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Drunken driving

charged

MAYFIELD – David Kluska, Amsterdam, was arrested by State Police Marine Patrol and charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday.

Police said Kluska was observed driving recklessly near Scout Island on the Great Sacandaga Lake and was found intoxicated during a vessel stop.

Police said Kluska was ticketed and is expected to appear in Broadalbin Town Court at a later date.

Unsafe lane change

alleged

JOHNSTOWN – A driver was ticketed on one charge following an accident investigated by city police at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on North Comrie Avenue at East Main Street.

Police said Brandon P. Yager, 25, of Box 109, Mayfield, was ticketed on a charge of unsafe lane change.

Police said he was attempting to turn into the turn lane to turn right at the intersection. His car struck a van driven by John R. Palmatier, 80, of 107 E. Main St., who was already in the turn section to turn right, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Two injured

during accident

MAYFIELD – Two people were injured in an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 11:17 a.m. Saturday on Route 30 at Route 30A.

Deputies said driver David K. Ford, 70, of 458 Rugby Road, Brooklyn, complained of a neck injury.

The other driver – Alexander I. Yager, 26, of 1714 Route 30, Mayfield – suffered minor bleeding to his arm.

Both injured were not immediately taken to a hospital.

Deputies said Ford’s car was southbound on Route 30 and he was approaching Route 30A. Deputies said Yager’s pickup truck was northbound on Route 30A and approaching the intersection. Ford attempted a left, and his car went into the path of Yager’s pickup truck, deputies said.

Ford was ticketed on a charge of failure to yield the right of way.

One person injured

during accident

MAYFIELD – One injury was reported from an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 3:59 p.m. Friday on Route 30 at Yates Road.

Deputies said driver Ryan F. Bellows, 26, of Swan Street, Wells, complained of a back injury and was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.

Deputies said Thomas T. Quillan, 61, of 270 Steele Ave. Ext., Gloversville, was going north and towing a trailer carrying a boat. He was waiting to turn onto Yates Road, deputies said. Bellows was heading north when his car struck the rear of the trailer, deputies said.

No tickets were issued.

Unlicensed operation

charged

JOHNSTOWN – A driver was ticketed on two charges following an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 5:20 p.m. Friday on Route 29, northwest of Red Schoolhouse Road.

Deputies said Alex D. Bone, 30, of 155 Wyman Road, Gloversville, was ticketed on charges of aggravated unlicensed operation and following too closely.

Deputies said Stephanie L. Morrison, 51, of 889 Lancaster St., Albany, was slowing or stopping in traffic, westbound, and waiting for a vehicle in front of her to make a turn into a driveway. Deputies said Bone’s westbound car rear-ended Morrison’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

One person injured

during accident

JOHNSTOWN – One person was injured from an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 6:53 a.m. Thursday on Route 29A, northwest of Skunk Hollow Road.

Deputies said driver Erica V. Mach, 32, of 159 E. Fulton St., Gloversville, suffered minor bleeding to the arm. She was not immediately taken to the hospital.

Deputies said her car struck and killed a deer that had entered the road.

No tickets were issued.

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Welfare fraud alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Kelly Rowley, 50, of 294 N. Main St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 1:19 p.m. Tuesday with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony; and fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Deputies said she allegedly obtained benefits from the county Department of Social Services she wasn’t entitled to.

Rowley will appear later in City Court.

Harassment alleged

JOHNSTOWN -Whitney A. Waldvogel, 22, of 414 S. Main St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday with second-degree harassment.

Deputies said she was charged after a disorderly conduct complaint the town. Deputies said she got into a physical altercation with another woman, striking her with her fists.

She will appear later in Town Court.

Harassment charged

OPPENHEIM – Two people were arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies stemming from an incident at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 475 Cline Road.

Deputies said Robert R. Lawyer, 35, of 7 Spring St., St. Johnsville, and Nicole J. Mosher, 33, of 626 E. Gansevoort St., Little Falls, were each charged with second-degree harassment. Deputies didn’t indicate whether the two had a relationship.

Deputies said Lawyer allegedly pushed his unidentified girlfriend to the floor and kicked her after an argument.

Deputies said Mosher slapped her unidentified boyfriend in the head and grabbed his neck.

Both suspects will appear later in Town Court.

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Harassment alleged

NORTHAMPTON – Jan E. Demerse, 63, no address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Sunday with second-degree harassment.

Deputies said the alleged harassment occurred in the village of Northville. Deputies said Demerse allegedly made threatening comments to another person during a phone conversation.

He will appear later in Town Court.

Held on bench warrant

JOHNSTOWN – Kyle G. Dwyer, 32, of 25 Fifth Ave., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 7 a.m. Tuesday on a bench warrant.

Police said he was charged at the police station on a warrant issued by City Court.

Dwyer was held for an appearance in that court.

Assault alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Todd A. Young, 21, of 3 Hoffman St., was charged by city police at 1:08 a.m. Sunday with second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest.

Police said he was charged on O’Neil Avenue after officers responded to a family dispute at 1 a.m. Sunday on Hoffman Street.

