeared a gun was being displayed. When police responded to the scene, they were met by a person walking in the roadway who claimed he was at a party where a fight broke out and had a gun pointed at him. When officers visited the residence, they found an undetermined number of people inside and who would not acknowledge the police presence, according to authorities. After securing the perimeter and locating live and spent .22-cal. rifle rounds in the driveway, multiple attempts to have occupants emerge from the residence were unsuccessful. Additional officers were sent from the NYS Police and Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. The SCSO Tactical team was dispatched to the location in the event that forced entry was required. The Saratoga Springs Fire Department also staged in the area to provide EMS response if needed and Kaydeross Ave West was closed down from Rte. 9 to Nelson Ave Ext. Over a two-and-a-half hour period, officers were able to get seven of the people in the residence to exit the home voluntarily. Ultimately the Tactical team made entry to the residence, and 4 more people were removed, as was a .22-cal. rifle. All participants allegedly involved in the original call have been identified and the case remains an open and active investigation, police said.
Francisco J. Ortega-Hernandez, age 26, Jalisco, Mexico, was charged July 25 with unlawful imprisonment – a felony, and the misdemeanors: criminal obstruction of breathing, and stalking. The charges stem from a suspected assault that took place in the area of Phila Street and Nelson Avenue. The victim was a 35-year-old woman. Ortega-Hernandez is accused of observing and following the woman on Phila Street and once in the area of Nelson Avenue, grabbing her about the head and neck. He was taken into custody after he had gone to Albany Airport, where he was slated to board a flight home to Mexico, police said. Ortega-Hernandez is a Mexican citizen who is in the U.S. legally on a H2B work visa. Ortega-Hernandez has been in the United States since June of this year and was properly credentialed to be upon NYRA property, police said.
Joseph Minissale, 38, of Clifton Park, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 19 with felony assault.
Cassandra Barden, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 19 with misdemeanor assault and the felonies: aggravated family offense, and aggravated criminal contempt: violating an order of protection.
Devin Bryant, 23, of Glens Falls, was charged July 19 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief.
Dominick Holmes, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 19 with misdemeanor assault, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal mischief.
Elliot Sabatella, 18, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 20 with felony burglary.
Joseph Baker, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 20 with felony burglary.
Amy Watson, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 23 with misdemeanor DWI, and driving a motor vehicle across a sidewalk, after being involved in a property damage accident.
Tiffany Albert, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 23 with felony grand larceny.
Anastasia Reilly, 21, of Mechanicville, was charged July 16 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
Garrett Williams, 27, of Hadley, was charged July 16 in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and failing to stop at a stop sign.
Steven Maronic, 69, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 16 with harassment.
Tyler Mosher, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Wilbur Pratt, 86, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 18 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, and violating an order of protection.
Jacklyn Parker, 19, of Athol, was charged July 18 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, and felony grand larceny.