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Thursday, 26 January 2023 14:06

January 21 – January 27, 2023

Saratoga Police

Ryan Folts, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 15 with DWI, and aggravated DWI. 

Antonia Dean, 30, of Hudson Falls, was charged Jan. 15 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Cody Design, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charrged Jan. 15 with resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. 

Julie Stewart, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with petit larceny. 

Robert Loya, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no motor vehicle license, and traffic device violation. 

Tyler Bennett, 26, of Wilton, was charged Jan. 13 with DWI, and failure to keep right. 

Daniel Canty, 55, of Middle Grove, was charged Jan. 12 with felony DWI. 

Jean Santiago Rodriguez, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 12 with two counts of assault in the third-degree. 

Chad Lang, 49, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 11 with criminal trespass. 

Jasay Boone, 49, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 11 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Korey West, 24, of Greenfield Center, was charged Jan. 10 with grand larceny in the fourth-degree. 

Saratoga County Court

Sarah A. Vedder, 29, of Glens Falls, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 5 months’ incarceration and 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged November 2021 in Clifton Park. 

Shamere H. Thomas, 31, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged June 2022 in Clifton Park. 

Terrance King, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 1-1/3 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted strangulation, first charged August 2022. 

Cynthia A. Loszynski, 39, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 11 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged July 2022. 

Bianca A. Barnes, 24, of Schuylerville, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 1-1/3 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal mischief, first charged August 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Janel S. Constantine, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 5 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged February 2022 in Wilton. 

Jamie L. Heidt, 46, of Halfmoon, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged April 2022. 

Donnell P. Windley, Jr., pleaded Jan. 23 to felony attempted criminal possession of a weapon, first charged October 2022 in Wilton. Sentencing April 20. 

Charles D. McLellan, 54, of Malta, was sentenced Jan. 12 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged Jan. 12. 

William Bounds, 37, of Milton, pleaded Jan. 12 to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, a felony. Sentencing March 8. 

Trever M. Murphy, 42, of Norfolk, Virginia, pleaded Jan. 13 to felony grand larceny, first charged October 2022 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing March 17. 

Jeffrey T. Hampshire, 42, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 13 to 7 months’ incarceration, after pleading to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree, first charged June 2022 in Malta. 

NYS Police

On January 17, State Police of Saratoga, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), charged Nahissah J. Tatsey, 21, of Saratoga Springs, with criminal possession of cannabis in the second-degree, after troopers responded to assist NYSDEC with a traffic stop on I-87 in Malta, for multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. The investigation discovered over six pounds of illegally possessed cannabis in the vehicle, according to authorities. 

Priscilla M. Lancaster, 26, of Moreau, was charged Jan. 12 with Agriculture and Markets Laws, Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals; Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance, and Abandonment of Animals. Washington County Animal Control reported to the scene and took custody of the animal - discovered emaciated dog and tethered within the vehicle with no food or water available. State Police said the investigation determined Lancaster owned the vehicle and was responsible for the dog who had been living in the vehicle. 

On Jan. 8, State Police Wilton charged Amy N. Bradway, 38, of Corinth, Lucas J. Gardiner, 41, of Corinth, and Shannon M. Gordon, 44, of Moreau, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia.

On Jan. 16, State Police charged Brian D. Ausfeldt, 35, of Halfmoon, with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. It is alleged Ausfeldt illegally possessed psilocybin-containing mushrooms and prescription drugs. 

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Thursday, 19 January 2023 13:58

January 14 – January 20, 2023

Saratoga Police

Tiana McGuire, 28, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 8 with DWI, and two moving violations. 

Eric Parente, 21, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 8 with harassment, and disorderly conduct. 

Danielle Wren, 36, of Greenwich, was charged Jan. 7 with DWI, and a motor vehicle violation. 

Megan Kron, 20, of Schoharie, was charged Jan. 7 with criminal impersonation. 

Abigail Kosier, 20, of Howes Cave, was charged Jan. 7 with possession forged instrument. 

