Thursday, 07 July 2022 15:23

July 2 – July 8, 2022

COURT 

Travis R. Austin, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced June 24 to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree. 

John Fink, 38, of Troy, was sentenced June 24 to 1 year incarceration on the felony charge criminal contempt, and 2-1/3 to 7 years incarceration on the charge of felony burglary, in connection with incidents first charged in Mechanicville. Sentences to run consecutively. 

Craig R. Derusso, of Clifton Park, pleaded June 23 to criminal possession of stolen property. Sentencing Aug. 18. 

Tyler A. Podrazik, 28, of Amsterdam, was sentenced to 364 days incarceration, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child. 

POLICE

Angel Isaac, 46, of South Glens Falls, was charged June 30 with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree, a felony. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Isaac is accused of providing a forged COVID-19 vaccination card to the South Glens Falls School System and is set to appear in the Moreau Town Court at a later, unspecified date. Legislation went into effect last December criminalizing fake Covid-19 vaccination cards in New York State. The law made the falsification of cards a misdemeanor and created a new felony of “computer tampering in the third degree for intentional entering, alteration or destruction of ‘computer material’ regarding COVID-19 vaccine provisions.”

Michael C. Green, age 18, Saratoga Springs, Christopher C. Rothaupt, age 20, Saratoga Springs, Evan A. Jenkins, age 18, Gansevoort, and Eric T. Murray, age 27, Saratoga Springs were each charged with: felony burglary, felony robbery, felony conspiracy, and the misdemeanors: petit larceny endangering the welfare of a child, and menacing, in connection with an alleged incident at a Division Street residence on June 28. According to Saratoga Springs Police, a call to 911 from the 28-year-old male victim came in around 12:30 a.m. He reported that he had gone outside his home to speak with a male acquaintance who had called the victim a short time earlier. Once outside the victim discovered three additional men with his acquaintance. All five then went into the victim’s home, where the four listed above proceeded to steal property from the home of the victim.  During the incident, one of the four men displayed what appeared to be a pistol and threatened to shoot the victim. As the event unfolded, the victim’s 6-year-old son, who had been asleep in a bedroom, woke up and witnessed the event. The four then left the residence by vehicle and the victim called 911. Officers on patrol were able to locate the suspect vehicle shortly after the call and took all four into custody without incident. The weapon involved was found to be an imitation pistol that appeared very similar to a Glock handgun. No injuries were reported. The four men were arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash, or $50,000 bond.

Dimiery Ortiz-Lopez, 20, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 17 with assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Allegra Christidis, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 17 with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, moving from lane unsafely, and speed not prudent. 

Raymond Conniff, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 17 with aggravated harassment. 

Theodore Cooper, 49, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 16 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Adrian Velez, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 16 with DWI, aggravated DWI, speed not reasonable. 

Jahsir Steele-Robir, 24, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, registration suspended, operating without insurance, and vehicle equipment violation. 

Shannon Drake, 43, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 16 with assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Jacob Hudson, 19, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 15 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 15 with criminal contempt, and criminal trespass. 

Nicole O’Brien, 25, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs June 14 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Patrick Vezeau, 57, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 13 with criminal contempt.   

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