Ronnie L. Gardner, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 29 to 1 to 3 years in state prin, after pleading to felony grand larceny.
Brandon L. Sitts, 35, of Corinth, pleaded April 29 to felony burglary, Sentencing July 9.
Dennis J. Lescault, II, was sentenced April 29 to 2 to 4 years state prison after pleading to felony assault in Saratoga Springs, and additional time to be served after pleading to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and DWAI in Malta. Sentences to run concurrently.
Billy Jo Murdie, 46, of Milton, pleaded April 27 to unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, a felony. Sentencing July 6.
Samuel Tyrel, 22, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 26 to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony. Sentencing June 28.
Victor Casado, 29, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 26 to aggravated family offense, and to criminal possession of a weapon – both felonies. Sentencing June 28.
Sheriff’s Office Checks Alcohol Compliance Countywide. On April 23, the Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the NYS Liquor Authority, conducted an operation which checked for compliance with the NYS Alcohol Beverage Control Laws. Underage volunteers were sent into the businesses to conduct a controlled purchase of alcohol. A total of 60 businesses were checked, 10 of which violated NYS Alcohol Beverage Control Law section 65-1, Sale of alcohol to a person under the age of 21. In each case the clerk who made the sale was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office for violating section 65 of the ABC Law (Violation level offense). The stores will also face sanctions from the NYS Liquor Authority. The stores that failed compliance were: Speedway 3006 NYS Route 50 Wilton, Exxon 1284 NYS Route 9 Moreau, Stewart’s Shop 3 Saratoga Ave South Glens Falls, M and M Fuels 3 Gansevoort Road South Glens Falls, Stewart’s Shop 1917 NYS Route 32 Northumberland, Stewart’s Shop 208 Broad Street Schuylerville.
Sheriff’s Department: Multi-town pursuit. A multi-town pursuit was initiated April 28 shortly after 7:30 p.m. when the driver of a vehicle fled authorities after reportedly striking the park entrance barriers at Saratoga Battlefield. The vehicle was spotted on a path that headed north on Route 32, then south on Route 4 through the village of Stillwater and the city of Mechanicville, before continuing westbound on Route 67, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle ultimately reached Route 9, where it turned south, striking signs at the roundabout at Routes 9 and 67, and eventually crossing over to the northbound lane on Route 9 striking a guardrail near Goldfoot Road in the town of Malta and coming to a stop. The operator of the vehicle, identified as 48-year-old Robert A. Sanders of Lakewood, New Jersey, was found dead at the scene, police said.
City Police: Altercation on Caroline Street. A man was slashed with a knife after a verbal exchange inside a Caroline Street bar accelerated into a physical altercation that involved a handful of people last weekend. The altercation involved a swinging of a sandwich board sign and the alleged slashing of a victim’s head with a knife or cutting instrument, Saratoga Springs Police say. The victim, a 33-year-old man, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to Saratoga Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred Saturday, April 24. Officers were called to Caroline Street for a fight in progress at approximately 9:15 p.m. Police said their investigation shows that victim and his friends had been inside a Caroline Street establishment when words were exchanged between the victim’s group and another group inside. Both groups were asked to leave the establishment. Once outside, approximately four people from the two groups engaged in a physical altercation. Upon their arrival, officers determined the fight was over. They did find the 33-year-old victim, however, other involved parties had already left the area. Since the incident, officers and investigators have been obtaining video and interviewing witnesses. Downtown establishments have been quick to assist, police said. At this time, the police department feels this was an isolated incident between two groups of people who had no prior relationship. Should anyone have any information on this assault, they are asked to call the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 518-584-1800 or 518-584-TIPS.