Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:04

July 21st - July 27th

COURTS

Paul S. Woodcock, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced July 13 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Linda M. Sims, 24, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced July 13 to one year in jail, after pleading to felony conspiracy. 

Edmund G. Currier III, was sentenced July 13 to five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Jonathan J. Pantoja, 29, of Middletown, pleaded on July 11 to disseminating indecent materials to a minor, a felony, regarding an incident in Malta. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 12. 

Jennifer C. Jenkins, 27, of Schuylerville, pleaded on July 11 to felony DWI, regarding an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 12. 

Colin R. Murphy, 28, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on July 11 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, regarding an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 12. 

Lenwood M. Savage, 35, of Hampton, pleaded on July 10 to felony burglary, regarding an incident in Milton. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 11. 

Christian Maldonado, AKA “C,” 36, of Queensbury, was sentenced July 10 to six years in state prison, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. 

Irwing Gonzalez, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced July 7 to eight years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision, and Brandy Barragan, 35, was sentenced to eight years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. The convictions follow a two-month investigation, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. On Sept. 21, 2016, Gonzalez and Barragan sold 100 grams of cocaine to a police agent for $5,000 while in a dorm room at 246 Union Ave. Several additional ounces of cocaine were found following the execution of a search warrant at Gonzalez’ dorm room and Barragan’s local storage unit. Gonzalez and Barragan were selling large amounts of cocaine in and around the Saratoga Race Course dorm area, according to the district attorney.   

Eric T. Sutherland, 20, of Gansevoort, was sentenced July 7 to five years of probation, after pleading to the dissemination of indecent materials to a minor, a felony, in Northumberland. 

Robert H. Costanzo, 47, of Staten Island, pleaded on July 12 to felony burglary, regarding an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 13. 

Edward J. Jones, 37, of Saratoga, pleaded on July 12 to second degree rape, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 12. 

Rafael Brito, 21, of Ballston Spa, pleaded July 12 to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 11. 

POLICE

Brian F. Jones, Jr., age 31, of Ballston Spa, was charged on July 11 with sexual abuse in the second-degree and forcible touching – both misdemeanors, after an investigation of an incident that allegedly occurred May 31 at Jones’ home where Jones is suspected of subjecting an adult female acquaintance to unwanted sexual contact without her consent. He was arraigned and released to return to Milton Town Court Aug. 13.    

Robert S. Loomis, Jr., age 29, of Schuylerville was charged July 7 with attempted rape in the first-degree, a felony, misdemeanor assault, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Loomis is accused of attempting to engage in sexual intercourse with a person by forcible compulsion and intentionally causing physical injury. The victim is known to Loomis, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. The alleged domestic incident occurred on Broad Street. Loomis was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond.

Kevin S. Cuva, age 44, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on July 2 with aggravated criminal contempt, a felony. 

Heidi M. Desmarais, age 50, North Bennington, Vermont, was charged on July 2 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. 

Jesus J. Diaz, age 44, Saratoga Springs, was charged on July 2 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Michael B. Smith, age 41, Kenner, Louisiana, was charged on July 2 with public lewdness, a misdemeanor. 

Noah Graj, age 38, Pleasantville, was charged on July 1 with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance one felony count criminal possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Kenneth C. Gordon, age 26, Clifton Park, was charged July 1 with felony criminal mischief.

Ronald P. Gilday, age 58, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 1 with misdemeanor criminal mischief. 

Lawrence Santucci, age 43, Cohoes, was charged July 1 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Paul J. Sims, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged July 1 with felony criminal mischief.

Thomas J. P. Martin, age 27, Ballston Spa, was charged July 1 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. 

Jonathan A. Berrios, age 22, Amsterdam, was charged July 1 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. 

Stephen J. Deblois, age 57, Malta, was charged June 30 with felony criminal mischief.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:56

July 14th - July 20th

COURTS

John A. Oakes, 32, homeless, was sentenced July 6 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony attempted assault in connection with an incident that took place in Saratoga Springs in April.

William L. Weatherwax, 34, homeless, was sentenced July 6 to 1-1/2 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony criminal contempt in connection with an incident that took place in Saratoga Springs in May. 

