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July 30 – August 5, 2022

COURT

Luke P. Dashnaw, 22, of Wilton, was sentenced July 15 to a total term of 4-1/13 to 13 years incarceration, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child, first charged August 2020 in Halfmoon. 

Kasey B. O’Herron, 36, of Greenfield Center, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to felony DWI in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 16. 

Geoffrey Pickering, 32, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to felony aggravated family offense in Milton. Sentencing Sept. 23. 

Devin C. Bryant, 26, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced July 15 to a total incarceration term of 6 years, and 5 years of post-release supervision, after pleading to felony burglary and felony strangulation, first charged in Moreau. 

Jason M. Benson, 40, of Corinth, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing Sept. 29. 

Raymond C. Horning, Sr., 32, of Gloversville, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to the felonies criminal mischief, and grand larceny. Sentencing Sept. 29. 

Rodolfo L. Ocel, 33, of Troy, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony. Sentencing Sept. 15. 

Tyler Lumia, 23, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to assault in the first-degree. Sentencing Sept. 14. According to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office, Lumia admitted to stabbing an unarmed man several times in the face and chest following a late-night dispute at an unnamed Caroline Street bar on Oct. 31, 2021. Lumia is expected to be sentenced to a 10-year prison term in September. 

Terrence Boston, 60, of Albany, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to forgery in the second-degree in Halfmoon, a felony. Sentencing Sept. 19. 

Miley A. Thomas, 30, of Mechanicville, was sentenced July 25 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI. 

Ryan M. Natalie, 42, of Glenvillem, NY, was sentenced July 25 to 5 days incarceration and 5 years’ probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child, in connection with an incident in Clifton Park in January. 

Naomi Sweeting, 23, of Brooklyn, pleaded in Saratoga County Court to criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree in Malta. Sentencing Sept. 28. 

Jason P. Morelli, 40, of Waterford, was sentenced July 27 to 4 years’ incarceration and 2 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. 

POLICE 

Depree Faulks, 30, of Amsterdam, was charged with three felony counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and single felony counts criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a narcotic drug.  Faulks was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail and is also currently under the supervision of the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Samuel Payano, 22, of Amsterdam, was charged with two felony counts, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and single felony counts criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a narcotic drug. Payano was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $150,000 bond. 

City Police narrative: At approximately 3:45 a.m. on July 23, members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department Patrol Division and Investigations Division were working a combined enforcement detail specifically concentrating on the downtown business district. Investigator Rich Arpei and Patrol Officer Stephanie Herman observed two suspicious males in a parking lot on Caroline St. During the course of the investigative stop a silver handgun was located in a vehicle both were in. The pair were taken into custody at that time. As the investigation continued, the loaded, 9mm Fratelli Tanfoglio handgun was seized, as well as a large quantity of illegal narcotics in pill form. The pills tested positive for fentanyl and methamphetamine. Also seized was over $3,500 cash. 

Giselle M. Barnes, 54, of Corinth, was charged July 12 with criminal nuisance in the first-degree, a felony. Barnes is accused of knowingly allowing drug sales to occur at her residence in the village of Corinth, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Barnes was sent to Saratoga County Jail without bail. 

Andrew P. Palmateer, 51, of Greenfield, was charged July 20 with felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and refusal to take a breath test, a violation, in connection with an incident in Milton. The DWI charged rises to a felony due to a prior DWI conviction within the prior 10 years. 

Tina Wolcott, 53, of Waterford, was charged July 19 with two counts each criminal sale, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

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