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Thursday, 10 February 2022 13:09

January 29 – February 4, 2022

COURT 

Jason M. LaFountain, 39, of Greenfield, pleaded Feb. 1 to aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Agriculture and Markets Law. Sentencing March 22. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 46, of Troy, pleaded to two counts criminal contempt, in Clifton Park. Sentencing Feb. 1. 

Jonathan Saunders, 40, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 80 days incarceration and 5 years’ probation after pleading to felony criminal contempt. 

Demetrius L. Anderson, 32, of Clifton Park, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI. Sentencing April 6. 

Cedar Lofland, 49, of Queensbury, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony grand larceny, in Northumberland. Sentencing April 6. 

Pedro Davila, 26, of Albany, was sentenced Feb. 3 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony attempted assault in Saratoga Springs in connection with a charge on Nov. 10, 2019. 

Travis C. Edmonds, 28, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first degree, a felony, in Malta. 

Michael Taylor, 31, of Schuylerville, pleaded Feb. 2 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing April 6. 

Paul F. Haggerty, 39, of Greenfield, was sentenced to 3 months incarceration, after pleading to felony reckless endangerment.

Artiqua J. Dubois, 29, no published address, was sentenced to 5 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, on the charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third-degree, in Wilton. 

Steven P. McCarthy, 44, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Jan. 28 to felony DWI, in connection with a June 2021 charge in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing July 18. 

Samuel Brown, 44, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI.

Dalton-James L. Remines, 28, of Galway, was sentenced Jan. 28 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 3 years of probation in connection with a second-degree assault charge in Milton, 1-3 years’ incarceration in connection with a second-degree attempted assault charge in Wilton, 1-3 years’ incarceration criminal mischief in Charlton, and 1 year criminal contempt in Galway.  Sentences to run concurrently.  

Don E. Weis, 29, of Schenectady, pleaded Jan. 28 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 28. 

Richard Tifft, 50, of Queensbury, pleaded Jan. 28 to failure to register as a sex offender, in Moreau. Sentencing April 1.   

POLICE

Michal Ziolkowski, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 29 with grand larceny, DWAI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Joshua C. Duchano, 39, of Saranac Lake, was charged Feb. 4 with sexual abuse in the first-degree, and unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, both felonies. Duchano is accused of subjecting a person known to him to sexual contact and recording the events with an electronic device. The alleged incidents occurred between June and November 2021.   

Machenzie Carpenter, 28, of Cohoes, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with disorderly conduct: Fight/Violent Behavior. 

Jamel Gray, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, moved from lane unsafely, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Antonio Martinez, 44, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with DWI, aggravated DWI, speeding, failure to obey traffic control device, and improper turn. 

John Groves, 35, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 30 with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and criminal possession of controlled substance: cocaine. 

John Newtown, 43, of Enfield, CT, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and moving from lane unsafely. 

Ann Khanna, 54, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 27 with criminal contempt. 

Taylor Hugo, 30, of Broadalbin, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Anthony Maffetone, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Noah Frederick, 23, of Salem, Virginia, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 26 with acting in a manner to injure child less than 17. 

James Franchini, 20, of Slingerlands, was charged in Saratoga Springs Jan. 27 with DWI, possession of a forged instrument, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

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Thursday, 03 February 2022 10:09

January 22 – February 28, 2022

COURT 

Timothy J. Lenzi, 36, of Waterford, pleaded Jan. 26 to felony DWI in Halfmoon. Sentencing March 18. 

Aric E. Lemon, 42, of Watervliet, was sentenced Jan. 26 to 4 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs, first charged September 2020. 

Michael R. Brown, 51, of Northumberland, was arraigned at Saratoga County Court on Jan. 28 on an 11-count indictment in connection with his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Sept. 24 in the area of Route 32 and Rugg Road in the town of Northumberland. Brown is accused of driving recklessly while intoxicated and striking a motorcyclist who subsequently suffered serious injuries. Brown is additionally charged with fleeing the scene. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. A court appearance has been scheduled to take place March 18. 