Justin M. Lematty, 28, of Malta, was sentenced on June 30 to 1.5 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony mischief in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. 

Gerard J. King, Jr. 53, of Glens Falls, pleaded on June 30 to felony burglary in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. 

Victoria F. Amaya, 22, of Wilton, pleaded on June 30 to attempted promoting prison contraband, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Oct. 4. 

Kara L. Harrington, 37, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on June 30 to criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 16. 

Robert M. Herring Jr., 52, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on June 30 to criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 24. 

POLICE

Robert J. Loya, age 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged on July 3 with the felonies criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and aggravated family offense, and the misdemeanors reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child, following an investigation of a domestic incident at a residence on Vanderbilt Avenue. 

James N. Vamvalis, 55, of Glens Falls, was charged on July 9 with operating a boat while intoxicated.  According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Vamvalis was observed operating a vessel without displaying the proper navigation lights for nighttime operation following the annual fireworks display on Saratoga Lake on July 3, and is suspected of operating a motorized vessel while in an intoxicated condition.  He was released pending further court action in the town of Malta.   

Kyle M. Shultz, age 19, of Hudson Falls, was charged with three counts felony assault following an altercation in Saratoga County Jail where Shultz was suspected of assaulting three corrections officers. The officers received medical attention and returned to duty.

Christopher M. Decker, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 30 with felony criminal mischief, and making a punishable false written statement- a misdemeanor. 

Luis F. Colon, age 34, Troy, was charged on June 30 with two felony counts of criminal possession of controlled substance. 

Paul J. Demartino, age 38, Greenfield, was charged on June 30 with criminal contempt second degree/disobedience- a misdemeanor, and aggravated family a felony.   

Michael C. Civitello, age 21, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 29 with felony criminal possession of marijuana. 

Shawna M. Jenks, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation third degree - a misdemeanor.

Michael S. Kober, age 74, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 28 with assault and criminal trespass both misdemeanors. 

Devon M. Rinn, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 27 with assault and criminal mischief - both misdemeanors. 

Adam J. Niedhammer, age 31, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 26 with criminal possession of marijuana - a misdemeanor.

Jeffrey J. Pregent, age 26, Glens Falls, was charged on June 26 with aggravated unlicensed operation second degree- a misdemeanor.

Kelli J. Washington, age 54, Mechanicville, was charged on June 26 with felony grand larceny.

Robert W. Cramer, age 61, Windham, was charged on June 25 with misdemeanor DWI and following motor vehicle too closely.

Norman A. Mcconnell, age 22, Albany, Jerome L. Bowens, age 21, Amsterdam, Cloe R. Reynicke, age 18, Amsterdam, Kaysha M. Maldonado, age 22, Amsterdam, were each charged on June 25 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

David L. Vega, age 28, Troy, was charged on June 25 with criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation - a misdemeanor.

Jared S. Holt, age 21, Albany, was charged on June 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation – a felony, and misdemeanor dwi.

Jacqualine C. Lombardo, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 25 with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon - a misdemeanor.

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 06 July 2017 18:03

July 7th - July 13th

COURTS 

James J. Garafalo, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced on June 23 to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony criminal contempt in connection with an incident that took place in Wilton. 

Ryan M. Jabaut, 22, pleaded on June 23 to attempting to disseminate indecent materials to a minor, a felony, in connection with an incident that took place in Moreau. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 18. 

Gregory L. Lyons, 58, of Gansevoort, pleaded on June 26 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that took place in Moreau. Sentencing is scheduled for July 17. 

Nicholas J. Murtlow, 28, of Middle Grove, pleaded on June 26 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that took place in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 21. 

James L. Mosher, 51, of Moreau, was sentenced June 27 to 10 years of probation, after pleading to first degree sexual abuse, a felony. 

POLICE

Jeffrey D. Place, age 23, of Ballston Spa, was charged on June 27 with felony reckless endangerment, and the misdemeanors DWAI drugs, and reckless driving, following a motor vehicle collision at Saratoga Village Mobile Home Park in the town of Milton. Place is accused of operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and having collided with another vehicle occupied by two children, causing one of them to be ejected.  A third child who was standing outside of the other vehicle was allegedly struck by Place as well.  All three children were transported to Saratoga Hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The children are between two and 12 years of age. Place was arraigned and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail, or bond, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Eric J. McIntosh, age 27, of South Glens Falls, was charged on June 23 with felony assault and felony criminal possession of a weapon, after allegedly striking a person known to him to the head with a shovel and intentionally causing serious physical injury.  The victim was transported to Saratoga Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries. McIntosh was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail.

