Tri-county blotter

Debbie M. Oeser

Man, woman stole from Walmart

AMSTERDAM — Two people allegedly stole from Walmart. Veronica Leathem, 22, and Dylan Daley, 22, of 22 Bayard St., Amsterdam were charged on Dec. 7 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for petit larceny. Both were allegedly seen ringing some items through the self checkout, and not ringing other items through and placing those items into bags. Leathem and Daley exited the store allegedly without paying for the merchandise. Both were issued appearance tickets and are to appear in town court at a later date.

Man charged with rape and sex crimes

FORT PLAIN — Daniel Rivera, 34, was charged on Dec. 24 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for first-degree rape. Rivera was wanted on an active arrest warrant issued in Montgomery County Court for various charges including first-degree rape, sexual abuse, criminal sexual act, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Rivera would be residing in the Village of Fort Plain. When they contacted Fort Plain Police Department and members of both agencies located Rivera at that location. Rivera was held overnight to appear in county court.

Teen arrested on a bench warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Jordan A. Fregin, 18, of 189 Spring St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Monday.

Officers said Fregin was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Minden Town Court. The warrant was issued after Fregin failed to appear in court for Endangering the welfare of a child.

Fregin was turned over to Fort Plain Police Department for processing and arraignment.

Woman charged with grand larceny

GLOVERSVILLE — Debbie M. Oeser, 55, of 268 Mechanic St. in St. Johnsville was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny by city police on Monday.

Officers said Oeser was observed by Walmart loss prevention attempting to steal merchandise from the store. Oeser allegedly had $1,258.27 worth of merchandise in a large bag when she passed all points of sale.

Oeser was arrested and transported to the station for processing. She was held for arraignment.

Cancer support group meets tonight

AMSTERDAM — The monthly meeting of Living with Cancer: the Journey will be held tonight, with bingo, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Healthcare’s Cancer Medicine Center, 4950 Route 30.

Patients, caregivers, and their family members can attend to share, connect, and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment regardless of geographic location. All ages are welcome to participate.

For more information, call Suzanne at (518) 770-6814.