Kelly Lion, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 24 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Michelle D. Cole, 52, of Lake George, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 1-2/3 to 6 years on a DWI conviction, and 1-1/3 to 4 years on an aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle conviction of a jury trial that occurred at Saratoga County Court on Sept. 16, 2021. The terms of incarceration will run concurrently. The incident related to the charges occurred Feb. 24, 2020 in Saratoga Springs when Cole was found by a police officer unconscious behind the wheel of a car while parked. Evidence presented at trial indicated that Cole operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated conviction and also drove that same day while her drivers’ license was revoked dur to a prior alcohol-related driving conviction, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen.   

Joshua E. Greco, 31, of Gloversville, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Ballston Spa. 

Tia M. Jubrey, 33, of Cohoes, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Clifton Park. 

Jack D. Smith, 34, of Mayfield, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI in Galway. 

Brittaney L. Tatsey, 28, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 21 to 3 years’ incarceration and 1 to 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, in Moreau. 

POLICE

Bianca Barnes, 23, of Schuylerville, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Nazir Ross, 25, of Albany, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal possession of a weapon, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Casey Holligan, 21, of Scotia, was charged Jan. 22 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief. 

Naequan Foxx, 26, of Beacon, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Aame Johnsion, 27, of Albany, was charged Jan. 23 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Jaqueline Aldrich, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 23 with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, harassment, and obstructing a governmental official. 

Michael Lewis, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 22 with petit larceny, harassment, and criminal mischief.

Jason Mineau, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 22 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having an inadequate plate lamp. 

Thomas Moran, 44, of Wynantskill, was charged Jan. 21 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass. 

Jasay Boone, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 17 with criminal contempt and a prior conviction aggravated criminal contempt within 5 years. 

Tyler Jackson, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 17 with criminal mischief. 

Petrina Phelan, 29, of Glens Falls, was charged Jan. 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to obey a traffic device. 

Tricia Dahnke, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 19 with registration suspended. 

Jesse Mackenzie, 33, of Corinth, was charged Jan. 19 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation, operating unregistered vehicle, operating vehicle without insurance, operating vehicle without inspection certificate, and improper plates. 

Nathan Suprenant, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 20 with criminal mischief. 

Michael Lewis, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 20 with petit larceny.

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Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:14

January 15 – January 21, 2022

COURT 

Erika L. Petit, 40, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 19 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Milton. 

Ronald Tifft, 51, pleaded Jan. 13 to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, in Moreau. Sentencing March 17. 

Joseph Manasseri, 34, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 14 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to rape in the second-degree, first charged in October 2020 in Milton, and 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to possessing a sexual performance by child. Sentences to run concurrently.   

POLICE

Isaiah McKiver, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged Jan. 16 in Saratoga Springs with assault, criminal trespass, and resisting arrest.

Breanna Moore, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 15 with criminal mischief.

James Cronkhite, 28, of Middle Grove, was charged Jan. 15 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, and failure to keep right.

Kianna Westfall, 26, of Ballston Spa, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Kayla Kelsey, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 18 with criminal mischief, burglary, and grand larceny – all felonies. Kelsey is accused of stealing items and damaging property during an alleged burglary the Paddock Apartments in Wilton on Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Benjamin Cuthbert, 49, of Fort Edward, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, passing a red light, and making an unsafe turn. 

Scott Hammond, 27, of Wilton, was charged Jan. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, speed not reasonable, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Jason Lyng, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with DWI and operating a motor vehicle without inspection certificate.

Bradley Haskell, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating vehicle that was unregistered, and without an inspection certificate.

Dejeir Coleman, 23, of Albany, was charged Jan. 13 in Saratoga springs with assault in the second-degree. 

Isabel Vanhall, 31, of Schuylerville, was charged Jan. 13 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speeding, and crossing road hazard markings. 