Gregory Desilva, age 56, Schenectady, was charged on June 24 with attempted assault and menacing – both misdemeanors. 

Adam M. Winnie, age 27, Albany, was charged on June 24 with the misdemeanors: DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance and refusing a pre-screen test. 

Marie T. Buser, age 28, Clifton Park, was charged on June 24 with misdemeanor DWI, and unlawfully driving on or across sidewalk.

Christopher R. Otto, age 48, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 24 with misdemeanor DWI.   

Keith C. Owen, age 40, Glens Falls, was charged on June 24 with criminal possession of marijuana - a misdemeanor.

Joseph P. Frey, age 65, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 23 with misdemeanor DWI.

Brian S. Wallin, age 27, New Brighton, MN, was charged on June 23 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Robert C. Walton, age 31, Schenectady, was charged on June 23 with felony DWI as a second offense, and refusing a pre-screen test. 

Sean D. Bradford, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 22 with criminal possession of marijuana - a misdemeanor.

John S. Stevens, age 53, Rexford, was charged on June 22 with misdemeanor DWI, felony aggravated DWI, and endangering the welfare of a child. The felony charge is based upon the suspicion of having a 15-year-old child in the car at the time.   

Robert P. Longdaue, age 60, Argyle, was charged on June 22 with misdemeanor DWI.

Jolene F. Munger, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 22 with misdemeanor DWI.     

Tess A. Morency, age 25, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 22 with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia – both misdemeanors.

Wendy A. Slater, age 50, Gansevoort, was charged on June 22 with criminal contempt.

Stephen R. Joachinson, age 25, Hudson, Florida, was charged on June 22 with unlawful possession of marijuana, and two misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Malia K. Graciani, age 20, Gainesville, Florida, was charged on June 22 with unlawful possession of marijuana, and four misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Kyle L. Branagan, age 18, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 21 with aggravated unlicensed operation misdemeanor, and failed to yield at intersection. 

Marc A.  Meyer, age 45, Kinderhook, was charged on June 21 with assault in the second-degree, a felony. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:03

June 30th - July 6th

COURTS 

Patrick J. Toomey, 40, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced on June 22 to five days in jail and five years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI regarding an incident that occurred in Moreau. 

Frank C, Evans, 29, of Mechanicville, pleaded on June 22 to felony aggravated DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 5. 

Zarak O. Ali, 44, of Albany, was sentenced on June 21 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to offering a false instrument for filing in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Ballston Spa. 

Barbara D. Delong, 35, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced on June 21 to pay a fine and restitution, after pleading to felony insurance fraud in connection with an incident that occurred in Moreau. 

Jackie R, Coffey, 29, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced on June `19 to six months in jail, after pleading to second degree vehicular assault, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs in July 2016. 

Jody C. Hanes, 36, of Malta, was sentenced on June 19 to 20 years in state prison, after being found guilty to the charges of first degree burglary, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. 

POLICE 

Sean A. Bennett, 33, of Albany, was charged on June 16 with second degree burglary, menacing, and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bennett is accused of unlawfully entering a residence in the town of Milton and menacing another person with a large wooden object.   Four children were also present in the residence during the incident.  This was a domestic incident and there were no injuries involved, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.   Bennett was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail and will answer the respective charges in the Milton Town Court at a later date.   

Shane A. Gregory, 29, of Victory Mills, was charged on June 17 with felony criminal contempt and harassment, a violation.  Gregory is accused of headbutting, pushing, and tripping a female known to him in violation of an order of protection.  He was arraigned in the Milton Town Court and released on his own recognizance.  He is scheduled to appear in the Milton Town Court at a later date.

Joshua Y Delvalle-Hernandez, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 20 with misdemeanor criminal mischief. 

