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Thursday, 06 July 2023 13:32

July 1 – July 7, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Kyle Branagan, 24, of Ballston Spa, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, failure to keep right on a two-lane road. 

John Thomas, 49, of Sand Lake, was charged with petit larceny. 

Karen Mott, 53, of Gloversville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and passing a red light. 

Daniel Perodeau, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, aggravated family offense, and unlawful imprisonment. 

Grant Worthington, 22, of Greenwich, was charged with burglary in the second-degree. 

Tammy Clark, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Shane Curran, 52, of Milton, was charged with failure to pay service based on stealth. 

Ursula Mangir, 34, of Argyle, was charged with criminal contempt in the second-degree. 

Saratoga County Court

Tabitha R. Calise, 34, of Rexford, pleaded to felony DWI, charged July 2022 in Waterford. Sentencing Aug. 24. 

Jonah T. Figueras, 27, of Wilton, pleaded to felony vehicular assault, charged May 2022. Sentencing Oct. 20. 

John J. Nead, 64, of Malta, pleaded to endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person in the first-degree. Sentencing Aug. 25. 

John J. Wolcott, 52, of Waterford, plead to criminal contempt in the first-degree. Sentencing Aug. 24. 

Isaac R. Harris, 19, of Stillwater, pleaded to assault in the second-degree. Sentencing Aug. 24. 

Ashley R. Schober, 24, of Ballston Spa, pleaded to felony DWI, charged April 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 14. 

Tamela L. Sangster, 60, of Gansevoort, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged Dec. 2022 in Northumberland. 

Cody J. Letourneau, 26, of Clifton Park, was sentenced June 27 to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to failure to register as a sex offender, charged December 2022 in Malta. 

Charles W. Semzock, 28, of Greenfield, was sentenced June 27 to 6-1/2 years incarceration and 12 years post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sexual act in the first-degree, charged February 2023 in Greenfield. 

Alexander G. Knapp, 32, of Altamont, was sentenced June 27 to 2 years’ probation, after pleading to DWI, charged June 2021 in Clifton Park.

Michael R. Andrews, 40, of Brooklyn, was sentenced June 29 to 15 years’ probation, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged Feb. 2022 in Wilton. 

Emonie S. Rosado, 29, of Newburgh, was sentenced June 29 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony identity theft, charged June 22 in Corinth. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

On June 25 the Sheriff’s Office received a call of a female who reported she had been sexually assaulted by a male she met on a dating app at a residence on Selfridge Road in the town of Moreau. Investigation into the complaint resulted in the arrest of 35-year-old Michael C. Pelletier of Moreau. Pelletier is accused of engaging in oral sexual conduct with the victim without her consent. He was charged with criminal sexual act in the third-degree, a felony, and sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond, pending further proceedings in the matter.

On June 21, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit charged Benjamin J. Sloan, 44, of Burnt Hills with two felony counts of grand larceny in the fourth-degree, in connection with a September 2022 larceny complaint from a business in Gansevoort. Sloan is accused of having used his assigned company credit card to make unauthorized purchases for his personal use. Sloan was released on appearance tickets and is due to appear in the Town of Wilton and Halfmoon Courts, at a later date. 

NY State Police

On June 27, at about 11:55 p.m., State Police of Saratoga stopped a vehicle in the area of Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The driver was identified as Jacob M. Dagirmanjian, 37, of Ballston. Dagirmanjian was arrested and charged with DWI and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. He was transported to SP Saratoga for processing, where he recorded a 0.22% BAC, according to police.  Dagirmanjian was issued tickets returnable to the Saratoga Springs City court July 17 and was released to a sober third party.

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Thursday, 29 June 2023 14:25

June 24 – June 30, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police

Gurnoor Singh, 26, of Latham, was charged with criminal trespass. 

Ricardo Gauna, 38, of Wilton, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Brent Bovee, 33, of Corinth, was charged with DWI, refusal to take a breath test, aggravated unlicensed operation, moved from lane unsafely, and failure to notify DMV of address change. 

Neil Pederson, 71, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation. 

