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March 30 - April 4, 2024

Saratoga County Court

Ralph Hobbs, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced March 20 to 1 year in local jail, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender. 

Christopher H. Chisena, 55, of Waterford, was sentenced March 20 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged October 2023 in Waterford. 

Kevin P. Masterson, 52, of Stillwater, pleaded March 22 to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, a felony, charged Mar 2023. Sentencing May 24. 

Joseph Harold Murauskas, 45, of Corinth, was sentenced March 22 to 8 years’ incarceration, after pleading to attempted assault in the first-degree, charged March 2023 in Corinth.   

Christopher L. Crispell, 41, of Waterford, pleaded March 21 to felony grand larceny, charged July 2023 in Stillwater. Sentencing May 23. 

Vincent L. Avila, 24, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 10 years’ probation, after pleading to rape in the third-degree, charged January 2021 in Malta. 

Leona A. McLean, 32, of Albany, pleaded March 21 to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, charged February 2023 in Malta. Sentencing May 30. 

Lisa J. Davis, 44, of Halfmoon, was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, charged April 2023.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

On March 21, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team and Narcotics Unit, in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and Saratoga Springs Police Department, executed a search warrant at Quevic Drive in Saratoga Springs.

Tamaryn H. Bennett, 25, of Saratoga Springs was arrested and charged with 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd degree (class A-II felonies); 6 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (class B felonies); 1 count of criminal manufacture of an undetectable firearm (class D felony); and 11 counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree (class D felonies). 

As a result of the investigation that led to the search warrant and the execution of the search warrant, large quantities of illicit drugs were seized including methamphetamine, fentanyl, Xanax, suboxone, and cocaine. In addition, multiple 3D printers were seized as well as 3D-printed firearm receivers for handguns and a MAC-10 machine gun, a 3D printed firearm silencer, and several high-capacity ammunition devices.

Subsequent to the search warrant at Quevic Drive, an additional search warrant was executed on a property on Shippee Road in the town of Day where an AR-15 and several high-capacity magazines were seized.

Bennett was arraigned in the Milton Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond pending further action in the matter.

On March 22, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sexual assault that reportedly occurred in the town of Milton on March 19. Following an investigation, Sean M. Cherven, 38, of Milton, was charged with one count of rape in the 1st degree (class B felony). It is alleged Cherven engaged in sexual intercourse with another by means of forcible compulsion. He was arraigned at Milton Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail pending further action in the matter.

Saratoga Springs Police Department 

On March 25 at approximately 5:30 p.m., information was received by the Special Investigations Unit of the Saratoga Springs Police Department that a subject with several outstanding warrants was in the city. Officers were able to locate the suspect in a vehicle traveling on South Broadway, and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the suspect. Thomas McCall, 35, of Rensselaer, was taken into custody without incident. According to police, a Smith and Wesson .357 handgun was located during the traffic stop, Additionally, a small amount of illegal narcotics were located. 

McCall was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. 

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