Thursday, 29 September 2022 14:59

September 24 – September 30, 2022

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Six people were arrested in connection with drug trafficking charges on Sept. 14 following a joint investigation by Saratoga County and Warren County sheriff’s offices. Those charged: Terry Fauntleroy, 31, of Schenectady, Felix Ortega, 55, of Wilton, Tyanne Carpenter, 31, of Wilton, Jerry Falconio, 57, of Wilton, Melissa Sias, 42, of Wilton, Jonathan Lincoln-Lynch, 32, of Wilton.  The charges totaled 25 in all and included multiple counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one felony count criminal possession of a weapon. 

A 14-year-old boy from the Town of Milton was referred to the county probation department following an alleged threat he made to the Ballston Spa Central School District on Sept. 19. The Sheriff’s Office reports it had received a call from a resident reporting that their juvenile son received a Snap Chat message which contained a threat of a school shooting at the Ballston Spa Central School District. The juvenile had received the Snap Chat message earlier that evening. An investigation was conducted by Sheriff’s Office members, including Investigators and School Resource Officers (SRO’s). It was determined that the person who sent the message did not have the means to carry out the threat and that the threat was not credible, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On Sept. 21, he was referred to the county probation department in relation to the threat: Providing a False Written Statement, Making a Threat of Mass Harm, and Falsely Reporting an Incident.

Saratoga County Court

Rahsaan Fennicks, 26, of Schenectady, pleaded Sept. 15 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, first charged in Wilton.  Sentencing Nov. 18. 

Renee L. Passino, 35, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Dept. 15 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, first charged in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Nov. 7. 

Saratoga Police

Nicholas Zufeit, 28, of Rochester, was charged Sept. 20 with burglary in the third-degree, and criminal mischief in the third-degree. 

Jacob Graham, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 21 with strangulation in the second-degree.

Zachary Motyl, 31, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and following too closely. 

Katlyn Wilbur, 32, of Malta, was charged with two counts of petit larceny. 

Brandy McLaughlin, 37, of Malta, was charged Sept. 19 with assault in the third-degree, and petit larceny. 

Michael Bohm, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Russell Duffney, 55, Randy Jones, 55, and Shawn Johnson, 40, all of Saratoga Springs, were each charged Sept. 18 with trespass. 

Aneliz Pagan Cruz, 19, of Puerto Rico, was charged Sept. 18 with criminal mischief. 

Alexis Hungerschafer, 23, of Glenville, was charged Sept. 18 with assault.

Michael Morrill, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 17 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

David Pruiksma, 35, of Halfmoon, was charged Sept. 17 with burglary, and petit larceny. 

Mona Nordstrom, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 17 with criminal contempt. 

Jose Madera, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 16 with petit larceny. 

Katie Hayden, 22, of Saratoga Springs was charged Sept. 15 with petit larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy in the fourth-degree.

Sean Ribedy, 32, of Cohoes, was charged Sept. 15 with criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. 

Mark Dibello, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

William McKinnon, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with welfare fraud, and offering a false instrument for filing. 

Jason Bustamante, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 14 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and issue certificate without complete inspection. 

Taylor Briddell, 24, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 13 with DWI, operating vehicle without signal devices/ reflectors, and failure to keep right.   

Kevin Cavanagh, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal trespass, and criminal contempt. 

Laura Chave, 38, of Latham, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal mischief. 

Tiana Wescott, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal trespass. 

Timothy Spuches, 54, of Troy, was charged Sept. 13 with criminal contempt/ disobey court. 

Yasmeen Islam, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 13 with assault in the third-degree, and gang assault in the second-degree. 

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