Francesco Mazzella DiBosco, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 6 with DWI, and a driving violation. 

James Price, 45, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 6 with felony DWI – as a second offense within 10 years, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Tanya Fowler, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 4 with assault, criminal mischief, and criminal contempt. 

Terrance Rudes, 31 of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 3 with petit larceny, and criminal possession stolen property. 

Ford Fafard, 23, of Greenfield Center, was charged Jan. 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating motor vehicle without stop lamps. 

Damon Beckerman, 28, was charged with aggravated family offense, aggravated criminal contempt, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession weapon, menacing and two counts of assault. 

Jessica Stavropoulos, 44, of Pennsylvania, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to obey traffic control device. 

Lynn Vosko, 71, was charged with DWI. 

Joseph Viscusi, 66, was charged with criminal mischief. 

Kraig Sharka, 32, was charged with DWI, no motor vehicle license, vehicle equipment violation, and making an unsafe turn. 

Karen Ryan, 50, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, and two driving violations. 

William Bogdanowicz, 33, was charged with harassment. 

Timothy Duffy, 54, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right, and circumvent interlock. 

Tessa Murphy, 35, was charged with petit larceny. 

County Court

Benjamen J. Bullard, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 10 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony. 

Neil J. Desposito, 44, of Menands, was sentenced to 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged July 2022 in Wilton. 

Jordan M. Sunkes, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 9 to time served and 5 years of probation, after pleading to aggravated family offense, a felony. 

Eric S. Predential, 31, of Schenectady, was sentenced Jan. 9 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged May 2022 in Waterford. 

Jarred P. Lasorda, 29, of Clifton Park, pleaded Jan. 6 to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing March 10. 

Todd J. Whitcher, 43, of Mechanicville, pleaded Jan. 6 to felony DWI, first charged August 2022 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing March 21.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Cody J. Letourneau, 25, of Malta, was charged Jan. 4 with failing to change his address as required within 10 days due to his being a registered sex offender. 

Mother and son charged: on Jan. 9, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Michael T. May, 27, and Tomassina May, 67, after a lengthy investigation into multiple complaints involving them both endangering minors in the towns of Wilton, Northumberland, Moreau, and the city of Saratoga Springs. It is alleged Michael T. May, over the course of the past several months, used social media to contact multiple underage juvenile females, engage them in conversation and set up sales of nicotine products, vapes, and other products to them. Tomassina May is suspected to have participated in these sales. Michael would offer to give these products to these juvenile victims if they would send him sexually explicit photos and videos via social media, and it is alleged that Michael did receive, and possess, some of these illicit pictures and videos. Michael T. May was charged with 5 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, 3 counts of unlawfully dealing with a child, 3 counts of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, and 2 counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. Tomassina May was charged with 3 counts of unlawfully dealing with a child.

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Thursday, 12 January 2023 14:17

January 7 – January 13 2023

Saratoga County Court

Matthew L. Perkins, 54, of Malta, was sentenced Jan. 3 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony DWI, first charged January 2022 in Moreau. 

Tyler S. Moon, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded Jan. 3 to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Corinth. Sentencing Feb. 14. 

William R. Boyd, 39, of Niskayuna, pleaded Jan. 3 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, first charged August 2022 in Moreau. Sentencing March 7. 

Anthony Pinkney, 40, of Albany, was sentenced to 2 years’ incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged December 2021 in Moreau. 

Rodolfo L. Ocel, 34, of Waterford, was sentenced to 3-1/2 years’ incarceration and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged October 2019 in Waterford. 

Robert J. Loya, Sr., 53, of Saratoga Springs, was pleaded to felony DWI. Sentencing June 21. 

Shawn M. Finn, 35, of Malta, was sentenced to 7 years’ incarceration and 2 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Brendan M. Wade, 35, of Fort Ann, pleaded to criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense, first charged July 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 24. 

Justice D. Ross, 25, of Schenectady, pleaded to felony assault, first charged February 2022, in Waterford. Sentencing March 29. 

