Thursday, 25 August 2022 14:18

August 20 – August 26, 2022

Saratoga County Court

Shari Stephens, 37, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 5 years probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, first charged in Malta. 

Christopher House, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged in Malta. 

Craig R. Derusso, 31, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Aug. 18 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal possession of stolen property. 

Rolland Gibbs, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to reckless endangerment in the first-degree. 

Justin S. Rue, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Aug. 12 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony assault, in a charged first made Oct. 2, 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 

Larenzo Escobales, 27, of Troy, was sentenced Aug. 11 to 6-1/2 years incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to strangulation in the second-degree, in connection with a felony first charged in Mechanicville February 2022. 

Amier K. Grant, 31, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 11 to 3 years incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged March 2021 in Wilton. 

Anthony E. Pinkney, 40, of Albany, pleaded Aug. 11 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged December 2021 in Moreau. Sentencing Oct. 20. 

Nicolle L. Bailey, 44, of Albany, was sentenced Aug. 17 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Halfmoon.

Daniel Luna, 41, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 4 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, in Saratoga. 

Police

Chad Brown, 43, was charged Aug. 17 with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor. According to Saratoga Springs Police, a complaint was taken at approximately 11 p.m. regarding an incident that occurred involving an acquaintance known to Brown. Brown was taken into custody, processed, and released on $2,500 cash bail after arraignment in Saratoga Springs City Court.

Jose Hidalgo, age 59, and Guadalupe Montesdecoa-Aguilar, age 36, were charged Aug. 18 with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Both charges are felonies. The arrests were the result of  a narcotics investigation into a dorm residence on New York Racing Association property (NYRA), by members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. It is alleged both men were in possession of over 200 grams of cocaine while working on NYRA property. 

Daniel R. Pabon, 37, of Amsterdam, was charged Aug. 15 with felony assault and felony criminal mischief, in connection with a car vs. scooter motor vehicle accident on State Route 50 in the town of Ballston on Aug. 15. Pabon is accused of striking the operator of a motor vehicle with a dangerous instrument, causing physical injury, and intentionally damaging the other involved vehicle. 

David Z. Krapish, 32, of Ballston Spa, is charged with failing to change address as a sex offender, a felony. 

William R. Burden, Jr., 30, of Ballston, was charged Aug. 9 with assault and with strangulation. Burden is accused of striking and obstructing the breathing of a 1-year-old child known to him and causing physical injury to the child. He was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, $40,000 bond and $250,000 secured bond. 

Joseph V. Bagley, age 51, of Halfmoon, was charged Aug. 4 with aggravated family offense (felony), unlawful imprisonment (misdemeanor), and harassment (violation). Bagley is accused of pulling another person’s hair and preventing her from exiting his vehicle. He was charged with the aggravated family offense as a result of a conviction of a specified offense within the preceding 5 years.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Report: 

On Aug. 12, motorcyclist Jeffrey D. Leighton, age 31, of Gansevoort died in a motor vehicle crash on U.S. Route 9 in the town of Wilton. 

Lawrence C. Dippold, 77, of Clifton Park, was charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in the early afternoon on Aug. 18, in the Town of Clifton Park. Michele Heffern, 54, was killed as a result of the crash, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Dippold was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury incident resulting in death.

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