Tri-county blotter

Distracted driver ticketed in crash

GLOVERSVILLE — One person was ticketed following a two vehicle accident in the city on Thursday according to city police.

Officers said Brittany M. Macri of Gloversville was driving south on Route 30A near the intersection of Harrison Street when she struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Pamela J. Roblee who was slowing down and coming to a stop due to other traffic. Police said Macri admitted to being distracted and looking away from the road prior to the accident.

Macri was issued a ticket for following too closely.

Woman charged with welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN –Christina M. Puleo, 28, of 73 Orchard St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 1:36 p.m. Dec. 17 with first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a felony; and fifth-degree welfare fraud and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Investigators said she was charged following a welfare fraud complaint in the city. Puleo filed a false instrument with the Fulton County Department of Social Services and obtained benefits she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

She will appear later in City Court.

Man charged after narcotics found

NEWBURGH — A Sloansville man is facing charges after being found with narcotics in a vehicle, according to state police.

Joseph A. Stanzione, 28, was charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child on Tuesday.

Troopers said at approximately 9:19 p.m., they stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the interview of the driver for the traffic violation, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established. The passenger, Stanzione was found to be in possession of heroin and codeine.

Stanzione was released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town Court on January 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Man receives tickets for vehicle infractions

PALATINE — Michael E. Burke, 29, of 36 Hancock St., Fort Plain, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 28 for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator and operating while registration is suspended/revoked. Burke was issued two tickets returnable to town court.

Man charged for growing marijuana

MINDEN — Kristopher J. Arco, 30, of Fort Plain, was charged by state police on Wednesday with unlawfully growing marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was held on cash bail.

Man charged for controlled substance

AMSTERDAM — Gilberto J. Medina, 25, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on Friday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and inadequate plate lamps.