Todd Cleavland, Jr., 33, of Fort Edward, pleaded to promoting a sexual performance by a child, a felony, first charged May 2021 in Moreau, Sentencing Feb. 16. 

Cassandra C. Morsellino, 31, of Amsterdam, was sentenced to 6-1/2 years in state prison and 5 years’ post-release supervision after pleading to attempted assault in the first-degree, in connection with a Dec. 5, 2021 shooting in the town of Galway. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

On Dec. 29, 2022, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested 41-year-old Shahid Smith, after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking within Saratoga County. Smith is accused of selling and possessing quantities of crack/cocaine, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine throughout Saratoga County. Search warrants were executed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team, Narcotics Unit, and Saratoga Springs PD, at 260 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, and 104 Holly Lane in the Town of Wilton. Smith was charged with three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count criminal sale of a controlled substance. 

Also charged were Dana Goossens, 31, of Saratoga Springs (four counts criminal possession of a controlled substance); Amie Buck, 40, of Wilton (three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts criminal sale), and Tabatha Heitzmann, 42, of Wilton (one count criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count criminal sale). As a result of the investigation and search warrant, scales, packaging material, quantities of fentanyl, crack/cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and Xanax were seized.

Jessica L. Jordan, 32, of Amsterdam, was charged Jan. 5 with DWI, aggravated DWI – child in vehicle, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, as well as numerous vehicle and traffic infractions, in connection with alleged incidents that occurred in Clifton Park and Troy. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Charlotte Perella, 20, was charged with possession of a forged instrument. 

Deidre Bales-Porot, 39, was charged with criminal contempt, criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Kent Stafford, 31, of Vermont, was charged with DWI. 

James Mott, 30, of Vermont, was charged with DWI, and moved from lane unsafely. 

Nicholas Lynett, 21, Nicholas Debrino, 23, and Antonio Chiera, 23, were each charged with disorderly conduct: fight/violent behavior. 

Michael Blake, 59, was charged with criminal trespass. 

Gabrielle Montanye, 62, was charged with DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Makuan Jackson, 49, was charged with criminal mischief, and act in manner injure child. 

David Lowers, 29, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and act in manner injure child. 

Nolan Wilcox, 19, was charged with assault, criminal mischief, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

James Sheil, 32, was charged with assault. 

Gregory Fitzgerald, 19, was charged with petit larceny. 

Nathan Lynn, 28, was charged with felony DWI as a second offense, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation, and vehicle equipment violation. 

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Thursday, 05 January 2023 15:03

December 31, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Isaiah J. Whitehurst, after the Narcotics Unit and Special Operations Team executed a search warrant on Second Street in Gansevoort. The arrest is a result of a lengthy investigation into the alleged drug trafficking and drug use and continuous complaints of drug activity occurring at the residence.

Whitehurst, 40, of Brooklyn, is currently on parole for attempted murder. As a result of the investigation & search warrant; scales, packaging material, large quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, multiple cell phones, pills and U.S. currency were seized. 

On Dec. 13, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Danielle N. Reynolds, 43, of Brooklyn, who turned herself in after an arrest warrant was issued because of the pending charges resulting from the search warrant. 

Whitehurst and Reynolds were each charged with one felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first-degree, one felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, and one misdemeanor count of criminally using drug paraphernalia.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified that a vehicle reported stolen from the town of Colonie was traveling north on U.S. Route 9 into the town of Halfmoon. Sheriff’s patrols in the area located the vehicle on U.S. Route 9 shortly after the call was broadcast and stopped it in the vicinity of Route 9 and New York State Route 146. As a result of the investigation, Zachary B. Barry, 33, of Stillwater, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the third-degree, and 3 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree. 

Saratoga Springs Police Dept.

