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QUEENSBURY — A Queensbury woman was jailed Monday night after she allegedly drove a vehicle through a closed garage door, damaging the garage, a vehicle inside and the adjacent home, police said.

Lisa M. Velasquez, 38, of Burke Drive, had gone to the home on Park Drive around 9:30 p.m. as part of a dispute with a family member, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

A scuffle occurred inside the home, though no injuries were reported, sheriff’s Lt. Steve Stockdale said.

After she left, Velasquez got in a vehicle and accelerated at the garage, taking down the door and pushing the vehicle inside through a wall. Her vehicle and the vehicle inside were damaged, but Velaszuez was able to drive away, police locating her on Burke Drive a short time later.

There was at least one child who witnessed the violence, police said.

“Nobody wanted to sign a complaint, they just wanted her to leave,” he said. “She left, but then she decided to return through the garage.”

Stockdale said the damage was not to the point that the house was considered structurally unsound.

Velasquez was also arrested on a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon last February for a fight at a Queensbury shopping center where a person was beaten with a snow brush. She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a non-criminal violation, and the felony charge was dropped.

She was charged Tuesday with felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $1,000 cash bail or $1,000 bail bond.

Sheriff’s Officers William Backus and Jason Larmore handled the case.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on

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