Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:37

November 21 – November 25, 2020

COURT

Jahelijah Davis, 38, of Watervliet, pleaded Nov. 18 to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 15, 2021. 

Juan A. Vazquez, 47, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced Nov. 18 to serve 20 years to life, after pleading to murder in the second-degree. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office,  Vazquez, at the time he entered his plea, admitted he intentionally caused the death of Kenny J. Shipski on April 10, 2020, following an argument that took place regarding drugs, and ended with Vazquez stabbing Shipski several times when visiting his room at the Clearview Motel in South Glens Falls. 

James I. Price, 43, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 16 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 22. 

Tricia M. Kilduff, 41, of Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 16 to aggravated SWI with a child less than 16 years old, in Moreau. Sentencing Jan. 20. 

David M. Tenace, 53, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary in the third-degree, in Saratoga Springs. 

POLICE 

Patrick F. Phelan, of 53, Saratoga Springs,  was charged Nov. 15 with felony assault, misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury – a felony, a vehicle equipment violation and refusing to take a breath test.  According to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, officers responded to a personal injury accident on Ballston Avenue just south of Lincoln Avenue. The report was that a vehicle had struck a jogger and then left the scene. Upon arrival officers located the jogger, 72-year-old Andrew Fincke, on the east shoulder of Ballston Avenue. The Saratoga Springs Fire Department arrived and began initial treatment to Fincke. Witnesses at the scene provided information regarding a vehicle involved in the incident. That vehicle, a red 2019 Jeep Renegade operated by Phelan, was stopped by police on Broadway. While traveling northbound on Ballston Avenue earlier, Phelan is suspected of having swerved right of his lane of travel, striking Fincke, and then leaving the scene of the accident. Fincke was transported to Albany Medical Center from the scene, and suffered both head trauma and internal injuries as a result of the incident. Additional charges are possible.

Laura B. Brock, 37, of Halfmoon, was charged Nov. 16 with assault in the second-degree, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon the fourth-degree, and menacing in the second-degree, after allegedly resisting arrest and intentionally causing physical injury to a deputy sheriff by headbutting him to his facial area. She was arraigned at Wilton Town Court and released on her own recognizance pending further action in the matter.

Elizabeth D. Badger, 58, of Troy, was charged Nov. 15 with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first-degree, a felony. She is accused of striking and threatening to strike a resident at the Saratoga Bridges facility on numerous occasions.  She was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Halfmoon Town Court on a later date.

Jeffrey S. Myatt, 42, of Ballston Lake, was charged Nov. 15 with the following felonies - two counts burglary, single counts assault, criminal mischief, and grand larceny, as well as one misdemeanor count criminal mischief in connection with an alleged incident in Halfmoon. He is accused of unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime therein and of causing serious physical injury to a person who was not a participant in the crime.  He is also charged with stealing a purse containing a credit card and of smashing a television set. Myatt was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending further action in the matter. The assault victim in the matter was treated at Malta Med Emergent Care and released.

Adoniram J. Huntington IV, 45, of Moreau, was charged Nov. 13 with felony burglary, and petit larceny, and criminal contempt misdemeanors, in connection with an alleged incident in Moreau. Huntington was arraigned and sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500/$1,000 bail and scheduled to reappear in the Moreau Town Court at a later date. 

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