Timothy Everhardt, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, aggravated harassment, and aggravated family offense. 

Joseph Solevo, 35, of Milton, was charged with criminal contempt. 

Christina Marra, 24, of Clifton Park, was charged with DWI, moved from lane unsafely, drinking alcohol or using cannabis in a motor vehicle on highway, and passing a red light. 

Mark McGreevy, 64, of Wilmington, Delaware, was charged with assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. 

Ricardo Henderson, 32, of Schenectady, was charged with DWI, and driving the wrong direction on a one-way street. 

On Friday June 16, members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department Investigations Division conducted 37 in person residence checks of those required to register on the New York State Sex Offender Registry and reside in the City of Saratoga Springs. Those who are required to register in New York are classified into three levels. Level 1 and Level 2 offenders are required to report their address yearly with the Department of Criminal Justice Services, and are required to report every three years for a photograph to be taken.  Level 3 offenders are required to report every 90 days to the local police agency, and have a photo taken every year.  Any changes to residency status for all three levels must be reported within 10 days to the local police agency for updating to DCJS. These visits were conducted for all three levels living within the city of Saratoga Springs. The Investigations Division is responsible for maintaining registry information and to ensure compliance with reporting to DCJS on changes, and update information of those required to register. These surprise checks were conducted to proactively ensure that those required to register and maintain current information with the Saratoga Springs Police Department were doing so. For more information on the New York State Sex Offender Registry, visit: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

On June 17, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit and Road Patrol charged Timothy N. Perkins Jr., 35, of Milton with criminal sexual act in the first-degree, sexual abuse in the first-degree, and endangering the welfare of a child, in connection with a suspected sex offense at a residence on Adirondack Circle in the town of Wilton. Perkins allegedly had sexual contact with a child less than 17 years old known to him. He was sent to Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 cash bail/$150,000 bond.

On June 16, patrols responded to a report of a 14-year-old who had been assaulted on Geyser Road in the town of Milton. Following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, it was determined that the juvenile had been assaulted by a person known to him, shot in the face with a pellet or Airsoft type gun and had property stolen from him. The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, was located and charged with robbery in the first-degree, a felony. He was arraigned in Waterford Town Court by Judge Kopach, and released to the custody of his mother. He is scheduled to appear in Saratoga County Family Court at a later date. The victim was treated at Saratoga Hospital and released. 

Saratoga County Court

Dean E. Harrington, 54, of Corinth, was sentenced June 15 to serve two, 1-year local incarceration sentences to run concurrently, after pleading to attempted strangulation, and criminal mischief. 

Kip E. Asmus, 40, of Schenectady, pleaded June 16 to felony DWI, charged July 2022 in Waterford. Sentencing Sept. 11. 

Thomas B. Waicul, 50, of Halfmoon, was sentenced 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 years incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, charged October 2022 in Saratoga Springs.   

Logan J. Corkins, 19, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded to attempted rape in the first-degree, in connection with charges in the town of Milton, and the city of Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Sept. 12. 

Layne A. Sheikowitz, 32, of Moreau, pleaded June 21 to felony DWI, charged January 2023 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Aug. 25.

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Thursday, 22 June 2023 13:25

June 17 – June 23, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Dept

Kerry Wilson-Kinaszewska, 51, of Brunswick, was charged with DWI. 

Eric Marcano, 48, of Hadley, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without an inspection certificate. 

Dewayne Williams, 26, no address provided, was charged with criminal mischief. 

Matthew Zihal, 20, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal tampering. 

Jordan Wohl, 21, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal tampering. 

Andrew Stawniczy, 28, of Ballston Spa, was charged with criminal mischief, and endangering the welfare of a child. 

Nicholas Scaglione, 26, of Mechanicville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and drinking or using cannabis in a motor vehicle on highway. 

Juan Espinoza Lopez, 23, of Stillwater, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Gerardo Zelayagranados, 32, of Shaftsbury, Vermont, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Joseph Murray, 47, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with harassment in the second-degree. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

On June 10, at approximately 5:14 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Cemetery Road in the town of Halfmoon for a report of a not-in-progress burglary. Investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 27-year-old Dylan M. Benaquista. Benaquista was charged with felony burglary, felony grand larceny, identity theft – a misdemeanor, and harassment – a violation. He is accused of entering and remaining unlawfully in a dwelling earlier in the day, subjecting an occupant to physical contact and stealing a debit card which he allegedly used several times throughout the day.

