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Saratoga Springs man charged with assault, property damage in a crime spree

Saratoga Springs man charged with assault, property damage in a crime spree

Steven Prevendoski of Saratoga Springs faces five charges

A Saratoga Springs man is charged with several felonies after an alleged crime spree. Authorities accused him of hitting a man with a garden tool, damaging vehicles at the man’s home, trashing the victim’s house while he and other residents hid in the basement and then stealing a pickup truck from another home.

Steven Prevendoski, 22, of 33 Orenda Springs Drive, allegedly committed the acts early Sunday.

Saratoga County sheriff deputies first were called to a home on Burning Pines Drive at 12:30 a.m., where a man told them Prevendoski hit him with the handle of a garden tool and damaged vehicles parked in his driveway.

Prevendoski had already left the scene, but he allegedly came back a couple of hours later to break windows and glass panes on doors and vandalize property inside the home. This time, a sheriff canine unit tracked Prevendoski to Margaret Drive in Milton, where a resident called deputies to report a stolen a pickup truck.

Deputies spotted the truck a little while later on Rowland Street and State Troopers followed it to Geyser Road, where Prevendoski allegedly got out of the truck and ran away.

Authorities later learned that the victims on Burning Pines Drive had a temporary order of protection against Prevendoski prohibiting him from visiting the home.

Prevendoski was arrested Sunday night and charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal contempt. He was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bail bond.

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