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Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:08

December 5 – December 11, 2020

COURT 

Michael T. June, 36, of Schenectady, was sentenced Nov. 30 to 1 to 3 years state prison, after pleading to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. 

Joyce Q. Dadhirao, 56, of Round Lake, was sentenced Dec. 2 to five years of probation, after pleading to DWAI, a felony, in Clifton Park. 

Linda C. Deitz, 43, of Albany, was sentenced Dec. 2 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Moreau. 

Erik T. Cargile, 34, of Albany, pleaded Dec. 3 to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, in Malta. Sentencing Feb. 3, 2021. 

POLICE

Dennis J. L. Lescault, 28, of Lake Luzerne, was charged in Saratoga Springs with three felonies: attempted assault with intent to cause injury to officer, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and the misdemeanors: obstruct governmental administration; reckless endangerment; unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle; aggravated unlicensed operation, and reckless driving. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office added additional charges: AUO in the first-degree, DWAI, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, and numerous vehicle and traffic law infractions. The Saratoga Springs incident took place about 7 a.m. on Nov. 26, when a city Police Department officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on Spring Street, authorities said. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, it quickly accelerated and turned southbound onto Circular Street, onto Whitney Place and then entered the Greenridge Cemetery. As the vehicle attempted to exit the cemetery, it allegedly rammed the driver’s side of a marked Saratoga Springs Police Department car which had its emergency lights on. The officer of the rammed car was not injured. The vehicle continued onto roads in the southeast area of Saratoga Springs and then into the Town of Malta. Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office officers attempted to stop the vehicle for a failure to signal lane changes on I-87 northbound in the Town of Malta. The driver is accused of then leading police on a pursuit that continued after it exited I-87 at Exit 15, and north on New York State Route 50, and eventually south on Route 9 where the operator was apprehended after a short foot chase. Lescault was arraigned on city charges on December 2 and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash, or $30,000 bond.

Barrett Zalocha, 28, of New Hartford, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with forcible touching, and public lewdness. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Annabella Boyea, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 20 with misdemeanor assault, and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon. 

Juan Munguia, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 21 with misdemeanor petit larceny, and felony grand larceny. 

Elizabeth Hanson, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 22 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Daniel Earley, 27, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 22 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation.

Nicholas Warner, 21, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 23 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Kodi Goodson, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 23 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation.

Devin Orphan, 20, of Rotterdam, was charged Nov. 23 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt misdemeanor, and aggravated family offense – with more than one offense within five years rising to a felony count. 

Kayla Harris, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Ethan Kriesel, 30, of Amsterdam, was charged Nov. 26 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, and speeding.

Daniel Thornton, 66, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 27 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs – a misdemeanor, and six driving related violations. 

Stephen Budesa, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 28 with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Published in Police Blotter
Friday, 04 December 2020 10:39

November 26 – December 4, 2020

COURT 

Shawn L. Whitman, 43, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 23 to rape in the third-degree, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 26, 2021. 

Frank L. Lewis, 39, of Stillwater, pleaded Nov. 24 to felony DWAI, in Saratoga. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 25. 

Levi J.S. Tripp, 39, of Lake George, was sentenced Nov. 24 to 1 to 3 years state prison after pleading to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, in Moreau. 

Neil L. Fullington, 65, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 18 to four months in jail, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender. 

Edwyn M. Snyder, 58, of Cohoes, was sentenced Nov. 18 to six months in jail, on the felony charge of attempted rape in the second-degree. 

John A. Butler, 41, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Nov. 18 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Northumberland. 

Kayla N. Scolamiero, 29, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 17 to DWAI, in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 20. 

Dennis C. Woods, 55, of Corinth, pleaded Nov. 17 to felony DWI, in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 27. 

Devin W. Campbell, 20, of Clifton Park, pleaded Nov. 17 to felony DWI, in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 19. 

Alexander P. Jones, 33, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 20 to criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Malta. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 25. 

William M. Biette, 44, of Latham, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years state prison, after pleading to felony DWI, in Malta. 

Javier A. Dalmasi, 25, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 19 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, in connection with incidents in Northumberland, Malta and Saratoga Springs in late 2019. Sentencing scheduled Jan. 26.

POLICE 

Lucas Sisco, 20, of Granville, was charged Nov. 17 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Shannon Richute, 43, of Wilton, was charged Nov. 17 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Joshua Rector, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 17 with resisting arrest, obstruct governmental administration, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. All four charges are misdemeanors. 

