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November 12 – November 18, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Glen R. Massoth, 34, of Albany, was sentenced to time served and 5 years probation, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in Saratoga Springs, January 2021. 

Anthony J. Paradise, 44, of Coxsackie, pleaded Nov. 2 to felony arson, related to 2017 charges in the town of Ballston, and in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Jan. 25. 

Troy D. Cassell, Jr., 39, of Schuylerville, was sentenced Nov. 3 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in a state correctional facility after his conviction by a Saratoga County Jury on the charges of DWAI, aggravated DWI with child, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and endangering the welfare of a child. The convictions resulted from an arrest following a September 2021 motor vehicle crash on Route 29 in the town of Saratoga. A six-year-old child who was in the back seat during the time of the crash was treated by EMS and released to relatives. 

Erika T. Brown, 43, of Manhattan, pleaded Nov. 3 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 9. 

George L. Howard, 43, of Malta, was sentenced Nov. 3 to a 3-year conditional discharge, after pleading to felony DWI. 

James D. Reed, 39, of Schenectady, was sentenced Nov. 3 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to attempted burglary in the third-degree, a felony, first charged in Wilton March 2021. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Two men were charged with multiple felonies in connection with the suspected theft of two dozen catalytic converters, after Saratoga Springs Police conducted a stop of a suspicious vehicle on Oct. 29. Police said it was discovered that the Virginia license plates on the vehicle did not match the 1991 Chevy van that had been stopped. Officers at that time also observed what appeared to be a catalytic converter on the floor of the van. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a hotel room and a separate vehicle were also involved, and search warrants were obtained and executed at a local hotel, as well as a on an additional suspect vehicle. Located in the hotel room were an additional 14 stolen catalytic converters, and 5 additional in the vehicle. A total of 24 stolen catalytic converters were recovered during the investigation.

Trever Murphy, 42, of North Carolina was charged with: criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny, and criminal mischief – all felonies. Murphy is on Federal Probation at this time, according to police. Murphy was remanded to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff without bond.

Joshua Michael McIntosh, 41, of Virginia, was charged with: felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony criminal possession of stolen property and possession of burglar tools - a misdemeanor. McIntosh was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and remanded to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff with $250,000 cash bail/ $500,000 bond/ $2.5 Million secured bond. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 3, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged Eric J. Mcintosh, 32, of South Glens Falls, on a warrant for robbery in the first-degree and grand larceny in the third-degree, both felonies. It is alleged that on June 3, 2021, Mcintosh entered the Rite Aid store located at 3027 Route 50 in the town of Wilton, committed an armed robbery with a knife and stole more than $3,000 worth of prescription medication from the pharmacy. He has since been incarcerated with New York State Department of Corrections on another matter. McIntosh was arraigned and processed and turned back over to New York State DOCCS. 

On Nov. 3, Elijah J. Taylor, 21, of Greenfield, was charged with two counts criminal possession of a weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. He was remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/ $10,000 bond.

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