A 28-year-old man was charged on Jan. 2 in connection with a New Year’s Day stabbing suspected to have taken place at an apartment complex off of Seward Street in Saratoga Springs. At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 1, city Police responded to a 911 Emergency call reporting someone was stabbed. Officers were able to locate a 26-year-old woman with a knife wound to her leg, as well as a man suspected of the action, in the apartment. The victim was transported to Saratoga Hospital for treatment of the wound and was released after receiving care. The suspect, Damon Beckerman, was charged with two felony counts criminal possession of a weapon, and aggravated criminal contempt; single felony counts of assault, unlawful imprisonment, and aggravated family offense; two misdemeanor counts of menacing, and one misdemeanor count of assault. Beckerman was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and sent to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff in lieu of $40,000 cash bail, $80,000 bond, or $300,000 partially secured bond.

Nathan Lynn, 28, of Middle Grove, was charged with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Edward Ody, 56, of Ballston Spa, was charged with DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

NY State Police

State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail in Saratoga County in late December. During the initiative 16 businesses were checked for compliance. Three people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First degree, a class “A” misdemeanor, after selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. The following businesses were NOT in compliance under the New York Beverage Control Law Section 65, Prohibited Sale to Person Under the Age of 21: East Side Wine & Spirits, 11 Maple Dell, Saratoga Springs.  Jones & 50 Wine and Spirits, 4208 NY-50, Saratoga Springs. Friendly Spirits Wines & Liquors, 1346 US-9, South Glens Falls. 

The following establishments are recognized for their compliance: Stewart’s Shops, 227 Ballard Rd, Wilton; Simplee Wine and Spirits, 654 Saratoga Rd, Wilton; Stewart’s Shops, 335 Northern Pines, Wilton; Minogue’s Beverage Center, 624 Maple Ave, Wilton; Cumberland Farms, 571 Maple Ave, Wilton; Saratoga Wine and Liquor, Maple Ave, Wilton; Stewart’s Shops, 3 Maple Dell, Saratoga Springs; Mobil, State Route 9, Saratoga Springs;  A Plus Mini Market, 3009 NY-50, Saratoga Springs; Target, 3031 NY-50, Wilton; Mobil, NY-50, Wilton; Walgreens, 3020 NY-50, Saratoga Springs; Stewart’s Shops, 4208 NY-50, Saratoga Springs.

During these investigations, Businesses are checked utilizing a Trooper in plainclothes, and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or provide a false date of birth.

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Thursday, 22 December 2022 13:35

December 17 – December 23, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Jordan M. Garafalo, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 3 years incarceration and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to assault in the second-degree, in connection with an incident that resulted in the death of a man following an August 2021 assault in Saratoga Springs. 

Michael L. Girard, 33, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Dec. 7 to 9 years incarceration and 25 years post-release supervision, on each count, after pleading to two counts criminal sexual act in the first-degree, a felony. Date of charges: October 2021, in Clifton Park. 

Eugene F. Wachtel, 55, of Scotia, pleaded Dec. 7 to felony attempted burglary, first charged October 2021 in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 8. 

Bruce L. Larrabee, 25, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Dec. 7 to felony assault, first charged in June. Sentencing Feb. 15. 

Nicholas Lesson, 42, of Stillwater, pleaded Dec. 7 to felony burglary, first charged in February. Sentencing Jan. 19. 

Kwaku A. Ofosu, 23, of Cohoes, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 5 years probation, after pleading to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, first charged in April in Mechanicville. 

Caren M. Monahan, 31, of Hudson Falls, pleaded Dec. 5 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, first charged in Moreau in October.  Sentencing Feb. 7. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

On Dec. 6, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Special Operations Team executed a search warrant at 109 Comstock Road in the town of Corinth. Following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking within Saratoga County, Thomas A. Allen, 34, Kayla J. Allen, 30, Erica B. Shippee, 36, and Richard S. Simmons, 49, were arrested and are accused of possessing and selling quantities of crack cocaine. Shippee is also a NYS parolee. Kayla Allen is currently on probation for a drug related offense, and Thomas Allen was out on bail pending sentencing for prior narcotics sales. As a result of the investigation and search warrant, scales, packaging material, and quantities of crack cocaine were seized. Each has been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the incident. 

