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Contractor accused of not doing job

CORINTH — A Saratoga County contractor is facing a felony charge for allegedly taking money to do projects at a person’s house and not starting the work.

State police received a complaint on Sept. 4 from a Corinth homeowner who said 52-year-old John D. Pratt of Greenfield was paid $10,800 to do several home improvement projects at the victim’s home. Greenfield is accused of never starting the work and not repaying the victim.

Pratt was arrested on Saturday and charged with third-degree grand larceny. He was arraigned in Corinth Town Court and sent to the Saratoga County Jail without bail.

Police: Man stole from businesses

WILTON — A Troy man is facing multiple charges in connection with a series of thefts at businesses in Wilton.

Kristopher M. Flores, 36, allegedly stole merchandise totaling just over $1,000 on Sept. 10. He was arrested on Saturday on a warrant for felony fourth-degree grand larceny.

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, according to state police.

Police did not identify the businesses.

He is scheduled to appear in Wilton Town Court on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

Man charged with theft of six-packMOREAU — Police arrested a Clinton County man on Wednesday for allegedly stealing water and a six-pack of beer from a gas station.

State police received a report of a theft in progress at the gas station. A trooper located the suspect, 50-year-old Ellenburg resident Andre Levesque, walking on Route 9 and still in possession of the stolen items.

Police found out that Levesque had been banned on Saturday from the gas station, which authorities did not identify.

Levesque was charged with felony third-degree burglary. He was arraigned in Moreau Town Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail.

Police: Man was growing marijuana GRANVILLE — A Granville man has been arrested for allegedly growing more than 25 pounds of marijuana.

State police searched the property of William E. Lawrence, 67, and found the marijuana plants.

Lawrence was charged on Oct. 1 with felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and misdemeanor unlawful growing of cannabis.

Lawrence was sent to the Washington County Jail pending arraignment.

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