Jeremy Depasquale, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 18 with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. 

Michael Redd, 18, of Mechanicville, was charged Nov. 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Meaghan Kraft, 42, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and two driving violations. 

Miles Hawes, 29, of Milton, was charged Nov. 17 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, having no motor vehicle license, and motor vehicle registration suspended. 

Keegan A. Farrell, 20, of Greenfield Center, was charged Nov. 30 with felony burglary. Farrell is accused of entering and remaining unlawfully in a building in the town of Ballston with the intent to commit a crime, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Robert Bump, age 47, of Rensselaer, was charged Nov. 30 with burglary in the third-degree, regarding an alleged incident that occurred in the town of Halfmoon. 

William Brown, 37, of Latham, was charged Nov. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, obstruct governmental administration, criminal mischief, and three driving violations following an incident on Grand Avenue in Saratoga Springs where Brown is suspected of colliding with an unoccupied car. 

Gregory Dempsey, 51, of Greenfield Center, was charged Nov. 14 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Nicholas Charron, 22, of Spencerport, was charged Nov. 15 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, reckless driving, speeding, and failure to obey police officer. 

Andrew Barney, 22, of Greenfield Center, was charged Nov. 15 in Saratoga Springs with two felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and trespassing. 

Noah McFarland, 21, of Greenfield Center, was charged Nov. 16 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Christopher Nichols, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 16 with misdemeanor petit larceny and misdemeanor criminal possession of stolen property. 

Joy Jirak, 35, of Milton, was charged Nov. 16 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, and criminal mischief – both charges are misdemeanors. 

Published in Police Blotter
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:37

November 21 – November 25, 2020

COURT

Jahelijah Davis, 38, of Watervliet, pleaded Nov. 18 to attempted sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, in Ballston. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 15, 2021. 

Juan A. Vazquez, 47, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced Nov. 18 to serve 20 years to life, after pleading to murder in the second-degree. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office,  Vazquez, at the time he entered his plea, admitted he intentionally caused the death of Kenny J. Shipski on April 10, 2020, following an argument that took place regarding drugs, and ended with Vazquez stabbing Shipski several times when visiting his room at the Clearview Motel in South Glens Falls. 

James I. Price, 43, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Nov. 16 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 22. 

Tricia M. Kilduff, 41, of Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 16 to aggravated SWI with a child less than 16 years old, in Moreau. Sentencing Jan. 20. 

David M. Tenace, 53, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony burglary in the third-degree, in Saratoga Springs. 

POLICE 

Patrick F. Phelan, of 53, Saratoga Springs,  was charged Nov. 15 with felony assault, misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury – a felony, a vehicle equipment violation and refusing to take a breath test.  According to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, officers responded to a personal injury accident on Ballston Avenue just south of Lincoln Avenue. The report was that a vehicle had struck a jogger and then left the scene. Upon arrival officers located the jogger, 72-year-old Andrew Fincke, on the east shoulder of Ballston Avenue. The Saratoga Springs Fire Department arrived and began initial treatment to Fincke. Witnesses at the scene provided information regarding a vehicle involved in the incident. That vehicle, a red 2019 Jeep Renegade operated by Phelan, was stopped by police on Broadway. While traveling northbound on Ballston Avenue earlier, Phelan is suspected of having swerved right of his lane of travel, striking Fincke, and then leaving the scene of the accident. Fincke was transported to Albany Medical Center from the scene, and suffered both head trauma and internal injuries as a result of the incident. Additional charges are possible.

Laura B. Brock, 37, of Halfmoon, was charged Nov. 16 with assault in the second-degree, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon the fourth-degree, and menacing in the second-degree, after allegedly resisting arrest and intentionally causing physical injury to a deputy sheriff by headbutting him to his facial area. She was arraigned at Wilton Town Court and released on her own recognizance pending further action in the matter.

Elizabeth D. Badger, 58, of Troy, was charged Nov. 15 with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first-degree, a felony. She is accused of striking and threatening to strike a resident at the Saratoga Bridges facility on numerous occasions.  She was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Halfmoon Town Court on a later date.

Jeffrey S. Myatt, 42, of Ballston Lake, was charged Nov. 15 with the following felonies - two counts burglary, single counts assault, criminal mischief, and grand larceny, as well as one misdemeanor count criminal mischief in connection with an alleged incident in Halfmoon. He is accused of unlawfully entering and remaining in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime therein and of causing serious physical injury to a person who was not a participant in the crime.  He is also charged with stealing a purse containing a credit card and of smashing a television set. Myatt was arraigned and released on his own recognizance pending further action in the matter. The assault victim in the matter was treated at Malta Med Emergent Care and released.

