Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:49

June 13 – June 19, 2020

Adam Gerling, 28, of Albany, was cited June 8 with two counts – one felony and one misdemeanor - criminal possession of stolen property.

Nicole Rose, 42, of Stillwater, was cited June 8 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate. 

Jade Graves, 25, of Ballston Spa, was charged June 10 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, failure to stop at a stop sign, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Sean Thomas, 30, of Ballston Spa, was charged June 12 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, speeding and failure to keep right. 

Mario T. Gonzalez, 31, of Rockaway Park, was charged June 12 with one felony and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of a controlled substance, and single counts of criminal use drug paraphernalia, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and a vehicle equipment violation. Additionally, Miguel A. Santana, age 29, of Far Rockaway, was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count unlawful possession of marijuana. According to city police, officers on patrol conducted a traffic stop on State Route 50 south of Hutchins Road. The vehicle was operated by Gonzalez, while Santana was the sole passenger. Investigation at the scene led to the seizure of a suspected approximate 20 grams of crack cocaine from Santana, over 2 grams of heroin from Gonzalez, and more than $2000 in U.S. currency. 

Emmanuel D. Laury, 29, of Troy, was charged June 6 in the town of Ballston with attempted identity theft in the first-degree. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, on April 18 Laury was suspected of using the personal identifying information of a victim without permission in an attempt to secure a personal loan in excess of $5,000.  The loan was not issued by the financial institution. 


Saratoga Springs — Two personal injury accidents occurred in Saratoga Springs on June 10. 

The first took place on State Route 50 just south of Hutchins Road about 3:37 pm. A 1998 Honda Accord, which had been traveling northbound and contained three people, went off the eastside of State Route 50 and collided with a telephone pole. The 30-year-old male passenger in the front seat sustained a non-life-threatening head injury. The 7-year-old male passenger in the back seat suffered more significant head trauma and was listed in critical condition. Both patients were transported to Albany Medical Center. 

The driver of the vehicle, 28-year-old Paul Pike of Corinth, did not report injuries. Pike, based upon the initial investigation, was allegedly found to be impaired. He was subsequently charged with the felonies: aggravated vehicle assault, DWAI by drugs with two prior convictions designated offenses within 10 years, aggravated DWI with a child with 2 prior convictions within 10 years, and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first-degree. Pike was additionally charged with two misdemeanors and a driving violation. 

The second accident took place at 4:29 p.m. at the Church Street/Kirby Road intersection. A 2014 Kia sedan pulling out from Kirby Road onto Church Street, failed to yield to a 1996 GMC Yukon which was traveling eastbound on Church Street and both vehicles collided, according to Saratoga Springs Police. The Yukon, after the initial collision, ended up in the westbound lane of Church Street where it collided with a 2013 Cadillac sedan traveling westbound on Church Street. In all there were 9 people involved in this accident; 6 of which were transported to Saratoga Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries or for evaluation. Their ages ranged from 1 month to 46 years old. The 65-year-old driver of the Kia, who was not named, was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way.

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