Thursday, 16 May 2024 13:11

May 11 - 17, 2024

Saratoga County Court

Rick C. Sweet, 36, of Ballston Spa, pleaded to attempted assault in the second-degree, and menacing in the third-degree, charged in January. Sentencing July 3. 

Seth A. Labarbera, 24, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced to 1 year in local jail, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, charged July 2023 in Saratoga Springs. 

David A. Fink, 27, of Ballston, was sentenced to 4 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted arson in the second-degree, charged August 2023. 

Michael J. Scensny, 34, of Waterford, was sentenced to 3 years in state prison and 1-1/2 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second-degree, charged June 2023 in Saratoga Springs. 

Anna E. Carberry, 50, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony DWI charged September 2023 in Waterford, and 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony DWI charged April 2023 in Malta. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Faheem Johnson, 37, of Troy, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged March 2023 in Waterford. 

Rafael Brito, 28, of Clifton Park, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison, after pleading to failure to register or verify as a sex offender, charged November 2021.   

Noah Hughes, 34, of Schenectady, was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 3 years’ incarceration in a state correction facility, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property in the third-degree, charged February 2023 in Malta. 

Saratoga Springs Police

Members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department Special Investigations Unit earlier this month executed a search warrant of a residence in Vanderbilt Terrace that had been the subject of numerous complaints regarding possible illegal narcotics activity. After obtaining probable cause, a search warrant was applied for through the City Court of Saratoga Springs and executed. Arrested after the search warrant was completed was Michael Dzieniszewski, a 37-year-old man with no address provided to the police, on the below listed charges. Dzieniszewski was processed and arraigned in City Court and remanded to the custody of the Saratoga County Sheriff pending his next court appearance. 

Charges: Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a Class B Felony- Intent to sell Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug in the 4th Degree, a Class C Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree- a Class A Misdemeanor.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a stolen vehicle complaint on I-87 northbound near Exit 10 in Clifton Park. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier from the parking lot of the Stewart’s shop at 1206 Route 146 and had been located on I-87. As a result of attempting to stop the vehicle, Jacob R. Hayner, age 37, homeless, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment in the 1st degree; criminal mischief in the 2nd degree (class D felonies); unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree (class A misdemeanor); and moving from lane unsafely (infraction). Hayner is accused of unlawfully fleeing a marked Sheriff’s patrol vehicle knowing that he had been directed to stop, and of intentionally striking that Sheriff’s patrol unit with his vehicle causing damage in an amount exceeding $1,500. As a result, he is charged with recklessly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another person under circumstances that evinced a depraved indifference to human life. He was arraigned before the Honorable Robert A. Rybak in the Clifton Park Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail, bond, or partially secured bond pending further action in the matter.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew H. Smith, 58, of Latham on a warrant for aggravated family offense (class E felony) and criminal contempt in the 2nd degree (class A misdemeanor). Smith is accused of intentionally violating an order of protection by repeatedly telephoning the person for whose protection the order was issued while an inmate at the Saratoga County Jail. The felony charge is a result of a previous conviction for a specified offense within the immediately preceding five years. He was arraigned and released to pretrial services pending further action in the matter.

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