Ballston Journal Police Blotter

Police and Courts: May 11-17, 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

Unlicensed: Cameron P. Ferguson, 40, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Saturday, May 13 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Possession: Joshua A. Salak, 30, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Saturday, May 13 and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree; criminal possession of a hypodermic needle; and criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth degree; and resisting arrest.

New York State Police

Shoplifting: Kyle Martinchek, 20, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Monday, May 15 and charged with petit larceny.

Martinchek was seen concealing two cell phone cases and attempted to leave the store without paying for them, state police said.

Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office

Leaving the scene: Craig D. Dufore, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday, May 16 to leaving the scene of an incident that resulted in death without reporting it.

Dufore admitted to driving a motor vehicle Oct. 30, 2016 on Saratoga Avenue in Milton and leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Jacob C. Perring, who was a pedestrian on the roadway.

Larceny: Ryan T. Adams, 24, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Tuesday, May 16 to six months in jail and five months of probation.

Adams pleaded guilty last year to grand larceny, fourth degree, for an incident that occurred in Malta in June 2015.

Theft: David K. Costanzo, 37, of Scotia, was sentenced Tuesday, May 16 to 90 days in jail.

Costanzo pleaded guilty earlier this year to identity theft, second degree, for an incident that occurred in Milton in 2013.

Falsifying records: Mary B. Murphy, 49, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Wednesday, May 17 to five years of probation.

Murphy pleaded guilty earlier this year to falsifying records, first degree for an incident that occurred in Corinth in August 2016.

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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