After a lengthy investigation into numerous package thefts from Thimbleberry Drive in the town of Malta on Nov. 28, the Sheriff’s Office charged Sarah F. Micheli, 30, of Malta, with one count of felony grand larceny and 13 counts of misdemeanor petit larceny.

The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter on Dec. 3, of a yellow Labrador retriever that had been turned in to them under suspicious circumstances. The animal was extremely malnourished and had other signs of neglect as well. Investigation into the complaint led to the following Dec. 10 arrests of a Milton couple for torturing or injuring animals – failure to provide sustenance, under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law: Rebecca L. Been, 31, and Justin C. Condon, 28. Both were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Milton Town Court on a later date. The animal is in the custody of the Saratoga County Animal Shelter and is expected to make a full recovery.

Saratoga Police

Ashley Racine, 36, of Glens Falls, was charged Dec. 11 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Brenda Parker, 25, of Cohoes, was charged Dec. 11 with DWI, reckless endangerment, aggravated unlicensed operation, and vehicle equipment violation.

Connor Young, 29, of Ballston Lake, was charged Dec. 11 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to keep right. 

Kenneth Hughes, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny, and criminal trespass. 

Samantha Silvanic, 27, of Gansevoort, was charged Dec. 10 with DWI, and driving the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

James Lefebvre, 43, of Stillwater, was charged Dec. 7 with petit larceny. 

Kevin Kelly, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Dec. 6 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Jeffrey Hughes, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Dec. 6 with DWI, aggravated DWI, and following too close. 

Nathan Shreve, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Dec. 6 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Charles O’Brien, 40, of Corinth, was charged Dec. 6 with DWI, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and multiple driving-related violations. 

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Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:43

December 10 – December 16, 2022

Saratoga Springs Police Dept.

Jennifer Wright, 28, of Saratoga Springs, and Ricky Whipple, 50, of Saratoga Springs were charged with criminal trespass. 

Lynn Scoville, 40, of Queensbury, was charged with DWI. 

David Hugo-Mabb, 35, of Amsterdam, was charged with criminal contempt. 

Chelsea Hudson, 29, of Glens Falls, was charged with assault. 

Alex Morehouse, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt. 

Carmen Squires, 29, of Altamont, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Liane Schnur, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny. 

Michael Opal, 63, of Gansevoort, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Devrin Grant, 27, of Clifton Park, was charged with menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Philip Tsahey, 23, of Latham, was charged with obstructing governmental official, and several driving related charges. 

Justin Mechanick, 41, of Ballston Spa, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Kyle Sleight, 36, of Ballston Spa, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, speeding, and motor vehicle registration suspended. 

Derek Jones, 24, of Averill Park, was charged with criminal mischief. 

William Clanton, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief, and burglary. 

Casey Sherman, 41, of Rochester, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and driving in the wrong direction. 

James Millington, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass, and criminal mischief. 

Joseph Solevo, 34, of Milton, was charged with criminal mischief, and grand larceny. 

Kevin Coffey, 39, of Mechanicville, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Justin Nielsen, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with trespassing, and resisting arrest. 

Matthew Gebo, 21, of South Glens Falls was charged with criminal mischief. 

Anthony Cruz, 39, of Guilderland, was charged with criminal tampering.

Calvin Gong, 64, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass.

Jowoaan Mccall, 45, of Albany, was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, refusal to take a breath test, speeding, operating an unregistered vehicle, and drinking alcohol or using cannabis in a motor vehicle on highway. 

Margaret McKenzie, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Joseph Murray, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with making a terroristic threat. 

Alex Morehouse, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with reckless endangerment. 

Richard Janes, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and displaying forged certificate without inspection. 

Caroline Lukasik, 20, of Clifton Park, was charged with DWI, obstructing governmental administration, refusal to take breath test, and multiple driving related infractions. 

Saratoga County Court

Kaiah E. All, 24, of Corinth, pleaded Dec. 5 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, first charged October 2021 in Malta. Sentencing Feb. 6. 

