Thursday, 11 April 2024 14:07

April 6 - 12, 2024

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

CLIFTON PARK — The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Extra Space Storage in the town of Clifton Park for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of the following persons for burglary in the 3rd degree (class D felony), criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree, and petit larceny (class A misdemeanors): Michael J. DeMartino, Jr., 40, of Stillwater, and Kristin M. Frisch, 41, of Gloversville.

DeMartino and Frisch are alleged to have made unlawful entry into the Extra Space Storage and to have stolen property from various storage units. Both were released on appearance tickets returnable to the Clifton Park Town Court. 

GREENFIELD - Resulting from an incident in the town of Greenfield on March 24, Joseph J. Samascott, 48, of Greenfield was arrested on March 29, 2024, and charged with eight counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree (class D felonies), and criminal mischief in the 3rd degree (class E felony). Samascott is accused of possessing assault weapons and several large capacity ammunitions feeding devices, and of intentionally damaging property belonging to another in an amount exceeding $250. He was arraigned in the Milton Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail, bond, or partially secured bond pending further action in the matter.

HALFMOON — On March 30, at 12:21 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Eastwood Drive in the town of Halfmoon for a report of a disturbance involving a male wearing a mask and armed with a knife. Investigation into the incident resulted in the arrest of Alejandro Garcia, 25, of Halfmoon, for assault in the 2nd degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree (class D felonies) and menacing in the 2nd degree (class A misdemeanor). Garcia is alleged to have caused physical injury to another person by means of a weapon, and to have placed that person in reasonable fear of physical injury, serious physical injury, or death by displaying a knife. The victim, who was known to Mr. Garcia, was treated at the scene by Clifton Park – Halfmoon EMS and sought treatment at a local hospital via private transport. Garcia was arraigned in the Clifton Park Town Court where he was released on his own recognizance pending further action in the matter.

HALFMOON — On March 29, at 10:58 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a domestic incident in the town of Halfmoon. Following an investigation, Jeffrey C. Palin, 53, of Halfmoon was charged with reckless endangerment in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class D felonies). Palin is alleged to have discharged a firearm in the midst of a domestic incident creating a grave risk of death to another person. He was arraigned in the Waterford Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail and scheduled to appear in court at a later date. An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim. 

Saratoga County Court 

Jennifer M. Landry, 40, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 3 to 1-1/2 years to 3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to promoting prison contraband in the first-degree, charged March 2022. 

Nicholas C. Eckhardt, 42, of Rochester, was sentenced April 3 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to disseminating indecent materials to minors, in the first-degree, charged February 2023 in Galway. 

Bo J. Effner, 40, of Rotterdam, pleaded April 2 to felony DWI, charged October 2023 in Clifton Park. Sentencing June 13. 

New York State Police

On March 30, State Police arrested Tieli Wang, 54, of Queensbury, for multiple counts of Forcible Touching, Sexual Abuse 3rd degree, and Education Law 6512-Unauthorized Practice of Profession. The arrest stems from two separate incidents involving women who received massages from Wang at Lily Spa in the town of Queensbury.  A preliminary investigation determined that Wang provided services at his business that he was not authorized to perform and inappropriately touched the victims during the unauthorized services.

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