On June 8, the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arrested Leon Carney, 19, of Warrensburg. Carney was charged with disseminating indecent material to minors in the first-degree, a felony, and the misdemeanors: sexual abuse in the second-degree, forcible touching, and endangering the welfare of a child. Carney is accused of having sexual contact with a female under the age of 13 at a residence in the village of Victory Mills, Police said their investigation determined that Carney allegedly sent indecent material through a social networking app to the same female. Carney was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash, $2,000 bond or a $10,000 partially secured bond.

On June 12, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office charged 54-year-old Troy resident Cole D. Vincent with two felony counts grand larceny, single felony counts criminal possession of stolen and criminal mischief, and criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. On June 5 and June 12, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of a stolen construction trailer from a business located in the town of Halfmoon and a stolen pickup truck from a business located in the town of Clifton Park, respectively. The construction trailer was later recovered in Cohoes after being abandoned on State Route 787, and the pickup truck was recovered in a hotel parking lot in the town of Clifton Park. Following an investigation into the incidents, Vincent was charged with the suspected theft of both the construction trailer and the pickup truck. At the time of arrest, Vincent was allegedly in possession of the stolen pickup truck. He was also accused of causing damage to a gate owned by a business in the town of Clifton Park and trespassing on the property which was designed to exclude intruders. Vincent was sent to Saratoga County Correctional Facility without bail.

Saratoga County Court 

Michael A. Fox, 27, of Troy, pleaded to felony burglary, charged February 2023 in Malta. Sentencing July 26. 

Allen J. Millington, 26, of Gansevoort, was sentenced June 14 to 10 years’ incarceration and 20 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to rape in the first-degree in connection with charges June to July 2017 in Moreau, and 2-1/3 to 7 years on the charge of promoting a sexual performance by a child, charged July 2021 in Wilton. The sentences are to run concurrently. 

New York State Police

On June 13, State Police of Saratoga arrested Stephen A. Rajeski, 53, of Northumberland. Rajeski was charged with grand larceny in the third-degree, a felony. In March 2023, the victim reported to New York State Police that they had entered into an agreement with Rajeski for contracted work for a new generator.  Rajeski allegedly never provided or installed the agreed-upon generator causing a financial loss to the victim of $8,894.

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Thursday, 15 June 2023 12:35

June 10 – June 16, 2023

New York State Police

On May 29, State Police assigned to the Community Stabilization Unit charged Catherine A. Peacock, 36, of Corinth, with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second-degree. 

Additionally, Romere M. Anderson, 47, of New York, N.Y., was arrested for two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree. Troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in Clifton Park, NY, for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation. The driver was identified as Peacock, and the passenger as Anderson.  The investigation discovered a defaced handgun, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of U.S. currency in the vehicle.  Both were arrested and transported to SP Clifton Park for processing. 

While in custody, Peacock was discovered to have felony-weight narcotics secreted on her person. Both were arraigned at the Clifton Park Town Court.  Peacock was released under the supervision of the Saratoga County Probation Department.  Anderson was sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility without bail.

On June 2, State Police of Wilton charged Glenn D. Clark IV, 28, of Wilton, with DWAI, criminal possession of cannabis in the third-degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of cannabis and multiple other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. 

On June 5, State Police assigned to the Latham Interstate Patrol arrested Bruce B. Bidwell, 51, of Gansevoort. Bidwell as charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the third-degree, false personation, DWAI, and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

At approximately 10:50 a.m. on June 1, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of an alleged violation of an Order or Protection. After patrols conducted their investigation, Michael J. Arnold 64, of Schuylerville was charged with criminal contempt in the second-degree, resisting arrest, and obstruction of governmental administration. Arnold is accused of flying his aircraft, a 1976 Cessna 180, on June 1 in violation of an Order of Protection that had been previously issued by the Town of Saratoga Court. It is also alleged that Arnold physically resisted deputies when he was taken into custody. He was arraigned in Milton Town Court, and subsequently released after posting $1,500 cash bail. 

