Four minors were charged in connection with a Tuesday morning incident at the Ballston Spa Central School District which resulted in the middle school and the high school going into lock-down mode.
The most serious allegation – making a terroristic threat, a felony – was charged to a 14-year-old boy suspected of posting a threatening message on-line via Instagram. Three other boys – a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old from the town of Milton, and a 15-year-old from the village of Ballston Spa were each charged with the juvenile offense of unlawful possession of weapons by persons under the age of 16.
Tuesday morning, Ballston Spa Central School District administrators contacted Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office school outreach officers with information that there had been an on-line threat made by a student about a shooting at the school.
While investigating the allegation, authorities discovered information that another student had brought a weapon into school that morning. School administrators located the weapon and turned it over to Sheriff’s Office Investigators. An investigation by Sheriff’s Office personnel revealed that the weapon was a blank pistol that looked identical to a real firing pistol.
All the juveniles were referred to the Saratoga County Probation Department.
Last Friday, a 16-year-old Saratoga Springs High School student was charged with making a terroristic threat after allegedly posting a story on Snapchat about “shooting up the school.”
Andrew J. Rivett, 24, of Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 28 with felony assault and the misdemeanors: criminal possession of a weapon, criminal obstruction of breathing, and unlawful imprisonment. Rivett is accused of causing serious physical injury to a woman known to him in Wilton, according to the Saratoga County Sheriffs Department. He was sent to County Jail in lieu of bail, or bond.
Siobhan K. Ramos, age 25, Schenectady, was charged Sept. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation.
Samantha M. Hamelin, age 22, So. Glens Falls, was charged Sept. 28 with misdemeanor DWI, failure to stop at stop sign, speeding, operating motor vehicle with a restriction.
Kevin T. Lafleur, age 27, Malta, was charged Sept. 28 with aggravated unlicensed operation.
Donald R. Mason, age 29, East Berne, was charged Sept. 27 with misdemeanor petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property.
Melissa A. Beckwith, age 47, Gansevoort, was charged Sept. 27 with aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to stop at stop sign.
Richard J. Robilotto, age 58, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 27 with criminal possession of stolen property.
Michael A. Coonradt, age 20, Granville, was charged Sept. 26 with three misdemeanor counts endangering the welfare of a child, criminal possession stolen property, reckless endangerment, and felony criminal possession of stolen property.
Chad M. Cruger, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 26 with misdemeanor petit larceny.
Michael C. Gutto, age 30, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with use of portable electronic devices, aggravated unlicensed operation.
Jonathan L. Carleton, age 27, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with criminal mischief.
Logan M. Virkler, age 21, Ballston Spa, was charged Sept. 25 with aggravated unlicensed operation, no/expired inspection certificate.
Ali M. Peltola, age 20, Middleborough, Massachusetts, was charged Sept. 24 with assault.
Emery C. Huff, age 18, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with petit larceny.
Trevor L. Klock, age 31, Buffalo, was charged Sept. 23 with felony DWI.
Timothy E. Bush, age 30, Saratoga Springs, was charged Sept. 23 with harassment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct.
Corey P. McHale, age 34, Brooklyn, was charged Sept. 22 with misdemeanor DWI, refuse pre-screen test, two counts failed to signal a turn, fail to obey traffic control device.
Gary J. Foersch, age 41, Dobbs Ferry, was charged Sept. 22 with criminal trespass.
Dennis J. Landry, age 57, Mechanicville, was charged Sept. 22 with petit larceny.
David A. Day, age 28, Rock City Falls, was charged Sept. 22 with felony criminal contempt, three misdemeanor counts endangering the welfare of a child, and misdemeanor counts criminal mischief, harassment.
Mason A. Weber, 24, of Stillwater, was charged Sept. 21 with two counts felony burglary. He is accused of entering a village home without permission and stealing property not belonging to him, and of entering a Subway restaurant in the town of Halfmoon and stealing two safes from the business. Weber was sent to Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, or $100,000 bond.