Tri-county blotter

Failure to dim lights leads to DWI charge

AMSTERDAM — Maxwell G. Goodrow, 28, of Fort Plain was charged by state police on April 15 with driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to dim lights.

Traffic stop leads to felony charge

AMSTERDAM — Gregory Garcia Mendez, 26, of Schenectady was charged by state police on April 15 with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and an equipment violation for safety glass. He was held on cash bail.

Two charged with having stolen property

ST. JOHNSVILLE –Janine M. Cairo, 45, of St. Johnsville, and Michael G. Peterson, 47, also of St. Johnsville, were each charged by state police on Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property valued less than $1,000 for an incident which occurred on April 11.

Woman charged with welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN — Penny L. Wilson, 50, of 52 Burr St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:32 a.m. April 4 with felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said Wilson was arrested following an alleged welfare fraud in the city. She allegedly filed multiple false instruments with the county Department of Social Services between January 2016 to January 2018 to obtain welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Wilson will appear later in City Court.

Man asks teen to expose her breasts

GLOVERSVILLE – David W. Hassler III, 22, of Gloversville, was charged with a class A misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a child by city police on April 5.

After conducting an investigation into an unrelated incident on April 3, city police allege that Hassler endangered the welfare of a16-year-old victim when he asked her to expose her breasts to him. Hassler reported to the police station and was arrested.

Hassler was released on an appearance ticket to return to Gloversville City Court at a later date.

Man charged with cashing stolen check

MINDEN — Emelio W. Mauceri, 27, of 3 Lincoln St., Fort Plain, was charged on April 14, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

Mauceri was charged following an investigation of possessing a stolen check and cashing it at a local bank.

He was released on an appearance ticket for the town court.

Man jailed on $10K bond for accident

MOHAWK — Jacob M. Gonzalez, 21, of 67 Brookside Ave., Amsterdam, was charged on April 22, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for third-degree criminal mischief.

Gonzalez had an active warrant for being involved in a motor-vehicle accident. He was arraigned in town court where he was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 insurance bond.

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