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September 26 – October 2, 2020


Kelly A. Leonardi, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Sept. 25 to 1.5 to 4.5 years in state prison, after pleading to vehicular manslaughter in the second-degree, and two misdemeanor counts of assault in the third-degree, in connection with charges initiated July 14, 2019 in Malta. 

Edwyn M. Snyder, of Cohoes, pleaded Sept. 23 to attempted rape in the second-degree, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Nov. 18. 

Matthew T. Washburn, 31, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Sept. 23 to attempted strangulation in the second-degree, in Saratoga. Sentencing Oct. 26. 


David D. Everetts, age 33, of Canaan, NY, was charged Sept. 28 with two felony counts of burglary in the third-degree, and the misdemeanors: criminal mischief, intent to damage property, petit larceny, and possession of burglar tools. According to Saratoga Springs Police, Everetts is accused of having committed two separate commercial burglaries on Aug. 11, 2019 in the downtown area of Saratoga Springs. One burglary was on Broadway and the other was on Lake Avenue.

A 26-year-old Clifton Park man has been charged with sexual abuse in the first-degree and assault in the second-degree in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on the Zim Smith Trail in Malta on Sept. 25. Tyler J. Gaston is accused of attacking a female jogger and “subjecting her to sexual contact by forcible compulsion,” according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.  The victim suffered facial injuries and was treated on scene by Malta EMS.  Gaston was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond, “to await further proceedings on the matter,” according to authorities.

Anthony E. Deschaine, 27, was charged Sept. 27 with second degree assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred inside the Saratoga County Jail on Sept. 14. 

Phillip C. Ramsey, 46, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 in Saratoga Springs with 2 felony counts criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree; 3 felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of marijuana.  Ramsey is suspected of selling cocaine in and around the city of Saratoga Springs on more than one occasion during the earlier part of 2020, according to police. The investigation was conducted by members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit.

Daijon Griffin, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of marijuana – both misdemeanors. 

Amanda Preece, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

John Moran, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

David Lolik, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 19 with criminal trespass misdemeanor.

Kara Montville, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 19 with harassment in the second-degree, and resisting arrest – both misdemeanors. 

Michael Gilliard, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 19 with criminal mischief, and obstruct governmental administration – both misdemeanors. 

Leana Jarratt, 32, of Middle Grove, was charged Sept. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and three driving/vehicle related violations. 

Kathryn Cartini, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 20 with misdemeanor DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, and two driving violations. 

Shane Dingman, 19, was charged Sept. 10 with criminal contempt in the second-degree. 

Terrance Rudes, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 21 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

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