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May 20 – May 26, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Kenneth Hunter, 33, homeless, was charged May 10 with criminal contempt, and aggravated family offense. 

Amanda Wilmot, 30, of Homer, GA, was charged May 9 with operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation, following too closely, and criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Kevin Johnson, 37, of Cohoes, was charged May 8 with rape in the first-degree, and criminal sexual act in the first-degree. 

Junasia Lanier, 21, of Albany, was charged May 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and moved from lane unsafely. 

Jessica Carter, 33, of Northville, was charged May 8 with DWI, refusal to take breath test, operating motor vehicle without signal devices/ reflectors. 

Neil Lescault, 48, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 7 with obstruct governmental administration.

Caitlin Chamberlain, 26, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 6 with resisting arrest, and assault. 

Alejandro Torres, 21, of Albany, was charged with DWI, and two driving violations.

Alexander Kelly, 35, of Mechanicville, was charged May 5 with criminal mischief. 

Kyle Morehouse, 40, of Mayfield, was charged May 5 with circumvent interlock, and aggravated unlicensed operation – alcohol related, and vehicle equipment violation. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

May 11, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Jarret L. Eaglin, 41, of South Glens Falls at the Rensselaer County Jail on a warrant for failing to notify of a change of his address as a sex offender within the statutorily allotted 10 days after moving. Eaglin had been previously convicted of the same offense resulting in the upgraded charge. 

NY State Police

On May 17, State Police of Wilton arrested Anthony L. Porcaro, 36, of Malta. Porcaro was charged with felony grand larceny, after troopers were contacted by the Lowes in Wilton, reporting a past theft. The investigation determined that on April 29, Porcaro allegedly entered the store numerous times, subsequently stealing multiple water heaters valued at over $3,000. 

On May 16, State Police of Saratoga arrested Matthew Breen, 55, of Saratoga Springs. Breen was charged with sexual abuse in the first-degree, endangering the welfare of a child, and forcible touching. On May 8, at about 10:30 a.m., Troopers received the report that an adult man had inappropriately contact with a child. The investigation determined that Breen allegedly indecently touched a child under the age of eleven while in the city of Saratoga Springs, the previous day. Breen surrendered himself to SP Saratoga and was processed. He was arraigned at the Saratoga Springs City Court and was remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash, a $10,000 bond, or a $50,000 partially secured bond.

On May 15, at about 5:22 p.m., Troopers responded to the area of North Milton Road in Milton, for the report of a dispute involving a person brandishing a hammer. The investigation determined that Tranka, D. Macwhinnie, and R. Macwhinnie allegedly came to the location and approached a vehicle occupied by three adults and two children under the age of 12.  Tranka and D. Macwhinnie allegedly struck the vehicle causing damage. All three were yelling and acting in a manner that alarmed the vehicle’s occupants.  D. Macwhinnie allegedly brandished a hammer during the incident but did not strike anyone or the vehicle with it.  Tranka allegedly exposed himself during the dispute. None of the victims exited the vehicle, and no one was injured.  All three were arrested at Tranka’s Greenfield, residence and transported to SP Saratoga for processing.  Charges: Michael B. Tranka, 56, of Greenfield: Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Public Lewdness, Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, Disorderly Conduct. Douglas N. Macwhinnie, 36 of Lake Luzerne: Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct.  Richard M. Macwhinnie, 32 of Lake Luzerne: Harassment. 

On May 11, at about 11:30 p.m. State Police of Wilton responded to the report of a verbal dispute at a Greenfield home. One of the parties involved left the incident location but was located operating a vehicle in the area of Middle Grove Road. The driver was identified as Lindsey S. Robenstein, 29, of Greenfield.  Robenstein was arrested for DWI. She was transported to SP Wilton for processing, where she recorded a 0.29% BAC. 

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