Thursday, 24 March 2022 13:05

March 19 – March 25, 2022

COURT

Andrea J. Howard, 37, of Glenville, was sentenced March 22 to a five-year term of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged October 2021 in Wilton. 

Shamiek A. Shorter, 26, of Schenectady, was sentenced March 21 to 6 months incarceration and a five-year term of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, first charged July 2021 in Saratoga Springs.

Michael R. Brownell, 51, of Northumberland, pleaded March 18 to aggravated vehicular assault, in connection with a hit-and-run crash in the area of Route 32 and Rugg Road in Northumberland on Sept. 24, 2021. According to a statement released by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, Brownell admitted he was driving recklessly and while intoxicated at the time of the crash, during which he failed to stop at a stop sign, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center line and struck a motorcyclist head-on, and subsequently fled the scene. The victim was sent to Albany Medical Center Hospital for treatment. Sentencing scheduled for May 13 when it is anticipated Brownell will receive a 3-to-9 year sentence, said county District Attorney Karen Heggen. 

Timothy J. Lenzi, 36, of Mechanicville, was sentenced March 18 to 1.5 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to attempted strangulation in the second degree, and 1 to 3 years after pleading to DWAI. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Dion E. Weis, 30, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 3 years incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, in Wilton. 

William Shedrick, 22, of Albany, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to attempted assault in the second-degree, initially charged November 10, 2019 in Saratoga Springs. 

Rebecca Ann Wheland-Kruger, 44, of Clifton Park, pleaded March 18 to criminal contempt in the second-degree.  Sentencing May 13. 

Tyler A. Podrazik, 28, of Amsterdam, pleaded March 18 to aggravated DWI with child, in Ballston. Sentencing May 13. 

POLICE

Shannon Tyrell, 36, of Chestertown, was charged March 21 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Susan Thomas, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 20 with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speed not prudent, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Nicole Braender, 23, of Schenectady, was charged March 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and speed not prudent.

Chad Lang, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 18 with burglary in the third degree, and petit larceny. 

Stephanie Moreno, 25, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs March 18 with DWI, failure to keep right, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Joshua Busold, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and exposure of a person. 

Michael Gilman, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 17 with criminal mischief in the second degree – a felony. According to city police, the department’s Communication Center received a call from a business owner on Broadway at approximately 6:30 p.m. on March 17 reporting criminal mischief had just occurred. Authorities said a short while later patrol officers located the person allegedly responsible for the damage and placed him into custody.  Second -degree criminal mischief relates to damages of property of another person in an amount exceeding $1,500. On March 18, Gilman was subsequently charged with second-degree harassment, related to a suspected incident on Church Street. 

Logan O. Desjadon, 24, of Clifton Park, was charged March 16 for failure to register a change of address within 10 days as a sex offender, a felony. 

Bianca Barnes, 23, of Schuylerville, was charged March 16 in Saratoga Springs with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts criminal sue of drug paraphernalia, and single counts criminal possession of a narcotic drug, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and two vehicle equipment violations. 

Bryan Phillips, 57, of East Junction, VT, was charged March 15 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Sarah Bestler, 23, of Clarksville, was charged March 12 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, aggravated DWI, and vehicle equipment violation. 

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