Young was held for arraignment in City Court.

Felony DWI charged

JOHNSTOWN – Angela M. Auspelmyer, 36, of 112 Prospect St., apartment 3, was charged by city police at 3:22 a.m. Saturday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated, and aggravated DWI – driving with 0.18 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Police said she was charged after her car was stopped on North Market Street.

She will appear later in City Court.

Driving while intoxicated charged

JOHNSTOWN – Zachary J. Gil, 24, of 11 E. Madison Ave., was charged by city police at 7:15 p.m. May 19 with failure to signal a turn, driving while intoxicated, and driving with 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Police said he was charged after a traffic stop on East Main Street.

He will appear later in City Court.

Criminal contempt charged

JOHNSTOWN – Gary E. Walker, 31, of 789 Mohawk Drive, Fonda, was charged by city police at 12:30 p.m. May 16 with first-degree criminal contempt.

Police said he was charged on Enterprise Road on a warrant.

He was held for arraignment in City Court.

Driving while intoxicated charged

JOHNSTOWN – Courtney A. Cross, 30, of Box 165, Johnstown, was charged by city police at 1:58 a.m. May 15 with speeding, driving while intoxicated and driving with 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Police said Cross was stopped on North Perry Street.

She will appear later in City Court.

Criminal possession of drugs alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Katerina P. Dwight, 36, of 16 Grand St., apartment 2, was charged by city police at 9:51 p.m. May 14 with endangering the welfare of a child and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said she was charged at home after officers responded to a family dispute.

She was held for arraignment in City Court.

Driving while intoxicated alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Michael Woodcock, 49, of 404 Vrooman Ave. (up), Gloversville, was charged by city police at 10:52 p.m. May 13 with failure to keep right, driving while intoxicated and driving with 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Police said he was charged on Route 30A after a motorist called authorities about what the caller perceived as a drunk driver on the road.

Woodcock will appear later in City Court.

Held on bench warrant

JOHNSTOWN – Austin J. Ricciardi, 20, of 13 Wilson St., apartment 1, was charged by city police at 10:18 a.m. May 10 on a warrant.

Police said he was charged on a bench warrant issued by City Court.

He was held for arraignment in that court.

Arrested on bench warrant

PERTH – Daniel C. Kozlowski, 20, of 1795 County Highway 107, Amsterdam, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 5 p.m. Saturday on a warrant.

Deputies said he was charged in the town of Broadalbin on a bench warrant issued by Perth Town Court. Kozlowski allegedly failed to appear for a previous court date.

He was charged with failure to appear and sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, or $5,000 insured bond, pending a future court appearance.

Welfare fraud alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Fay A. Jayquard, 49, of 44 Homestead Drive, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday with first-degree offering a false instrument, fourth-degree welfare fraud and fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies.

Deputies said she was charged after she allegedly obtained welfare benefits from the county Department of Social Services she wasn’t entitled to.

Jayquard will appear later in City Court.

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Arrested on warrant

GLOVERSVILLE – Allen P. VanDeusen, 43, of 7 Whitmore St. in Johnstown was taken into custody by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said VanDeusen was wanted in City Court for an outstanding fine from a previous vehicle and traffic law violation. He was initially taken into custody by the state police during a traffic stop, and turned over to city police.

VanDeusen was arraigned in City Court and paid his outstanding fine in full and released.

Harassment alleged

GLOVERSVILLE -Bradley A. Averick, 38, of 8 Second Ave. apartment 3A was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for second-degree harassment by city police on May 19.

Officers said Averick was stopped on North Main Street. Averick was wanted following a physical altercation with a woman on Elm St. on May 15 in which the woman was struck in the head.

Averick was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $250 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

Man taken into custody

GLOVERSVILLE – Joseph D. Izzano, 35, of 342 County Highway 126 was taken into custody by city police on May 18.

Officers said Izzano was taken into custody upon his release from Fulton County Jail on unrelated charges.

Izzano was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $100 cash bail or $500 bond.

Assault alleged

GLOVERSVILLE – Ricky L. Norris, 34 of 7 Nassau St. was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and third-degree attempted assault by city police on March 20.

Officers said Norris was wanted following a family offense that occurred on May 5.

Norris was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Petit larceny charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Tykar Rush, 16, of 22 Burlington Ave. was charged with petit larceny and false personation by city police on May 18.

Officers said Rush was taken into custody following a shoplifting complaint from the Gloversville Price Chopper. Rush is alleged to have concealed merchandise in a backpack and left the store without paying for them.

During the investigation, Rush claimed to be only 14 years old. Police allege he did this in hopes of evading arrest and being released as a juvenile.

Rush was given tickets to appear in City Court on a later date.

Driving while ability impaired charged

ROOT – Steven D. Houghtaling, 59, 126 Front St. in Canajohaire was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs by city police on Tuesday.

Deputies said Houghtaling was stopped after he crossed the centerline and almost struck a marked sheriff’s patrol car. Houghtaling later failed a field sobriety test.

Houghtaling was given tickets for Town Court and released.

