Ballston Journal Police Blotter

Police and Courts: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 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

Suspended registration: Phillip R. Baker, 22, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 28 and charged with driving with a suspended registration and operating without insurance.

Suspended registration: Naomie M. Bentley, 28, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 28 and charged with driving with a suspended registration, operating without insurance and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office

Rape: Reinaldo A. Torres, 53, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Friday, Jan. 27 to three years in state prison and 15 years of post-release supervision.

Torres pleaded guilty in December to the charge of rape, second degree, for a crime he committed in Ballston Spa last April.

DWI: Bryan P. Holohan, 40, of Ballston Lake, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Feb. 1 to driving while intoxicated.

Holohan was arrested for the crime in Clifton Park on Jan. 1. He is due back in court for sentencing Thursday, March 30.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Burglary: Jonathan J. Cyphers, 36, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Monday, Jan. 30 and charged with burglary, second degree.

That day at approximately 7:13 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary in progress on North Greenfield Road in Greenfield. Responding deputies apprehended Cyphers after allegedly observed him exit the residence in an attempt to flee the scene.

The investigation showed that the suspect was familiar with the victim through a former contractor working relationship at the residence, according to police. Anyone who may have employed the suspect as a handyman and who has experienced a similar situation is asked to call the investigations division at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

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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