Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:26

July 16 – July 22, 2022

COURT

Justin P. Rock, 37, pleaded July 14 to four felony robbery counts in connection with a February crime spree in Saratoga Springs. From Feb. 19-21, Rock, while indicating he had a firearm, entered the X-Tra Mart, Smone ‘n’ Save, Post Time Wine & Spirits, and I Love New York Pizza establishments in Saratoga Springs and demanded cash from the respective registers. Collectively, he made off with hundreds of dollars, according to a statement released by Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen. Rock faces 8 to 16 years in prison when sentenced Sept. 15, and will pay full restitution to the businesses, Heggen said. 

Cassandra Barden, 37, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded July 7 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, and burglary in the third-degree – both felonies. Sentencing Sept. 8. 

Kalvin L. Pittman, 39, of Amsterdam, was sentenced July 6 to 3 years incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, first charged in March in Saratoga Springs. 

Keenu Watso, 27, of Albany, was sentenced July 8 to 1-1/2 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense felony, first charged in Waterford. 

Scott Blowers, 53, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced July 13 to 5 years of probation, in connection with felony assault charges in Wilton in 2019.

Jeffrey Stone, 55, of Richville, was sentenced July 13 to 3 years of probation, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender in Wilton. 

Christopher Millington, 38, of Gansevoort, was sentenced July 13 to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt, in Northumberland. 

Bradley Hill, 24, of South Glens Falls, pleaded July 13 to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, in Moreau. Sentencing Sept. 28. 

POLICE

Shawn Whitman, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with assault in the third-degree. 

Maison Dufty, 18, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with menacing, coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Between June 23 and 29, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested six people in connection with the possession and sales of firearms in Saratoga County. They are accused of the possession and sale of firearms in Saratoga Springs and in Milton, and each of the six have been received multiple charged of criminal sale and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Those charged are: Michael S. Andrews, 25, Johnathon M. Parker, 29, of Hudson Falls, Jeffrey R. Bishop, 30, of Saratoga Springs, Patricia J. Show, 39, of Saratoga Springs, Teanna L. Gonzalez, 31, of Saratoga Springs, and Maggie L. Hayes, 27, of Ballston Spa.  As a result of the investigation two handguns, multiple magazines, including a 30-round capacity magazine, were seized according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. 

Michael Kelly, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 4 with DWI, and operating avehicle after consuming alcohol less than 21. 

Michael Burke, 34, of Albany, was charged July 3 in Saratoga Springs with petit larceny. 

Natavio Dawson, 23, of Schenectady, was charged July 3 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, passing a red light, and having no motor vehicle license. 

Autumn Sanders, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 2 with petit larceny. 

Carter Gordon, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 2 with assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a forged instrument, obstruct governmental administration, and resisting arrest. 

Laurie Agan, 61, of Ballston Spa, was charged July 1 in Saratoga Springs with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Max Sanchez, 23, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 1 with speeding, and aggravated unlicensed operation.

Donald Gilbert, 36, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 1 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, leaving the scene, driving on/ across sidewalk, and failure to keep right. 

Michael Green, 19, of Saratoga Springs, Evan Jenkins, 18, of Gansevoort, and Christopher Rothaupt, of Saratoga Springs, were each charged June 28 with endangering the welfare of a minor, conspiracy, menacing, petit larceny, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and robbery. 

Ciera Bratis, 30, of Clifton Park, was charged in Saratoga Springs with two counts each identity theft, and petit larceny. 

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