On June 3, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office charged Thomas J. Millington, 39, of Milton, with rape in the third-degree. Millington is accused of having sexual intercourse with a person less than 17 years of age while being over the age of 21. Millington was sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $1,400 cash, $5,000 insured bond, or $14,000 partially secured bond.

Saratoga County Court

Gabriel E. Spring, 45, of Corinth, was sentenced to 2 years incarceration and 3 years post-release supervision, after pleading to strangulation in the second-degree. 

Joshua E. Pelletier, 33, of Gansevoort, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, charged December 2022 in Wilton. 

Eric B. Sahm, 45, of Liverpool, N.Y., pleaded to felony grand larceny, charged April 2023 in Wilton. Sentencing Aug. 4. 

Mario M. Malcolm, 28, of Schenectady, pleaded to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, first charged in Saratoga Springs. 

Saratoga Springs Police

John Jarvis, 60, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with burglary, and petit larceny. 

Ryan Danaher, 36, of Schuylerville, was charged with obstructing governmental administration. 

Eric Catalano, 40, of Albany, was charged with obstructing governmental administration. 

Lisa Schwepperhauser, 40, of Albany, was charged with DWI, aggravated DWI, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Garrick Houser, 26, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was charged with DWI, making an improper turn, and two vehicle violations. 

Effren Martinez Reyes, 19, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with second degree assault. 

Luis Ramirez Maldonado, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with second-degree assault. 

Jeremy Depasquale, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with criminal contempt, and obstructing governmental administration. 

Stephanie Rotolo, 34, of Nashville, Tennessee, was charged with DWI, failure to keep right, and failure to stop at a stop sign. 

Drew McCarthy, 39, of Halfmoon, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance not in original container. 

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Thursday, 01 June 2023 13:47

May 27 – June 2, 2023

Saratoga County Court

David A. Lowers, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 2 years’ incarceration and 10 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading to rape in the third-degree, charged September-December 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Michael Vinciguerra, 30, of Malta, was sentenced to 2-4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony identity theft, charged August 2022.

William Carr, Jr., 50, of Valley Falls, was sentenced to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal contempt, charged April 2022 in Clifton Park. 

Stephen Matthews, 32, of Gansevoort, was sentenced to 3 years’ incarceration and 5 years’ post-release supervision after pleading to second-degree assault, and 1 year of incarceration after pleading to criminal contempt, charged June 2022 in Moreau. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Jennifer J. Havalchak, 36, of Clifton Park, pleaded to aggravated DWI with a child, charged January 2023 in Halfmoon. Sentencing July 18. 

Sarah N. Woody, 42, of Malta, pleaded to reckless endangerment in the first-degree, charged January 2023. Sentencing June 19. 

Cody Cook, 30, of Stillwater, pleaded to felony attempted burglary, charged August 2022 in Malta. Sentencing July 18. Cook additionally pleaded to felony grand larceny, charged November 2022 in Waterford. 

Scott A. Johnson, 46, of Galway, was sentenced to 2 years’ incarceration after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing, charged October 2022. 

Mitchum F. White, 36, homeless/Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 2 years’ incarceration and 1 year of post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, charged January 2022 in Clifton Park. 

John Cahill, 25, of Wilton, was sentenced to 1-3 years’ incarceration, after pleading to promoting a sexual performance by a child, charged November 2021. 

Caleb Varney, 22, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 10 years’ probation, after pleading to rape in the third-degree, charged May-June 2022 in Moreau. 

Jay R. Bradley, 37, of Troy, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged May 2022 in Mechanicville. 

Ernest Skellie, 32, of Queensbury, was sentenced to time served and 5 years probation, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged June 2022 in Malta. 

Trevor Gould, 33, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 2-6 years of incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon, charged December 2022 in Malta. 

Sara M. Seymour, 41, of Lake George, was sentenced to 1 year of incarceration, and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged December 2022 in Wilton. 