Adoniram J. Huntington IV, 45, of Moreau, was charged Nov. 13 with felony burglary, and petit larceny, and criminal contempt misdemeanors, in connection with an alleged incident in Moreau. Huntington was arraigned and sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500/$1,000 bail and scheduled to reappear in the Moreau Town Court at a later date. 

Published in Police Blotter
Friday, 20 November 2020 10:36

November 14 – November 20, 2020

COURT

Randy Brouillette, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 12 to 60 days in jail, after pleading to attempted assault in the second-degree. 

Norman E. Rose, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 10 to 1.5-3 years state prison, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, in Wilton. 

Ralph Knapp, 68, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 13 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Jan. 15, 2021. 

Leslie F. Allen, Jr., 39, of Corinth, pleaded Nov. 13 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Dec. 4. 

Rakim L. Johnson, 29, of Lake George, pleaded Nov. 13 to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 15. 

POLICE 

Adoniram J. Huntington IV, 45, of Moreau, was charged Nov. 13 with two felony counts Burglary in the third-degree, single felony counts grand larceny, and reckless endangerment, the misdemeanors: unlawful fleeing from police in a motor vehicle, and petit larceny, and numerous vehicle and traffic violations.  Huntington was charged in connection with a series of incidents at a business in the town of Moreau.  According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 11, Huntington is suspected of forced entry into a business and stealing a vehicle from that business. It is alleged he then fled from responding Sheriff’s units, and nearly caused multiple serious collisions while fleeing. The vehicle pursuit was ended to not increase the risk of an accident, authorities said. The stolen vehicle was located abandoned a short distance away the following day.  During the evening of Nov.  12, he is alleged to have returned to the same business, and burglarized it again, this time stealing miscellaneous items inside, before he was caught in the act by the business owner, and subsequently attempted to flee on foot but was caught a short distance away by Sheriff’s Office Deputies. 

William J. Pfeiffer, 43, of Halfmoon, was charged Nov. 12 with felony assault, and the misdemeanors: criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal possession of a weapon. Pfeiffer is alleged to have struck a female during a domestic incident with a belt, choked her, and prevented her from leaving the residence, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office.  He was arraigned by Judge Waite of the Saratoga Springs City Court and released to Pre-Trial Services through the Saratoga County Probation Department.  An Order of Protection was issued on behalf of the victim and Pfeiffer is scheduled to appear in Halfmoon Town Court later this month.     

Dylan A. Nigro, 18, homeless, was charged Nov. 11 with assault in the second-degree, following an alleged incident in the Northway Eleven community. Nigro is suspected of being involved in an altercation with another male on Sylvan Trail.  During the altercation Nigro, allegedly stabbed the unnamed male in the arm. The victim’s injuries required treatment at Albany Medical Center.  Nigro was arraigned in the Ballston Town Court and is being held at Saratoga County Jail. He is scheduled to return to the Malta Town court at a later date.   

Jeffrey Rubertone, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 9 with felony DWI and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection certificate. 

Kory Willis, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 11 with criminal mischief, and assault in the third-degree. 

Matthew McDonald, 26, of Amsterdam, was charged Nov. 11 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Jeremy Depasquale, 40, of Latham, was charged Nov. 11 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Maegan Mack, 26, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 12 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Jason Neville, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 12 with felony DWI, passing a red light, having a suspended motor vehicle registration, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and circumventing a motor vehicle interlock system. 

David Haverly, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 13 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and moving from lane unsafely.

Published in Police Blotter
Friday, 13 November 2020 10:34

November 7 – November 13, 2020

COURT

Joseph T. Sims, 52, of Middle Grove, pleaded Nov. 2 to felony DWI, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 14, 2021. 

Todd A. Buchas, 41, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 2 to rape in the first-degree. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Tyler S. Moon, 42, of South Glens Falls, pleaded Nov. 2 to grand larceny in the fourth-degree, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 11. 

Todd D. Derush, 40, of Moreau, was sentenced Nov. 4 to 6 years in state prison after pleading to felony burglary in the second-degree, and 1-3 years in state prison after pleading to felony attempted assault. Sentences to run consecutively. 