Brian W. Martin, age 32, Clifton Park, was charged on June 20 with two misdemeanor counts petit larceny.

Margaret K. Knight, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 20 with petit larceny, and welfare fraud – both misdemeanors. 

Michael A. Gartman, age 22, Rowesville, South Carolina, was charged on June 20 with three misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Nickolaus K. Davis, age 19, Orangeburg, South Carolina, was charged on June 20 with two misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, the felonies: criminal possession of a forged instrument and criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

William P. Childers, age 34, Glens Falls, was charged on June 20 with speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Joseph R. Bozony, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 19 with failure to stop at a stop sign, and aggravated unlicensed operation third degree- a misdemeanor. 

James M. Caron-Williams, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 19 with two felony counts criminal possession stolen property.

Jason M. McMahon, age 40, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 18 with criminal trespass misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Vasco D. Hale, age 41, South Glens Falls, was charged on June 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation misdemeanor, and failed to signal a turn.

Owen G. Phinney, age 23, Gansevoort, was charged on June 18 with misdemeanor DWI, resisting arrest- a misdemeanor, and the felonies: aggravated unlicensed operation and assault in the second-degree.

Marquan T. Threatt, age 26, Albany, was charged on June 18 with registration plate display violation and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Anthony J. Diorio, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 18 with unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation – a misdemeanor.

Jennifer J. Slachtovsky, age 33, Amsterdam, was charged on June 17 with misdemeanor DWI, felony aggravated DWI – due to a 15-year-old being in the vehicle, misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Jessica S. Devanney, age 28, Broadalbin, was charged on June 17 with misdemeanor DWI, and a driving violation. 

Nicholas C. Goulet, age 19, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 17 with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 22 June 2017 18:10

June 23rd - June 29th

COURTS

Milo E, Martinez, 26, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on June 14 to criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Clifton Park. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 14. 

William E. Slater, 46, of Gansevoort, was sentenced on June 14 to 20 years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. 

Michael J. Germain, 56, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to felony criminal mischief, and DWAI. Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 8. 

April M. Pixley, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded on June 9 to second degree forgery, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 4. 

Thomas J. Davin III, 34, of Schuylerville, was sentenced on June 9 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child. 

POLICE

Moises B. Rodriguez, age 39, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired insurance, and operating motor vehicle with improper plates – all misdemeanors, and a variety of vehicle related violations. 

Marc J. Brynczka, age 42, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 16 with misdemeanor DWI, and misdemeanor aggravated DWI.

Darrick D. Conners, age 43, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with misdemeanor criminal trespass.  

Dylan M. Capone, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.    

Eugene McLeavens, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 15 with aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. 

Renee M. Denstedt, age 19, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 14 with failure to provide proper food/drink to and animal, a misdemeanor.   

Miley M. Esper, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 13 with misdemeanor DWI.    

Jeffrey P. Keegan, age 32, Troy, was charged on June 13 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Shannon L. Tracey, age 33, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 12 with misdemeanor criminal trespass.  

Cameron L. Hendrix, age 22, of Saratoga Springs was charged on June 9 with grand larceny and falsifying business records – both felonies. Hendrix is suspected of stealing in excess of $3,000 while employed at the Trustco Bank in the Wilton Mall and of making false entries to a business record with the intent to defraud to conceal the theft. He was arraigned at Wilton Town Court and released to pre-trial services, pending further action in the matter.

Devon M. Ostrander, age 22, of Ballston Spa, was charged on June 9 with strangulation in the second-degree, a felony, and misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred in Stillwater. Ostrander was arraigned at the Milton Town Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond. The victim, who was known to Ostrander, was evaluated and treated at Saratoga Hospital.

Sean W. Macqueen, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with speeding, and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor.  

Diogenes Diaz, age 57, and Victor A. Maffetone, age 31, both of Saratoga Springs, were each charged on June 8 with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. 

Brandon E. Sewall, age 22, Amsterdam, was charged on June 8 with assault in the second degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. 

John R. Bellon, age 23, Porters Corners, was charged on June 8 with criminal possession of a controlled substance misdemeanor, and criminal possession of controlled substance, a felony.

Grey M. Urbahn, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with grand larceny in the fourth-degree, a felony.  

