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April 16 – April 22, 2021

COURT

 

Jeffrey S. Casey, 19, of South Glens Falls, pleaded April 9 to felony burglary in connection with an incident in Moreau. Sentencing June 16. 

 

Aaron P. Hebert, 27, of Troy, was sentenced April 9 to 5 years of probation after pleading to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park.

 

John H. Pruyn, 22, of Colonie, was sentenced April 9 to six months in jail and 5 years of probation after pleading to driving while ability impaired in connection with an incident in Waterford. 

 

Timothy T. Taylor, 31, of Halfmoon, was sentenced April 8 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to driving while ability impaired. 

 

Christopher M. James, of Albany, was sentenced April 8 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to felony burglary in connection with an incident in Clifton Park. 

 

Sage A. Gaudette, 19, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony robbery. 

 

Jesse R. Coleman, 37, of Ballston Spa, pleaded April 7 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing June 17. 

 

Matthew R. Dryer, 38, of Utica, pleaded April 7 to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Halfmoon. Sentencing May 3. 

 

Tyquan T. Smith, 28, of Troy, was sentenced April 7 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first degree, in connection with an incident in Mechanicville. 

 

Chad M. Cruger, Jr., 21, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 6 to three terms each of six months in jail, after pleading to one count criminal mischief in the second-degree, and two counts felony burglary. Sentences to run concurrently.   

 

Erik J. Klebauskas, 44, of Wilton, pleaded April 5 to aggravated DWI, a felony, in connection with an incident in Milton. Sentencing June 14. 

 

Maxwell G. Peris, 20, of Greenfield, pleaded April 5 to unlawful imprisonment in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing June 7.

POLICE

Vincent L. Avila, 21, of Schenectady, was charged with two counts of rape in the third-degree, two counts of criminal sex act in the third-degree, use of a child in a sexual performance, endangering the welfare of a child, and petit larceny.  Additionally, Michael T. May, 25, of Mechanicville, was charged with two counts of rape in the third-degree, use of a child in a sexual performance, and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, it is alleged that in the overnight hours between Jan. 27 and 28, Avila and May brought a 16-year-old girl to a hotel room in the Town of Malta, provided alcohol and drugs to her and had sexual relations with her which were recorded on their cell phones. Avila was arrested on April 7, and May was arrested on April 8. Both defendants were arraigned, and Avila was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, while May posted $1,000 cash bail at his arraignment. 

John Bellon, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 7 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use drug paraphernalia, use leased/rented/loaned vehicle not equipped with interlock device, and two driving related-violations. 

Christina Montville, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 8 with criminal possession stolen property.

On April 6, State Police in Wilton arrested 41-year-old Timothy A Gillian of E. Fairfield, VT, 43-year-old Jermain Brooks of Bronx, NY, and 47-year-old Stacey A. Mossey of Sheldon, VT on the following charges: criminal possession of a controlled substance - felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance - felony; criminal possession of a narcotic drug - felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance - misdemeanor; criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Brooks was additionally charged with tampering with physical evidence. Mossey was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. State Police stopped Gillian for a series of suspected traffic infractions as he traveled on I-87 in the town of Wilton. When the Trooper approached the vehicle to speak with Gillian, it is alleged drug paraphernalia containing cocaine residue was in plain view. Gillian and his passengers, Jermain Brooks and Stacey Mossey, were taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed that they were in possession of approximately 8.1 ounces of cocaine, 6.1 ounces of heroin, and items consistent with the packaging and sale of controlled substances. During a search conducted at the station, Mossey was allegedly found to be in possession of an additional 2.3 grams of crack cocaine which she had hidden on her person. Brooks was found to possess .5 gram of heroin which he had hidden on his person. Gillian and Brooks were sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. Mossey was sent to county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. They are due back in court on a later date.

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