Thursday, 13 August 2020 12:51

August 8 – August 14, 2020

Michael P. Bousquet, 55, of Ballston Lake, was charged by State police with two counts of possession of a forged instrument first-degree, grand larceny third-degree and criminal possession of stolen property third-degree. All charges are felonies. Bousquet is suspected of using two fraudulent checks to pay for a boat he purchased off the Facebook Marketplace. On Aug. 2, he met the victim in Gloversville to look the boat over and then agreed to purchase the vessel, providing the victim with two endorsed cashier’s checks as payment. The victim discovered the theft after contacting the banks that the checks were drawn on and being informed that the checks were fraudulent. The total amount of the theft was $5,600. The victim contacted State Police and Troopers were able to recover the boat in Ballston Lake. Bousquet was sent to Fulton County Jail without bail, he is due back in court on a later date. Anyone that believes they may have additional information or may be a victim is asked to please contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at SP Mayfield 518-661-5006.

Gary J. McClelland, of Round Lake, was charged Aug. 4 with two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one felony count criminal sale of a controlled substance. McClelland is accused of distributing quantities of Crystal Methamphetamine and other drugs throughout Saratoga county. A search warrant was executed and as a result, quantities of numerous drugs, packaging materials and scales were located within the residence, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. 

Gerald F. Colombe III, 35, of Glens Falls, and Jesus M. Ortiz, 20, of Schenectady, were each charged with felony robbery, in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred Aug. 6. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Colombe and Ortiz are accused of befriending a victim and then displaying what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol before they demanded the victim’s property, in the area of the Wilton Mall, Target and Home Depot on State Route 50 in the Town of Wilton.  Ortiz was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond; Colombe was sent to the correctional facility on no bail, with a NYS Parole hold.

Aaron C. Licis, 36, of Fort Edward, was charged Aug. 9 with felony assault, and criminal mischief – a misdemeanor, after allegedly using a baseball bat to smash windows at a person’s residence on Northern Pines Road in the town of Wilton, and subsequently throwing the bat and striking a second person in the leg which caused physical injury. 

Thomas Casey, 53, of Norwich, Connecticut, was charged Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI and failing to use designated driving lane. 

John Lavada, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 4 with menacing, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and willful violation of health laws. 

Brian Raymond, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 4 with trespassing and disorderly conduct. 

James Altamirano, 39, of Ballston Spa was charged in Saratoga Springs Aug. 4 with petit larceny and criminal trespass.

Barkim Tomer, 25, of Milton, was charged Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two felony counts criminal sale. 

Chad Lang, 46, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 5 with criminal trespass. 

Bradley Haskell, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Aug. 6 with one misdemeanor and one felony count criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession marijuana. 

Tosha Harrington, 31, of Saratoga, was charged Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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