SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Saratoga Springs man who was accused of breaking into people’s homes and watching them sleep was found guilty of two felony counts of second-degree burglary on Tuesday.
Ramiz Hajratalli, 32, was arrested on July 28 and again on Aug. 11 after breaking into two homes in Saratoga Springs and watching the homes’ occupants sleep.
Hajratalli was represented by Kevin Luibrand of Latham, who said Hajratalli now faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison on each count. He was also found guilty of two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
Police said Hajratalli broke into a Caroline Street home on July 28 at 1:30 a.m. and watched a female resident sleep until she woke up and yelled at him.
Hajratalli was released from county jail after posting $10,000 cash bail in that case.
On Aug. 11, Hajratalli was arrested again shortly after midnight when officers responded to a fight at the corner of Ludlow Street and Jumel Place. The fight broke out after a Jumel Place resident said he saw Hajratalli standing in his bedroom staring at him.
Hajratalli was again released from Saratoga County jail, the second time after posting $2,000 cash bail.
Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy III delivered the verdict nearly three weeks after the trial began on Feb. 7.
First Assistant District Attorney Alan Poremba prosecuted the case.