Kamdyn J. Bishop, 31, of Wilton, pleaded Dec. 5 to misdemeanor assault, first charged October 2021 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 6. 

Elisha L. Novak, 40, of Gansevoort, pleaded Dec. 5 to aggravated DWI with a child, first charged in April in the town of Saratoga. Sentencing Jan. 23. 

David Krapish, of Ballston Spa, no age given, was sentenced Dec. 2 to 3 years probation, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender. 

Frederick J. Paul, Jr., 50, of Troy, was sentenced Dec. 2 to 5 years probation after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Stillwater. 

Rahsaan Fennicks, 37, of Schenectady, was sentenced Dec. 2 to 1-1/3 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to felony criminal contempt, first charged May 2022 in Wilton. 

Todd A. Axton, 60, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal contempt, in connection with charges in March 2022. 

Dina M. Dulong, 51, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged in June 2022. 

Christian Colon, 34, of Burnt Hills, was sentenced Dec. 1 to a 10-year term of probation, after pleading to possessing a sexual performance by a child. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Justice D. Ross, 25, Schenectady, was charged Dec. 6 with assault in the second-degree, stemming from an altercation in the Saratoga County Correctional facility. It is alleged that on Nov. 17, Ross was involved in a physical altercation with another inmate. 

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Thursday, 08 December 2022 15:10

December 3 – December 9, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Michael R. Andrews, 40, of Brooklyn, pleaded Nov. 28 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony, first charged February 2022 in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Justin D. Wells, 33, of Schenectady, pleaded Nov. 22 to criminal possession of stolen property, first charged November 2021 in Halfmoon. Sentencing Jan. 24. 

Jared Ellis, 31, of Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 22 to felony burglary, first charged in March in Providence. Sentencing Jan. 17. 

Michael S. Andrews, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 22 to 1-1/2 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, first charged in Milton June 2022. 

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Larry Deliveneri, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 27 with criminal contempt and grand larceny. 

Daniel Clarke, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 26 with criminal mischief, menacing, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and acting in manner to injure child. 

Stephanie Shriner, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 26 with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Tyler Smith, 20, of Warrensburg, was charged Nov. 25 with criminal possession of stolen property. 

Christopher Landry, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Thomas Dubois, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 24 with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 

Ryan Dalbey, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 24 with DWI, aggravated DWI and refusal to take a breath test. 

Paul Dudka, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 25 with DWI. 

Ryan Melchionda, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 25 with DWI, obstruct governmental administration, criminal possession of a weapon, failure to keep right. 

William Callahan, 23, of Stillwater, was charged Nov. 23 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Gwendolyn Gholson, 45, was charged Nov. 22 with aggravated unlicensed operation, operating motor vehicle without insurance, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Matthew Scott, 40, of West Ave., was charged Nov. 22 with Hate Crime/assault in the second-degree. The charge regards an intent, or cause of a physical injury to a person who is 65 years of age or older, when the actor is more than 10 years younger than such person.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Maurice M. Trichilo, 33, of Albany, and Dwayne J. Cooper, 35, of Troy, were each charged Nov. 18 with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, following a narcotics operation in the Town of Ballston. They are accused of possessing a large quantity of cocaine following a vehicle stop and roadside investigation, where approximately 260 grams of cocaine was seized, according to the county sheriff’s department. 

William E. Bounds, 37, of Malta, was charged Nov. 30 with the failure to change address within 10 days as a sex offender. 

On Nov. 23, members of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Caitlin Pruess after a lengthy investigation of drug trafficking within Saratoga County. Pruess is accused of possessing and selling quantities of crack/cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crystal methamphetamine throughout Saratoga County. A search warrant was executed by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team, Narcotics Unit, and South Glens Falls Police Department in the Village of South Glens Falls. Multiple subjects were located within the residence and were additionally charged. Caitlin M. Pruess, 30, of South Glens Falls, was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanors related to criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance, in addition to one count criminally using drug paraphernalia. Multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance were also charged to: Zachary E. King, 33, of South Glens Falls, Brendan J. Pulica, 38, of Warrensburg, Bobbie J. Demgerd, 42, of Glens Falls, Patricia P. Sexton, 37, of Glens Falls, Rachel M. Cenate, 32, of Hudson Falls, and Auriel B. Daab, 30, of Warrensburg. 