POLICE

Nay-Quaree Robinson, 19, of Watervliet, was charged Oct. 30 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of marijuana.

Candace Stefanik, 54, of Malta, was charged Oct. 31 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Allison Murray, 23, of Troy, was charged Oct. 31 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Jodi Tamburrino, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 31 with misdemeanor DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and operating a motor vehicle without stop lamps. 

Kristie Tracy, 39, of Gansevoort, was charged Nov. 1 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

Alisa Reale, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 1 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. 

Jordan Duncan, 24, of Troy, was charged Nov. 2 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and speeding. 

Randall Alger, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 2 with burglary in the third-degree – a felony, harassment in the second-degree, and resisting arrest. 

Afton King, 35, and Nathan Surprenant, 33, both of Saratoga Springs, were each charged Nov. 2 with burglary in the third-degree, a felony. 

Felix Omoruyi, 33, of Desoto, Texas, was charged Nov. 3 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third-degree. 

Michael Faggiano, 62, of Schuylerville, was charged Nov. 4 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Clinton Waddell, 38, of Middle Grove, was charged Nov. 4 in Saratoga Springs with disorderly conduct: fight/violent behavior. 

Kaitlynn Boyd, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 4 with misdemeanor DWI, criminal mischief: reckless property damage, reckless driving, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Cheryl Taylor, 59, of Schenectady, was charged Nov. 4 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to yield right-of-way. 

Kimberly Bertrand, 23, of Ballston Spa, was charged Nov. 5 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, criminal mischief, and harassment in the second-degree. 

Crystal Hebert, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 5 with 12 misdemeanor counts of forgery, criminal impersonation, and possession forged instrument, and identity theft in the first-degree - a felony. 

Anthony Brockway, 49, of Argyle, was charged Nov. 6 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt, a misdemeanor. 

Stephen Budesa, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 6 with two counts criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Jake Hodsdon, 27, of Hoosick Falls, was charged Nov. 7 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Treshawn Felder, 20, of New York, was charged Nov. 7 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 

Serita Malloy, 38, of Troy, was charged Nov. 7 in Saratoga Springs, with misdemeanor DWI. 

Thomas Barron, 28, of Kingsbury, was charged Nov. 8 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, failure to obey police officer, reckless driving, and three driving related violations.

Nicole Bonomo, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 8 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Christopher Nichols, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 8 with petit larceny, and harassment. 

Cheryl Wilson, 43, of Clifton Park, was charged Nov. 8 in Saratoga Springs with felony assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration. 

Published in Police Blotter
Friday, 06 November 2020 10:31

October 31 – November 6, 2020

COURT 

Matthew T. Washburn, 31, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced Oct. 26 to 2 to 4 years state prison, after pleading to attempted strangulation, a felony, in the town of Saratoga. 

Darrick D. Conners, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 28 to 2 to 4 years state prison, after pleading to attempted assault in the second-degree. 

Sylvester L. Jackson, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Oct. 28 to 2 years state prison, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, in Moreau. 

Paul J. Pike, 28, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 30 to vehicular assault in the first-degree. Sentencing Jan. 8, 2021. 

William D. Bell, 32, of Ballston Spa, pleaded Oct. 29 to assault in the second-degree, in Milton. Sentencing Jan. 21, 2021. 

POLICE

Victor Casado, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 29 with the following misdemeanors: criminal mischief, menacing, assault, unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, resisting arrest, act in manner injure child less than 17, and the felonies: two counts criminal possession of a weapon, kidnapping, and aggravated family offense.

Victor Zapien-Hurtado, 22, of South Glens Falls, was charged Oct. 30 in Saratoga Springs with harassment in the second-degree. 

Michael Belcher, 21, of Middle Grove, was charged Oct. 21 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Jessica Leavitt, 24, of Ballston Spa, was charged Oct. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and failure to keep right. 

James Altamirano, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 22 with misdemeanor criminal trespass, and petit larceny. 

Chad Lang, 46, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 22 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor criminal trespass. 

Kevin Savard, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Antonio Quesada, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 20 with disorderly conduct. 

Kory Willis, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 19 with two misdemeanor counts criminal trespass. 

William Charlson, 69, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 19 with trespass violation, and on Oct. 23 with exposure of a person, and disorderly conduct.   

Samuel Tyrel, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 23 with failure to report change of address/ sex offender. 