Anthony Duggan, 26, of Hebron, was sentenced to 2 years’ incarceration and 10 years post-release supervision, after pleading to rape in the second-degree, charged January 2022 in Moreau. 

Kenon J. Johnson, 26, of Schenectady, pleaded to felony grand larceny, charged May 2022 in Halfmoon. Sentencing July 24. 

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Juan J. Munguia, 34, of Saratoga Springs was charged with felony robbery, and felony grand larceny, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred at 2:45 a.m. on May 14. Mungia is accused of forcibly taking property from a victim in the area of Lake Avenue and pavilion Row before fleeing on a bicycle. 

Jose Colon, 53, of Saratoga Springs, was charged with felony robbery in connection with an alleged assault that occurred on Caroline Street in the early morning hours of May 15. 

Gloria Rhodes, 50, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 19 with assault in the second-degree. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office members responded to an assault/stabbing in the village of Corinth at approximately 11:40 p.m. on May 12. During the investigation it was determined that two adult males were involved in a physical altercation at the Cumberland Farms. During the altercation one of the males cut the other party on the neck with a knife. The injury was not life threatening.

Zachary D. Tremblay, 39, of Corinth, was charged with assault in the second-degree, arraigned and sent to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 Cash Bail/$40,000 Bond/$200,000 Partially Secured.

William S. Davis, 41, of Fultonville, was charged May 16 with failing to register a change of address as a sex offender within 10 days as required by law. The charge was upgraded to a class D felony due to a previous conviction for the same offense. 

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Thursday, 25 May 2023 13:46

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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Thursday, 18 May 2023 13:15

May 13 – May 19, 2023

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department

On Tuesday April 4, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement agencies responded to the Ballston Spa High School and Middle School after several students reported that they received a school threat through Snapchat. Following an investigation into the incident, on May 8, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 13-year-old juvenile for Making a Threat of Mass Harm (class B misdemeanor) and Making a Punishable False Written Statement (class A misdemeanor). The juvenile, who is also a student at the Ballston Spa Middle School, is accused of creating and distributing the school threat through Snapchat indicating that he was going to shoot up the school. The juvenile was referred to the Saratoga County Probation Department for further action.

Saratoga Springs Police Department

John Settles, 34, of Hudson Falls, was charged May 5 with aggravated unlicensed operation, and moved from lane unsafely. 

Nadia Zieger, 24, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 1 with grand larceny, falsify business records, and identity theft. 

Morgan Petralia, 33, of Porter Corners, was charged May 2 with grand larceny. 

Steven Shedd, 37, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 3 with harassment ion the second-degree. 

Kathina Duncan, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged May 3 with criminal contempt. 

Justin Cummings, 36, of Porter Corners, was charged May 4 with criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation, and equipment violation. 

Saratoga County Court

Christopher Huck, 24, of Bolton Landing, was sentenced May 8 to 2-1/3 to 7 years incarceration, after pleading to felony criminal mischief, charged April 2022 in Malta. 

Marie A. Allen, 30, of Queensbury, was sentenced May 4 to 5 years probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with child, charged April 2022 in Wilton. 

Dana M. Goosens, 32, of Clifton Park, pleaded May 4 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing July 6.

Richard T. Brewster, 30, of Albany, was sentenced to 7 years incarceration, and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony burglary, charged July 2022 in Waterford. 

Tabatha J. Heitzmann, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced May 2 to 2 years incarceration and 1 year post-release supervision, after pleading to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, charged December 2022 in Wilton. 

Michael Shuhart, 47, of Troy, was sentenced May 2 to 1-1/2 year to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt in the first-degree, charged February 2023 in Waterford. 

Jerry W. Falconio, 57, of Wilton, pleaded May 2 to criminal nuisance in the first-degree, charged September 2022. Sentencing July 11. 

James I. Price, 46, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced May 2 to 1-1/3 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, charged January 2023 in Saratoga Springs. 

