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Saratoga County Court

Craig N. Ross, Jr., the 46-year-old Ballston Spa man who abducted a child last fall in Moreau pleaded guilty in Saratoga County Court to felony kidnapping and felony predatory sexual assault against a child. The incident involves a child under the age of 13 who went missing Sept. 30 while on a bike ride in Moreau Lake State Park. An AMBER alert regarding the disappearance of the child was subsequently issued. The Oct. 2 arrest of Ross followed the discovery of a ransom note left in the family mailbox of the abducted child’s home, according to authorities. Fingerprints on the letter were entered into the New York State database and a match was made involving a DWI in 1999 in Saratoga Springs. The subsequent investigation led authorities to a camper where the child was located safe and in good health by state police, and Ross taken into custody, authorities said. Ross is expected to be sentenced in April. The prosecution has recommended Ross be sentenced to an aggregate term of 47-years-to-life for his actions.

Michael J. Scensny, 34, of Waterford, pleaded to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, charged June 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing April 19. 

Stashu I. Roberts, 27, of Gloversville, was sentenced to 3-1/2 to 7 years in state prison after pleading to felony burglary – charged in Wilton, and 1-1/2 to 3 years in state prison after pleading to felony grand larceny – charged in Saratoga Springs. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Michael G. Wescott, 48, of Stillwater, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison after pleading to attempted burglary in the third-degree, charged June 2023 in Wilton. 

Anthony P. DeLaurie, Jr., 47, of Mechanicville, pleaded to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged April 2023 in Malta. Sentencing April 17. 

Caylee M. Ringer, 27, of Salem, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to promoting prison contraband in the first-degree. 

Faheem Johnson, 37, of Troy, pleaded to felony DWI, charged March 2023 in Waterford. Sentencing April 18. 

Jonathan E. Joyal, 31, of Ballston, pleaded to felony DWI, charged June 2023. Sentencing April 18. 

Steven J. Longden, 43, of Ravena. Was sentenced to 5 days incarceration and 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged July 2023 in Saratoga Springs. 

John T. Patterson, 39, of Galway, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years incarceration after pleading to felony aggravated family offense, and 1-1/2 years incarceration and 1 year post release supervision after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance – both charged July 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Jeffrey W. Fish, 39, of Queensbury, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property, charged August 2023 in Moreau. 

Rafael Brito, 28, of Clifton Park, pleaded to failure to register or verify a s a sex offender. Sentencing April 18. 

William A. Jordan, 58, of Salem, pleaded to possession forged instrument in the second-degree, charged February 2023 in Clifton Park. Sentencing June 27. 

Brad C. Cittadino, 39, of Stillwater, pleaded to criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sentencing April 11. 

Dylan Benaquista, 37, homeless, pleaded to felony burglary, charged June 2023 in Halfmoon. Sentencing April 16. 

Denis Salinas Alvarez, 29, of Mechanicville, pleaded to felony DWI. Sentencing April 18. 

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  • Saratoga County Court Brad C. Cittadino, 49, of Stillwater, was sentenced April 11 to 3 years incarceration and 2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony.  Matthew T. McGraw, 43, of Clifton Park, was sentenced April 11 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to unlawful surveillance in the second-degree, a felony, in connection with events that occurred in the towns of Moreau, Clifton Park, and Halfmoon in 2023.  Matthew W. Breen, 56, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded April 10 to sexual abuse in the first-degree, a felony, charged May 2023 in…

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