Man allegedly burglarized neighbor

A 20-year-old Malta man was arrested on a burglary charge Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a ne
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A 20-year-old Malta man was arrested on a burglary charge Wednesday for allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s home, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said.

Garret J. Herman of Oak Avenue, a street in the Silver Beach neighborhood near Saratoga Lake, faces a charge of second-degree burglary, deputies said.

He is accused of entering another residence on the street while it was occupied around 1 a.m. July 17 and taking cash.

Herman appeared before Malta Town Justice Steven Gottman and was sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or a $20,000 bail bond.

Deputies: Driver was really drunk

CENTRAL BRIDGE — Schoharie County deputies said they arrested a woman Wednesday for driving with a blood alcohol content level more than quadruple the legal limit.

Sarah M. Telidecki, age 30, of Marathon, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with felony driving while intoxicated. The felony charge was due to Telidecki having a previous DWI conviction within the last 10 years, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Telidecki had a BAC of .37 percent.

Schoharie County 911 dispatchers received a report around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday of a vehicle parked in the northbound lane of Route 30A in Central Bridge. The caller reported that the operator was sleeping in the driver’s seat.

Deputies responded to the scene and determined Telidecki was intoxicated. She was also charged with refusing to submit to a pre-screening test.

Telidecki was arraigned in Esperance Town Court and jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. She is scheduled to return to court Aug. 3, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Alleged crack dealer jailed

BALLSTON SPA — A Schenectady man was jailed without bail Wednesday after being charged with selling crack cocaine in Saratoga County, the county Sheriff’s Office said.

Craig L. Johnson, 53, of Union Street, faces three counts each of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance and three misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree possession.

Johnson was arrested following a joint investigation by the sheriff’s narcotics unit and state police.

He was arraigned in Malta Town Court and jailed pending a future court appearance.

Home invader gets eight years

BALLSTON SPA — A third person charged in a January home invasion burglary in Edinburg has been sentenced to an eight-year term in state prison.

Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III on Thursday sentenced Gage M. Maloney, 22, of Western Boulevard, Gloversville, to eight years in prison and five years post-release supervision on a second-degree burglary charge.

Maloney’s sentencing took place a day after Jacob T. Beddow, 19, of Glebe Street, Johnson, was also sentenced to eight years in prison in the case.

Both earlier pleaded guilty to burglary charges.

Last week, Joseph R. Ryle III, 23, of Allen Street, Gloversville, was sentenced to an identical state prison term.

The three were accused of being among four people who entered an Edinburg residence on Jan. 21 and demanded a safe from the resident, who was assaulted during the incident. The men were arrested by state police a few days later.

The safe was taken during the invasion, but was later recovered in Fulton County, along with some of its contents, according to state police.

Welfare fraud felony charge

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville woman obtained welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to, Fulton County Sheriff’s officials said.

Jessica M. Jarrad, 32, of 75 Third St., Gloversville, faces one count each of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony, and fifth-degree welfare fraud, misuse of a public benefit card and petty larceny, misdemeanors.

Jarrad is accused of filing a false instrument in July 2015 to obtain the benefits she shouldn’t have received, officials said.

She was released to return to court later.

Indictment in threats at VA

ALBANY — A man charged earlier this month with making threats against the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany has now been formally indicted, federal prosecutors said.

Robert J. Seifert, 58, of Canandaigua, was charged earlier this month with making threats in June to commit a mass shooting at the center.

According to the original complaint in the case, Seifert is accused of making to separate phone calls.

He admitted making the calls, according to the complaint, but told investigators they were a cry for help and that he was intoxicated when he made them.

Seifert, who served eight months in the Army in 1979 and received an honorable medical discharge, pleaded guilty to similar accusations related to the VA hospital in Canandaigua last year, according to the federal complaint.

In the Albany case, Seifert called a veterans crisis line on June 15 and told the operator that he had an Uzi and “I wanna kill everybody at the Albany VA. And I’m not playing games with you,” according to the federal complaint.

Minutes later, a nurse in the Albany VA’s psychiatric ward received a call from someone identifying himself as Seifert who eventually made similar threats.

Seifert was arrested July 14 in Buffalo. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in court later. He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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