Ballston Journal Police Blotter

Police and Courts: Jan. 19-25, 2017

The following items are police and courts records from the Ballston Spa Police Department, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office, Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office and New York State Police.

Ballston Spa Police Department

Bad check: Robert Howard, 46, of Catskill, was arrested Monday, Jan. 23 and charged with issuing a bad check.

Larceny: Vincent C. Cheung, 34, of Malta, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 24 and charged with falsifying business records and petit larceny.

Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office

Child porn: William J. Powers, 61, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 20 to ten years of probation following his conviction on the charge of possessing a sexual performance by a child.

Attempted possession: Justin L. Rouse, 28, of Hudson Falls, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 20 to two years in state prison and one year of post-release supervision for his conviction on the charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth degree.

Rouse also was sentenced to terms of six months and thirty days for his conviction on the charges of reckless endangerment, second degree, and speeding, respectively. Rouse committed his crimes in Milton and Wilton in March 2016.

DWI: Justin D. Garrison, 28, of Milton, pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 20 to driving while intoxicated.

Garrison was arrested for the crime in Milton. He is due back in court for sentencing Monday, March 27.

Failure to register: Ryan Petronis, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was indicted Monday, Jan. 23 on two counts of failure to register as a sex offender, and one count of offering a false instrument for filing, first degree.

Petronis is allegedly to have committed the crimes in Saratoga Sprigns and Milton.

Controlled substance: Christopher B. Melton, 31, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 25 to six months in jail and five months of probation.

Melton pleaded guilty last November to attempted criminal sale of controlled substance, third degree. He was arrested for the crime on Aug. 11, 2016.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Assault: Donnell J. Bertrand, 27, of Schenectady,was arrested Friday, Jan. 20 and charged with two counts of assault, second degree; assault, third degree; obstructing governmental administration, second degree; harassment, second degree; and criminal mischief, fourth degree.

Bertrand allegedly pushed his sister down an embankment of stairs, causing her to strike her back on a guard rail and damaging the center console of her vehicle. He also allegedly kicked and spit at two deputies while being processed.

Editor’s note: All items reported are a matter of public record. A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.


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