Major Richard J. O’Brien
Troop G Commander
On June 3, 2022, the New York State Police in Brunswick with the assistance of the Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, have arrested 28-year-old Shane M. Savaria of Pittstown. Savaria is charged with Promotion of a Sexual Performance by a Child (D felony), Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child (E felony), thirty-six counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree- Ammunition Feeding Device (D felony), and four Counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree- Assault Rifle (D felony).
Savaria is accused of possessing and promoting images consistent with child sexual exploitation. An investigation was initiated after a cyber tip was received by the New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. During the execution of a search warrant at his residence State Police located four rifles that were not compliant with the New York State Safe Act and 36 high-capacity magazines. Savaria was taken into custody and transported to SP Brunswick for processing.
Savaria was arraigned in Brunswick Town Court and released with electronic monitoring. He is due back in court at a later date.