Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

January 12th – January 18th 2018

COURT

Michael R. Hands, 51, of Greenwich, pleaded on Jan. 5 to two felony counts of criminal sexual act in the third-degree. Hands, a former Catholic priest, admitted he engaged in sexual conduct with a child less than 17 years-of-age last summer in the town of Charlton, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s office. Hands was previously convicted in 2002 and 2003 of sexual abuse related charges with victims under the age of 17, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services Registry of Sex Offenders. Sentencing scheduled March 2. 

Devon J. Krisanda, 22, of Ballston Lake, was sentenced Jan. 5 to two years in state prison after pleading to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. 

Kile W. West, 22, of Milton, was sentenced Jan. 5 to two-to-six years in state prison, and one-to-three years in state prison – to run concurrently, after pleading to attempted felony possession of a forged instrument, and felony burglary, respectively. 

David J. Ball, 29, of Schuylerville, was sentenced Jan. 5 to four months in jail after pleading to felony rape in connection with an incident in Mechanicville.

William K. Hutton, 52, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Jan. 4 to 60 days in jail and 5 years of probation after pleading to felony DWI, in Ballston Spa. 

Nickolaus K. Davis, 20, of Orangesburg, pleaded on Jan. 4 to criminal possession of a firearm, a felony, in connection with an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled April 27. 

Bruce E. St. Gelais, 21, of Troy, was sentenced Jan. 2 to 13 years in state prison after pleading to felony robbery. 

Garrett M. Weatherwax, 24, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Jan. 3 to 1-1/3 to 4 years in state prion after pleading to attempted sexual performance by a child, in Malta. 

Noah J. Hughes, 27, of Scotia, pleaded on Jan. 3 to felony attempted burglary, in Wilton. Sentencing scheduled Feb. 28. 

POLICE

Celestino G. Moreira, age 54, Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 4 with aggravated harassment in the second-degree, a misdemeanor. 

Corey A. Pacher, age 26, Queensbury, was charged Jan. 3 with misdemeanor DWI, failed to signal a turn, and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

Connor J. Pressley, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 2 with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs – a misdemeanor, and unsafe backing, after being involved in a property damage accident. 

Kevin D. Keller, age 27, Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 2 with criminal possession of marijuana fourth degree, and criminally using drug paraphernalia – both charges are misdemeanors.

Gerardo E. Esquivel, age 37, Saratoga Springs, was charged Jan. 1 with two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief. 

James R. Schietzelt, age 72, Saratoga Springs was charged Jan. 1 with two misdemeanor counts assault in the third degree/intent physical injury. 

Dominick M. Martin, age 31, Saratoga Springs was charged Jan. 1 with criminal mischief third degree - a felony. 

Christina E. Krowel, age 21, Buffalo, was charged Dec. 31 with misdemeanor DWI, failed to stop at stop sign, and failed to signal a turn. 

Francis H. Jennings, age 43, Saratoga Springs was charged Dec. 31 with misdemeanor petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property fourth - a felony. 

Logan J. Troumbley, age 18, Corinth, was charged Dec. 30 with three misdemeanor counts criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Ute Phelan, age 51, Saratoga Springs was charged Dec. 30 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent to damage property - a misdemeanor. 

Toby R. Boyea, age 59, Saratoga Springs was charged Dec. 30 with criminal mischief fourth degree/intent to damage property - a misdemeanor.

Sean F. McClendon, age 25, Saratoga Springs was charged Dec. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation third degree - a misdemeanor, and speeding.   

Lawrence E. Mullins, age 43, Rock City Falls, was charged Dec. 28 with misdemeanor DWI and aggravated DWI, speeding, and operating unregistered motor vehicle on highway. 

Kenneth D. Sephas, age 57, Corinth, was charged Dec. 28 with misdemeanor petit larceny. 

Philip J. Meredith, age 52, Saratoga Springs was charged Dec. 28 with criminal possession of a weapon third degree- a felony, and menacing second degree - a misdemeanor.

Robert B. Mosher, 41, of Wilton, was charged Dec. 27 with Criminal Sex Act First Degree, and Sex Abuse – both felonies. Mosher is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old female in Wilton who was known to him, over the course of several months in 2017. He was sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail/$50,000 bond. 

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