Gerald Oakes, 41, of Schenectady, was charged Jan. 10 in Saratoga Springs with coercion in the third-degree, three counts of criminal contempt, and aggravated harassment. 

Chad Lang, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 10 with assault in the third-degree.

Anthony C. Lebrecht Jr., 34, of Halfmoon, was charged Jan. 13 with sexual abuse in the first-degree, following an investigation into an incident which occurred in the town of Malta last November, when Lebrecht is accused of subjecting a 12-year-old girl to sexual contact. 

Robert Fassone, 30, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with possession of a forged instrument, and two counts grand larceny.

Arthur Burnett, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and operating motor vehicle without inspection certificate.

Bianca Barnes, 23, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation and vehicle equipment violation.

Alyssia Tarbox, 24, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with harassment and disorderly conduct.

Jakawn Heath, 24, of Catskill, was charged in Saratoga Springs with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, operating without an inspection certificate, and without stop lamps. 

Nicholas Martinek-Carey, 23, of Stillwater, was charged in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration.

Scott Pehl, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief.

Timothy Harvey, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, assault in the third-degree.

Jesse Mackenzie, 33, of Corinth, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and three driving related infractions.

Ekaterina Gambino, 43, of Lake George, was charged in Saratoga Springs with DWI.

Shawn Nash, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault in the third-degree. 

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Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:38

January 8 – January 14, 2022

COURT 

Ellen K. Zwijacz, 42, of Wilton, was sentenced Jan. 6 to 364 days in jail following her Nov. 1, 2021 guilty plea to felony grand larceny in the second-degree, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. Zwijacz, a Wilton attorney, admitted to transferring control of a client’s funds without the knowledge of her client using fraudulent legal documents from 2013 to 2018. The attorney also submitted documents to an insurance company to change address and beneficiary information on life insurance policies so that she received any correspondence and benefits and used her position as attorney for the client’s estate to file inaccurate probate documents aimed at concealing the theft, according to the statement. A financial restitution of just over $864,000 was paid by a third party on behalf of the defendant prior to sentencing. 

Nicole E. Daly, 49, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded to felony grand larceny in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing March 30. 

Dennis A. Combs, III, 24, of N.Y., N.Y., pleaded to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 22. 

Jamie D. Faye, 40, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to felony criminal contempt, in Moreau.

Jeremy E. Molnar, 27, of Greenfield, pleaded to felony vehicular assault, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 24. 

Pedro Davila, 26, of Albany, pleaded to attempted assault in the second-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 3. 

Blake A. Hefflin, 20, of Malta, pleaded to assault in the third-degree, and boating while intoxicated, in connection with a July 4, 2021 incident during which several underage individuals and adults hosted an underage drinking party in the area of Sandy Bay on Saratoga Lake, according to a statement by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Sentencing March 23. 

POLICE

Christopher C. Bradt, 27, of Glenville, was charged Jan. 6 with felony rape in the first-degree, and felony strangulation in the second-degree, in connection with an alleged incident in the Town of Halfmoon on June 23, 2021. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Bradt and a female victim met each other on a dating app. He is accused of, while at the victim’s residence, engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim by forcible compulsion. 

Jonathan M. Aronson, 50, of Greenfield, was charged Jan. 6 with Predatory sexual assault against a child- Felony, Rape in the first degree- Felony, and Endangering the welfare of a child- Misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged incident which occurred in the Town of Greenfield Jan. 1. 

Joseph Nocian, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with false impersonation and resisting arrest. 

Matthew DiSanto-Rose, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Alyssa Vance, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Victor Maffetone, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Robert Messia, 65, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs with having a suspended motor vehicle registration, a misdemeanor. 

Felicia McGann, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, making an unsafe turn, and failure to keep to the right. 

Timothy Harvey, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass. 

John Jara, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass, and criminal tampering – both misdemeanors. 

Samantha Fisher, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal tampering. 

