Thursday, 08 August 2019 13:47

August 9 – August 15, 2019


Cendno Rahaman, 29, of Schenectady, was sentenced Aug. 2 to 40 years in state prison. Rahaman was convicted by a Saratoga County jury June 7 of attempted murder in the second-degree, three counts of attempted assault in the first-degree, one count assault in the second-degree, and one count of tampering with physical evidence. The cumulative 40 years determinate in state prison will be followed by post-release supervision and three orders of protection – in connection with three victims – which will be in effect until August 2067. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office, Rahaman’s conviction stems from a late night incident in Saratoga Springs in August 2018 during which Rahaman pulled a knife from his pocket during a verbal altercation with three victims, proceeded to chase them up Caroline Street, swung his knife at the heads of two victims and repeatedly stabbed the third, causing the victim to bleed profusely.    

Austin D. Hanna, 22, of Moreau, pleaded Aug. 1 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Oct. 3. 

Ryan A. Winkelman, 19, of Moreau, was sentenced to five years of probation on July 31, after pleading to vehicular assault in the second-degree, a felony. 

Eric D. Weinstein, 24, of Vorheesville, pleaded July 29 to felony assault, in Saratoga Springs, Sentencing Sept. 30. 

Brent L. Pecor, 51, of Galway, pleaded July 29 to felony DWI, in Milton. Sentencing Sept. 30. 

Ivan M. Erchak, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced July 29 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Gerson Valverde, 36, of Scotia, was sentenced July 29 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated family offense, in Saratoga Springs, and attempted assault, in Milton. Both charges are felonies. 

Kade D. Lapointe, 21, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced July 26 to one year in jail, after pleading to felony assault, in Moreau. 

Robert N. Lakus, 36, of Minerva, was sentenced July 29 to 1 to 3 years in state prion, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston Spa. 


Austin J. Demarest, 24, of Corinth, was charged Aug. 1 with felony grand larceny. He is accused of stealing jewelry from a residence he was lawfully in at the time. 

Lakey McNeil, 38, of Wilton, was charged Aug. 1 with felony criminal mischief, and the misdemeanors: assault, criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, after the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 hang-up call. McNeil is alleged to have damaged a motor vehicle resulting in damage in excess of $250, as well as intentionally causing physical injury  to another person by applying pressure to that person’s throat, and of intentionally disabling equipment while another person was using it to seek emergency assistance, according to police. 

Christopher Wallace, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 23 with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. 

Ada Clute, 66, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 24 with welfare fraud, and intent fraud. Both charges are felonies. 

Ryan Campbell, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 24 with felony robbery, felony burglary, two misdemeanor counts petit larceny, and one misdemeanor count criminal tampering. 

Brittany Sader, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 25 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Mario Flores, 57, of Santa Paula, CA, was charged July 25 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Henry Jenkins, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 25 with aggravated family offense, and criminal mischief – both felonies, and the misdemeanors: criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, and assault. 

Tammy Bowman, 56, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 27 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Michael Morgan, 36, of Stillwater, was charged July 28 with criminal mischief felony, in Saratoga Springs.

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