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Blotter for February 15, 2013

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Jeffrey S. O’Dell, 48, of Gridley Street was arrested February 6 and charged with attempted forcible touching, a Class B misdemeanor. Odell was arrested for forcibly touching the private area of another individual while requesting sexual favors. The victim pushed O’Dell away and notified the authorities. O’Dell was arrested and taken to the police station for processing.

Peter Vardouniotis, 31, of Saratoga Springs was arrested February 6 and charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth-degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Vardouniotis was found to be in possession of property that was reported stolen stemming from a burglary on February 4. The investigation into the burglary is still ongoing and further charges could be forth coming.

 

Jeffrey L. Carpenter, 24, of Route 9 in Wilton was arrested February 8 along Jefferson Terrace and charged with assault in the third-degree with intent to cause physical harm and endangering the welfare of a child, both Class A misdemeanor charges. Officers responded to a domestic dispute call shortly before 2 a.m. Upon arrival, they noticed a small child running from the residents that reported the dispute, followed by an adult female running from the residence. The child was secured in a police cruiser as the officers spoke with the adult woman, who said she was repeatedly assaulted by her boyfriend who was still inside. The victim did have visible injuries, while the child did not. Police entered the residence and found Carpenter before placing him under arrest.

 

Adam L. Carpenter, 22, of Route 9 Gansevoort was arrested February 7 along Phila Street and charged with assault in the third-degree with intent to cause physical harm, a Class A misdemeanor. Officers responded to a call near the intersection of Caroline and Henry streets around 11:30 p.m. The victim required EMS treatment but the suspect had fled the scene. Officers began searching for the individual in the immediate area and located Carpenter hiding under a parked car. He was arrested and transported to the police department. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries.

 

Alex R. Minzer, 23 of Madison Street was arrested February 7 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, a Class D felony. An off-duty Saratoga Springs police officer noticed an individual, later identified as Mintzer, acting suspiciously as they left the Recreation Center along Vanderbilt Avenue. Continuing to observe Mintzer, the off-duty cop called for a squad car to investigate. As the patrol car approached, Mintzer was observed by the off-duty officer attempting to hide something. The responding officer secured the item, which following a field test was confirmed to be cocaine. Mintzer was then taken into custody.

 

 

Randy D. Pritchard, 42, of Hathorn Boulevard was arrested February 7 and charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child, both Class E felonies. Members of the SSPD Cyber Crimes squad executed a warrant to search Pritchard’s home for the purpose of locating child pornography. Investigator Glen Vidnansky intercepted child pornography being distributed electronically from the home.  After the search, Pritchard was arrested for promoting, possessing and distributing child pornography. He was arrested and processed before being transported to County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

Ashley P. Guile, 25 of North Union Street in Cambridge was arrested February 7 and charged with issuing a bad check/utters check knowing no funds, a Class B misdemeanor. She was arrested on a City Court warrant for the bad check.

 

Casey James Matteson, 20, of Middle Grove Road in Middle Grove was arrested February 9 and charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content over .08 percent and aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol content greater than .18 percent, all Class A misdemeanors. There were also two other violation charges related to the stop. Matteson’s vehicle was observed drifting across double yellow lines while westbound on Route 29 when he was stopped. After completing standardized field sobriety tests, Matteson was taken into custody and transported to the police station for processing.

 

Joseph J. Casertino, 45, of County Route 25 in Corinth was arrested February 10 and charged with criminal contempt in the second-degree, a Class A misdemeanor. Casertino was attempting to make contact with his ex-girlfriend in Jefferson Terrace by going to her apartment and loudly banging on her door. The victim has a full restraining order against Casertino, which forbids any contact. Upon the officer’s arrival, Casertino was arrested and transported to the police department for processing.

 

Lucia M. Catellier, 20, of George Street in Green Island was arrested February 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content over .08 percent and aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol content greater than .18 percent, all Class A misdemeanors. Officers stopped a vehicle traveling south on South Broadway past West Fenlon Street. After the vehicle was stopped, the driver was identified as Catellier, who appeared to be highly intoxicated. After completing standardized field sobriety tests, Catellier was taken into custody and transported to the police station for processing.

 

Nicholas J. Moen, 21, of 6th Avenue in Mechanicville was arrested February 10 and charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent. At approximately 3 a.m., a vehicle that had been observed driving erratically was stopped and the driver was identified as Moen. After completing standardized field sobriety tests, Moen was taken into custody and transported to the police station for processing.

 

David L. Graham, 28, of Brentwood Drive in Pleasantville was arrested February 10 and charged with resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor. This is related to the two violation charges of disorderly conduct and harassment in the second-degree with physical contact. Officers responded to a fight in front of the City Tavern shortly after 1:30 a.m. where they found Graham attempting to attack their bouncers. Graham struggled with police as they tried to subdue him and was placed under arrest and transported to the police station for processing.

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