Shawna M. Green, age 43, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 8 with failure to notify DMV of a change of address, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle second-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Sara A. Cummings, age 33, Gansevoort, was charged on June 6 with unlawful use of mobile phones in a motor vehicle, and aggravated unlicensed operation third-degree- a misdemeanor.   

Stephen R. Toussaint, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 5 with felony robbery.

Paul J. Demartino, age 38, Greenfield, was charged on June 5 with misdemeanor criminal contempt, and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Published in Police Blotter
Friday, 16 June 2017 14:34

June 16th - June 22nd

COURTS

Charles B. “Chip” Locke, 44, of Porters Corners, was sentenced on June 8 to six months in jail and five years of probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny. Locke was also ordered to pay $15,070.02 in restitution to the Greenfield Home School Association, from which he admitted stealing money from September 2014 to September 2015, according to a statement released by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.

POLICE

Christopher J. McSwiggin, age 28, Clifton Park, was charged on June 3 with aggravated unlicensed operation third degree, failure to stop at stop sign. Faith Schmitt, age 24, Gloversville, was charged on June 3 with misdemeanor DWI, motor vehicle equipment violation. Averi M. Comfort, age 20, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 3 with misdemeanor DWI, unreasonable speed, operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway, failure to stop at stop sign. Daniel J. Grau, age 24, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 3 with misdemeanor DWI, fail to keep right. Adam L. Friddle, age 36, Bradenton, Florida, was charged on June 3 with misdemeanor DWI, wrong way on a one-way street, refuse pre-screen test. Jacqueline R. Torrisi, age 24, Watervliet, was charged on June 2 with criminal possession of marijuana fifth degree, a misdemeanor. Michael R. Rafferty, age 63, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 2 with felony DWI as a second offense, operation of a motor vehicle by unlicensed driver. Kevin D. Germain, age 58, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 2 with criminal mischief misdemeanor. Megan H. Zeh, age 30, Greenfield Center, was charged on June 2 with three counts of harassment in the second-degree. Meghan L. Crozier, age 27, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 2 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, failure to signal a turn. Vittoriano Ruscio, age 47, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 2 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right. Lisa M. Mann, age 31, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 2 with aggravated unlicensed operation misdemeanor, failure to signal a turn. Brad J. Mulligan, age 49, Schuylerville, was charged on June 2 with misdemeanor DWI, improper lane use, failure to signal a turn. Alexander A. Moniot, age 30, Clifton Park, was charged on June 1 with failure to signal a turn, failure to stop at stop sign, aggravated unlicensed operation Michael K. Barnes, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 1 with criminal mischief misdemeanor. Louis F. Decker, age 25, Ballston Spa, was charged on June 1 with misdemeanor assault, felony criminal mischief. Betty M. Scoville, age 60, Saratoga Springs, was charged on June 1 with misdemeanor welfare fraud, offering a false instrument for filing first, a felony. Ryan W. Boyce, age 25, Porter Corners, was charged on May 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation, vehicle equipment violation. Thomas J. Dingmon, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation, vehicle equipment violation. Amanda D. Putman, age 32, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 29 with harassment. Maliek R. Fontes, age 27, Gansevoort, was charged on May 29 with failure to signal a turn, speeding, aggravated unlicensed operation. Timothy N. Raiche, age 49, Hartford, Connecticut, was charged on May 29 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, refuse pre-screen test, failure to signal a turn. Antonio Gonzales, age 33, Stryker, was charged on May 28 with felony criminal mischief. Jake R. Douglas, age 21, Ballston Lake, was charged on May 28 with misdemeanor DWI, unsafe lane change. Warren B. Prince, age 21, Clifton Park, and Nathaniel J. Sawyer, age 22, Amsterdam, were each charged on May 28 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana. Darren S. Wodzinski, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 27 with felony criminal contempt. Natasha N. Davis, age 27, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation. William S. Brisson, age 24, Gansevoort, was charged on May 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation, right of way violation / left turn. Emma K. Soron, age 28, Gansevoort, was charged on May 27 with misdemeanor DWI. Rekim A. White, age 28, Malta, was charged on May 27 with misdemeanor assault. Jahkeem P. Davis, age 20, Albany, was charged on May 27 with misdemeanor assault. Robert F. Murphy, age 59, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 27 with misdemeanor criminal trespass. Eric W. Slade, age 28, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 26 with felony DWI as a second offense, failure to signal a turn. Harold E. Beck, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 25 with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief, and obstruction of breathing. Charles P. Tulin, age 27, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 25 with unlawful possession of marijuana, misdemeanor assault, menacing, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon. Quintan L. Smith, age 18, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 25 with felony grand larceny/ credit card, and felony burglary.
Published in Police Blotter
Thursday, 08 June 2017 21:16