Isabelle Sullivan, 18, of Armonk, was charged Oct. 24 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Madison Bourassa, 18, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was charged Oct. 24 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Chad Lang, 46, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 24 in Saratoga Springs with burglary in the third-degree, and petit larceny, and on Oct. 25 with criminal trespass. 

James Rue, 38, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 25 with disorderly conduct. 

Justin Rue, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 25 with disorderly conduct, and obstructing governmental official. 

Nicholas Charron, 22, of Spencerport, was charged Oct. 25 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief in the third-degree, a felony. 

Felix Omoruyi, 33, of Desoto, Texas, was charged Oct. 26 in Saratoga Springs with stalking in the second-degree, and aggravated family offense. Both charges are felonies. 

Robert Rivers, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with aggravated family offense, and aggravated criminal contempt. 

Natalie Martinez, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 26 with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal tampering, and false- written statement. All three charges are misdemeanors. 

Stephine Schleimer-Harris, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Jonathan Skinkley, 18, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 28 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol/ under 21, and two driving related violations. 

Chad Cruger, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 28 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Kyle Delair, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 29 with misdemeanor DWI, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 29 October 2020 14:50

October 24 – October 30, 2020

COURT 

Joseph W. Welch, 39, of Schroon Lake, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 3-1/2 years in state prison, after pleading to attempted assault in the first-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. 

Adam J. Belair, 36, of Gansevoort, was sentenced Oct. 21 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to aggravated family offense, a felony, in Moreau. 

Kevin Leno, 26, of Schenectady, was sentenced Oct. 14 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated family offense felony, in Saratoga Springs. 

Norman E. Rose, 41, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Oct. 15 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Nov. 10. 

Merton E. Tyrel, 27, of Malta, pleaded Oct. 13 to assault in the second-degree, in Malta. Sentencing Dec. 16. 

Richard Carr, III, 58, of Galway, pleaded Oct. 19 to endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing Dec. 14. 

POLICE 

Annabella Boyea, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 16 with stalk8ing, a misdemeanor. 

Michael Molliver, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 17 with misdemeanor DWI, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Matthew Stephens, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 18 with burglary in the second-degree – a felony, and criminal tampering in the third-degree – a misdemeanor. 

Brenda Crispell, 36, of Troy, was charged Oct. 18 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. 

Chad Lang, 46, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 18 in Saratoga Springs with resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. 

Michael Gillard, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 19 with criminal contempt, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Akshat Mittal, 32, of New York, was charged Oct. 19 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and making an unsafe turn/ failure to give appropriate signal.

Mickenzie Miner-Papke, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without stop lights. 

Patrick Ottati-Iovinella, 29, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 13 in Saratoga Springs with harassment in the second-degree. 

Martina Zobel, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 13 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with inadequate lights.

Yvon Majeus, 44, of Lake George, was charged Oct. 13 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass misdemeanor. 

Antonio Almaviva, 62, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 15 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and passing a red light.

Yisel Martinez, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 15 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Jamal Taylor, 41, of Glenville, was charged Oct. 16 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. 

John L. Jarvis, 57, of Gansevoort, was charged Oct. 15 with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree, a felony, in connection with allegedly committing larcenies from several motor vehicles in Wilton. 

Pedro Rosario, 19, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 18 with criminal mischief - a felony, and disorderly conduct – a violation. He is accused of jumping up and down on the roof of a county Sheriff’s Office vehicle that caused in excess of $250 in damage, while deputies were investigating a loud noise complaint in the town of Malta. 

Leslie F. Allen, Jr., 39 years old was charged Oct. 3 with grand larceny in the third-degree, following an investigation into checks that were stolen from a town of Greenfield resident between January and May of 2020.  A total of 34 checks had allegedly been stolen, forged and cashed against the victim’s account for a larceny totaling $6,942.  Allen was arraigned returned to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:59

October 17 – October 23, 2020

COURT

Adam J. Ross, 38, of Greenfield Center, pleaded Oct. 8 to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 10. 

Brandon H. Welfinger, 24, of Malta, was sentenced Oct. 7 to two years state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the third-degree. He was originally charged Dec. 10,2019. 

Bruce Stanley, 76, of Halfmoon, pleaded Oct. 5 to sexual abuse in the first-degree. Sentencing scheduled Dec. 7. 

