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POLICE

Anthony J. Paradise Jr., 44, was charged June 9 with arson, burglary, criminal tampering, and criminal mischief – all felonies – in connection with an incident that occurred in the Town of Ballston on Nov. 27, 2017. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Paradise is accused of spending several hours on the Curtis Lumber property on State Route 67 in the Town of Ballston after the business was closed, and allegedly sabotaged electrical and gas systems in several buildings, damaged buildings, and computer systems, tampered with the 911 system on the Verizon Wireless tower, and set fire a storage building full of sub-flooring causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Following his arraignment on charges, Paradise was returned to the Greene County Jail where he is being held awaiting trial for a murder charge. “This case shows that my deputies and investigators are relentless in their pursuit to hold criminals accountable. This case involved hundreds of man-hours by the investigators assigned. I’m proud to announce this arrest today,” Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said in a statement regarding the local charges. 

Dimeiry M. Ortiz-Lopez was charged with felony assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, in connection with an incident that occurred on Caroline Street during the afternoon hours on Friday, June 17.  Saratoga Springs Police say a 51-year-old man was stabbed in the neck following what appears to be a road rage incident. An argument was allegedly initiated between the man and a 20-year-old Ballston Spa woman that began in the Division Street area, and escalated as the two vehicles reached Caroline Street. The man, who was driving a box/delivery type truck, suffered a slash of about three inches in length and went to Saratoga Hospital. He has since been discharged from the hospital, according to police. Ortiz-Lopez was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. 

Lorenzo J. Parker, 26, of Schenectady, was charged June 8 with two felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one felony count criminal sale of a controlled substance. Parker is accused of selling and possessing quantities of cocaine.

Jeannette M. Tyndell, 51, of South Glens Falls, was charged May 23 with felony count and one misdemeanor count criminal possession of a controlled substance, one felony count criminal sale of a controlled substance, and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second-degree. Tyndell is accused of selling and possessing quantities of heroin on numerous occasions within Saratoga County.

SARATOGA COUNTY SHERIFF MOST WANTED

SARATOGA COUNTY — Serdar D. Ozbay. Date of Birth: March 10, 1980. Middle Eastern Male, 5’-11’ / 190 Lbs., Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Sometimes has a beard.

Sexual abuse (misdemeanor), endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor. 

The warrant was issued by the Corinth Town Court and stems from a complaint involving alleged sexual contact between Ozbay and a 15-year-old child. Ozbay’s last known address was at the Watertown Apartments in South Glens Falls. He in known to travel between New Jersey and South Glens Falls where he sometimes works and has also resided in Rotterdam and Schenectady.

Do not attempt to arrest or detain. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this individual, contact the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office at 518-885-6761.

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