June 9th - June 15th

COURTS

Maria L. Lentini, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced on June 1 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death. Lentini was convicted by jury trial in November 2016 in connection with an incident that occurred 11 months earlier on state Route 9 in Halfmoon.   

Craig M. Guilfoyle, 32, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced on May 25 to one year in Saratoga County Jail after pleading to felony criminal contempt in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. 

Angel M. Rodrigues, 33, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced on May 25 to 90 days in jail after pleading to felony burglary in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. 

John D. Vickery, 52, of Ballston Spa, pleaded on May 30 to promoting sexual performance of a child, a felony. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 11. 

Brandy Barragan, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced May 31 to eight years in state prison, after pleading to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first-degree, in connection with three incidents that occurred in Saratoga Springs in 2016. 

Bruce J. McDonald, 53, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced May 31 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. 

Leonard P. Chase, 45, of Schenectady, pleaded on June 1 to misdemeanor DWI and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 3. 

POLICE

Michael P. Zorn, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 25 with three counts each felony forgery/ credit card, felony criminal possession of a forged instrument second, misdemeanor petit larceny, and two counts criminal possession stolen property.

Maurice D. Mangrum, age 39, Schenectady, was charged on May 25 with misdemeanor DWI, and resisting arrest. 

Brendan M. Berry, age 18, Gansevoort, was charged on May 24 with criminal impersonation misdemeanor. 

Alice M. Steele, age 56, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired inspection certificate.

Christopher M. Decker, age 35, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 24 with assault. 

Thomas W. Aldrich, age 52, Mooresville, North Carolina, was charged on May 24 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, failure to keep right, failure to signal a turn.  

Edward J. Hamil, age 61, Schenectady, was charged on May 23 with assault. 

Dylan V. Howard, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 23 with misdemeanor criminal trespass.    

Michael D. Rosebrook, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 23 with misdemeanor criminal contempt.    

Gary R. Nipper, age 40, St. Louis, Missouri, was charged on May 23 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to signal a turn- 2 counts.

David T. Pelkey, age 25, Mechanicville, was charged on May 23 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding.  

Royal D. Hamilton, age 35, Brooklyn, was charged on May 21 with two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief.

Wesley J.W. Keithline, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 21 with assault, criminal mischief, and unlawful possession of marijuana.   

Arjan S. Sarang, age 22, Ballston Lake, was charged on May 21 with misdemeanor DWI, improper lane use, and three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Clarissa A. Rock, age 27, Malta, was charged on May 20 with aggravated unlicensed operation.

Julienne M. Moyer, age 57, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 19 with aggravated unlicensed operation, fail to obey traffic control device.  

Donald G. Barber, age 58, Bennington Vermont, was charged on May 19 with misdemeanor DWI, unsafe lane change. 

John R. Bellon, age 23, Porters Corners, was charged on May 18 with two counts criminal possession stolen property.

Benjamin H. Emmich, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 18 with criminal mischief. 

Joseph M. Plue, age 23, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 17 with assault.   

Anna M. Hollander, age 54, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 17 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to keep right. 

Brett L. Lauren Kennedy, age 38, Schenectady, was charged on May 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Michael P. Zorn, age 26, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 15 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation third degree, following motor vehicle too closely, leaving the scene of an auto accident, criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Michael T. Mulvey, age 18, Gansevoort, was charged on May 15 with felony burglary and two felony counts grand larceny/ credit card. 

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:13

June 2nd - June 8th

COURTS

Paul S. Woodcock, 46, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on May 18 to felony DWI in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for July 13. 

