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March 13 – March 19, 2021

COURT

Antonio Dean, 34, of Hudson Falls, pleaded March 12 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing May 21. 

Raymond M. Barnett, 39, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced March 11 to 1 year in jail for criminal mischief and 15 days for menacing. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Todd A. Weinberg, 56, of Halfmoon, pleaded March 11 to promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony. Sentencing May 28. 

Ramzi Kori, 19, of Burlington Vermont, was sentenced March 11 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in Moreau. 

Donald R. Martin, III, was sentenced March 11 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to sex offender failure to register, a felony. 

David F. Lafaver, 44, of Porters Corners, pleaded March 10 to sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, related to an incident that occurred in Corinth. Sentencing scheduled May 14. 

John M. Stenzel, 49, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded March 10 to felony DWI. Sentencing May 14. 

Eileen M. Wesley, 62, of Scotia, was sentenced March 10 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

Peter J. Rupp, 41, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 9 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, regarding charges made from July to November 2020, in Milton. 

Keith A. Meader, 49, of Ballston Spa, pleaded March 8 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Clifton Park. Sentencing May 14.  

POLICE

On March 10, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit charged Bryan E. Gailor, 42, of Ballston Spa, and Jesse R. Coleman, 37, of Ballston Spa, after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking within Saratoga County. Gailor and Coleman are accused of distributing cocaine and crack cocaine throughout the county. A search warrant was executed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team with the assistance from the Ballston Spa Police Department. Quantities of crack cocaine and heroin as well as packaging materials and scales were allegedly located in the residence. All charges are felonies: criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree; criminal possession of a controlled substance third-degree; five counts criminal possession of a controlled substance fifth-degree. 

Jennifer L. Youngs, 50, was charged March 10 with rape in the second-degree, and criminal sexual act in the second-degree. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Youngs was charged following a lengthy investigation after it was determined that between September 2015 and April 2016, she is suspected of having sexual intercourse, and other sexual contact with a 14-year-old male in the Town of Milton.   

State Police in Wilton charged James J. Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 5 with criminal possession of a controlled substance second-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance third-degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance fourth-degree – all felonies.  State Police stopped Harris for a series of traffic infractions as he traveled on I-87 in the Town of Moreau. Following a consented search of the vehicle, approximately 14 grams of heroin and 176 grams of crack cocaine were allegedly found. Harris was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, or $25,000 bond. 

Paul Calo, 46, of Ballston Spa, was charged March 5 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

David D’Aiello, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 5 with assault in the third-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Jeffrey Timmons, 53, of Latham, was charged March 5 in Saratoga Springs with the following: misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, passed red light; unsafe turn or failure to give appropriate signal; motor vehicle license violation: no license; failure to notify DMV of address change, and operating unregistered vehicle. 

Kenneth Hughes, 36, of Buffalo, was charged March 6 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Phillip Stanfield, 53, of Albany, was charged March 6 in Saratoga Springs with the following: misdemeanor DWI; misdemeanor aggravated DWI; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; obstruct governmental administration-second degree; resisting arrest.

Jacklyn Parker, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 6 with petit larceny. 

Jose Madera, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 7 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Karah Carpenter, 29, of Gansevoort, was charged March 7 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, criminal use drug paraphernalia, speeding, and moving from lane unsafely. 

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