POLICE

Parvatie Sukhram, 29, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 16 with three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, and grand larceny – both felonies. She is suspected of the thefts of multiple vehicles. vehicle theft. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office, Sukhram was charged after an investigation into a report of a stolen vehicle on Ushers Road in the town of Clifton Park.  Prior to allegedly stealing this vehicle, Sukhram earlier abandoned another vehicle reported stolen to the Albany Police Department on Oct. 14.   

Isaac H. Montero, 38, of Middle Grove, was charged Oct. 18 with reckless endangerment in the first-degree, unlawful imprisonment in the first-degree, both felonies, and menacing in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, following an altercation at a residence in the town of Greenfield. Montero is alleged to have fired a 12-gauge shotgun at a victim, a hunter, after a dispute over property lines, and subsequently restraining him. 

John Pasquariello, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 25 with criminal tampering, a misdemeanor. 

Aric Lemon, 41, of Watervliet, was charged Sept. 26 with felony DWI, and making an unsafe turn. 

Andrew Sanderson, 46, of Far Rockaway, was charged Oct. 2 in Saratoga Springs on a warrant with bail jumping, a felony. 

Zane Jeffrey, 31, of Queensbury, was charged Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Adirondack Nickolas, 22, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 3 with assault in the third-degree and disorderly conduct.

Aaron Edwards, 39, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree. 

Shawn Shannon, 34, of Mechanicville, was charged Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree, and two counts of disorderly conduct. 

Michael Redd, 18, of Malta, was charged Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief. 

John Sgorrano, 26, of Fort Edward, was charged Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and obstructing government administration. 

Nichola Rapp, 25, of Schenectady, was charged Oct. 4 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Stephen Budesa, 62, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 5 with criminal trespass. 

Djontay Bennifield, 21, of Greenfield Center, was charged Oct. 5 with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, burglary, and aggravated criminal contempt. All four charges are felonies. 

Ricky Delorenzo, 59, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 6 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

James Blair, 64, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 6 with aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt. 

Michael Belcher, 21, of Middle Grove, was charged Oct. 7 in Saratoga Springs, with two counts aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and multiple driving and license/equipment violations.

Jessica Smith, 39, of Gloversville, was charged Oct. 8 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and license and equipment violations.

Nicholas Dixon, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, assault, aggravated family offense, acting in manner to injure child, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Elissa Natarelli, 39, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 8 with assault. 

Edwin Perez, 60, of Milton, was charged Oct. 9 in Saratoga Springs with harassment. 

Henry Hester, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Chad Cruger, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 10 with harassment. 

Hunter Mahar, 26, of Corinth, was charged Oct. 12 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and making unsafe turn/ failure to give appropriate signal. 

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October 10 – October 16, 2020

Eric Matson, 35, of Bolton Landing, was charged Sept. 22 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 

Michael Siska, 30, of Lake Luzerne, was charged Sept. 22 in Saratoga Springs with assault, and criminal mischief – both misdemeanors. 

Douglas Cooper, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and motor vehicle registration suspended – both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Dennis Lescault, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with aggravated family offense – a felony, and the misdemeanors: aggravated harassment, and criminal contempt. 

Jordan Woodward, 23, of Schenectady, was charged Sept. 24 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Mark Powers, 27, of Broadalbin, was charged Sept. 24 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Anthony Wells, 23, of Malta, was charged Sept. 25 with felony assault. 