William L. Weatherwax, 34, homeless, pleaded on May 18 to first degree criminal contempt in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for July 6. 

Christian Maldonado AKA “C,” 26, of Queensbury, pleaded on May 18 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for July 7. 

Celena M. Rich, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced on May 19 to 5-1/2 years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs.

Irwin Gonzalez, 31, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on May 19 to criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled for July 7. 

David W. Sousa Jr., 41, of Troy, pleaded on May 23 to three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one felony and two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and unlawfully fleeing police officer in a motor vehicle, involving an incident that occurred in the city of Saratoga Springs and the town of Saratoga. Sentencing scheduled for July 28.   

POLICE

Victoria F. Amaya, 22, of Wilton, was charged on May 22 with felony burglary in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in the town of Milton. Charges are also pending against a second known suspect in the case, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Jasmine N. Ball, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 14 with two felony counts criminal sale of a controlled substance, and three felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Kara L. Harrington, age 37, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 16 with two felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.   

Nicholas V. Valenze, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 15 with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Thomas E. Lindeman, age 64, East Schodack, was charged on May 15 with felony grand larceny.

Felicia J. McGann, age 22, Fultonville, was charged on May 14 with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Jesus J. Intesti, age 18, Amsterdam, was charged on May 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Carlos Perez, age 22, Amsterdam, was charged on May 14 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Robin P. Williams, age 25, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 14 with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Danielle M. Bennett, age 31, Bennington, Vermont, was charged on May 14 with unlawful possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Daniel R. Bennett, age 28, Bennington, Vermont, was charged on May 14 criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Andrew R. White, age 40, Corinth, was charged on May 13 with misdemeanor DWI, and two driving violations. 

Shawn K. Srokowski, age 39, Porters Corners, was charged on May 13 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.   

Jerrad P. St. John, age 39, South Glens Falls, was charged on May 13 with grand larceny in the fourth-degree.

Raymond J. Westhead, age 24, Mechanicville, was charged on May 13 with misdemeanor DWI and two driving violations.

Kevin J. Potter, age 45, Greenfield Center, was charged on May 12 with misdemeanor DWI, two driving violations, and unlawful possession of marijuana.  

Patrick F. Murphy, age 30, Stillwater, was charged on May 12 with misdemeanor DWI, refusing a pre-screen test, leaving the scene of an auto accident, and failure to keep right.   

Tracy L. Brousaides, age 42, and Thomas Foley, age 21, Walpole, Massachusetts, and Ryan P. Doherty, age 29, Merritt Island, Florida, were each charged on May 11 with one felony count criminal possession of controlled substance.

Amy K. Austin, age 45, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 11 with misdemeanor DWI and two equipment violations.  

Tyrone A. Knight, age 40, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 11 with obstruction of breathing or blood circulation - a misdemeanor.  

David P. Brinson, age 68, Greenwich, was charged on May 11 with aggravated unlicensed operation misdemeanor, and a driving violation. 

BillyJoe E. Ryle, age 40, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 11 with misdemeanor criminal contempt.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – Federal Agents conducted an operation Tuesday morning in Saratoga Springs, arresting 16 “unlawfully present foreign nationals,” according to an email statement issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in response to an inquiry seeking information regarding Tuesday’s events. 

Special agents and officers with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement and Removal Operations conducted the operation following an ongoing investigation, according to the organization.

The men - one Guatemalan national and 15 Mexican nationals - are between the ages of 19 and 49 and currently face administrative immigration violations.

Jeff Many looked out his Division Street office window Tuesday morning and watched the activity going on in the parking lot below. As a long white van sat in the lot, a variety of cars and SUV’s periodically pulled next to it, transferring men in handcuffs from the smaller vehicles into the van, he said.  

“I noticed the white van in the lot at around 7:30 in the morning. A female driver stayed behind with the van while the cars and SUV’s would leave then come back around every 20 minutes or so,” Many said.  “This went on until 10 or 11.”

City police were informed of the arrival of federal agents, but played no role in the event, said Saratoga Springs Police Lt. Bob Jillson.  “We were made aware of it.  They let us know they were in town, but we weren’t a part of it. No other agencies were involved as far as I know.”

