Ballston Spa Police Department
Registration: David E. Szumowski, 51, of Altamont, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 20 and charged with driving with a suspended registration and driving a vehicle without insurance.
Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office
Possession: Martin J. Nichols, 42, of Rutland, Vermont, pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 17 to criminal possession a controlled substance, third degree.
Nichols admitted to possessing a half ounce of heroin when stopped by state troopers on I-87 in Malta last November.
Attempted arson: Jayme L. LaQue, 37, of Milton, pleaded guilty Thursday, Aug. 17 to attempted arson, third degree, for a crime he committed in Milton in April.
Weapon: John. L. Dowdell III was sentenced Friday, Aug. 18 to five years of probation.
Dowdell previously pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon, third degree, for an incident that occurred in Malta last October.
Failure to register: Ryan Petronis, 29, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Monday, Aug. 21 to one and a half years to four and a half years in state prison.
Petronis pleaded guilty earlier this year to the charge of failure to register as a sex offender for incidents that occurred in Saratoga Springs and Malta in 2016.
Intoxicated driving: Angela M. Burnside, 45, of Ballston Lake, pleaded guilty Monday, Aug. 21 to aggravated driving while intoxicated for a crime she committed in Ballston Spa in July.
Burglary: Laurie M. Cannelli, 52, of Ballston Spa, was sentenced Monday, Aug. 21 to 12 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for her conviction on the charge of burglary, second degree.
Cannelli was also sentenced to eight years in prison and three years of post-release supervision for her conviction of criminal possession of a controlled susbstance, fourth degree. The two sentences will run concurrently.
Cannelli, AKA, Laurie M. Kelleher, pleaded guilty to the charges in March.
Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office
Crash: Investigators responded to a report of a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and Sitterly Road in Halfmoon at 2:26 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17.
A preliminary investigation found a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Kehli L. Peek, 27, of Mechanicville, was driving north on Route 9 when it passed a red light, resulting in a collission with a 2016 Toyota driven by Phyllis A. Jenkins, 70, of Ballston Spa, who was entering the highway from a parking lot.
Peek was taken to Albany Meidcal Center for treatment of serious injuries, while Jenkins was taken to Saratoga Hospital to treat minor injuries.
Forgery: Kile West, 22, of Ballston Spa, was arrested Tuesday, August 22 and cahrged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, first degree.
West allegedly passed counterfeit currency at a Milton business.
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.