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Blotter for February 22, 2013

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Benjamin M. Cook, 22, of Jumel Place in Saratoga Springs was arrested February 11 and charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol greater than .18 percent, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, all Class A misdemeanors. Police officers responded to a report of erratic driving on Lake Avenue. Once the vehicle was located along Caroline Street, the driver was identified as Cook. Cook appeared to be highly intoxicated and as officers attempted to place him under arrest, he became combative and had to be subdued.

John T. Galvagni, 24, of Walworth Street in Saratoga Springs was arrested February 11 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, both Class A misdemeanors. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance outside its original container and possession of marijuana, both violations. Officers were dispatched to the Arts Council at Spring Street and Broadway in response to a robbery. Officers were advised the victim was a white male who had taken a woman’s purse off her arm and ran through Congress Park. After searching the park, they found Galvagni, who fit the description given by the victim. During the interview, he was found to be in possession of narcotics and related paraphernalia. The majority of the woman’s stolen property was recovered in the park.

 

Kathleen M. Callanan, 51, of Davenport Estates in Mechanicville was arrested February 11 and charged with petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. Officers responded to the Saratoga Casino and Raceway on reports of a stolen voucher. After consulting the casino’s security, it was determined that Callanan was the one who had stolen the voucher and she was taken into custody.

 

Jeffery M. Youmans, 34, of Clinton Street in Saratoga Springs was arrested February 11 and charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child, both Class D felonies. He was also charged with possession of marijuana in the fifth-degree, a Class B misdemeanor. Early on February 11, SSPD investigator Glen Vidnansky and other members of the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at Youmans’ home on Clinton Street after the investigator had intercepted the child pornography being shared electronically from his home. There is no evidence that any of the videos were produced in the home. Youmans was arrested and taken to Saratoga County Jail.

 

Amanda L. Williams, 24, of State Route 10 in Cobleskill, was arrested February 13 along Broadway and charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol greater than .18 percent, all Class A misdemeanors. She was also charged for driving the wrong way down a one-way street and driving without a safety belt. Shortly after 1:30 a.m., a vehicle was observed driving the wrong way up Caroline Street before being stopped on Broadway. The driver was identified as Williams and had her perform standardized field sobriety tests before she was placed under arrest.

 

Aaron M. Merrill, 22, of Leonard Street in Gansevoort, was arrested February 15 and charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, both Class A misdemeanors. Officer stopped a vehicle traveling at a very low rate of speed and swerving from side to side and identified the driver as Merrill, who appeared to be intoxicated. Officers issued a standardized field sobriety test and placed Merrill under arrest.

 

Christopher P. Haskell, 29, of East Grove Street in Ballston Spa, was arrested February 14 and charged with charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, aggravated driving while intoxicated with blood-alcohol greater than .18 percent, circumventing a court-ordered Interlock Ignition Device and using a leased or rented vehicle not equipped with an Interlock Ignition Device, all Class A misdemeanors. He was also charged with running a stop sign, unreasonable speed and refusing a pre-screening test. Officers were alerted to a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed downtown before observing it run a stop sign. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Haskell. Officers issued a standardized field sobriety test and placed Haskell under arrest.

 

Nicholas P. Deyette, 23, of Curt Boulevard in Saratoga Springs, was arrested February 13 and charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, both Class A misdemeanors. Officers responded to a call that a car had hit a light pole. When they arrived, they identified Deyette as the driver and he appeared to be intoxicated. Officers issued a standardized field sobriety test and placed Deyette under arrest.

 

Mark A. Roberts, of Kilmer Road in Middle Grove, was arrested February 17 and charged with menacing in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth-degree, both Class A misdemeanors. Officers responded to the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s parking lot where it was reported that a male suspected was threatening people with a knife. Officers arrested Roberts and secured the knife. No injuries were reported in the incident.

 

John R. Hodgkinson, 28, of Riverview Road in Clifton Park, was arrested February 17 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree and assault in the third-degree with intent to cause physical harm, both Class A misdemeanors. Officers responded to a Caroline Street bar where there were reports of a fight. Hodgkinson was involved in the fight and had allegedly assaulted someone. Police searched Hodgkinson prior to his arrest and found he was in possession of crystal methamphetamine and MDMA. He was then taken into custody.

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