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January 29 – February 4, 2022

COURT 

Jason M. LaFountain, 39, of Greenfield, pleaded Feb. 1 to aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Agriculture and Markets Law. Sentencing March 22. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 46, of Troy, pleaded to two counts criminal contempt, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Feb. 1. 

Jonathan Saunders, 40, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 80 days incarceration and 5 years’ probation after pleading to felony criminal contempt. 

Demetrius L. Anderson, 32, of Clifton Park, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI. Sentencing April 6. 

Cedar Lofland, 49, of Queensbury, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony grand larceny, in Northumberland. Sentencing April 6. 

Pedro Davila, 26, of Albany, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted assault in Saratoga Springs in connection with a charge on Nov. 10, 2019. 

Travis C. Edmonds, 28, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, in Malta. 

Michael Taylor, 31, of Schuylerville, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing April 6. 

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Greenfield, was sentenced to 3 months incarceration, after pleading to felony reckless endangerment.

Artiqua J. Dubois, 29, no published address, was sentenced to 5 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, on the charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Wilton. 

Steven P. McCarthy, 44, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Jan. 28 to felony DWI, in connection with a June 2021 charge in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing July 18. 

Samuel Brown, 44, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI.

Dalton-James L. Remines, 28, of Galway, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 3 years of probation in connection with a second-degree assault charge in Milton, 1-3 years’ incarceration in connection with a second-degree attempted assault charge in Wilton, 1-3 years’ incarceration criminal mischief in Charlton, and 1 year criminal contempt in Galway.  Sentences to run concurrently.  

Don E. Weis, 29, of Schenectady, pleaded Jan. 28 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 28. 

Richard Tifft, 50, of Queensbury, pleaded Jan. 28 to failure to register as a sex offender, in Moreau. Sentencing April 1.   

POLICE

Michal Ziolkowski, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 29 with grand larceny, DWAI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Joshua C. Duchano, 39, of Saranac Lake, was charged Feb. 4 with sexual abuse in the first-degree, and unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, both felonies. Duchano is accused of subjecting a person known to him to sexual contact and recording the events with an electronic device. The alleged incidents occurred between June and November 2021.   

Machenzie Carpenter, 28, of Cohoes, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with disorderly conduct: Fight/Violent Behavior. 

Jamel Gray, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, moved from lane unsafely, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Antonio Martinez, 44, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated DWI, speeding, failure to obey traffic control device, and improper turn. 

John Groves, 35, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal possession of controlled substance: cocaine. 

John Newtown, 43, of Enfield, CT, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and moving from lane unsafely. 

Ann Khanna, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 27 with criminal contempt. 

Taylor Hugo, 30, of Broadalbin, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Anthony Maffetone, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Noah Frederick, 23, of Salem, Virginia, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 26 with acting in a manner to injure child less than 17. 

James Franchini, 20, of Slingerlands, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 27 with DWI, possession of a forged instrument, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

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