Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:23

October 27th - November 2nd


Owen G. Phinney, 23, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Oct. 16 to 10 months jail, after pleading to felony aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor DWI, assault and resisting arrest, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. 

Devon M. Ostrander, 22, of Milton, pleaded Oct. 16 to felony attempted assault. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 4. 

Mensah L. Watson, 23, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 18 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 6. 

Blake E. Labarge, 25, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 18 to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Oct. 18. 

Adam J. Rouse, 32, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Oct. 18 to failure to report an address change to Saratoga Springs, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 13. 


Nacoda E. Meredith, age 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with the felony charge of aggravated harassment in the second degree as a Hate Crime. Investigators from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Latham arrested Meredith after an investigation revealed that he was allegedly responsible for making racially motivated threats via social media.

Campus Security from Siena College contacted law enforcement the previous night regarding a report of an employee receiving racially motivated threats through a Facebook account. The threats specifically referenced the employee of Siena College and contained derogatory and racial statements as well as death threats to the employee and his family.  Officials located Meredith at his home in Saratoga Springs where he was taken into custody without incident. He was arraigned in the Town of Guilderland Court and sent to Albany County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail.  An order of protection was put into place at the arraignment and Meredith was ordered to receive a mental health evaluation.

Donald J. Koenig III, 46, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 19 with burglary in the third-degree. It is alleged that Koenig forced entry into an office building on Oct. 4 in the Town of Milton, doing damage to a window and stealing in excess of $2,000. 

Trevor J. Hammar, 27, of Milton, was charged Oct. 17 with three counts felony burglary, five counts felony grand larceny, and one misdemeanor count attempted identity theft. Hammar is alleged to have entered three homes in the town of Milton on different dates since the beginning of October, and had stolen assorted computer equipment, cash, cell phones, credit and debit cards, and other miscellaneous items. then attempted to use the debit cards at an ATM to withdraw money from the victims’ bank accounts.

Nelson D. Bruno, 27, and Tyler R. Paradis, 26, both of Ballston Spa, were each charged Oct. 11 with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Bruno was additionally charged with seven counts burglary and Paradis three counts burglary. All charges are felonies.  Over the span of several months, both are suspected of entering multiple buildings in the towns of Ballston, Malta, and Wilton and stealing numerous items, including tools, construction equipment, lawn equipment, and bank checks which they allegedly forged and cashed.  Bruno was released on his own recognizance and Paradis was sent to Saratoga County Jail with no bail. Both will return to court at a later date.   

Susan E. Steenburgh, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 16 with assault. 

Mark Allen Proper, Age 49, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 15 with aggravated unlicensed operation.

Edward Walton, Age 27, Waterford, was charged Oct. 15 with criminal possession of controlled substance. 

Chad M. Yetto, Age 34, Cohoes, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal trespass. 

York L. Mills, Age 28, Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal contempt. 

Londell C. Vanaernem, Age 41, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 14 with criminal mischief. 

Dino A. Petrocelli, Age 58, Albany, was charged Oct. 14 with misdemeanor DWI, fail to keep right. 

S. Purdy, Age 42, Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 13 with reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration, circumvent interlock-court order-operate w/o device, aggravated unlicensed operation, fail to comply with lawful order of the police. 

Tino A. Liggero, Age 61, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 13 with endangering the welfare of a child. 

Rogerio F. Torres, Age 35, Schenectady, was charged Oct. 13 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Morris D. Vaughn, Age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 13 with criminal mischief. 

Elizabeth J. Gallo, Age 25, Averill Park, was charged Oct. 13 with misdemeanor DWI, failed to stop at stop sign, fail to keep right, passed a red traffic signal light 

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