Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office
On Jan. 24, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash involving a Saratoga County Department of Public Works (DPW) plow truck on Galway Road at the intersection with Middle Line Road, in the town of Milton. Investigation led to the arrest of Nicole A. Deyo, 41, of Amsterdam. Deyo was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to stop at a stop sign. After an alleged collision with a vehicle, and a DPW plow truck, Deyo is suspected of attempting to flee the scene in her vehicle, causing it to roll over, according to the county sheriff’s office. There were no injuries reported.
On Jan. 25, the Sheriff’s Office received a trespass complaint at 331 Rowland St. in the town of Milton. Investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of William R. Apholz, 41, of Milton, who was charged with criminal contempt in the first-degree. Apholz is accused of violating an order of protection by being in the presence of the person for whom the order was issued. The charge was a felony due to a previous conviction. He was also found to have an unrelated warrant for failure to appear on original charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia – both misdemeanors, in the town of Wilton. He was sent to the Saratoga County Jail without bail pending further action.
Saratoga Springs Police Department
In the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 21, at approximately 3:24 a.m., city police Sgt. Andrew Streim followed a vehicle he observed without headlights or illuminated taillights and conducted a traffic stop at Hamilton Street. The driver allegedly fled on foot while two passengers remained in the car, police said.
During interviews with the passengers, a handgun was allegedly located in the jacket of one of the passengers and one was suspected to be in possession of a large amount of crack cocaine. The crack cocaine was weighed at 3.20 ounces, police said, and a second handgun was found in the center console of the car.
Following a search, the driver - identified as Marquin Blake, 31, of Schenectady, was located in the area of Whitney Place. The charges are as follows:
Marquin Blake - Two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, and single counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, and two additional vehicle/equipment-related charges. Blake was held without bail.
Harold Miller, 32, of Albany - Two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree. $50,000 cash bail/$100,000 bond/ $500,000 partially secured bond.
Mushin Butler, 29, of Schenectady - Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree intent to sell, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree. $25,000 cash bail/$50,000 bond/ $250,000 partially secured bond.
Ethan Smith, 45, of Clifton Park, was charged with criminal contempt.
Justin Bates, 32, of Ballston, was charged with assault.
Richard Caldicott, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault.
Stephen J. Parker, 45, was charged Jan. 28 with burglary, and criminal mischief - both felonies, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred at a Stewart’s Shop on Broadway and Circular Street in Saratoga Springs earlier that same day.
Saratoga County Court
John V. Mattison, 57, of Queensbury, pleaded to felony DWI, charged November 2023 in Moreau. Sentencing March 21.
Sherman J. Chambers, 49, of Albany, pleaded to felony criminal mischief, charged August 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing April 18.
Zachary W. Currier, 29, of Milton, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony criminal contempt, and 1 to 5 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony aggravated family offense. Sentences to run concurrently.
James R. Larkin, 59, of Wolcott, Connecticut, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged November 2021 in Clifton Park.