Driving while ability impaired charged

GLEN – John Michael “JaMike” Sowle of Fultonville was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to keep right by state police on Tuesday.

Troopers said they saw Sowle driving erratically on Route 30A. During the traffic stop, Sowle was found to be in possession of several grams of marijuana as well as smoking paraphernalia.

Sowle showed signs of drug impairment and admitted to smoking marijuana just prior to operating the vehicle, police said.

Sowle was released to a third party and is schedule to appear in the Town Court at a later date.

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Drug possession

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Konnor A. Antle, 18, of 9 Homestead drive was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on Friday.

Officers said Antle was found to have a small amount of marijuana on him when they interviewed him on South Main Street.

Antle was given tickets for City Court and released.

Unlicensed dog

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Matthew J. Fitzgibbon, 37, of 229 W. Fulton St. was taken into custody on three bench warrants by city police on Friday.

Officers said Fitzgibbon was wanted on three warrants from City Court for failure to appear on two previous city code violations and harboring two unlicensed and unvaccinated dogs.

Fitzgibbon was arraigned and released to appear in City Court on a later date.

Bench warrant

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Chance W. Gray, 21, of 10 North St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Friday.

Officers said Gray was wanted on a warrant from City Court for violating the pre-trial release program.

Gray was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $350 cash bail or $1,500 bond.

Disorderly conduct

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Candina N. Robbins, 19, of 44 Park St., was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Thursday.

Officers said Robbins was wanted on a bench warrant out of City Court for failure to appear on a previous disorderly conduct charge.

Robbins was arraigned in City Court and released to reappear on a later date.

Impersonation

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Robert J. Schmidt Jr., 16, of 171 S. Main St., was charged with false personation by city police on May 15.

Officers said Schmidt was stopped on East Fulton Street by police because he matched the description of a missing person from the Berkshire Farms Group Home.

During the investigation, Schmidt gave a false name with the intent of hiding his real identity to prevent being returned to the group home, police said. Schmidt was later positively identified.

Schmidt was arraigned in City Court and turned over to the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Department.

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Drunken driving alleged

MAYFIELD – Courtney L. Quackenbush, 24, of Hagaman was charged by state police May 22 with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent, and a right-of-way violation.

She was issued an appearance ticket.

Drunken driving

alleged

MAYFIELD – Bradon P. Green, 20, of Mayfield was charged by state police May 22 with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent.

He was issued an appearance ticket.

Drunken driving

alleged

MAYFIELD – James H. Connors, 58, of Mayfield was charged by state police May 22 with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right on a two-lane road.

He was released to a third party, police said.

Petit larceny

charged

AMSTERDAM – Leanna L. Arimont, 21, of Amsterdam was charged by state police May 22 with petit larceny.

She was issued an appearance ticket.

Failure to keep right

charged

MAYFIELD – William J. Trueman, 57, of Mayfield was charged by state police May 21 with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent and failure to keep right on a two-lane road,

He was issued an appearance ticket.

Drunken driving

charged

AMSTERDAM – Reece N. Freeman, 19, of Ballston Spa was charged by state police May 21 with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent.

He was issued an appearance ticket.

Petit larceny

charged

AMSTERDAM – Brianna N. Riley, 21, of Amsterdam was charged by state police May 19 with petit larceny.

She was held, police said.

Drug possession

alleged

MAYFIELD – Stephen A. Camino, 23, of Schenectady was charged by state police May 20 with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Police said after a traffic stop, an impound inventory of Camino’s vehicle was conducted. A small baggie containing 1.3 grams of crack cocaine was located in the center console, police said.

Camino was taken to the state police barracks in Mayfield for processing, police said.

Failure to yield

alleged

GLOVERSVILLE – One person was ticketed following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Bleecker Street and Lincoln Street on May 16, according to city police.

Officers said Ryan P. Mulligan failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and struck a vehicle driven by Kelly Marriott.

Police said Mulligan then left the scene and was later located in a parking lot. Mulligan was given tickets for failure to yield right of way and leaving the scene of an accident. No injuries were reported.

Failure to obey

charged

JOHNSTOWN – Two people were injured in an accident investigated by city police at 7:51 p.m. Saturday on North Comrie Avenue at East Main Street.

Police said driver William R. Kenyon, 18, of 1272 Old Trail Road, was injured. He suffered an unspecified injury and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam.

Police said Richard W. Stock, 56 – a passenger in a car driven by Randy L. Stock, 50, of 12 Prospect St. – was also hurt. He suffered a back injury and was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Kenyon was traveling south on North Comrie Avenue, while Stock was traveling west on East Main Street. Police said Kenyon passed through a solid red signal and his car struck Stock’s vehicle and then a pole.

Kenyon was ticketed on a charge of failure to obey a traffic signal.

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Suspended registration charged

JOHNSTOWN – Mary K. Spensieri, 59, of 7755 Maple Road, Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Saturday with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

Deputies said she was charged at 12:05 p.m. following a traffic stop in the town.

She will appear later in Town Court.

Following too closely charged

JOHNSTOWN – One person was injured in an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 4:47 p.m. Thursday on Heagle Road.

