Tri-county blotter

Man gets probation for illegal gun sales

ALBANY –A Gloversville man has been sentenced to probation for dealing firearms without a license according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Shelley L. Bovee, age 63, of Gloversville, New York, was sentenced Thursday to 3 years of probation for dealing firearms without a license.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant. C. Jaquith and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent In Charge of the ATF New York Field Division.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also sentenced Bovee to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 50 hours of community service.

According to the ATF, as part of his Aug. 23 guilty plea, Bovee admitted that on three occasions in 2016, he sold a total of five firearms, including two .22 caliber rifles, a .30-30 caliber long gun, a .410 caliber shotgun, and an AR-15 variant rifle. Bovee admitted to selling these firearms for a profit without having the required federal firearms license.

This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jason W. White.

Woman charged with contempt

MAYFIELD — Karen P. Mault, 55, of Mayfield was charged on Tuesday by state police with third-degree criminal tampering and second-degree criminal contempt for an incident which occurred on Nov. 29.

First-degree criminal contempt charged

JOHNSTOWN — Alex J. Robles-Flores, 26, no home address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday on a felony count of first-degree criminal contempt.

Deputies said he was charged regarding an alleged violation of a stay- away order of protection at the county jail.

Deputies said that Robles-Flores — currently incarcerated on other charges at the jail — allegedly called another person. That person had a valid stay away-order of protection placed against Robles-Flores from a previous incident in Gloversville, deputies said.

He will answer the contempt count later in City Court.

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charges

MINDEN — Nathaniel P. Verbitsky, 21, of 31 Lydius St., Fort Plain was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday for unlawful possession of marijuana. Verbitsky was observed to have no inspection for his vehicle. During the traffic stop A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy smelled an odor emitting from the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, marijuana was found. Verbitsky was processed roadside and issued an appearance ticket to return to town court at a later date.

Man charged with alleged shoplifting

AMSTERDAM — Jose Luis Rivera, 43, of 33 VanDerveer St., Amsterdam was charged on Tuesday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for petit larceny.

Rivera was charged after allegedly taking merchandise from Price Chopper without paying for the items.

Rivera was issued an appearance ticket for town court.