Would-be kidnapper admits to separate burglary
BALLSTON SPA A Porter Corners man who was convicted last summer of attempting to kidnap a woman in Greenfield pleaded guilty Friday to charges in an unrelated burglary.
Thomas Mould, 30, of North Greenfield Road, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary in connection with a break-in in Stillwater on Dec. 15, 2010, in which town police said a large amount of prescription medications were taken. Saratoga County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano sentenced him to five years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision on the new charges.
Mould is already serving 10 years in state prison for trying to kidnap a woman at a Greenfield gas station in September 2011. The new sentence will beconcurrently.
Mould was convicted by a jury in June 2012 of second-degree attempted kidnapping in the Greenfield case.
Authorities said he approached a 20-year-old woman pumping gas at the Stewart’s Shop on Route 9N, assaulted her and threatened to kill her. He stopped after the woman said there were surveillance cameras at the gas pumps.
Also this week in Saratoga County Court:
• One of the young men accused of vandalizing the rail yard in Stillwater and Mechanicville was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation.
Michael P. Ryan, 20, of Valatie, also must pay $19,963.08 in restitution. Ryan and Dylan LaRose of Mechanicville were accused in April of taking a pickup truck in Mechanicville and driving around the rail yard off of Route 67.
Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies said the two drove through an area being prepared for a concrete pour, damaging ditches and steel reinforcing bars.
LaRose previously received the same sentence as Ryan. Both pleaded guilty to felony third-degree criminal mischief.
• A Saratoga Springs man arrested twice last year for felony drunk driving was sentenced Friday to 11⁄3 to four years in state prison.
David J. Foley, 53, of Collins Terrace, was arrested for felony DWI last May 5 in Wilton and arrested again Sept. 11 in Wilton. He pleaded guilty to felonies in connection with both arrests in county court on Oct. 12. In addition to the prison time, Foley also must have an alcohol-sensing ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives once he is released.
• Robert M. Herring Jr., 47, of Beach Street, Ballston Spa, was arraigned Friday on two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was charged in connection with incidents March 28 and April 11 in Saratoga Springs.
• Steven M. Brady, 26, of Hill Street, Troy, was arraigned Friday on charges of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested by the state police regional narcotics team over an incident in June 2011 in Halfmoon.
Neither Herring nor Brady had an attorney present, so automatic pleas of not guilty were entered for them.
• Sandra Wheeler-Arey, 52, of 2589 Galway Road, Galway, was sentenced Thursday to five years of probation and a $1,000 fine for aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle in Milton. She pleaded guilty in November.
• Jason Lanthier, 38, of 12 Lakeside Ave., Mechanicville, was sentenced Thursday to time he already served in jail and five years of probation and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. He pleaded guilty in August to a May DWI in Stillwater.
• Nancy Farinas, 50, of 123 W. Circular St., Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Thursday to time already served in jail and five years of probation and ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for her September guilty plea to driving drunk in Malta in March.
• Darnell Marable, 35, of Troy, was sentenced Thursday to time served and five years of probation on an October guilty plea to third-degree attempted sale of a controlled substance. The incident occurred in Clifton Park in May.
• Matthew J. Murphy, 22, of 1617 Route 9 Apt. 15, Clifton Park, was sentenced Wednesday to four months of weekends in the Saratoga County Jail and five years of probation. He pleaded guilty in October to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.