Deputies said Megan B. Kucel, 32, of 275 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, suffered a leg contusion and was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Deputies said she stated she came upon a car in front of her driven by Carl W. Ovitt Jr., 48, of 225 Murray Hill Road, St. Johnsville, and couldn’t explain what happened next.

Ovitt told deputies his car was rear-ended. Deputies said Kucel’s car struck Ovitt’s car, skidding sideways. Kucel’s vehicle went off the north side of the road, shearing off a Frontier Communications pole and striking a parked truck.

Kucel was ticketed on a charge of following too closely.

Drug possession alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Christopher M. Conrad, 20, of 946 Wharton Hollow Road, town of Summit, Schoharie County, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Friday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies said he was charged at the Fulton County Jail in the city, where he is currently incarcerated on other charges. On Tuesday, deputies said Conrad was at County Court, where he possessed more than one gram of an unnamed “stimulant.” The substance was discovered by deputies while he was being taken into custody on an active warrant.

Conrad was arraigned in City Court and sent back to the jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, or $20,000 bond.

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Welfare fraud alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Mary Jane Baldwin, 51, of 1 McMartin St., was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, and first-degree offering a false instrument, all felonies.

Deputies said she allegedly filed false documents with the county Department of Social Services to receive welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

She will appear later in City Court.

Promoting prison contraband alleged

GLEN – Christina Facci-Brahler, 50, of 25 Brandt Ave., Fort Johnson, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies Thursday with second-degree promoting prison contraband.

Deputies said she brought a cell phone into the county Correctional Facility on several occasions, although policy dictates no personal phones are allowed in.

She will appear at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Court.

Violation of probation alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Joseph D. Izzano, 35, of Thompson Street, Broadalbin, was charged Tuesday by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant issued by County Court.

Deputies said he was charged at 2:08 p.m. for allegedly violating the conditions of his probation.

Izzano was transported to the county jail, pending arraignment in Count Court.

Harrassment charged

MIOHAWK – Two 16-year-olds were charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies Thursday with second-degree harassment.

Deputies said Keith J. McDonald and Joel N. Pettengill, both of 3 Ann St., Fultonville, were charged.

On Thursday, deputies received a complaint involving the teens going back to Feb. 13. Deputies allege the teens were harassing another person. They turned themselves in accompanied by parents, deputies said

Both suspects will appear at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Town Court.

Possession of a weapon charged

EPHRATAH – Duane M. Mathias, 31, of 3889 Route 10, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Thursday with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and violation of terms of parole.

Deputies said he was charged at 11:11 a.m. at his home following an investigation by the state Division of Parole.

Deputies said Mathias violated the terms of his parole and was in possession of a firearm.

Mathias was sent to the County Jail to await a parole hearing.

He will appear later in Town Court.

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Harrassment alleged

BROADALBIN – William T. Guzek, 54, of Broadalbin was charged by state police May 17 with second-degree harassment.

He was released on his own recognizance.

Petit larcency charged

PALATINE BRIDGE – Amy E. Tilt, 24, of St. Johnsville was charged by state police May 16 with petit larceny.

She was issued an appearance ticket.

Possession of marijuana charged

JOHNSTOWN – Katelyn M. Holmes, 27, of Gloversville was charged by state police May 11 with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Holmes was issued an appearance ticket.

Criminal mischief charged

AMSTERDAM – Andrew Bandos, 29, of Hagaman was charged by state police May 13 with criminal mischief.

He was held, police said.

Issuing a bad check alleged

GLEN – Bianca Hoffman, 35, of Fultonville was charged by state police May 13 with issuing a bad check.

She was issued an appearance ticket.

Criminal contempt alleged

AMSTERDAM – Gene F. Nadler, 47, of Amsterdam was charged by state police May 12 with second-degree criminal contempt.

Bail was set at $500, police said.

Felony DWI charged

BROADALBIN – Frank J. Anastasio, 56, of Broadalbin was charged by state police May 16 with driving while intoxicated, having a previous conviction in the last 10 years, aggravated DWI and failure to keep right.

He was issued an appearance ticket.

Aggravated unlicensed operation charged

MAYFIELD – Robert J. Rose, 23, of Mayfield was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Monday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating with expired inspection sticker.

Deputies said he was charged following a traffic stop on Route 30 in the town.

Deputies said Rose was allegedly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended New York state driver’s license.

He was arraigned in Town Court and released to reappear later.

Arrested on warrant

JOHNSTOWN – Kathleen M. Christiano, 31, listed as homeless, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on May 10 on an active warrant issued by Town Court.

Deputies said she was charged at 4:10 p.m. on Route 30 near the roundabout. It is alleged she failed to reappear previously in the Town Court to pay a fine.

Christiano was taken into custody on the warrant and arraigned in Town Court before Justice David Edwards. She was sent to the county jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 insurance bond pending another court appearance.

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Woman charged

on bench warrant

ST. JOHNSVILLE -Alisha M. Hogan, St. Johnsville, was arrested by Fulton county sheriff’s Deputies recently and charged on an active bench warrant.

