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Jun 14-20

Saratoga County


Matthew J. Gifford, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 5 days incarceration and 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged February 2024 in Saratoga Springs. 

Kevin P. Masterson, 52, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 6-1/2 years incarceration / 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, charged May 2023. 

Shawn Flores, 45, of Milton, pleaded to criminal contempt in the first-degree, charged February 2024. Sentencing July 30. 

Nicholas F. Bonfante, 44, of Halfmoon, pleaded to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second-degree, a felony, charged March 2022. Sentencing July 10. 

Sherman J. Chambers, 50, of Albany, was sentenced to 3 to 6 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal mischief in the second-degree, a felony. During the early morning hours of Aug. 20, 2023, Chambers entered the parking lot of Saratoga Honda “and proceeded to forcibly remove the tires from a parked vehicle as well as steal a variety of personal items from several other vehicles,” according to statement released by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen on May 28. Chambers pleaded guilty and was sentenced as a second felony offender to 3 to 6 years incarceration, as well as being ordered to pay full restitution to Saratoga Honda, Heggen added.   

Janelle F. Eberts, 60, of Schuylerville, pleaded to felony DWAI, charged October 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing July 31. 

Saratoga County

Sheriff’s Office 

The Sheriff’s Office arrested James L. Shaw, III, 34, of Mechanicville on a warrant issued by the Halfmoon Town Court for criminal mischief in the 3rd degree (class E felony) and criminal trespass in the 2nd degree (class A misdemeanor). The original incident allegedly occurred on June 22, 2020, on Hudson River Road in the town of Halfmoon:, Shaw is accused of intentionally damaging a kitchen door belonging to another person in an amount exceeding $250 and of entering or remaining unlawfully in a dwelling. He was released pending an appearance in the Halfmoon Town Court on a later date.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unresponsive male in a vehicle stopped in the lane of travel in the area of Legends Way in the town of Clifton Park. Investigation into the matter led to the arrest of Benjamin T. VanDusen, 31, of Clifton Park, charged with DWI (class E felony), failure to keep right, and parking on the highway (infractions). VanDusen is accused of operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. The charge was upgraded to a felony due to a previous conviction within the preceding 10 years. He was arraigned in the Halfmoon Town Court and released on his own recognizance pending further action in the matter.

The Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop for speeding on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. As a result of the stop and further investigation, Alexa C. Dalberto, 35, of Stillwater, was charged with DWI (class E felony), and speeding (infraction). The charge was upgraded to a felony due to a previous conviction within the preceding 10 years. She was released on an appearance ticket pending further action in the matter.

New York State


State Police of SP Saratoga, with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, arrested Jordan D. Pregent, 24, of Saratoga Springs, for Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, a class “E” felony. Pregent is accused of knowingly possessing digital media of a performance of sexual conduct by a child less than 16 years of age.  Pregent’s arrest followed an investigation stemming from a cyber tip received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Pregent was arrested and processed at SP Saratoga.

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