Thursday, 07 April 2022 15:39

April 2 – April 8, 2022


Norman E. Rose, 43, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 1 to misdemeanor DWI, and felony grand larceny, as charged in Saratoga Springs in October 2021. Sentencing scheduled June 3. 

Corey M. Clow, 51, of Troy, pleaded April 5 to misdemeanor DWI, and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as charged in Saratoga Springs May 2019. Sentencing June 7. 

John Martino, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 5 to 2 years incarceration and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony assault in connection with an incident in Milton, and 12 years determinate and 5 years post-release supervision after pleading to felony burglary in Wilton. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Cynthia L. Ferendzo, 62, of Burnt Hills, was sentenced April 4 to 5 years of probation and 30 days community service, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Ballston September 2021. 

Robert Porter, 38, of Ithaca, pleaded April 4 to felony grand larceny, first charged in Moreau September 2021. Sentencing June 6. 

Derek R. Halikias, 29, of Mechanicville, pleaded April 4 to criminal contempt, and attempted kidnapping – both felonies, charged Jan. 1, 2022. Sentencing June 6. 

Orette A. Shrowder, 36, of Malta, pleaded April 4 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, first charged in Malta October 2021. Sentencing June 6.     

Matthew Scoons, 44, of Ballston Spa, pleaded April 1 to criminal mischief in the third-degree, a felony, as charged in Malta. Sentencing June 3.

Richard Tifft, 50, of Queensbury, was sentenced April 1 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, as charged in Moreau. 

Dean J. Attwell, 33, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 3 years’ incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Corinth. 

Anthony Lebrecht, 34, of Halfmoon, pleaded March 29 to sexual abuse ibn the first-degree, a felony, first charged in Malta. 

Brian Ramirez-Ortiz, 33, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced March 29 to 1-1/2 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal mischief, in Malta. 

Dennis A. Combs, III, 24, of New York City, was sentenced March 30 to 6 years’ incarceration and 5 years of post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon, first charged June 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 


David Trombley, 62, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs March 26 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and unsafe backing of a vehicle. 

Dominick Holmes, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 22 with criminal mischief.

Kathryn Fasano, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 22 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Nathan Surprenant, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 24 with assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Fiona Boyle, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged March 25 with DWI, and three driving-related violations.

Todd A. Axton, 59, of Burnt Hills, was charged March 31 with strangulation in the second-degree, aggravated criminal contempt, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree. All three charges are felonies. Axton is accused of causing physical injury to a victim in a domestic incident, where an order of protection was in effect against him. Subsequent to a search warrant at Axton’s residence, several illegally possessed firearms belonging to Axton were confiscated, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Joshua J. Allen, 38, of Providence, was charged March 30 with felony assault, and misdemeanor resisting arrest, after allegedly getting into an altercation with a Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office investigator while being questioned at his residence over a separate incident.    

Ryan N. McPherson, 20, of Troy, was charged April 1 with criminal mischief felony, and the misdemeanors: criminal trespass, and making a punishable false written statement. McPherson is accused of driving his truck onto the Vosburgh Preserve Trail in Halfmoon and causing damage to the trail, which is enclosed and posted in a manner to exclude unauthorized vehicles and intruders. 

New York State Police announced they will participate in a national crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The enforcement effort, called Operation Hang Up, will include increased patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers using electronic devices while behind the wheel. This year’s enforcement detail will run through Monday, April 11. Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. 

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