Thursday, 13 October 2022 15:33

October 8 – October 14, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Jason M. Benson, 41, of Corinth, was sentenced Sept. 30 to 1.5 years incarceration and 1.5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree. 

Beatriz A. Garcia, 42, of Mechanicville, pleaded Sept. 30 to attempted assault in the second-degree. Sentencing Dec. 7.

Frederick J. Paul, Jr., 50, of Troy, pleaded Sept. 30 to felony DWI, first charged in Stillwater. Sentencing Dec. 2. 

Jordan Garafalo, 39, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 30 to assault in the second-degree, first charged Aug. 14-15, 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Dec. 8. 

NY State Police

On Oct.  4, State Police of Wilton arrested Michelle Wilson, 33, of Greenfield, for criminal mischief in the third-degree, two counts of menacing in the second-degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree and harassment in the second-degree, in connection with a domestic dispute. It is alleged that during a verbal argument, Wilson displayed a knife and an axe, threatened harm and used both weapons to cause damage to the home and belongings inside. 

On Oct. 1, State Police in Wilton arrested Matthew S. Kingsley, 52, of Corinth for aggravated DWI and other vehicle and traffic laws violations, after Troopers responded to the area of Stark Road in Corinth, for reports of a two-car crash. The investigation determined a vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of the roadway and occupied by two people.  Kingsley is suspected of striking the vehicle head-on and leaving the scene.  Kingsley has a previous DWI conviction in the past 10 years, according to police. He was transported to SP Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.19% BAC. No one was injured in the crash.

SARATOGA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Charles Pavia, 32, was charged Oct. 3 with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, and false personation. 

Caitlyn Mount, 23, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and registration suspended. 

Avery Zulio, 25, of Lake George, was charged Oct. 1 with harassment in the second-degree, and disorderly conduct. 

Daniel Clarke, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 1 with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

John Lavada, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 1 with petit larceny. 

Anthony Gordon, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 30 with two counts criminal tampering, two counts menacing, and single counts harassment. Resisting arrest, and assault in the third-degree. 

James Maas, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 28 with DWI, and no license. 

Steven Bodnar, 32, of Halfmoon, was charged Sept. 28 with DWI, and refusal to take breath test. 

Justin Nielsen, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal mischief. 

Amanda Homsey, 33, of Greenwich, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal mischief. 

Joseph Fiddemon, 34, of Albany, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal trespass. 

Kevin Cavanagh, 56, was charged Sept. 27 with burglary in the third-degree, and petit larceny. 

Padraic Decker, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with DWI, aggravated DWI, moved from lane unsafely, failed to obey traffic device, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Joshua Salak, 35, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 27 with resisting arrest, obstruct governmental administration, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Theresa Merchant, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 25 with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, unsafe backing of vehicle, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Mico De Los Santos, 30, of Rensselaer, was charged at 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 24 with resisting arrest, criminal obstruction of breathing, and disorderly conduct, on Caroline Street. 

Daniel Valastro, 26, of Liverpool, NY, was charged at 12:07 a.m. Sept. 24 with obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct, on Caroline Street. 

Jacob Laudenslager, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on the sidewalk. 

Amber Logan, 35, of Argyle, was charged Sept. 23 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and insufficient tail lamps vehicle violation. 

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