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Driver charged with DWI, unlicenced GLOVERSVILLE – John C. Defrancis, 30, of 363 New Turnpike Rd., Fort Plain, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on May 20 at 1:23 a.m. While ...

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Police charge man with DWI GLOVERSVILLE – John C. Defrancis, 30, of 363 New Turnpike Rd., Fort Plain, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on May 20 at 1:23 a.m. Officers said while on ...

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Two arrested for disorderly conduct JOHNSTOWN —Vicke E. Ernst, 58, of 514 N. Market St., and Cheyanne C. Rivenberg, 30, of 24 Hollywood Ave., Gloversville, were each charged by city police May 14 with disorderly conduct, violations. Police said the women were charged at 505 N. Market St. ...

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Local man charged with possession PALATINE — Owan J. Yerdon, 19, of 1700 Route 163, Canajoharie, was charged on May 16 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for unlawful possession of marijuana. Yerdon was issued an appearance ticket and is to appear in Palatine Town Court at a later ...

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Teen charged with marijuana possession GLOVERSVILLE — Joshua A. Knott, 19, of 165 Kettle Road, Mayfield, was charged with a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on Friday. Officers responded to the area of East Pine Street and Bloomingdale Avenue for a report of a ...

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Woman charged with falsely reporting JOHNSTOWN — A 28-year-old woman was charged by Fulton County sheriff deputies with falsely reporting a car accident on Wednesday. Christina M. McArthur of 176 Spring St., Apartment 2, Gloversville, allegedly falsely reported a two-car motor vehicle ...

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Man arrested for criminal contempt JOHNSTOWN — On Thursday, state police in Mayfield arrested Timothy J. Cassidy, 44, of Gloversville, for Second-degree criminal contempt. Cassidy is accused of sending text messages to an individual in violation of a court mandate. Following his arrest, ...

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Backing into fence, driver gets DWI GLOVERSVILLE — Michael J. Bender, 37, of 26 Spring St., was charged with driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing by city police on May 12 at 4:21 a.m. While on patrol, city police observed a vehicle driven by Bender backing up at a high rate of ...

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Businessman charged with theft AMSTERDAM — The New York state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Wilton recently concluded an investigation into the theft of approximately $150,000 from the Stewart’s Corporation in Saratoga County. The investigation led to the arrest of the ...

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Man charged with driving intoxicated CAROGA — On May 13, a 36-year-old male was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a report of a vehicle off the roadway near the intersection of Routes 10 and 29A. Joseph P. Horan, 36, of 808 County Highway 137, Johnstown, was located ...

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Driver charged with fleeing accident scene GLOVERSVILLE — Matthew N. Holmes, 38, of 146 West St., was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident and having an open container in a motor vehicle by city police on May 7. Holmes was ...

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Man arrested for cashing forged checks AMSTERDAM — The New York state Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation stationed in Latham arrested a 62-year-old Amsterdam man for the Class D felony of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument Third-degree grand larceny, a Class D ...

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Complaint leads to warrant arrest GLOVERSVILLE — Elizabeth R. Dence, 33, of 81 Broad St. Apartment 1, was taken into custody by city police on May 5 on an active arrest warrant. Officers responded to Dence's Broad Street address for a disorderly conduct complaint. During the investigation ...

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Man charged with felony assault GLOVERSVILLE — Richard A. Gritzback Jr., 36, of 76 Washington St. Apartment 2, was charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and aggravated family offense by city police on May 4. Gritzback was taken into police custody following an investigation ...

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Two charged with having 4 lbs. cocaine GLEN — On Monday at approximately 8:15 p.m., state police stopped a vehicle on I-90, in the town of Glen for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the interview of the driver, Arlynda D. Ray, 46, of Buffalo, for the vehicle and traffic violation, ...

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Driver charged with hitting barn, fleeing OPPENHEIM — Troy T. Claus, 20, of 456 Ingrahms Mills Road, Little Falls, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Monday with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, speeding, open container in a motor vehicle, failure to keep ...

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Two charged after fight over alcohol GLOVERSVILLE — Frederick A. Dobson, 57, and Lisa M. Charles, 34, both of 207 N. Main St., were taken into custody by city police May 2 following an assault complaint. Dobson was charged with third-degree attempted assault and was found to have an ...

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Dutcher arrested on active warrant MAYFIELD — Stephen R. Dutcher, 29, of 121 Bogden Road (Lot 5), Broadalbin, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff ‘s deputies on April 27 on a warrant out of Town Court. Deputies said he was arrested at his residence by deputies on an active bench ...

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Men charged after alleged casino fight SCHENECTADY – Five people were arrested, including a Gloversville man, after a fight at Rivers Casino & Resort around 3 a.m. on April 29. Malcolm R. Mathias, 26, of Gloversville, was charged with a class D felony for second-degree assault, a ...

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Cops: Man sexually abused young child MAYFIELD — State police at Fonda arrested Gary Freeman, 59, of Mayfield for first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Sunday Police said the arrest was the result of an investigation of inappropriate sexual contact between ...