Trevor Keniry-Thompson, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, no motor vehicle license, and two driving-related violations. 

Marian McCaskill, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor menacing, and felony criminal possession of a weapon. 

Lynne Caponera-Turk, 71, was charged with motor vehicle registration suspended – a misdemeanor and operating without motor vehicle insurance. 

Kitsia Yard, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Troy Bush, 29, of Lake Luzerne, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and two vehicle violations. 

Stephanie Fitzgerald, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Anthony Maffetone, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe turn, failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Victor Maffetone, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with felony burglary, on Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs. 

Tara Lerman, 36, of Yonkers, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle without insurance. 

Diaman George, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child – all misdemeanors. 

Jillian Granger, 35, of Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and following too closely. 

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Thursday, 06 January 2022 13:20

December 25, 2021 – January 7, 2022

COURT 

Daniel Larmon, 31, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 6 months incarceration, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender, in Moreau. 

Robert A. Nadeau, 39, of Troy, pleaded to felony attempted grand larceny, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs, first charged October 2019. Sentencing Feb. 18. 

Chuan P. Tsuei, 45, of Albany, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to DWAI felony, in Clifton Park. 

POLICE

Charles Barnes, 29, of Fort Edward, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal mischief. 

Douglas Cooper, 21, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving on wrong side of the road.

Andrew Guthorn, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Dominick St. Gelas, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts criminal mischief, and one count criminal tampering. 

Sean Maglione, 25, of Wallkill, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test and speeding. 

Brendan A. King, 40, of Wilton, was charged with 8 counts grand larceny and 4 counts petit larceny, in connection with multiple larceny complaints regarding unlocked vehicles in the area of Jones Road in Wilton. 

Damani Went, 22, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated criminal contempt, and grand larceny – both felonies, and misdemeanor assault. 

Robert Loya, 52, of Wilton, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and following too closely, after being involved in a personal injury motor vehicle accident. 

David Casner, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, failure to use designated lane and failure to obey traffic control device. 

Muhammad Akhtar, 60, of Latham, was charged in Saratoga Springs with reckless endangerment.

Harold Beagle, 36, of Porter Corners, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt. 

Kristine Tiger, 32, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding.

Brittany Rosario, 29, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Joseph Deschenes, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Angelina Gazzillo, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, and two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief. 

Kaiah All, 23, of Corinth, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use drug paraphernalia, and felony tampering with physical evidence.

Jaimee Ryf, 40, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Michael Heisler, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief misdemeanor, and felony robbery. 

David Hagen, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief misdemeanor. 

David Tanner, 61, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

Cassandra Poventud, 25, of Schenectady, was charged in Saratoga Springs with assault. 

Jesse Stewart, 37, of Colonie, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI – as a second offense within 10 years, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, circumvent interlock/ operate without device, refusal to take a breath test, no motor vehicle license, driving wrong way on one-way street, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Christopher Balcom, 31, of Glens Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and driving wrong way on one-way street.

Zachary Christie, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with resisting arrest misdemeanor, and trespass. 

Joseph Ramsey, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor assault, and acting in manner injure child. 

Jaronin Campbell, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. 

James Bernardoni, 51, of Grand Island, was charged in Saratoga Springs with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor. 

Ryan Cook, 32, of Halfmoon, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Richard Harrison, 54, of Galway, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speed not prudent, and failure to keep right. 

Francisco De-Jesus Nava, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Dharamdeo Totaram, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with obstruct governmental administration, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021 16:37

December 18 – December 24, 2021

COURT

Travis R. Austin, 36, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Dec. 10 to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing scheduled March 9. 

Ivan Joy, 54, of Fort Edward, pleaded Dec. 10 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Anthony R. Young, 49, of Albany, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 3 years of probation on a felony DWAI charge, first charged in Wilton in November 2018. 

