Tri-county blotter

Nicole A. Kelly

Woman flees police, arrested in Johnstown

MOHAWK – Nicole A. Kelly, 29, of Gloversville was arrested by state police on Christma following a car chase that was called off out of concern for the public’s safety

Police said Kelly was stopped on Route 5 in the town of Mohawk for speeding and as the officer approached her vehicle, shedrove off.

A pursuit was called in and Kelly continued toward Ephratah where police terminated the chase.

Police said she was later located and stopped in Johnstown by Fulton County deputies and taken into custody. Police dicovered she had a 9-year-old child in the vehicle with her.

Brenda N. Costello

State police charged her with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless driving, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, along with additional traffic charges.

She was arraigned in the town of Mohawk Court and is due back at a later date.

Teen charged with Amsterdam burglary

AMSTERDAM — A 16-year-old teen from Canaan was charged by state police with second-degree burglary on Monday.

According to a news release, the teen was arrested on Oct. 22, after he and others had allegedly been in possession of a stolen vehicle in the town of Amsterdam.

Jason J. Anselment

At the time of that arrest, they were also in possession of gas cans that had been stolen out of a residence in Hagaman.

The 16-year-old had been in the Montgomery County Jail where he’s been incarcerated. He was taken from there and arraigned in the town of Amsterdam Court on the burglary charge, and then returned to the Montgomery County Jail.

A 17-year-old male was previously arrested in November as an accomplice to the burglary.

Woman charged with shoplifting

GLOVERSVILLE — Brenda N. Costello, 26, of 5 Homestead Drive was charged with petit larceny by city police on Dec. 19.

Officers said they were called to Walmart for a shoplifter in custody by loss prevention.

Officers said during the course of the investigation they learned that Costello allegedly stole merchandise from the store and walked past all points of sale.

Costello was transported to the station for processing where she was released with an appearance ticket to appear in City Court on a later date.

Man charged with criminal contempt

GLOVERSVILLE — Jason J. Anselment, 32, of 5 Prospect Ave was charged with second-degree criminal contempt by city police on Wednesday.

Officer said Anselment was wanted on an active warrant stemming from a domestic violence incident in which Anselment violated a stay-away order of protection issued in Montgomery County Family Court.

Anselment was transported to the station, processed and held for arraignment in Gloversville City Court.