Tri-county blotter

Two Florida men face host of felonies

GLEN — Two Florida men face a host of charges including seven felonies.

Hurtado Rodriguez, 29, of Miami and Yudiel Ceballos, 31, of Opa Locka, were arrested by state police on Tuesday. Both were charged with possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal tampering, fourth-degree grand larceny, computer trespass, third-degree computer tampering, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, second-degree possession of a forged instrument, first-degree scheming to defraud, third-degree unlawful possession of personal ID and second-degree possession of a skimmer device. Hurtado was addditionally charged with 11 counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and 11 counts of first-degree criminal tampering.

Both are being held in Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bail bond.

No additional information was available from state police.

Two vehicles sideswiped one another

GLOVERSVILLE — One person was ticketed following a two-vehicle accident in the city on Friday.

Officers said Andrew R. White of Gloversville was driving west on Fifth Avenue and Timothy D. Faboskay of Middle Grove was driving east on Fifth Avenue when the two vehicles side swiped one another. Police said it could not be determined who was at fault as there were no witnesses.

White was issued tickets for operating a vehicle while registration is suspended/revoked and the license plates were seized at the scene.

Charges after refusal to complete court order

GLOVERSVILLE — Joshuin M. Laduke, 27, of 6 N. Water St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Monday.

Officers said Laduke turned himself into the city police department on an active warrant issued by the Judge Traci DiMezza after he failed to comply with court ordered programs and services as part of a plea deal from a driving while intoxicated conviction.

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

Felony marijuana charge lodged

COXSACKIE — An Amsterdam man is facing a felony charge after state police said he was found to be in possession of a pound of marijuana.

Christopher J. Valentine, 38, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on Friday.

Troopers said at around 11:26 a.m., they stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town for a moving violation. During the interview of the driver for the traffic violation, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established. The driver, Valentine, was found to be in possession of approximately one pound of marijuana.

Valentine was taken into custody, transported and processed at state police Albany, where he was subsequently charged with:

Valentine was arraigned in the Town Court and remanded to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond.

Man charged with unlawful imprisonment

OPPENHEIM – Gerald J. Smith, 49, of Openheim, was charged by state police on Sunday with assault to cause physical injury and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

Criminal possession of marijuana lodged

AMSTERDAM — Erik J. Forbes, 32, of Tribes Hill was charged by state police on Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and felony second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

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