NY State Police

On Nov. 22, at about 11:18 p.m., State Police of Wilton responded to a crash in the parking lot of Fitzgeralds Steakhouse in Moreau. The investigation determined a vehicle driven by Shawn F. Van Vranken, 25, of Glens Falls, struck a parked car while attempting to leave the location. Van Vranken was charged with DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He was transported to Wilton for processing, where he recorded a 0.18% BAC. 

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Thursday, 01 December 2022 15:37

November 26 – December 2, 2022

Saratoga Springs Police

Kyle Mackrodt, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with criminal contempt.

Christopher Rose, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with criminal possession of a weapon. 

Raymond Scott, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 6 with assault. 

Roland Brathwaite, 33, of Troy, was charged Nov. 6 with resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration. 

Morgan McLean, 31, of Mechanicville, was charged Nov. 6 with harassment and resisting arrest. 

Maison Duffy, 19, of Cambridge, was charged Nov. 4 with resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Devan Hildebrandt, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 4 with criminal nuisance in the second-degree. 

Debra Caravello, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 3 with DWI, and two driving/vehicle violations.

Penny Richards, 47, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 3 with two counts criminal possession of controlled substance, criminal impersonation, forged possession, criminal possession stolen property, grand larceny, and criminal tampering. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Dept.

Brian C. MacDonald, 32, of Waterford, was charged Nov. 16 with criminal contempt – a misdemeanor, and aggravated family offense – a felony. He is accused of  making contact via telephone while an inmate in Saratoga County Jail with a protected person from a duly served Order of Protection. 

Saratoga County Court

Vincent E. Curtis, 23, of Milton, was sentenced Nov. 10 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 1-year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. 

Arthur J. Martin, 43, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 10 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 1-year post-release supervisions, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Robert Felice, 53, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced Nov. 10 to 1-1/3 to 4 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony burglary; first charged July 2021 in Northumberland; 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property first charged in Nov 2021 in Moreau, and 1-3 years after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged June 2022 in Moreau. 

Jonathan P. Raney, 45, of Selma, Alabama, was sentenced Nov. 10 to time served and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged November 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 

James E. Reinhart, Jr., was sentenced Nov. 10 to 1-year incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted burglary, first charged February 2022 in Halfmoon. 

Matthew L. Perkins, 54, of Malta, pleaded Nov. 14 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 4. 

Adrianne D. Liedel, 20, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 15 to vehicular manslaughter in the second-degree, in connection with charges first made March 15, 2022. Sentencing Jan. 17. 

Bianca A. Barnes, 24, of Schuylerville, pleaded Nov. 15 to felony criminal mischief, in connection with August 6, 2022 charges in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Shawn A. Smith, 29, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 16 to felony DWI, first charged Nov. 28, 2021, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 18. 

Christian C. Bonhotel, 32, of Troy, pleaded Nov. 17 to felony burglary, charged June 14, 2022, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Dec. 22. 

Kyle S. Fish, 21, of Schuylerville, pleaded Nov. 17 to felony rape, first charged in Saratoga July 1, 2020. Sentencing Jan. 19. 

Daniel Jennings, 31, of Galway, was sentenced Nov. 17 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged in Moreau. 

Nicholas P. Lesson, 42, of Stillwater, pleaded Nov. 17 to attempted rape in the first-degree, first charged Aug. 4, 2022. Sentencing Jan. 19. 

Mindy J. Hayes, 35, of Witherbee, was sentenced Nov. 17 to 2 to 6 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony DWI, first charged in Ballston Oct. 29, 2020. 

Charles D. McLellan, 54, of Malta, pleaded Nov. 18 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 12. 

Jeffrey T. Hampshire, 42, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 18 to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, first charged in Malta. Sentencing Jan. 13. 

