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February 26 – March 4, 2022

COURT 

Wayne A. Aldrich, 54, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Feb. 28 to felony sexual abuse in the first-degree, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, dating to charges in 2017 in Clifton Park. Sentencing May 2. 

Justin W. Jones, 30, of Malta, pleaded Feb. 24 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing May 2. 

Peter Brossa, 44, of Clifton Park, pleaded Feb. 24 to possessing sexual performance by a child. Sentencing May 2. 

Alexander G. Knapp, 31, of Altamont, pleaded Feb. 24 to felony DWI, in Clifton Park. 

Yasuan Cureton, 26, of Albany, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a weapon, first charged in Saratoga Springs November 2019. 

Michael R. Zakrzewski, 44, of Hadley, was found guilty by trial jury on Feb. 24, of all counts considered, according to a press release issued by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. The charges included: kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, witness tampering, two counts strangulation, and three counts each criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. According to Heggen, the jury found that on Nov. 30, 2020 in the town of Day, Zakrzewski strangled and assaulted a female victim when she attempted to leave his residence and subsequently abducted her and held her overnight to avoid police. After his arrest, he repeatedly called her to persuade her not to testify against him, or to recant her story. Sentencing is May 2. 

Christine A. Keser, 45, of Milton, pleaded Feb. 28 to felony criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing May 2. 

Jeremy Molnar, 27, of Greenfield, was sentenced Feb. 25 to two to six years in state prison, after pleading to vehicular assault in the first-degree. Molnar admitted he caused serious physical injury to another person in May 2021 while operating a motor vehicle when his blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit, and knowing his driving privileges in New York had been suspended.   

Gina M. Battista, 30, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 2 years incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, and 1 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to a felony charge of hindering prosecution. Both counts initially charged in Wilton. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Joseph O. Goldson, 22, of Glens Falls, was sentenced Feb. 22 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony aggravated family offense, in Halfmoon. 

Michael D. Redd, 19, of Mechanicville, pleaded Feb. 25 to felony burglary, in Stillwater. Sentencing May 6.

Bryan M. Brust, 32, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Feb. 25 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony burglary. 

POLICE

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 23 with promoting prison contraband in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence – both felonies, and one misdemeanor count promoting prison contraband in the second degree. Haggerty is accused of possessing a battery, tobacco and pencil while an inmate at Saratoga County Jail, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Allison L. Bechtold, 45, of Albany, was charged Feb. 21 with aggravated DWI after allegedly striking from behind a state police troop car while it sat occupied by two troopers stopped at a traffic light on Vischer Ferry Road at the intersection of Crescent Road in the town of Halfmoon. 

Bryan Smith, 34, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb.14 with two counts grand larceny. 

Edward Iannone, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 15 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and of a narcotic drug. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 15 with second-degree harassment. 

Scot Boylan, 25, of Milton, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 15 with assault, and act in manner injure child. 

Marquasia Howard, 28, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb.16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Thomas Mabb, 25, of Galway, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and speeding. 

Briani Miller, 29, of Castleton-on-the-Hudson, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating an unr3egistered vehicle. 

Randy Weber, 32, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 16 with criminal mischief.

Angela Saran, 48, of Ballston Lake, was charged in Saratoga Springs Feb. 18 with DWI, and fail to use designated lane. 

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