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September 3 – September 9, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Jeffrey J. Whitney, 50, of Moreau, was sentenced Sept. 1 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense. 

Vincent E. Curtis, 22, of Milton, pleaded Sept. 1 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing Nov. 10. 

Glenn R. Massoth, 34, of Albany, pleaded Aug. 30 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in connection with charges in Saratoga Springs in August 2021. Sentencing Nov. 1. 

Adam S. Conlee, 37, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Aug. 30 to six months incarceration, after pleading to possessing a sexual performance by a child, a felony. 

Raffaele A. Petruzzo, 61, of Corinth, was sentenced Aug. 31 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs October 2021. 

Brendan A. King, 41, of Wilton, was sentenced Aug. 26 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny.

Christine E. Diggins, 31, of Middle Grove, pleaded Aug. 26 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs on April 2. Sentencing Oct. 21. 

Brad N. Callanan, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 26 to 1-1/2 to 3 years’ probation, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, in connection with an incident in Mechanicville Oct. 24, 2021. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

A 44-year-old Mechanicville man died on Sept. 1 while canoeing on Saratoga Lake. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to a call of a person in the water yelling for help on Saratoga Lake approximately ¼-mile north of Brown’s Beach. The Sheriff’s marine patrol and dive team searched the area with assistance from NYSP aviation and the Corinth Fire Department. The Sheriff’s dive team subsequently recovered the body of the man, Christopher Lavigne, of Mechanicville. Lavigne was in the canoe alone and it is believed that windy conditions on the lake were responsible for him falling out of his canoe, according to the sheriff’s office.

Saratoga Police 

John Galvagani, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 29 with criminal trespass in the third-degree. 

Lareesa Ward, 24, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Gary Robinson, 36, of Gloversville, was charged Aug. 28 with criminal mischief in the third-degree. 

Michael Cole, 26, of Albany, was charged Aug. 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation, two driving violations, and one vehicle equipment violation. 

Devin Orphan, 22, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 26 with petit larceny, criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Brian Curran, 41, of Middle Grove, was charged Aug. 26 with motor vehicle registration suspended, aggravated unlicensed operation, and no/inadequate plate lamp. 

Amy Pietronuto, 28, of Haverstraw, N.Y, was charged Aug. 24 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, alleged to be cocaine. 

Kevin Cavanagh, 55, was charged Aug. 24 with criminal trespass in the third-degree, and petit larceny. 

Noah Hughes, 32, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 24 with petit larceny. 

Matthew Fritche, 26, of Mechanicville, was charged Aug. 23 with two counts of assault in the third-degree. 

Lisa Sterling, 52, of Schuylerville, was charged Aug. 23 with petit larceny. 

Natavio Dawson, 23, of Schenectady, was charged Aug. 23 with aggravated DWI. 

NY State Police 

On Aug. 30, State Police charged Kevin G. Hines, 41, of South Glens Falls, with criminal possession of stolen property in the third-degree, two counts of criminal mischief in the third-degree, reckless endangerment in the second-degree, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third-degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree, resisting arrest, criminal mischief in the fourth-degree, operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and multiple other violations of the vehicle and traffic laws.

On Aug. 30, State Police charged Margaret C. Crawford, 46, of Ballston, with Driving While Intoxicated, obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree, and other vehicle and traffic law violations. On August 30, at about 6:49 p.m., Troopers responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of State Route 9 and Vischer Ferry Road in the town of Halfmoon. The vehicle that caused the accident fled the area and was later located at the I-87 rest area in Clifton Park. The operator was identified as Crawford. Following an investigation, Crawford was charged with DWI and transported to SP Northway for processing, where she refused to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of her blood, according to State Police. 

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