Nine of the men are facing potential federal felony charges for re-entry after deportation or visa fraud and are currently being held at the Albany County Correctional Facility.

According to the federal agency, the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

Late Thursday, city Mayor Joanne Yepsen released the following statement regarding the event:

I have spoken to top level Homeland Security officials to obtain as much information as permitted. ICE (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcements) is carrying out the law and national agenda through ongoing investigations and targeted arrests. I absolutely respect the federal agency's authority to keep our cities and nation safe. My concern, as the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, is that we are a community that relies significantly on the hospitality and racing industry workforce. The well-timed, newly formed City Human Rights Task Force will be working diligently to conduct education, information and awareness raising activities and presentations, including the immigration process and why it's so difficult.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:55

May 26th - June 1th

COURTS

Mary B. Murphy, 49, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced on May 17 to five years of probation after pleading to falsifying business records, a felony, in connection with an incident that occurred in Corinth. 

Paul E. Vidnansky, 32, of Greenfield, was charged on May 17 with felony assault and strangulation in the second- degree, also a felony, in connection with a domestic incident that allegedly occurred at the Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home. Vidnasky is suspected of punching and strangling a woman and causing her to lose consciousness, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, or $20,000 bond. 

Ryan T. Adams, 24, of Clifton Park, was sentenced on May 16 to six months in jail and five years of probation after pleading to felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident that occurred in Malta. 

Robin A. O’Brien, 61, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded on May 17 to felony DWI, in connection with an incident that occurred in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled for July 25. 

POLICE

Christopher M. Cuozzo, age 24, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 11 with unlawful possession of marijuana, failure to stop at stop sign, and three counts criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Tyler M. Gilbert-Kavanaugh, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 10 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs – a misdemeanor, one equipment and one driving violation, and unlawful possession of marijuana.  

Amy L, Morine, age 38, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation, criminal possession of a controlled substance, an equipment violation, and no/expired inspection certificate.   

Tess A. Morency, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 8 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, and two driving violations.  

Nicolas J. Sicard, age 22, Clifton Park, was charged on May 8 with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminally using drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a controlled substance – all misdemeanors. 

Michael A. Belloise, age 57, Clifton Park, was charged on May 8 with misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration, failure to comply with lawful order of the police, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Juanita V. Jackson, age 47, Schenectady, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor petit larceny.

Joseph M. Campon, age 33, Schenectady, was charged on May 7 with misdemeanor DWI and making an unsafe lane change.

Jarad N. Jones, age 31, Watervliet, was charged on May 7 with felony DWI as a second offense, unlawful possession of marijuana, and three driving violations.

Jerritt T. Chura, age 31, Stillwater, was charged on May 7 with aggravated unlicensed operation.

Sieress Z. Ballard, age 27, Albany, was charged on May 6 with misdemeanor criminal contempt.

Krista M. Esposito, age 31, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 6 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI. 

Roger A. Horgan, age 44, Boynton Beach, Florida was charged on May 6 with misdemeanor DWI, and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation.

Casey M. Scofield, age 20, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 6 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, failure to keep right, unlawful possession of marijuana, and speeding.

Edward J. Aliwalas, age 46, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 5 with misdemeanor DWI. 

James J Altamirano, age 36, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 5 with criminal trespass, misdemeanor. 

Perry L. Tillman, age 55, Glen Cove, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor aggravated harassment.

Caitlin G. Herren, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 4 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, and leaving the scene of an accident. 

William L. Weatherwax, age 34, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 4 with criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony, aggravated family offense - felony, and misdemeanor counts of aggravated harassment and resisting arrest.

Jeffery W. Parker, age 30, Schuylerville, was charged on May 3 with misdemeanor DWI. 

Benjamin Gutierrez-Fuentes, age 31, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 2 with criminal possession of a weapon – a misdemeanor.

Robert J. Loya, age 47, Ballston Spa, was charged on May 2 with felony DWI, and the misdemeanors: obstructing governmental administration, making a punishable false written statement; falsely reporting an incident. 

Mollie J. Fogarty, age 22, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 2 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI.

Andrew J. Gardner, age 38, Saratoga Springs, was charged on May 2 with misdemeanor petit larceny.

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