Celestino Williams, 44, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced May 3 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged September 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Corey A. Saxton, 36, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced May 3 to 3-1/2 years incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged May 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Bryan Pallone, 35, of Schenectady, was sentenced May 3 to 2-6 years incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, charged November 2022 in Halfmoon. 

Nicole L. Politsch, 33, of Gloversville, pleaded May 3 to aggravated DWI with child, charged November 2022 in Malta. Sentencing July 5. 

Jackie McGonigle, 39, of Clifton Park, was sentenced April 27 to 1-12 to 3 years incarceration, after pleading to aggravated family offense. 

Emonie S. Rosado, 28, of Newburgh, pleaded to identity theft, a felony, charged June 2022 in Corinth. Sentencing June 29. 

NY State Police

On May 6, State Police of Clifton Park arrested William Jordan, 57, of Salem, following an investigation into an attempted Clifton Park business theft. Jordan was charged with forgery in the second-degree, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second-degree, attempted grand larceny in the third-degree, and petit larceny.

On May 5, State Police of Wilton, with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, arrested Andrew J. Tompkins, 23, of Wilton. Tompkins was charged with promoting a sexual performance of a child, a class “D” felony and possessing of a sexual performance by a child, a class “E” felony.

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Thursday, 11 May 2023 14:34

May 6 – May 12, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Brandon Brunell, 29, of Greenfield Center, was charged April 23 on Washington Street with criminal possession of an assault weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession certain ammunition feeding devices, and two counts criminal possession of a weapon.

Tammy Marshall, 50, of Gansevoort, was charged April 23 with DWI, and two driving violations. 

John Williams, 67, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 21 on Nelson Avenue with two counts robbery in the first-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and failed to stop at a stop sign. 

Sabrina Anderson, 33, of Schaghticoke, was charged April 21 with DWI, speeding, and operating vehicle without inspection certificate. 

Michael Emmerson, 45, of Greenfield Center, was charged April 21 with harassment, and stalking. 

Shane Curran, 51, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 21 with two counts failure to pay services.

Douglas Merrill, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 21 with criminal mischief. 

Saratoga Court

Taurvis T. Coleman, 37, of South Glens Falls, pleaded April 24 to criminal contempt in the first-degree, a felony. Sentencing June 26. 

Kyle Trimboli, 29, of Albany, pleaded April 24 to sexual abuse in the first-degree. Date of charge is September-October 2010 town of Saratoga. Sentencing July 10. 

Mona L. Nordstrom, 54, was sentenced April 26 to 1 year local incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt, charged September 2022 in Saratoga Springs. 

Donnell P. Windley, Jr., was sentenced April 26 to 2 to 4 years incarceration, after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, charged October 2022 in Wilton. 

Kamdyn J. Bishop, 32, of Wilton, was sentenced April 26 to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged October 2021 in Saratoga Springs. 

Damon M. Beckerman, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced April 26 to 5 years incarceration and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to felony assault, charged Jan. 1, 2023 in Saratoga Springs.   

Cole M. Bowman, 23, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 28 to time served and 5 years probation, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree. 

Jasir Chambers, 25, of Ballston spa, was sentenced April 28 to 5 years probation after pleading to burglary, and time served (9 months incarceration) after pleading to menacing, charged October 2022. 

Christopher D. Brewer, 41, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to 5 years probation, after pleading to felony attempted burglary, charged December 2022 in Ballston Spa. 

Scott E. Barnes, 37, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was sentenced April 28 to 5 years probation, after pleading to aggravated DWI with a child, charged April 28 in Wilton. 

NY State Police 

On April 22 at about 1:47 a.m. State Police of Clifton Park stopped a vehicle on State Route 9 in Clifton Park, for multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. The driver was identified as Corryn M. Duax, 25, of Halfmoon.  Duax was arrested for driving while intoxicated and other vehicle and traffic law violations. She was transported to SP Clifton Park for processing, where she recorded a 0.19% BAC. 