Miles H. Latimer, 27, of Schenectady, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 8-1/2 years’ incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony attempted burglary, two felony counts each of burglary, and grand larceny, and the misdemeanors: petit larceny, criminal mischief, and criminal trespass. First charged February 2019 in the town of Clifton Park. 

Damani A. Went, 22, of Schenectady, pleaded Dec. 8 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in Milton. Sentencing Feb. 23. 

Thomas Tedesco, 42, of Mechanicville, pleaded Dec. 9 to felony criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing March 10. 

Shawn R. Bultman, 41, of Northumberland, pleaded Dec. 9 to attempted assault in the first-degree, in Wilton. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Jeffery E. Tennyson, 59, of Queensbury, pleaded Dec. 9 to felony DWI, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 10. 

Alfredo Lebron-Rivera, 36, of Albany, was charged Dec. 7 with two felony counts grand larceny, and unlawful fleeing of police and reckless driving. He is accused of stealing a vehicle from the Cumberland Farms in Ballston Spa and fleeing police. 

Jai’Anthony D. Holley, 20, of Lake City, Florida, pleaded Dec. 8 to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in Moreau. Sentencing Feb. 9. 

Guy Pierce, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 2-1/2 years’ incarceration, and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to assault in the second-degree, first charged in Saratoga Springs in May 2019. 

Michael A. Thomas, 58, of Levittown, was sentenced Dec. 8 to 4 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston. 

POLICE

Michael J. Kennedy, 33, of Amsterdam, was charged Dec. 10 with multiple felony robbery, burglary, assault, and criminal use of a firearm in connection with an alleged larceny attempt in Galway Dec. 5 that resulted in both, Kennedy and the robbery victim, receiving non-life-threatening wounds by gunfire, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.   

Danielle N. Pereira, 31, of Newburgh, was charged Dec. 2 with two felony counts grand larceny. She is accused of stealing merchandise from the Kohl’s Department in Clifton Park on two separate dates.

Justin D. Traver, 33, of Malta, was charged Dec. 15 with grand larceny. He is accused of receiving $7,900 in August 2020 to perform construction-related work, which he did not perform. 

Renee Tanner, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to yield the right-of-way.

Daniel Mooney, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with disorderly conduct/create hazardous or physically offensive condition. 

Jarod Green, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Abigail Bartlett, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and an equipment violation. 

Dustin Quirion, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and vehicle registration suspended. 

Nathan Shreve, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated family offense, and harassment. 

Shawn Smith, 28, of Scotia, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, DWAI felony, use of vehicle not equipped with interlock device, and following too closely. 

Christopher Brewer, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense – both felonies, and criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Joshua Shippey, 35, of Greenfield Center, was charged in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Philip Fear, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right, and speed not reasonable. 

Harrison Blackington, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal mischief and criminal tampering. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Darian Rivers, 25, of Saratoga Springs, with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle without insurance, and registration suspended. 

Ricardo Guana, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with operating motor vehicle while impaired with drugs, after being involved in a property damage accident. 

Edouard Questel, 72, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right, and unsafe turn. 

Patricia Hunter, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief. All three charges are felonies. 

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Thursday, 16 December 2021 11:34

December 11 – December 17, 2021

COURT

Amanda L. Martin, 34, of Halfmoon, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to aggravated DWI with child, in Clifton Park. 

Michelle Iorio, 32, of Moreau, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 1-/12 to 2 years’ incarceration after pleading to fourth degree arson.

Victor M. Dominguez, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree. 

Andrew V. Cino, 28, of Rexford, was sentenced Dec. 6 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. 

Justin LeBarron, 37, of Gansevoort, pleaded Dec. 6 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, in Northumberland. 

Colby Flood, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Dec. 3 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to attempted robbery in the third-degree, first charged in May in Saratoga Springs. 

Tieberius T. Rozier, 22, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced Dec. 2 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to rape in the third-degree, in Malta. 

