Thursday, 11 August 2022 13:44

August 6 – August 12, 2022

POLICE

Saratoga Springs Police received a call at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 reporting a possible bomb on the West Avenue campus of SUNY Empire State College. At the time, a subject reported observing a suspicious device in the building. Police said the incident mimics similar incidents reported to college campuses nationwide since June. The Empire State campus was searched by members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department, SSPD explosives detection canine, as well as explosives detection canines from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police, with no device being located. At the present time the Saratoga Springs Police Department is forwarding information to the FBI to assist in its investigation of this incident and is also working collaboratively with other local law enforcement agencies who have had similar reports made.

Nicholas P. Lesson, 42, of Stillwater, was charged Aug. 4 with one count felony burglary, and two felony counts attempted sexual abuse. Lesson is accused of having unlawfully entered a residence by scaling the exterior of the building and gaining access through the second-floor porch, while being fully nude. According to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Lesson awoke the residents while attempting to sexually abuse the victim while she was in bed, asleep, with her husband. Lesson was chased from the scene by the victim and her husband and located a short time later at his own residence. Lesson was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail.

Rayne McNeil, 29, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 29 with vehicle registration suspended, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Sheba N. Flood, 29, of Albany, was charged July 28 in Halfmoon with three felony counts grand larceny on the suspicion of stealing credit cards and a vehicle from a male complainant. 

Kwahpreme Mitchell, 31, of Troy, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 29 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to obey traffic device. 

Christopher Huck, 23, of Bolton Landing, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 28 with criminal mischief in the third-degree. 

Ann Khanna, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 28 with criminal tampering. 

Sativa Cannon-Van Dongen, 24, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Theresa Travis, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 28 with two counts aggravated unlicensed operation, and single counts: criminal possession of a controlled substance, DWAI, and leaving the scene of an accident. 

Shakema Wilmot, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 25 with criminal mischief. 

Gabrielle Montayne, 61, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 25 with DWI, and following too closely. 

Victor Maffetone, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 24 with assault in the third-degree. 

Jake Hodsdon, 29, of Hoosick Falls, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 24 with DWI, and two driving-related violations. 

D’ontay Bennifield, 23, of Greenfield Center, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 24 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, aggravated family offense, criminal contempt, operating motor vehicle without insurance, having a suspended registration, and insufficient taillights. 

Shantel Dupont, 32, of Watervliet, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 23 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and a vehicle equipment violation. 

Edward Richardson, 39, of Guilderland, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 23 with petit larceny. 

Matthew Weir, 33, of Ballston Spa, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 17 with robbery in the third-degree.

Kenneth Palso, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 17 with criminal mischief, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Samreen Sarfaraz, 24, of Albany, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 17 with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, and unsafe backing of vehicle.

Robert Loya, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 16 with DWI. 

Shahid Smith, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 15 with criminal contempt, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and obstructing governmental administration. 

Bianca Barnes, 24, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 15 with DWI, revisiting arrest, refusal to take a breath test, and three driving or vehicle violations. 

Calin Stock, 28, of Schuylerville, was charged in Saratoga Springs July 15 with DWI, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and refusal to take a breath test. 

Desiree Farley, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged July 14 with assault in the third-degree. 

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