On April 25 at about 10:55 p.m. State Police of Saratoga stopped a vehicle on State Route 9 in Malta for a vehicle and traffic law violation. The driver was identified as Anna E. Carberry, 49, of Mechanicville.  During the course of a roadside investigation, it was determined that Carberry was operating a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition and also has a revoked driver’s license due to a previous DWI conviction in the last ten years.  Carberry was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operator, and other vehicle and traffic law violations. She was transported to SP Saratoga for processing, where she refused to provide a sample to determine the alcohol content of her blood. 

On April 26 at about 1:09 p.m. State Police of Saratoga Troopers responded to the area of State Route 9P in Saratoga, for reports of a two-car crash. No one was injured, and one of the drivers was identified as Clark W. Brink, 64, of Saratoga Springs.  Brink was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to SP Saratoga for processing, where he recorded a 0.19% BAC.

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April 29 – May 5, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Jessica Lucas, 41, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 16 with DWI and driving in the wrong direction. 

Shawn Smith, 49, of Gloversville, was charged April 15 with DWI, and unsafe backing of vehicle. 

Brad Coles, 43, of Albany, was charged April 14 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding. 

Graham Bodwell, 63, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 14 with DWAI, and moving from lane unsafely. 

Kevin Kelly, 42, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 13 with criminal trespass. 

Randy Jones, 55, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 13 with criminal mischief. 

Anthony Mack, 45, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Kelsi Harrington, 25, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with petit larceny. 

Carlos Teran, 52, of Windermere, Florida, was charged April 12 with DWI, making an illegal signal, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

Edward Purvee, 56, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 12 with aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt. 

Zachary Rose, 18 of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with two counts criminal mischief. 

Joshua Usher, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 11 with aggravated family offense, and criminal contempt. 

Evan Evans, 18, of Wilton, was charged April 11 with aggravated harassment. 

Paul Sims, 31, of Schenectady, was charged April 11 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and equipment violation. 

Scott Morelli, 52, of Troy, was charged April 10 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without stop lamps.   

Saratoga County Court

Brett F. Dittmar, 27, of Rensselaer, was sentenced April 25 to 1.5 years’ incarceration and 10-years post-release supervision on a felony charge of attempted criminal sex act in the second-degree, and 1.5 years’ incarceration and 10 years post-release supervision on a felony charged of patronizing a person for prostitution, charged April 2021 in Clifton Park. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Allen L. Titus, 32, of Mechanicville, was sentenced to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to criminal contempt. 

Timothy P. Murdick, 31, of West Sand Lake, pleaded April 21 to felony DWI, charged November 2022 in Clifton Park. Sentencing June 23. 

Tamela L. Sangster, 60, of Gansevoort, pleaded April 21 to felony DWI, charged December 2022 in Northumberland. Sentencing June 23. 

Nathan J. Massengale, 22, of Clifton Park, was sentenced April 21 to 5 years of probation, after pleading to felony aggravated criminal contempt. 

Daniel R. Eddy, 34, of Troy, was sentenced April 21 to 5 days local incarceration and 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, charged August 2022 in Waterford. 

Sara M. Seymour, 41, of Lake George, pleaded April 21 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, charged December 2022 in Wilton. Sentencing May 19. 

Leroy F. Buttles, 48, of Gansevoort, was sentenced April 17 to 1-1/3 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged November 2020-February 2021 in Wilton.

Allison L. Bechtold, 47, of Albany, was sentenced April 11 to 1 year incarceration, after pleading to felony DWI, charged October 2022 in Clifton Park. 

Dean E. Harrington, 54, of Corinth, pleaded to attempted strangulation, and criminal mischief. Sentencing June 15. 

Ryan A. Melchionda, 31, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded to misdemeanor DWI, and attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing May 31. 

Virgilio D. Smith, 27, of Schenectady, pleaded to felony assault, first charged May 2022 in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing June 15. 

Nathan A. Lynn, 29, of Middle Grove, pleaded to felony DWI, first charged in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing June 16. 

Nicholas C. Hendricks, 29, of Brooklyn, pleaded to criminal possession of a forged instrument, first charged October 2022 in Wilton. Sentencing June 29. 

Charles W. Semzock, 37, of Greenfield, pleaded to attempted criminal sexual act in the first-degree. Sentencing June 22. 