Kevin Darragh, 61, of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, was charged Sept. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Destiny Ozani Matari Ramirez, 23, of Galway, was charged Oct. 6 with two counts of assault and one count felony burglary. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office,  Ramirez entered and remained inside a neighboring apartment in Galway and assaulted a 24-year-old male and a 23-year-old female by using a taser on them, striking the male victim with a baseball bat, and then striking both victims with closed fists. The victims and the defendant were acquainted with each other for some time prior to the incident. The victims were treated at the scene by Galway Ambulance. Ramirez was stopped while fleeing the scene. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the indictment of several people suspected to be involved in a drug trafficking ring operating in Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Warren Counties, and sourced by New York City dealers. The network of alleged dealers are accused of distributing heroin laced with fentanyl, and in some cases straight fentanyl that they were calling heroin, as well as powder and crack cocaine and illegal prescription pills. The 303-count indictment was unsealed Oct. 8 in Saratoga County Supreme Court. “Drug dealers do not limit their illegal activities to specific jurisdictions, and we have shown by this collaborative effort that law enforcement will rise to the challenge and protect our communities,” said Saratoga Springs Police Chief Shane Crooks. “This investigation is the direct result of the hard work done by members of the various agencies involved and shows just how effective law enforcement can be when working together.” The multi-agency investigation, code-named “Operation Red Dawn," brought together the resources of state and local law enforcement agencies in a year-long investigation led by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF), including the City of Saratoga Springs Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Schenectady Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police. The investigation led to the recovery of approximately 7  kilograms of cocaine, 70 grams of heroin, 120 grams of fentanyl, dozens of narcotic pills, and the seizure of $40,000. The indictment contains 303 counts, charging the defendants with suspected crimes in relation to their involvement in the narcotics trafficking operation, including operating as a major trafficker, and various felony counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as felony conspiracy in the second degree. The Attorney General’s Suburban and Upstate Response to the Growing Epidemic (S.U.R.G.E.) Initiative to root out violent drug trafficking launched in 2017, and charges have been made against 554 alleged drug traffickers. Those charged in the indictment include: Pamela Backus, 46 years old, Greenfield Center, Jordan Blount, 29 years old, Ballston Spa, Angel Bracero-Ortiz, 47 years old, Saratoga Springs, Omar Childress, 46 years old, Schenectady, Unikia Cross, 37 years old, Saratoga Springs, James Daggett, 63 years old, Fort Edward,  Shawn Delmore, 49 years old, Waterbury, Connecticut, Erica Dubray, 27 years old, Troy, Nancy Dukes, 64 years old, Troy, James Eggleston, 52 years old, Hudson Falls, Lacy Enous, 44 years old, Troy, Noelia Fuentes, 51 years old, Saratoga Springs, David Garcia, 46 years old, Queensbury, Dorothy Gethers, 60 years old, Bronx, Kimberly Goodson, 51 years old, Queensbury, Dean Harlan, 38 years old, Albany, Richard Henderson, 31 years old, Bronx, Carlos Hernandez, 58 years old, Bronx, Clarence Jackson, 43 years old, Albany. 

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October 3 – October 9, 2020

COURT

Timothy J. O’Brien, 56, of Schenectady, was sentenced Sept. 30 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to making a terroristic threat, a felony. The initial charges took place Nov. 29, 2019 in Wilton. 

Linda C. Deitz, 43, of Albany, pleaded Sept. 30 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident in Moreau. Sentencing Dec. 2. 

Kristin N. Monsour-Devino, 34, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced Sept. 30 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny in Moreau. 

POLICE

Tyler J. Gaston, 26, of Clifton Park, was charged in Saratoga Springs Oct. 2 with sexual abuse in the first-degree and assault in the second-degree, both felonies, and  unlawful imprisonment in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred Sept. 23. On that date, officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department were sent to the Maplewood Cemetery, at the intersection of Weibel Avenue and Louden Road, in response to a call from a 22-year-old woman who reported that she had been attacked by an unknown male while walking through the cemetery. During the incident the victim was subject to sexual contact through forcible compulsion, according to police She had also suffered minor physical injury but did not require emergency medical treatment. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged Gaston while investigating a similar incident in the Town of Malta. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office were already aware of the open case in Saratoga Springs and contacted investigators from the Saratoga Springs Police Department. Gaston was arraigned and committed to Saratoga County Jail on $40,000 cash bail/ $80,000 bond.

Estela Smith, 23, of Milton, was charged Sept. 28 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass in the second-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Jason McMahon, 43, of Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 28 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass in the third-degree, a misdemeanor.

Daniel Polansky, 41, of Guilderland, was charged Sept. 28 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and three driving/ vehicle related violations. 

Yisel Martinez, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged in separate incidents on Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 1 with second degree harassment, criminal contempt/ violating an order of protection, and two counts third degree assault. 

Jennifer Wright, 26, of Malta, was charged Sept. 29 in Saratoga Springs with menacing in the second-degree, assault in the third-degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, rising to the charge of a felony due to previous conviction. 

Kenneth Hunter, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 29 with harassment in the second-degree. 

Brittney Weber, 32, of Malta, was charged Sept. 30 in Saratoga Springs with grand larceny in the third-degree, rising to the charge of a felony, property value exceeds $3,000. 

David Lolik, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 30 with menacing in the third-degree, and acting in a manner to injure a child. Both charges are misdemeanors. 

Andrew McBride, 26, of Clifton Park, was charged Oct. 1 in Saratoga Springs with criminal mischief, assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. All three charges are misdemeanors. 

Dylan Nicholson, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Oct. 2 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance – both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to keep right.

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