Woman pleads guilty to felony
FORT EDWARD — A Hudson Falls woman who allowed a heroin dealer from New York City to use her home for drug sales has pleaded guilty to a felony.
Rachel L. Gilligan, 36, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal nuisance following a July police raid at her then-home on Tracy Road in Kingsbury.
Police arrested Stephanie L. Reyes, 36, for allegedly selling heroin, and Gilligan for providing her a location to do so. Reyes has pleaded guilty and is headed to prison as well.
When police raided the home, they found a person unconscious from an opioid overdose, and Narcan was used to reverse it.
Gilligan likely faces 1 to 3 years in state prison when sentenced Oct. 25 by Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan.
She also faces legal trouble in Warren County, as she has been charged with burglary for going into one of the Walmart stores in Queensbury to allegedly shoplift.
Man charged with felony assault
SCHUYLERVILLE — A man from Victory Mills was charged with felony assault this week for an incident where he punched out another patron at a restaurant last month, according to State Police.
Shannon C. Phillips, 46, was charged with second-degree assault for an incident where a patron was knocked unconscious at Clark’s Steakhouse the night of Sept. 19, police said.
Police said Phillips and the victim got into a dispute, and police were called shortly before midnight because of the victim’s injuries. Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was seriously hurt and was treated at Saratoga Hospital.
Phillips left the restaurant, and turned himself in on Tuesday after State Police got a warrant for his arrest. He was released on bail pending prosecution in Saratoga Town Court.
Man faces charges after crash
QUEENSBURY — A man from Thurman faces numerous charges after he allegedly drove into another vehicle in a Walmart parking lot, then tried to flee the scene, police said.
Khristopher R. Burch, 44, was arrested minutes after the 8 p.m. collision in the parking lot of the Quaker Ridge Road store, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Police described the incident as follows:
The Sheriff’s Office was called about a crash with no injuries, in which one driver hit a parked car and tried to leave. The offending driver could not drive off, but instead left his vehicle on foot.
Officers found him nearby minutes later, and determined he was under the influence of unspecified narcotics and had a suspended driver’s license.
That led to misdemeanor charges of driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a traffic ticket for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Burch was released, pending prosecution in Queensbury Town Court. Sheriff’s patrol officers Ryan Saunders and Jacob Kearns handled the case.
Woman accused of $4,000 theft
CORINTH — A Lake Luzerne woman was charged Tuesday with two felonies for allegedly using another person’s debit card to withdraw over $4,000 from their bank account without permission, police said.
Angel Benway-Tucker, 53, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and first-degree identity theft after an investigation by State Police, officials said. She was accused of making nine withdrawals around Saratoga County, including at an ATM in Corinth.
Benway-Tucker was arraigned in Corinth Town Court and sent to Saratoga County Jail for lack of bail, but she had posted bail as of Tuesday afternoon.