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Man gets probation for Wilton thefts

BALLSTON SPA — A Troy man was sentenced to 5 years of probation for a series of thefts committed at Wilton businesses in 2020.

Kristopher M. Flores, 36, stole merchandise totaling just over $1,000 on Sept. 10. He is also accused of stealing $559 from a business on Sept. 26. He was charged with misdemeanor petit larceny.

Flores has also been charged with misdemeanors of petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly stealing merchandise totaling $853 and removing wire wraps in the store to steal the merchandise.

Police did not identify the businesses.

Flores pleaded guilty on Aug. 2 in Saratoga County Court to one count of grand larceny and was sentenced on Thursday.

Police: Parolee had loaded gun

WARRENSBURG — A Warrensburg parolee was arrested on Thursday after police found a loaded handgun during a home visit.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to an Oak Street residence just before 10 a.m. to assist New York State Parole officers.

Police said Austin A. Gates, 18, had a firearm in his residence. The pistol was loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition, according to a news release.

Police also found plastic knuckles.

Gates was charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanors of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of an ammunition feeding device.

He was arraigned in Warren County Centralized Arraignment Court and sent to Warren County Jail on bail of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

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