Police and Courts – May 7-May 11, 2015

Ballston Spa Police Department

Suspended Registration- Stephen L Hemsworth, 41, of Ballston Spa, was arrested on Friday, May 8 for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration. Hemsworth is to appear at Ballston Spa Village Court on June 8, 2015.

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Police and Courts – May 7, 2015

Village of Ballston Spa Police

Assault– A 15 year-old male was involved in an incident on April 30, 2015, where a uniformed officer sustained physical injury when attempting to take the juvenile into police custody. [Read more…]

Police and Courts – May 4, 2015

Village of Ballston Spa Police

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Qi Huang Wan

Unauthorized Practice of a Profession:  Qi Huang Wan, 48, the proprietor of A&J Nail Salon on Doubleday Avenue, was arrested on April 29 and charged with Unauthorized Practice [Read more…]

A&J Nail Salon Worker Arrested, Police Seek Help

Update 5/5/2015, 11:15 a.m.–

According to court documents, 48-year-old Qi Huang Wan gave a woman a massage at A&J Nail Art in Ballston Spa in April. Police said he used excessive force and caused deep bruising to the alleged victim’s arms and back.

In addition, the victim said Wan, or Sam as he’s called, touched her in a sexual manner in an inappropriate area.

“I don’t like to go through the press, really, but my client has maintained his innocence regarding one of the incidents here, so,” Wan’s attorney Andrew Bersin said.

Police said they discovered Wan is not licensed in New York State to perform massage services.

“All this will come through either testimony, or you know, through the court system,” Bersin said.

NEWS10 ABC saw Wan enter the nail salon on Monday and quickly walk out. Bersin said he doesn’t believe Wan still works at the salon.

Wan pleaded not guilty to Forcible Touching, Assault and Unauthorized Practice of Profession. He is due back in court in June.

Ballston Spa police said they are working with the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office  to go over information as more alleged victims have come forward.

More charges could follow.

Anyone who believes they are a victim or have any information should contact police.

BALLSTON SPA — A worker at the A&J Nail Salon has been arrested and charged with forcible touching while receiving a massage. Police are asking for help identifying other possible victims. [Read more…]

UPDATED: Missing Person Alert, Ballston Lake


Update 4/29/15, 10:48 p.m. – Howard has been found safe, no further details have been given at this time from officials. His sister, Heather Howard DiPietro of North Carolina, posted in a message on Facebook that the family will be handling the matter privately going forward.

BALLSTON LAKE — The New York State Police in Clifton Park are searching the Ballston Lake area for PAUL HOWARD, 46 years old of Ballston Lake, NY as a missing person. [Read more…]

Fatal Accident Claims Life of Malta Woman

Correction 4/6/15, 4:50 p.m. – The deceased’s name is Kimberly Edwards, not Karen Edwards as previously reported. We regret the error.

MALTA — A three-way accident involving a tractor trailer has claimed the life of Karen Edwards, age 53, from the Town of Malta. [Read more…]