Hogan was turned over to the village police department, deputies said.

Man sought SNAP while employed, deputies say

JOHNSTOWN – Randy E. Herringshaw Jr., 30, of 6098 Route 29A, Stratford, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 1:47 p.m. Friday with obtaining public assistance by fraud, fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny, all misdemeanors.

Deputies said he allegedly applied for and obtained Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits while he was employed.

Herringshaw will appear later in City Court.

Woman charged with misuse of food stamps

JOHNSTOWN – Alexis M. Ford, 19, of 76 Spring St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 9:09 a.m. Monday with petit larceny and misuse of food stamps, both misdemeanors.

Deputies said investigators arrested her following a complaint in the city. Deputies said Ford allegedly unlawfully used the public benefit card of another to obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

She will appear later in City Court.

Man charged with

criminal mischief

JOHNSTOWN – Matthew K. Petty, 23, of 2710 Route 29, Johnstown, was charged Thursday by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies with misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Deputies said as an inmate at the county jail, he broke the microphone on a correction officer’s portable radio.

Petty will appear later in City Court.

Man charged

on bench warrant

MOHAWK – Jeremy Farone, 31, of Broadalbin was charged by state police May 5 on a bench warrant.

Farone failed to appear in Town Court. He was located at his residence and arrested, police said.

He was sentenced to 9 months in jail based on a previous conviction, police said.

Farone was taken to the Montgomery County Jail without incident, police said.

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Failure to keep right charged

JOHNSTOWN – A driver was ticketed on two charges following an accident investigated by city police at 6:56 p.m. Thursday on East Clinton Street, 100 feet west of Whitmore Avenue.

Police said pickup truck driver Luke Y. Sponenberg, 19, of 199 N. Bush Road, Gloversville, was ticketed on charges of imprudent speed and failure to keep right.

Police a parked car registered to Robert E. Harpp, 70, of 47 Yale St., Gloversville, was facing west on East Clinton Street. Sponenberg was traveling east on East Clinton Street when his truck crossed over and struck the parked car head on, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Following too close alleged

MAYFIELD – A driver was ticketed on one charge following an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 2:45 p.m. May 6 on Route 29A, west of Blueberry Lane in the town.

Deputies said Kate L. Lasher, 18, of 419 Fayville Road, Galway, was ticketed on a charge of following too closely.

Deputies said Lasher’s car and a car driven by Angela M. Raponi, 61, of 89 Oakland Ave., Gloversville, were each traveling west on Route 29A. Raponi slowed for traffic and her vehicle was rear-ended by Lasher’s vehicle, deputies said.

No injuries were reported.

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Failure to yield charged

JOHNSTOWN – Five people were injured in an accident investigated by city police at 10:04 a.m. Saturday on South Comrie Avenue at South Melcher Street.

Police said Austin S. Wolcott, 17 – a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Joshua V. Gilmore, 17, of 47 Fremont St., Albany – was hurt. Wolcott complained of a head injury, but was not immediately taken to a hospital.

Police said pickup truck driver Richard A. Johnston, 46, of 5402 Brisbane Trail, Clay, Onondaga County, and passenger Lisa M. Johnston, 45, both complained of pain to their entire body. Two other passengers -Alexander Johnston, 18, and Andrew C. Johnston, 14 -complained of similar injuries.

Those four injured were taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Police said Gilmore failed to yield the right of way to Johnston after a stop sign, with Gilmore’s truck colliding with Johnston’s truck. After impact. police said Johnston’s truck spun sideways off the road and collided with a street light utility pole.

Gilmore was ticketed on a charge of failure to yield the right of way.

Man injured during accident

MAYFIELD – One person was injured in an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday on Route 29A, east of Bemis Road.

Deputies said Darian C. Calvert, 18 – a passenger in a car driven Joshua C. Wiedmann, 21, of 240 W. Fulton St., apartment 2, Gloversville – was hurt. He suffered minor bleeding to his elbow and hand, but was not immediately taken to a hospital.

Deputies said Wiedmann stated he was westbound on Route 29A when he swerved to miss a deer in the road. He overcorrected, causing his car to roll over and go into a ditch before coming to a stop against a fence facing east.

No tickets were issued.

Trespassing alleged

JOHNSTOWN – Three were arrested by city police Wednesday and charged with trespassing.

Kenneth Wrobel, 22, of 163 Jackson Summit Road, Mayfield, was arrested by police and charged with trespassing.

Matthew Wrobel, 24, of 50 Fifth Ave., Gloversville, was arrested by police and charged with trespassing.

Thomas Wrobel, 20, of 163 Jackson Summit Road, Mayfield was arrested by police and charged with trespassing.

Police said the three were cited for operating a motor vehicle on city property behind Yost Street.

All three were released on appearance tickets, police said.

Traspassing alleged

JOHNSTOWN -Two were arrested by city police Wednesday and charged with trespassing.

Adam Frascatore, 17, of 15 Yost St., and Frederick Muhlberger, 19, of 495 County Highway 107, Perth, were operating a truck on city property off of Yost Street, police said.

Police said they were released on tickets.

Criminal mischief charged

JOHNSTOWN-Maigan Gonch-Bant, 30, Route 30A, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies and charged with third-degree criminal mischief Tuesday.

Deputies said Gonch-Bant damaged property exceeding $250.

Deputies said Gonch-Bant was ticketed and is expected in Town Court at a later date.

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Driving impaired charged

HOPE – Zachary M. Sauve, 24, of Northville was charged by state police May 4 with first-degree operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and moving from a lane unsafely.

Sauve was issued an appearance ticket.

Unlawful possession charged

JOHNSTOWN -Joseph P. Ballas, 22, of Canajoharie was charged by state police April 28 with unlawful possession of marijuana.

His status was not provided by police.

Criminal possession charged

JOHNSTOWN – James W. Gordon-Jack, 21, of Gloversville was charged by state police May 7 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, having a controlled substance in a non-original container and exceeding 55 miles per hour.

He was held, police said.

Unlicensed operation charged

GUILDERLAND – Firuddin M. Shakhbazov, 28, of Amsterdam was charged by state police May 10 with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle with no ignition interlock device.

Police said Shakhbazov was driving on the Thruway when he was stopped for a traffic violation. He was found to be intoxicated and in possssion of cocaine, police said. Shakhbazov had a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and is required to operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device, police said.

He was turned over to a sober third party and issued appearance tickets.

Disorderly conduct charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Brian C. Soto, 49, of 8 Second Ave. was charged with disorderly conduct, open container violation and littering by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said Soto was seen walking on South Main Street near the four corners with an open container of alcohol. Officers said they made contact with Soto, who became verbally aggressive towards them and proceeded to yell and scream, causing store owners to exit their stores and several members of the public to also gather, causing a disturbance.

Police said Soto threw his open container of alcohol into the street and oncoming traffic.

Soto was arraigned at city court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Drunken driving charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Matthew A. Gonzalez, 25, 85 North St. apartment 3E was taken into custody on two bench warrants by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said Gonzalez was wanted for failure to appear on previous charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated.

Gonzalez was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash or $2,500 bond.

Drug possession alleged

GLOVERSVILLE – Rhasheem J. Meynard, 36, of 127 Fremont St. was taken into custody on a bench warrants by city police on Monday.

Officers said Meynard was wanted on two bench warrant out of City Court for failure to pay a fine on multiple traffic law violations and one charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Meynard was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $150 cash or $1,000 bond.

Harassment alleged

GLOVERSVILLE – Terry L. Sweet, 31, of 213 S. Main St. was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said Sweet threatened a person through text message.

Sweet was arraigned in City Court and released.

Bench warrant charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Marsha M. VanSlyke, 33, of 127 Fremont St. was taken into custody on bench warrants by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said Vanslyke was wanted on three bench warrants out of City Court for multiple traffic law violations.

Vanslyke was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond.

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Woman had crack

cocaine, police say

GLOVERSVILLE – Annmarie Guzzi, 44, of 105 Prospect Ave., was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unregistered motor vehicle, making an unsafe turn without a signal and having an unsafe tire by city police on May 1.

Officers said Guzzi was stopped on North Burton Street for a traffic infraction and was found to be in possession of several baggies of crack cocaine.

Guzzi was held for arraignment in City Court. She was given tickets for the traffic infractions.

Man failed to appear

in court: police

GLOVERSVILLE – Richard R. Pearl Jr., 36, of 44 Montgomery St., apartment 2, was recently taken into custody on two bench warrants for failure to appear in court, according to city police.

Officers said Pearl was wanted in City Court for failing to appear on a charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and other traffic charges.

Pearl was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond.

Woman failed to make payments: cops

GLOVERSVILLE – Magdalena Hernandez, 42, of 10 W. Fulton St., apartment 4, was charged with misapplication of property by city police on Saturday.

Officers said Hernandez had an outstanding warrant out for renting property from Rent-A-Center and refusing to return it or make payments.

Hernandez was arraigned in City Court and released.

Police say man failed to pay fine

GLOVERSVILLE – Gordon Marlitt, 50, of 149 North St., was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Thursday.

Officers said Marlitt was wanted for failure to pay a fine of $475 stemming from animal complaints and an open container charge.

Marlitt was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond.

Man charged

on bench warrants

GLOVERSVILLE – Kenneth G. Misiewicz, 42, of 207 N. Main St., apartment 3A, was taken into custody on two bench warrants by city police May 4.

Officers said Misiewicz was wanted in City Court for failing to appear and failure to complete a sentence on previous unlawful possession of marijuana, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated charges.

Misiewicz was arraigned in City Court and released.

Johnstown woman

ticketed after accident

GLOVERSVILLE – One person was ticketed after a two-vehicle accident at Walmart on May 3, city police said.

Officers said Lori L. Edwards, 51, of Johnstown was backing a 2003 Chrysler out of a parking space at Walmart when she struck a 1998 Dodge driven by Cynthia J. Northrup, 73, of Gloversville.

Edwards was issued tickets for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation and unsafe backing. There were no injuries.

Man charged

with petit larceny

AMSTERDAM – Christopher Lehr, 22, of 31 Sanford Ave., was charged with petit larceny Monday by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Lehr was arrested after he was caught stealing about $151 worth of merchandise from Price Chopper.

Deputies said Lehr was ticketed and will appear in Town Court at a later date.

Woman had 0.21 BAC, state police say

SULLIVAN – Patience Crowder, 23, of Amsterdam was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and multiple vehicle and traffic violations Thursday by state police.

Police said Crowder was driving on the Thruway when she was stopped in Sullivan, Madison County, for multiple traffic violations. Police said troopers learned her blood-alcohol content was 0.21 percent.

Crowder was ticketed and is expected to appear in Town Court on May 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Harassment charged

in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN – Jonathon Sweet, 21, of 16 Grand St., was charged with second-degree harassment by city police Monday.

Police said Sweet was arrested after officers responded to a family dispute.

Sweet was released on an appearance ticket, police said.

Tribes Hill man charged with trespassing

JOHNSTOWN – Thomas Fernandez, 21, of 142 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, was charged by city police Saturday with trespassing.

Police said a complaint was filed about Fernandez walking onto a residence without being invited.

Police said he was released on an appearance ticket.

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Harrassment charged

MINDEN -Bradley Clifford, 32, was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and charged with second-degree harassment.

Deputies said Clifford was arrested following a harassment complaint. Clifford called a woman several times, and sent text messages that included threats toward the victim and her property.

Police said Clifford is scheduled to appear in Town Court at a later date.

Drunken driving alleged

FULTONVILLE – Westley Moore, 37, of 25 Broad St., was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday and charged with felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to stop.

Deputies said said Moore was held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Criminal mischief alleged

FULTONVILLE – Kyle B. Westley Aguilera, 37, of 411 Vanwerp Road, Johnstown, was arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Deputies said Aguilera was being disorderly during a driving-while-intoxicated investigation. Aguilera damaged a deputies personal property, deputies said.

Deputies said Aguilera was held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond

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Petit larceny charged

JOHNSTOWN – A 34-year-old Gloversville man was arrested by Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies for petit larceny in the town of Johnstown.

Police said Michael G. Blaney of Allen Street was arrested on May 5 at 3:50 p.m. at Hannaford, 235 5th Ave Ext. Police said Blaney was charged after he left the store with about $124 worth of grocery items without paying for them.

Blaney was issued an appearance ticket to appear in the town of Johnstown Court at a later date.

During the investigation it was revealed there was a warrant out of the City of Gloversville for Blaney for failure to appear. Blaney was turned over to Gloversville Police Department, a news release said.

Petit larceny charged

AMSTERDAM-Michelle Lewis, 46, of 59 Forbes St., was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Sunday and charged with petit larceny.

Deputies said Lewis was shop lifting at Walmart.

She was ticketed and is expected to appear in City Court on May 26 at 6 p.m.

Petit larceny charged

JOHNSTOWN-Mary Miller, 49, of 5 Robin Circle was arrested by city police Wednesday and charged with petit larceny.

Police said Miller took $65.83 worth of items from Fisherman Supply Co.

She was released on appearance tickets.

Grand larceny charged

JOHNSTOWN- Catherine Matuk, 24, of 19 Woodside Ave., Gloversville was arrested by city police Sunday and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.

Police said Matuk would use people’s credit card numbers while being a cashier at Peebles. She purchased $730 in gift cards.

Police said Matuk was ticketed and released.

Driving while intoxicated charged

JOHNSTOWN-W. Ian Smith, 34, of 312 S. Perry St., was arrested by city police on April 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs and following too closely.

Police said Smith at the scene of an accident. He was held for arraignment at Fulton County Jail.

Sexual misconduct alleged

JOHNSTOWN-Robert Darling, 19, of 20 Gilbert St., was arrested by city police on April 26 and charged with sexual misconduct.

Police said Darling had sex with a victim less than 17 years of age.

Darling was released on a appearance ticket, police said.

Arrested on bench warrant

JOHNSTOWN-Angel Ubiles, 28, of 6 Glebe St., was arrested by city police on April 26 and charged with an active bench warrant.

Police said Ubiles was held for court.

Harrassment charged

JOHNSTOWN-William Poirier, 43, of 515 N. Market St., was arrested by city police on April 25 and charged with second-degree harassment.

Police said Poirier was arrested after they responded to a domestic argument.

Police said he was released on appearance tickets.

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Disorderly conduct

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Thomas E. Lamphear Jr., 40, of 11 Jay St. was charged with disorderly conduct by city police on Thursday.

Officers said they were called to 11 Jay St. for a domestic violence complaint between Lamphear and another person. During the investigation, Lamphear became disorderly, yelling and shouting obscenities at the person while outside of the residence. Lamphear was repeatedly told to quiet down, but refused.

Lamphear was arraigned in City Court and released on his own recognizance.

Petit larceny

charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Tracy S. Jennings, 49, of 2497 Route 67 was charged with petit larceny by city police on Friday.

Officers said Jennings was wanted on a bench warrant out of City Court stemming from an investigation in a larceny at Walmart in Oct. 2015. Jennings was taken into custody as he was being released from the Fulton County Jail.

Jennings was held for arraignment in City Court.

Criminal impersonation

alleged

GLOVERSVILLE – Michael B. Bonfey, 38, of 301 S. Main St. was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation by city police on Friday.

Officers said Bonfey lied about his name while being interviewed by police during a stop for a minor traffic violation. Bonfey had an arrest warrant out for him in the town of Malta for petit larceny, according to police.

Bonfey was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.

Bench warrant

charged

FULTONVILLE-Dario Manon Jr., 19, of 273 W Main St., was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Saturday and charged with violating a probation bench warrant.

Deputies said Manon is set to be arraigned on May 2 at the Montgomery County Court.

Drunken driving

charged

JOHNSTOWN – Leonard C. Crawford, 56, of Dutchtown Road, Salisbury, Herkimer County, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 6:02 a.m. April 22 with driving while intoxicated and driving with 0.18 percent or higher blood-alcohol content.

Deputies said he was charged on Francis Street. Deputies said he operated a vehicle that caught fire while he was in an intoxicated condition.

Crawford will appear later in Town Court.

Following too close

alleged

JOHNSTOWN – A driver was ticketed on two charges following an accident investigated by city police at 1:16 p.m. April 26 on North Comrie Avenue, south of Briggs Street.

Police said W. Ian Smith, 34, of 203 N. Perry St., was ticketed on charges of following too closely and driving while ability impaired.

Police said he was heading north on North Comrie Avenue and failed to stop for traffic in front of him.

Smith’s car struck a car driven by Bronte E. Adams, 24, of 26 Eagle St., Gloversville, which was pushed into a driven by Linda B. Conroy, 68, of 82 Oakland Ave., Gloversville, which was pushed into a car driven by Theodore E. Meher, 62, 47 Fifth Ave., Gloversville. police said.

No injuries were reported.

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Criminal possession charged

GLOVERSVILLE – James David Lanier Sr., 74, of 166 W. Fulton St., was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession by city police on April 22.

Officers said they saw a clear plastic baggy in Lanier’s mouth during a police interview. The investigation showed the baggy contained 1 gram of crack cocaine.

Lanier was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail with no bail.

Petit larcency charged

GLOVERSVILLE – Joshua A. Dedicke, 36, of 9 Prospect Ave., apartment 1, was charged with petit larceny by city police on Wednesday.

Officers said Dedicke used a debit card without the owner’s permission at three separate occasions at Cumberland Farms and NBT Bank.

Dedicke was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $500 cash bail or $2,500 bond.

Dedicke also had a bench warrant out for failing to appear on a previous disorderly conduct charge. Dedicke was arraigned again in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $350 cash bail or $1,500 bond.

Unlicensed operation charged

JOHNSTOWN – Bianca L. Hoffman, 35, of Fultonville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday with suspended registration and unlicensed operation.

Deputies said she was charged following a traffic stop on Route 30A in the town.

She will appear later in Town Court.

Criminal mischief charged

JOHNSTOWN -Richard Ippoliti, 25, of Gloversville, was charged by state police in Mayfield on Friday with third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Troopers said they were dispatched to a criminal mischief in progress in the town of Johnstown. Upon arriving on scene, they observed two vehicles that had their side view mirrors ripped off, troopers said. In addition, one of the vehicles also had a shattered rear side window and dents along the driver’s-side door and back panel.

Troopers conducted a search and located the suspect, Ippoliti, hiding in the woods behind the residence. He was arrested and transported to the Mayfield state police barracks, where he was processed without incident.

He will appear in Town Court on May 18.

Drug possession charged

Johnstown – Chris A. Blowers of Johnstown was charged by state police with unlawful possession of marijuana and violating the public health law following a traffic stop on County Road 101 in Johnstown on April 1.

Police said a trooper initially stopped Blowers for driving a motor vehicle with a cracked windshield and having a loud exhaust. During a roadside interview, it was determined that Blowers was in possession of marijuana, which then led to a probable cause search of the vehicle, a search that ultimately uncovered multiple illegal pills, more marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Blowers was issued several traffic tickets along with an appearance ticket returnable to the town of Johnstown Court.

Driving while intoxicated charged

MOHAWK – Roger E. Boyer was charged with driving while intoxicated and issued multiple traffic citations on April 2, according to police.

Troopers responded to an anonymous report of a motor vehicle driving erratically in the village of Fonda, police said.

When they arrived in the area where the car was last seen, they located a vehicle matching a description provided by the caller, and observed the driver turn into a driveway without using his turn signal, police said.

During a roadside interview, police said Boyer appeared to be intoxicated and agreed to submit to standardized field sobriety tests, which he subsequently failed with a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent, police said.

Boyer was scheduled for arraignment in Town Court.

Driving while intoxicated charged

Mayfield – State police charged Ciarra Allen from Gloversville with driving while intoxicated. Allen was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent.

Allen was processed and issued tickets directing her to appear before Johnstown Town Court on May 18.