Tri-county blotter

Man arrested for not reporting to parole

GLOVERSVILLE — Jimmy C. Murray Sr., 50, of 43 Cayadutta St. was taken into custody on a parole absconder warrant by city police on Friday.

Officers turned Murray over to the custody of New York State Parole.

Failure to appear in court leads to arrest

GLOVERSVILLE — Diania L. Pierce, 43, of 37 Division St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court for a charge of having an unlicensed dog by city police on Monday.

Pierce was processed and held for arraignment in Gloversville City Court.

Man charged with scheming to defraud

AMSTERDAM — Eric M. Pelcher Sr., 53, of 40 Pulaski St., Amsterdam was charged my Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 16 for scheme to defraud. Pelcher had agreed to perform maintenance on heating units for residents in the village of Hagaman and Fort Plain and received money in advanced. Pelcher allegedly never completed the maintenance work and was arrested and held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charge

GLEN — Philip J. Brewster, 35, of Amsterdam was charged with criminal possession of marijuana by state police on Sunday.

Troopers said Brewster was stopped on Interstate 90.

He was given a ticket for Town Court and released.

Fourth-degree pot possession charged

BETHLEHEM — Albert Diaz Galarza, 29, of Amsterdam was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana by state police on Sunday.

Troopers said Galarza was stopped on Interstate 90.

He was issued tickets for Town Court and released.

Man charged with criminal contempt

GLEN –Santino G. Tartaglia, 21, of Utica was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation by state police on Sunday.

He was sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail

Man charged with burglary, mischief

MAYFIELD — Justin G. Coopey, 36, of 14 Horse Hill Road, town of Edinburg, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Friday with felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and criminal mischief.

Deputies said county deputies and state police made the arrest after conducting a joint investigation into recent burglaries in the Mayfield area.

Deputies said Coopey was charged with breaking into Jim’s Bait Shop in Mayfield on Nov. 30, allegedly stealing property and money. He is also accused of damaging property while entering the business.

Coopey was arraigned in Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. A jail spokesman said he was still incarcerated there as of Tuesday..

He will appear later in Town Court.Tri

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