Joseph D. Michaud, 34, of Waterford, pleaded Nov. 18 to felony DWI, first charged Oct. 5 in Malta. Sentencing Jan. 20. 

Carl M. Murphy, 53, of Stillwater, pleaded Nov. 21 to felony DWI, first charged in Malta. Sentencing Jan. 30. 

James F. Hall, 28, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 21 to felony burglary, first charged in Milton. Sentencing Jan. 30. 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 13:27

November 19 – November 25, 2022

NY State Police

This month, State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail in Saratoga County. During these investigations, businesses are checked utilizing a Trooper in plainclothes, and one or several underage operatives who cannot lie about their age or provide a false date of birth. During the initiative 16 businesses were checked for compliance. Four people were charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First degree, a misdemeanor, after selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. The following business was NOT in compliance under the New York Beverage Control Law Section 65, Prohibited Sale to Person Under the Age of 21: Lucky Mart Valero, 1324 SR50, Ballston Spa; Runway Express, 1402 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa; Savemore Beverage, 1512 SR9, Clifton Park; Speedway, 1513 Crescent Road, Clifton Halfmoon. The following establishments are recognized for their compliance: Jacks Liquor Store, 1028 SR146 Clifton Park; Cumberland Farms, 1032 SR 146, Clifton Park; Stewarts, 1206 SR 146, Clifton Park; USA Gas 4 Fire Road, Clifton Park;  Speedway, 1698 SR9 Clifton Park; Extra Mart, 283 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Extra Mart, 1588 SR9, Halfmoon; Rite Aid, 1701 SR9, Halfmoon; Extra Mart, 283 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Stewarts, 322 Ushers Road, Clifton Park; Gulf, 10 Round Lake Road, Ballston Lake; Stewarts, 16 Round Lake, Ballston Lake.

Saratoga County Court

Larry T. Lindstead, 30, of Malta, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony burglary, and felony attempted burglary, first charged October 2021 in Halfmoon.

Christopher Sears, 36, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 1-1/2 years incarceration and 10 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, first charged July and August 2018 in Milton. 

Michael Vinciguerra, 30, of Malta, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony identity theft. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Renee L. Passino, 35, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 7 to 3-1/2 years incarceration, and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged April 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Garrett Toften, 42, of Middleburgh, NY, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony assault, first charged February 2022 in Halfmoon. Sentencing Jan. 23. 

Joshua G. Boles, 33, of Ohio, pleaded Nov. 7 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, first charged in October in Waterford. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Eric S. Predential, 31, of Schenectady, pleaded Nov. 7 to felony grand larceny, first charged May 2022 in Waterford. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Cynthia A. Loszynski, 39, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 9 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 9. 

Timothy DiPasquale, 45, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Nov. 9 to 6 months incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony aggravated criminal contempt.

Terrance King, 33, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 9 to attempted strangulation in the second-degree, first charged August 2022. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Mikhail Donovan, 30, of Rotterdam, was charged Nov. 3 with petit larceny. 

Larry Deliveneri, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 3 with criminal mischief: intent to damage property. 

Jeremy Coonradt, 44, of Middle Grove, was charged Nov. 3 with DWI, refusal to take breath test, and criminal mischief.

Jesse Mackenzie, 34, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 31 with petit larceny. 

Edgardo Garcia-Gomez, 28, of Albany, was charged Oct. 30 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Matthew Scott, 40, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts criminal mischief, and criminal tampering, petit larceny. 

Trever Murphy, 42, of Norfolk, Virginia, was charged Oct. 30 with grand larceny in the third-degree. 

Shaineef Cain, 28, of Albany, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Trista Nichols, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 30 with two counts criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Mona Nordstrom, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 30 with criminal mischief.

Randy Jones, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 27 with criminal trespass.

Devan Hildebrandt, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with assault.

Christopher Decker, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with assault. 

Stanley Mlodzianowski, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 25 with assault. 

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Thursday, 17 November 2022 14:59

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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