Thursday, 04 June 2020 13:35

May 30 – June 5, 2020

POLICE

Yisel Martinez, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 29 with disorderly conduct/ violent behavior. 

Ruth Byrne, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 29 with first degree burglary/use of threaten the use of a dangerous instrument, a felony, second degree assault /intent to cause physical injury, a felony, and fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. 

Colby Guilder, 19, of Corinth, was charged May 30 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. 

Terrance Rudes, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 25 with misdemeanor petit larceny, and misdemeanor criminal trespass. 

James Altamirano, 39, of Ballston Spa, was charged May 25 in Saratoga Springs with criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. 

Nathan Shreve, 40, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 26 with two counts misdemeanor assault, unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, felony assault, and felony grand larceny. 

Louis Guerra, 45, of The Bronx, was charged May 26 in Saratoga Springs with criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. 

Michael June, 36, of Schenectady, was charged May 28 in Saratoga Springs with felony DWI, felony aggravated DWI, circumventing interlock, obstructing a governmental official, having no motor vehicle license, and second degree harassment. 

Antonio Lind, 26, of Mechanicville, was charged May 28 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and speed not prudent or reasonable. 

New York State Police issued more than 8,900 tickets during a special traffic enforcement period during Memorial Day Weekend. During the campaign, which started on Friday, May 22 and ran through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, State Police increased patrols and conducted sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers. The initiative was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC). During this enforcement period, State Troopers arrested 203 people for DWI, and investigated 457 crashes, which injured 11 people. State Police responded to two fatal crashes during the weekend. As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted drivers speeding and aggressive drivers across the State and issued a total of 8,907 tickets for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations.

COURT

Joseph W. Welch, age 38, of Schroon Lake, was charged May 27 in Saratoga Springs with one misdemeanor count and one felony count assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. Police said at about 7 p.m. May 27 they were called to Railroad Place for a fight-in-progress involving two men, and that a subsequent investigation allegedly showed that Welch, who was one of the two men, was the aggressor. The victim was a 35-year-old man who sustained minor injuries. Welch was additionally found to have an open warrant with the Saratoga Springs Police Department that stemmed from an incident that took place March 4 on West Harrison Street where it is alleged Welch assaulted a 40-year-old male victim by cutting the victim’s face with a knife. The victim, due to the nature of the injury, was transported to Albany Medical Center for emergency treatment. The injury, while significant, was not life threatening. Welch was arraigned on May 28 and sent to jail without bail.

State Police in Saratoga arrested 29-year-old Kyle C. Hitchcock of Malta, on May 26. Hitchcock was charged with the misdemeanors: criminal mischief in the fourth-degree/ prevent emergency call; criminal mischief in the fourth-degree/ intent to damage property, and petit larceny, as well as the violation of harassment in the second-degree. Troopers responded to a residence in Ballston Lake regarding a domestic dispute. After speaking with the parties involved, it was determined that Hitchcock had struck the victim and taken their car keys when they tried to leave. He is also accused of breaking the victim’s cellphone when they attempted to contact police. Hitchcock was taken into custody and transported to SP Saratoga for processing. He was arraigned in Malta Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on July 15. 

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