Tri-county blotter

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Nicholas P. Bruce, 18, of 29 E. Eighth Ave., was ticketed by city police Friday for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

City police said that during a traffic stop, a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle Bruce was driving. On further investigation, Bruce was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.

Bruce was issued an appearance ticket to appear at Gloversville City Court at a later date.

Driver flees police, DWI charged

GLOVERSVILLE — Barceem A. Dukes, 41, of 20 Second Ave., was charged by city police Friday with misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, second degree obstructing governmental administration and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.

City police conducted a traffic stop on Bleeker Street near Grand Street after observing the driver, Dukes, commit a traffic infraction. During the stop, officers said they detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

When officers attempted to have Dukes exit the vehicle to perform a field-sobriety test, Dukes allegedly fled the scene in his vehicle. A short pursuit occurred and ended when Dukes’ vehicle struck a telephone pole.

Dukes was arrested on West Street near W. Eighth Avenue, processed and held for arraignment.

Inmate faces felony assault charges

JOHNSTOWN — Justin G. Coopey, 37, no address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators with one felony count of second-degree assault.

Investigators said he was arrested while an inmate at the county jail. Coopey was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with another inmate on Feb. 19, causing serious injury to his victim, investigators said.

He will appear later in City Court.

Man turns self in on active warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Donald J. H. Terzi, 25, of 1975 Route 29, Little Falls, turned himself in to city police Monday after learning he had an active bench warrant.

The bench warrant for Terzi was issued for failing to appear after previously being charged with petit larceny.

Terzi was processed and held for arraignment.

Wanted on warrant, woman turns self in

GLOVERSVILLE — Shannon M. McAllister, 28, of 149 Lakeside Dr., Mayfield, turned herself in to city police Monday after learning she had an active bench warrant.

The bench warrant for McAllister was issued for failing to appear on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

McAllister was processed and held for arraignment.

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