Police: Woman faces felony in crash
WILTON — A woman from Gansevoort faces multiple charges after she was found to be driving under the influence of drugs Sunday night on Traver Road after a crash a short time earlier, according to State Police.
Jaimee L. Mosher, 42, was pulled over just after 9:30 p.m. after State Police spotted her using an electronic device while driving and driving erratically, records show. She was later linked to a minor crash that happened a short time earlier. No injuries were reported.
Mosher was found to be driving under the influence of drugs and with a suspended or revoked license, records show.
That led to a felony charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs and misdemeanor counts for driving without an ignition interlock device because of a prior alcohol-related conviction, according to the State Police public information website.
Mosher was released, pending prosecution in Wilton Town Court.
Man accused of child sexual abuseGLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls man was charged with felony sexual abuse Thursday for allegedly having sexual contact with a child younger than the age of 12, according to police.
Stephen M. Knapik, 42, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare after an investigation by Glens Falls Police, records show.
Police said he was acquainted with the child.
Knapik was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail, and had been released as of Friday.
Glens Falls Police Capt. Michell Arnold and Officer James Neal handled the case.
Motorcyclist critically hurt in crashLAKE GEORGE — A Queensbury man was flown to Albany Medical Center late Monday after a motorcycle crash on Route 9, according to police.
Nicholas G. Monteleone, 34, suffered numerous fractures and internal injuries after he drove into the side of a pickup truck near McGinnis Road, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at Albany Medical Center.
Police said Monteleone was headed north when he illegally tried to pass stopped vehicles in a no-passing zone around 5:45 p.m.
He veered into the southbound lane as a pickup truck driven by John J. Nelson, 53, of Charlton, Massachusetts, was making a left turn onto McGinnis, police said. The 2000 Harley-Davidson slammed into the side of the GMC pickup, and Monteleone was thrown from the bike.
No injuries were reported among the passengers in the pickup. Police attributed the crash to improper lane usage and excessive speed by Monteleone.
Lake George firefighters and Lake George Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.
Contractor pleads guilty to fraud
FORT EDWARD — A landscaping contractor from Clifton Park has pleaded guilty for defrauding a customer of $6,750.
Maxwell F. Baranowski, 31, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, in connection with his arrest last August by State Police.
Police said he was paid to do a job in Argyle during the summer of 2017, but did not do any of the work or repay the property owner when she requested reimbursement, officials said. His company name was not available.
He likely faces 30 days in Washington County Jail and 5 years on probation when he is sentenced Sept. 13 by Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan. He will also have to make restitution.