Thursday, 14 January 2021 14:46

January 9 – January 15, 2021


Todd A. Buchas, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, after pleading to rape in the first-degree, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. The date of the original charge was April 10, 2020. 

Brittany A. Matthey, 35, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Jan. 12 to felony DWI, in connection with an alleged incident in Wilton. Sentencing March 16. 

D’Jontay Bennifield, 21, of Greenfield Center, pleaded Jan. 12 to two felony charges: criminal contempt in the first-degree, and aggravated family offense. Sentencing Jan. 12. 

Alexander P. Jones, 33, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 6 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Malta. 

Abigayle M. DePalo, 27, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced Jan. 8 to 1 to 3 years in state prison after pleading to felony robbery, in Clifton Park. 

Terrence M. Patterson, 62, of Fairfax, Vermont, was sentenced Jan. 8 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Moreau. 


Tony J. Prichard, 32, of Ballston Spa, was charged Dec. 29 with promoting prison contraband in the first- degree, a felony. Prichard is suspected of possessing a quantity of suboxone, a controlled substance, while incarcerated at the Saratoga County Correctional Facility. 

Kim Baylis, 55, of Ballston Spa, and Jessika L. Baylis, 32, of Providence, were each charged with felony burglary, petit larceny, and endangering the welfare of a child, in connection with an alleged incident at the Wilton Walmart on Jan. 1. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, both parties, who are mother-and-daughter, are suspected of stealing merchandise from the store, after being formally advised on a separate occasion that they were not allowed to be on premises. 

Samantha M. Hawk, 23, of Cohoes was charged with felony criminal mischief, and the misdemeanors menacing and assault, and Stephen J. McCarey, 28, of Ballston Spa, with felony strangulation and misdemeanor assault, in connection with an alleged incident in Milton on Jan. 4. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, both parties were arrested making serious allegations against each other during a suspected domestic incident on Jan. 4 involving a knife, in the town of Milton. 

Leroy L. Ramsey, 50, of Gansevoort, was charged Jan. 5 with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree, a felony, and criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in the Town of Corinth between July 2020 and December 2020.  Ramsey is accused of being in possession of numerous stolen NYS Vehicle Inspection stickers. The felony charge stems from one of the stickers being forged.  The investigation is continuing, and more arrests are expected. 

Travis C. Maderic, 31, of Schenectady, was charged Jan. 7 with felony robbery, after an investigation into a report of a robbery in the parking lot of the Walmart in the Town of Halfmoon. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Maderic is accused of displaying what appeared to be a weapon and forcibly stealing $530 from a male victim after purporting to sell him sneakers. Maderic then allegedly fled the scene, and was apprehended in the city of Schenectady a short time later.  He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash and
$2,000 bond. 

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