Tri-county blotter

Officer hurt in Wednesday accident

JOHNSTOWN — City police on Thursday released details on a crash in which a city police officer slightly injured Wednesday morning at Route 30A and Glebe Street.

Officer Kirk Hisert, 33, was on patrol and hurt in the 8:08 a.m. accident with another car, according to city police Sgt. Michael Millis. Hisert complained of head pain from the airbag and was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Millis said Hisert did not have his lights activated while on routine patrol, traveling south on Route 30A. He said the other driver — Ronald Hollenbeck, 76, of Johnstown — was preparing to make a left when he pulled in out front of the police vehicle, causing a collision.

Hollenbeck, who was unhurt, was ticketed on a charge of failure to yield the right of way.

Millis said both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and the accident could have been worse, police said. He said the officer’s body armor also protected him from the collision.

Driver charged with DWI

ALBANY — Adam M. Fusco, 29, of Johnstown was charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher by state police on Nov. 29.

Troopers said Fusco was stopped on Interstate 90.

Fusco was issued tickets for City Court and released.

Man charged with welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN — Ronald J. Roberts, 63, no address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 1 with felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said Roberts allegedly failed to report Social Security income to the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain $1,065 in welfare benefits he wasn’t entitled to.

He will appear later in City Court.

Man charged with growing marijuana

EPHRATAH –Brent T. Heroth, 46, of Ephratah, was charged on Nov. 26 by state police for unlawfully growing marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana for an incident which occurred on Oct. 16.

Traffic stop leads to seven charges

CAROGA –Megan E. Johnson, 31, of Caroga was charged by state police On Nov. 30 with seven charges including one felony following a traffic stop on Route 10.

Johnson was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, moving from a lane unsafely, DWI with a previous conviction within 10 years, aggravated driving while intoxicated, use of a vehicle without an interlock device and unsafe tires.

Driver faces several charges after stop

CAROGA — Brian F. Egan, 52, of Saratoga Springs was charged by state police on Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of narcotics, unlawful possession of marijuana, inadequate license plate lamp and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle.