Tri-county blotter

Driving while         intoxicated charged

AMSTERDAM – Eric Lugo, 34, was arrested Dec. 24 by New York State Police and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Lugo was observed operating a vehicle eastbound of Route 5 in the town of Amsterdam. Troopers conducted a traffic stop after observing Lugo throw an object outside of his vehicle onto the highway.

During interview, troopers detected an odor of alcohol coming from within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Stardardized field sobriety tests were administered and failed.

A pre-breath test screening also displayed a positive presence of alcohol. Lugo was placed under arrest and transported back to state police barracks in Fonda. He submitted to a breath test which showed a positive breath sample of 0.11 percent.

Lugo was issued tickets for depositing refuse on a highway and driving while intoxicated. He was released to a sober third party and is due to appear Jan. 31 in the town of Amsterdam Court.

Arrested on petit larceny charge

AMSTERDAM — Keshia Walendziak, 26, of 11 Willard St. was charged with petit larceny by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on   Dec. 28.

Deputies said they were called to the Lowes store in the town for a report of an internal theft. Lowes loss prevention investigators had conducted an internal investigation where they discovered that Walendziak allegedly was the employee responsible for an unaccountable cash shortage.

Walendziak was given a ticket for Town Court on Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. and released.

Arrested for petit larceny charge

AMSTERDAM — Maria D. Negron, 43, of 89 Academy St. was charged with petit larceny by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 28.

Deputies said Negron was charged after she allegedly stole property from the Sanford Farms Price Chopper.

Negron was given a ticket for Town Court.

Arrested on driving while intoxicated

AMSTERDAM — Renee A. Madej, 49, of 227 Maclachlan Road was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent or higher, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to stop at a stop sign by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on       Dec. 23.

Deputies said Madej failed standardized field sobriety tests after a motor vehicle accident.

Madej was given tickets for Town Court on Jan. 10 at              6 p.m.

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