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April 23 – April 29, 2022

COURT

Duane D. McEwan, 41, of Clifton Park, was sentenced April 18 to 5 years’ incarceration, and 5 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to assault in the second-degree charged in Halfmoon, and 1-1/2 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to attempted assault as charged in Milton. Sentences to run consecutively. 

John Fink, 38, of Troy, pleaded April 22 to felony burglary, charged December 2021 in Mechanicville.  Sentencing June 24. 

POLICE

Erin Carey, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 20 with DWAI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and moving from lane unsafely, following a property damage accident on Bolster Lane. 

Tanya Fowler, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 19 with forcible touching, and unlawful imprisonment. 

Robert P. Maciong, 26, of Albany, was charged April 22 in Malta with criminal possession of a weapon as a felony, and the misdemeanors: menacing, and endangering the welfare of a child. Maciong is accused of pointing a firearm at another person while two children were present, in connection with a complaint made last October in the town of Halfmoon, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.   

Kenneth Straight, 53, of Greenwich, was charged April 18 in Saratoga Springs with aggravated harassment in the second-degree. 

Shayne Richardson, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Evan Jenkins, 18, of Gansevoort, was charged April 17 in Saratoga Springs with felony burglary, and misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Gregory Myers, 34, of Hudson, was charged April 16 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, refusal to take a breath test, license restriction violation, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Jaronn Campbell, 27, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 16 in Saratoga Springs with harassment, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration. 

Dominic Lodestro, 21, of Johnstown, was charged April 16 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and failure to obey a stop sign, and a traffic control device. 

On April 6, the New York State Police in Clifton Park arrested 30-year-old Craig R. Derusso and 34-year-old Emily N. Roerig, both of Clifton Park. Each was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree (felony), and the misdemeanors: identity theft in the third-degree, and conspiracy in the fifth-degree. The charges are connected with a State Police investigation after a Ballston Lake resident reported that someone had stolen their purse from their vehicle while they were parked at Stewart’s in Malta. The victim’s debit card was allegedly used shortly after the theft to make purchases at two stores in Clifton Park. Troopers were able to obtain surveillance footage following the use of the debit card and identified Derusso and Roerig.

Ryan D. Klippel, 29, and Madeline M. Valentine, 27 – both of Cohoes, were each charged with two counts criminal possession of controlled substances, and one count criminally using drug paraphernalia, following a police investigation of a parked vehicle in the Shenantaha Park in Malta on April 16. The two alleged vehicle occupants, Klippel and Valentine, are accused of being in possession of crack cocaine, cocaine, Xanax, suspected heroin, glassine envelopes and digital scales, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

On April 19, 2022, following an investigation into a domestic incident in the town of Stillwater, the Sheriff’s Office charged 27-year-old Mechanicville resident Francisco Caamano with felony attempted assault, menacing misdemeanor, and harassment – a violation. Caamano is accused of threatening to stab and attempting to stab a person with a pair of scissors, as well as shoving that person. 

On April 9, the New York State Police in Wilton charged 25-year-old Dylan J. Lyon of Fort Edward with aggravated driving while intoxicated, after police initiated a traffic stop of Lyon’s vehicle traveling south in the northbound lane of I-87 in Moreau. Lyon was later placed in custody and transported to SP Wilton where he provided a breath sample of 0.24% BAC, according to police. 

State Troopers responded to a reported vehicle submerged in the Sacandaga River along Old Corinth Road in the town of Hadley on Sunday night, April 24. Troopers located the vehicle and divers from the Corinth Fire Department were able to remove the driver, who was the sole occupant. The driver, Edward Mastrangelo, 66, of Queensbury, was transported to Glens Falls Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation determined that Mastrangelo was traveling southbound on Old Corinth Road when his vehicle drove off the east shoulder, down a steep embankment and overturned, landing in the river and becoming submerged, according to State Police. An autopsy on the victim is pending.

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