Thursday, 08 March 2018 17:17

March 9th – March 15th, 2018


Alonte J. White, was sentenced March 1 to 10 years in state prison, in connection with the charge of felony burglary, in Saratoga Springs. 

William E. Bounds, 32, of Schuylerville, pleaded March 1 to criminal sexual act, a felony. Sentencing scheduled April 27. 

Rakell L. Dutcher, 32, of Galway, was sentenced March 1 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to aggravated DWI.

Noah J. Hughes, 27, of Scotia, was sentenced Feb. 28 to time served and five years of probation, after pleading to felony attempted burglary, in connection with an incident in Wilton. 

Ramiz T. Hajratalli, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was convicted Feb. 27 of two felony counts of burglary and two misdemeanor counts criminal mischief, following a near month-long trial. According to Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen, Hajratalli had entered two different Saratoga Springs residences – on Caroline Street and on Jumel Place, respectively – while the residents of those locations were home at night sleeping. He was subsequently charged after Saratoga Springs Police located physical evidence that tied Hajratalli to the burglary.      

Norman E. Rose, III, 39, of Milton, was sentenced Feb. 26 to 1 to 3 years in state prison, after pleading to felony criminal contempt. 

Robert S. Loomis, 31, of Schuylerville, was sentenced Feb. 26 to six months in jail and 10 years of probation, after pleading to felony sexual abuse in the first-degree. 

Savannah L. Myers, 24, of Greenfield Center, pleaded Feb. 23 to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, regarding an incident in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing scheduled April 13. 


Torre Austin, 28, of Milton, was charged March 1 with promoting prison contraband, a felony. It is alleged Austin possessed contraband while being an inmate at the Saratoga County Correctional Facility.  He was arraigned and sent back to the facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. 

Michael A Coonradt, age 21, of Granville, Quintan L Smith, age 19, of Ballston Spa, and Dillion C Poirier, age 17, of Porters Corners, were each charged with criminal mischief, and burglary – both felonies, criminal possession of stolen property – a misdemeanor, and various other felonies, in connection with an alleged burglary that took place at a single-family home on Lake Avenue on Sept. 6, 2017. Police said the residents of the home - who had been home in bed when the suspected burglary took place - reported several items missing from inside the home as well as their 2010 Mercedes-Benz missing from the driveway. The vehicle was later found damaged and abandoned on Church Street, police said. Following an investigation, Coonradt, who was arrested Feb. 23, was arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash, or $50,000 bond. Smith and Poirier were arrested February 27 and both sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash, or $30,000 bond.

Mona L. Nordstrom, age 49, of Ballston Spa, was charged Feb. 24 with felony assault. She is accused of shooting a person with a BB gun in Milton. The victim, who suffered injuries to their hand, was known to Nordstrom, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. 

Teah C. Teriele, age 24, Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 18 with aggravated unlicensed operation third degree - a misdemeanor. 

Christopher W. McLellan, age 24, Greenfield Center, was charged Feb. 18 with misdemeanor DWI, leaving the scene of an auto accident, unreasonable speed. 

Aaron M. Sparks, age 23, Ballston Spa, was charged Feb. 18 with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest. 

Carl G. Vanasse, age 21, of Clarksville, Maryland, was charged Feb. 18 with obstructing governmental administration, and disorderly conduct. 

Kelly A. Portanova, age 29, Troy, was charged Feb. 18 with felony DWI as a second offense, speeding - inappropriate speed, aggravated driving while intoxicated - a felony. 

Amber L. McManus, age 38, Saratoga Springs was charged Feb. 17 with endangering the welfare of a child, unsafe lane change misdemeanor DWI, and aggravated driving while intoxicated - a felony. The felony aggravated DWI is based upon that McManus had her 15-year-old son in the vehicle with her at the time of offense. 

Michael M. Allen, age 45, Schenectady, was charged Feb. 17 with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon – felony. 

Katrina A. Barody, age 21, Fort Edward, was charged Feb. 17 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration.

Randall S. Morich, age 44, of Naples, Florida, was charged Feb. 16 with aggravated harassment.

Philip K. Betton, age 48, Troy, was charged Feb. 16 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 

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