Thursday, 10 September 2020 12:54

September 5 – September 11, 2020

COURT 

Juan A. Vazquez, 46, of South Glens Falls, pleaded Sept. 8 to murder in the second-degree, after admitting he intentionally caused the death of Kenny J. Shipski in April, according to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. The incident occurred in connection with an argument regarding drugs and resulted in Vazquez stabbing the victim multiple times inside a room at the Clearview Motel in the village of South Glens Falls. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 18 when Vazquez is expected to receive a sentence of 20 years to life in prison, Heggen said. 

John A. Butler, 41, of Gansevoort, pleaded Sept. 4 to felony DWI in Northumberland. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18. 

William M. Biette, 44, of Latham, pleaded Sept. 4 to felony DWI in Malta. Sentencing scheduled Nov. 20.   

James V. Primarolo, 30, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Aug. 31 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing Nov. 4. 

Neil L. Fullington, 65, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Sept. 1 to failure to register as a sex offender. Sentencing Nov. 18. 

POLICE

Jennifer Ravert, 36, of South Glens Falls, was charged Sept. 3 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and having a suspended registration. 

Benjamin Cavert, 22, of Waterford, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, failing to signal appropriately, and speeding. 

Khalil Hankins, 25, of Albany, was charged Sept. 4 in Saratoga Springs with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Brendan Benequisto, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 4 with petit larceny. 

Rocco Semeraro, 45, of Albany, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and operating a vehicle without signal devices/reflectors. 

Brianna Reed, 27, of Mechanicville, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely.

Jordan Garafalo, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 5 with second degree harassment, and act in a manner injure child less than 17. 

Glenn LaFountain, 60, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was charged Sept. 5 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and failure to keep right. 

Jacob Koren, 42, of Schenectady, was charged Sept. 6 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, aggravated DWI, failure to stop at a stop sign, and moving from lane unsafely

Anthony Sawyer, 31, of Milton, was charged Sept. 6 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Lucas Scavone, 27, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 2 with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Gavin Jarosz, 27, of Albany, was charged Sept. 2 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, speeding, and failure to keep to the right. 

Tristan Whitehead, 21, of Schuylerville, was charged Sept. 3 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Randall Alger, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 3 with criminal mischief in the third-degree/ damage to another person’s property, a felony. 

On Sept. 2, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Route 32 North in the Town of Northumberland. As a result of an investigation, Tristan J. Anderson, 22, of Northumberland, was charged with two felonies: criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment, and four misdemeanors: criminal obstruction of breathing, reckless endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. Anderson is alleged to have been involved in a domestic dispute, damaging property in excess of $1,500. He was arraigned in Halfmoon Court and released on his own recognizance.    

Cited for trespassing on Woodlawn Avenue Sept. 2 in Saratoga Springs: Shawn Johnson, 38; Terrance Rudes, 29; Christine Tougas, 68; Steven Palmer, 62; Jose Madera, 38; Yisel Martinez, 41. Martinez was additionally cited with harassment in the second-degree.   

Joseph Connors, 28, of Buffalo, was charged Aug. 31 in Saratoga Springs with assault in the third-degree, a misdemeanor. 

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