NY State Police

On April 22, State Police of Saratoga arrested Kile W. West, 28, of Greenfield, on the charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth-degree, menacing in the second-degree, and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree.   

On April 26, State Police of Clifton Park arrested Peter D. Duffy, 56, of Galway, on the charge of grand larceny in the third degree, a felony, in connection with the alleged theft of a U-Haul vehicle.

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April 22 – April 28, 2023

Saratoga Springs Police Department

Seddy Richardson, 45, of Schenectady, was charged April 9 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving in the wrong direction. 

Thurman Jones III, 38, of Green Island, was charged April 9 with felony DWI, and failed to stop at a stop sign. 

Matthew Ragotskie, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 8 with trespass and resisting arrest.

William Murdick, 22, of Ballston Spa, was charged April 8 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to obey traffic control device. 

Joe Powell, 59, of Saratoga Springs, was charged April 7 with menacing, assault, criminal contempt, and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Ketia Louis, 41, of Albany, was charged April 7 with petit larceny, conspiracy, and act in manner to injure child. 

Arianna Vanness, 22, of Albany, was charged April 7 with petit larceny, conspiracy, and act in manner to injure child, and motor vehicle license violation.

Thomas Connolly, 24, of Ballston Lake, was charged April 7 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failed to use headlights with windshield wipers. 

Saratoga  Court

Penny L. Richards, 47, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced April 11 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony grand larceny, first charged November 2022 in Saratoga Springs.

Jonni A. Koller, 48, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced April 11 to 4 months (intermittent) incarceration, and five years’ probation, after pleading to felony DWI, first charged April 2022 in Northumberland. 

John D. Stevens, 44, of Wayland, Missouri, was sentenced April 11 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to felony criminal possession of a weapon, charged December 2022 in Clifton Park. 

Jorge L. Lopez, 41, of Moreau, was sentenced April 11 to 1 year of local incarceration, after pleading to criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second-degree. 

Sherrie Lee Criscio, 51, was sentenced to 5 years’ probation after pleading to felony DWI. 

Joshua G. Boles, 33, of Diamond, Ohio, was sentenced April 10 to 2 to 4 years’ incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. First charged October 2022 in Waterford. 

William D. Kunkel, 47, of Corinth, pleaded April 10 to criminal sexual act in the first-degree, first charged January 2022 in Corinth. Sentencing June 12. 

Matthew Schlegel, 37, of Petersburg, N.Y., pleaded April 13 to felony grand larceny, charged 2021 in Charlton. Sentencing June 15. 

Erica B. Shippee, 36, of Greenfield Center, was sentenced April 13 to 2 years’ incarceration, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Jon A. Miles, 65, of Burnt Hills, was sentenced April 13 to 5 years’ probation, after pleading to criminal possession of stolen property. 

Thomas C. Madsen, 24, of Mechanicville, was sentenced April 13 to 4 years’ incarceration and 2 years’ post-release supervision after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance, and 1 year of local incarceration after pleading to felony aggravated family offense. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Bryan Pallone, 35, of Schenectady, pleaded April 13 to felony grand larceny, charged November 2022 in Halfmoon. Sentencing May 3. 

William R. Burden, 31, of Ballston Spa, pleaded April 13 to felony attempted assault, charged August 2022 in Ballston. Sentencing June 15. 

Cody J. Letourneau, 26, of Clifton Park, pleaded April 13 to failure to register as a sex offender, charged December 2022 in Malta. Sentencing June 12. 

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office 

On April 7, at around 6:35 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Fire Road and State Route 146 in the town of Clifton Park for a report of an armed robbery involving a firearm. It was reported that property was stolen from a male at gunpoint by another male known to him. Responding units located a person in the area matching the description provided by the person who reported the robbery who was detained and later released pending further investigation. On April 8, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven M. Silvestri, 29, of Schenectady for falsely reporting an incident in the third-degree and making a punishable false written statement. Silvestri is accused of making a false report to law enforcement and of providing a false written statement. He was processed, released, and is due to appear in Clifton Park Town Court at a later date. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police.

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