Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:24

June 19 – June 25, 2021

POLICE

Georgios N. Kakevelos was found guilty of murder in the first-degree and several additional felony charges at the conclusion of a six-week long jury trial on June 17 in Saratoga County.  The conviction is in connection with the death of 22-year-old Allyzibeth A. Lamont in late October 2019, in the city of Johnstown in Fulton County. Lamont had worked for Kakevelos at his sandwich shop and deli in Johnstown.  The jury found Kakevelos hired employee James Duffy to assist him with the murder and removal of the victim to a grave site in Malta, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. The jury returned a guilty verdict on the following felony charges: murder in the first-degree, conspiracy in the second-degree, two counts concealment of a corpse, and six counts of tampering with physical evidence. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 19 at Saratoga County Court in Ballston Spa. 

Jonathan Lawless, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 9 with misdemeanor DWI, and a driving violation. 

Robert Rich, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 10 with misdemeanor DWI, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident-Fail show license/insurance ID, speed not reasonable and prudent, moved from lane unsafely, refusal to take breath test. 

Charles Walz, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 10 with criminal mischief misdemeanor, and felony burglary.   

Juliana Cerza, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 10 with felony grand larceny. 

Matthew S. Lawrence, 24, of Corinth, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree (felony); assault in the third-degree, DWI, reckless driving (all misdemeanors), speed not reasonable and prudent, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely, and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle (infractions). Lawrence is accused of operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition at a time when his driver’s license was suspended for an alcohol-related conviction from April 2021. His 2001 Ford F350 struck a 2017 Mercedes Benz occupied by 4 people — all of whom needed to be transported to Saratoga Hospital by ambulance for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office. The incident occurred June 10 on Main Street in the Town of Corinth. Lawrence was arraigned and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond to await further action in the matter. 

Nicholas C. Moffitt, 32, of Moreau, was charged June 16 with felony assault, obstructing governmental administration, and criminal mischief, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in the town of Moreau. 

Jerry Carpenter, 64, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 7 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Steven Tourtellot, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 7 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Kalen Minott, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 7 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, license plate missing/displayed improperly, and failure to keep right. 

Joseph Deschenes, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 7 with criminal trespass, as a misdemeanor. 

Michael Redd, 19, of Malta, was charged June 8 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Joanne Thompson, 50, of Albany, was charged June 8 in Saratoga Springs with two felony counts of criminal sale and two felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Qwanna Davis, 30, of Schenectady, was charged June 8 in Saratoga Springs with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor. 

Steven McCarthy, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 9 with felony DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree – a felony, motor vehicle registration suspended, motor vehicle license violation, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Aaron Edwards, 40, of Corinth, was charged June 9 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the street, license plate missing/improperly displayed, failure to keep right, speed not reasonable or prudent, vehicle equipment violation, refusal to take breath test. 

David Brown, 65, of Cohoes, was charged June 9 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle registration suspended, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. 

Carmen Cammuso, 37, of Glenvile, was charged June 9 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment in the second-degree. 

Devin Orphan, 21, of Rotterdam, was charged June 9 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt in the first-degree, and aggravated family offense – both felonies, and act in manner injure child, a misdemeanor. 

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