Anthony J. Lashway, 22, of Fort Edward, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 3 years conditional discharge, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, in Wilton. 

Tori Spina, 33, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 90 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Christian Colon, 33, of Burnt Hills, pleaded Dec. 1 to possessing a sexual performance by a child. Sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1, 2022. 

POLICE

Cassandra C. Morsellino, 30, of Amsterdam, was charged Dec. 5 with felony assault and felony burglary. Morsello is accused of intentionally causing serious physical injury to a person known to her by stabbing the victim in the neck with a knife. It is alleged she acted in concert with a man to unlawfully enter the residence of the victim with intent to commit a larceny and in the process causing physical injury to that victim, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The victim suffered serious injuries not expected to be life-threatening. 

Michael L. Girard, 32, of Clifton Park, was charged Dec. 2 with the felonies: predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual act in the first-degree, and aggravated sexual abuse in the second-degree; and the misdemeanors: criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and unlawful imprisonment in the second-degree. Girard is accused of engaging in a criminal sexual act by forcible compulsion with another person known to him in the town of Clifton Park in October. He is suspected of impeding the normal breathing of the victim by applying pressure to her neck. He was previously arrested for a similar incident to a separate victim on a separate date, leading to the charge of predatory sexual assault, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Gerard was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. 

Kevin C. Johnson, 34, Gloversville, was charged Dec. 3 with six felonies and one misdemeanor in Saratoga Springs in connection with an alleged incident on Nov. 25 at around 3:30 a.m., at 11 Excelsior Ave., according to Saratoga Springs Police. The felonies include: two counts of rape, predatory sexual assault; aggravated sexual abuse, strangulation - obstruct breath/blood circulation, and assault, in addition to the misdemeanor charge of criminal contempt. The female victim did sustain injuries which required medical treatment, police said. 

Thomas McCall, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count criminal use of drug paraphernalia. 

Jessica Henderson, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, speeding, and operating an unregistered vehicle. 

Christopher Post, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Joyce Butler, 66, of Gansevoort, was charged in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to keep right, and operating a vehicle without insurance and registration suspended. 

Nicholas Crupi, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with misdemeanor DWI, and driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Ian Price, 23, of Craryville, was charged in Saratoga Springs with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

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Thursday, 09 December 2021 12:23

December 4 – December 10, 2021

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Georgios N. Kakavelos was sentenced Nov. 30 in Saratoga County Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole, following his conviction of murder in the first-degree by a trial jury in June, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. The trial lasted for more than six weeks with jury hearing from more than sixty witnesses and considering more than 700 items of evidence. Kakavelos had been convicted for the October 2019 murder of Allyzibeth A. Lamont in Johnstown. Lamont, 22, worked for Kakavelos at his deli shop. Lamont had challenged Kakavelos’ illegal activities of “paying employees under the table” and not complying with employment laws, First Assistant District Attorney Alan Porembo said, during the sentencing process, adding that it was because she stood up for her fellow employees that Kakavelos set into motion a plan to kill her. The jury found Kakavelos hired employee James Duffy to assist him with the murder and removal of the victim to a grave site in the town of Malta. Kakavelos was found guilty by the jury on ten counts, including: murder in the first-degree, conspiracy in the second-degree, two counts concealment of a human corpse (which takes into account the transportation, and burial of, the victim’s body), and six counts of tampering with physical evidence. 

Zachary L. Rosebrook, 22, of Waterford, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 6 years post-release supervision, after pleading to rape in the second-degree, in connection with an incident in Halfmoon originally charged in August 2020. 

Bryan M. Brust, 31, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 29 to felony burglary, in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Jan. 31. 

Jackie McGonigle, 37, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 3 years’ incarceration, and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to second degree assault, and 1 year incarceration after pleading to second degree criminal contempt. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Thomas J. Dingmon, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 4-1/2 years’ incarceration and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Galway.

Lloyd W. Kelone, 36, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 23 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 7. 

