Ballston Journal Police Blotter

Police and Courts: Feb. 9-15, 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.

 Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Assault: Donnell J. Bertrand, 27, of Schenectady, was indicted Thursday, Feb. 9 on the following charges: two counts of assault, second degree, obstructing government administration, second degree; criminal mischief, fourth degree; assault, third degree; and three counts of harassment, second degree.

The charges stem from crimes Bertrand allegedly committed in Malta and Milton Friday, Jan. 20.

Drugs: Nathaniel F. Dennis, 44, of Ballston Spa, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 14 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, third degree.

Dennis committed the crimes a in Ballston last fall. He is due back in court for sentencing Tuesday, April 11.

DWI: Clifford B. Nichols, 51, of Galway, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Feb. 15 to driving while intoxicated. He was arrested for the crime in Milton last October.

Nichols was placed on interim probation to include treatment court. He is due back in court for sentencing Wednesday, April 5.

Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office

Criminal contempt: John B. Rivenburgh, 44, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Friday, Feb. 10 and charged with criminal contempt, first degree; and harassment, second degree.

Rivenburgh was arrested after officers responded to a reported domestic incident on Rock City Road in Milton at 8:20 p.m., Feb. 10. He allegedly violated the conditions of an order of protection by pushing the protected party. The victim was not injured.

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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