Yasuan Cureton, 26, of Albany, pleaded Nov. 23 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 27. 

Samuel Brown, 44, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 23 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 27. 

Jason T. Palmieri, 34, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Nov. 30 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony assault, and 1 to 3 years after pleading to felony DWI. Sentences will run consecutively. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 46, of Troy, pleaded Nov. 30 to two felony counts criminal contempt in the first-degree, in connection with charges filed Aug. 3 in Clifton Park. Sentencing Feb. 1. 

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Nicholas A. Monroe, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 19 with Offering a false instrument for filing – a Felony. Monroe was charged following a fraud investigation conducted by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit in connection to an incident that occurred in the town of Milton in March 2020. The complaint alleges Monroe filed false documents with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office in order to add a handgun which he was not entitled to on his pistol permit. 

Kenneth Hunter, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 17 with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, and felony assault. 

Dylan Capone, 21, of Malta, was charged Nov. 18 in Saratoga Springs with four misdemeanor counts criminal contempt and one misdemeanor count stalking. 

Bryan Stickles, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 19 with one misdemeanor count and one felony count criminal contempt.

Dushawn Griffith, 40, of Gloversville, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two vehicle violations. 

Scott Latham, 32, of Greenfield, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Brent Thibodeau, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 21 with assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Raphael Germain, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 22 with criminal trespass, resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration. All three charges are misdemeanors. 

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November 25 – December 3, 2021

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Earl T. Walsh, 28, of Schuylerville, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Jack D. Smith, 33, of Mayfield, pleaded Nov. 19 to felony DWI, in Galway. Sentencing Jan. 21. 

Joshua E. Greco, 31, of Gloversville, pleaded Nov. 19 to felony grand larceny, in Ballston. Sentencing Jan. 21. 

Shamiek A. Shorter, 25, of Schenectady, pleaded Nov. 19 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 24. 

Erika L. Pettit, 39, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 19 to felony DWI, in Milton. Sentencing Jan. 19. 

Travis C. Edmonds, 28, of Troy, pleaded Nov. 18 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Malta. Sentencing Jan. 7.

Jamie D. Faye, 40, of South Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 18 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Moreau. Sentencing Dec. 22.

Joseph H. Labia, 48, of Elmont, was sentenced Nov. 18 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to aggravated family offense, in Mechanicville. 

Isaiah Germain-Boone, 21, of Schenectady, pleaded Nov. 19 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in Wilton. Sentencing Jan. 19. 

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Michael L. Girard, 32, of Clifton Park was charged Nov. 22 with criminal sexual act in the first-degree, a felony, and the misdemeanors:  assault, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, and unlawful imprisonment.

Dean J. Atwell, 32, of Malta, was charged Nov. 18 with two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Atwell was charged in the village of Corinth, and allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 1 ounce of crystal methamphetamine that was individually packaged for sale, and several Suboxone strips that were not prescribed to him, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Shane Roach, 45, of Troy, was charged Nov. 10 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to keep right.

Veronica Murtagh, 40, of Greenfield Center, was charged Nov. 10 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Caleb Gruet, 28, of Johnstown, was charged Nov. 12 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, operating motor vehicle while using mobile phone, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Carly Kennedy, 20, of Argyle, was charged Nov. 14 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor DWI, driving wrong direction on a one-way street. 

Clarence Stanford, 55, of Schenectady, was cited Nov. 14 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and registration suspended.

Kristen Jenks, 34, of Ballston Spa, was cited Nov. 15 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and following too closely. 

Cherry Maxwell, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 16 with misdemeanor assault.

John Jarvis, 58, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 16 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Brandy McLaughlin, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 16 with felony burglary, and criminal mischief – a misdemeanor. 

Devan Hildebrandt, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 6 with misdemeanor assault. 

Shannon Small, 40, of Utica, was charged Nov. 6 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, and two vehicle/driving violations.

Matthew Fluty, 30, of Troy, was charged Nov. 7 in Saratoga Springs with obstruct governmental administration, resisting arrest, aggravated unlicensed operation – all misdemeanors, and six driving related violations. 

Terrance Rudes, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with criminal mischief in the third-degree, a felony. 

Lynn Risch, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 7 with endangering the welfare of a child. 

Antonio Quesada, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 8 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Jonathan Raney, 43, of Selma, Alabama, was charged Nov. 8 in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI and felony aggravated DWI as second offenses, criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree – a felony, and two driving related violations. Arrested following a traffic stop on South Broadway, Raney was found to be in possession of a loaded and unregistered 9MM handgun, according to Saratoga Springs Police. 

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:31

November 20 – November 24, 2021

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Dylan K. Vella, 28, of Corinth, pleaded guilty to murder in the second-degree, in Saratoga County Court on Nov. 17. The charge – which also included three felony counts of assault – date to an April 7, 2020 incident in the town of Corinth during which Vella was accused of intentionally driving his vehicle into three motorcycles, causing physical injuries to one victim, serious physical injuries to two other victims and resulting in the death of a fourth victim – Paul Hollenbeck of Corinth. Vella additionally pleaded to one felony count sexual abuse in the first-degree regarding an incident that preceded the motorcycle crash and involved the sexual abuse of a woman in the town of Hadley, according to a statement issued by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 7 when it is anticipated Vella will receive a sentence of 20 years-to-life related to the murder charge, in addition to sentences regarding the assault and sexual abuse charges, Heggen said.         

Jonathan H. Fajans, 20, of Galway, was sentenced Nov. 12 to 10 years incarceration and 20 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in December 2020. 

Malik Butler, 24, of Schenectady, was sentenced to six months incarceration and five years of probation, after pleading to attempted burglary in the second-degree, originally charged in February 2019 in Clifton Park. 

Khalil Hankins, 26, of Colonie, pleaded Nov. 12 to felony burglary, in connection with an incident in Malta. 

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David P. Hancock, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 14 with felony burglary, and misdemeanor petit larceny, in connection with a larceny complaint at the Walmart in Wilton. 

Anthony Canzone, Jr., 47, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 11 in Milton with grand larceny, insurance fraud, and falsifying business records. It is alleged Canzone fraudulently received $38,753.37 in 207-C wage replacement payments from the self-insurance fund of Saratoga County, and misrepresented material facts in documents the completed in furtherance of the claim for benefits, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

Katie M. Horn, 26, of Hadley, was charged Nov. 10 with two counts promoting a sexual performance by a child and use of a child in a sexual performance – all four counts are felony charges, and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Horn is accused of using two children under the age of 5 to create child pornography. The photos were found on an electronic device by a family member of one of the children which prompted the investigation. The children were not family members, but were known to Horn, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Bryan T. Dinardi, 30, of Halfmoon, was charged Nov. 10 with felony arson and making a punishable false written statement, a misdemeanor. Dinardi is suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in the Malta Gardens Mobile Home Park on Nov. 6, and lying about the circumstances of the fire on a sworn deposition. 

John George, 47, of Bennington, Vermont, was charged Nov. 2 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, after being involved in a property damage accident. 

Patrick Hammond, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Shane Stephens, 29, of Saratoga, was charged Nov. 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and having a suspended registration. 

Johnson Gooden-Prunty, 27, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 3 in Saratoga Springs with false impersonation, obstruct governmental official, having no license, and fail to yield right of way.

Caroline Garrity, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 3 with assault in the second-degree, a felony. 

Ciaran McCall, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 4 with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Steven Calizza, 27, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 6 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, following a vehicle too closely, and aggravated DWI, after being involved in a property damage accident. 

Jamaine Myers, 43, of Troy, was charged Nov. 6 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, stalking, and criminal trespass – all misdemeanors. 

Tayla Ramos, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 9 with misdemeanor welfare fraud, and offering a false instrument to file in the first-degree, a felony. 

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