Tri-county blotter


Police discover marijuana plants

COBLESKILL — State police in Cobleskill arrested a Canajoharie man for multiple offenses following a landlord tenant dispute that led to the discovery of a marihuana grow on Wednesday.

Troopers arrested Richard Baldwin-Pine, 48, charging him with second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia unlawfully growing cannabis and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The charges came following an investigation into a dispute, during the investigation troopers discovered the grow operation and lodged the above charges.

Baldwin-Pine was processed and released on an appearance ticket to appear in Carlisle Town Court on a later date.


The investigation was a joint investigation between the state police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation based out of Princetown.

Man allegedly strangles victim

GLOVERSVILLE–Gary Bernard, 44, of 11 Carpenter St. Apartment 3, was charged with second-degree strangulation and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on June 22 at 11:44 a.m.

City police were dispatched to the Carpenter Street address for a physical domestic violence incident, upon arrival officers located the suspect, Bernard, on the scene. After interviewing the victim, police found that Bernard had engaged in a physical interaction with the victim, in which he allegedly choked the individual to the point of stupor. Bernard was additionally found to be in possession of marijuana.

Bernard was taken into custody and transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment.

Warrant arrest for criminal mischief

GLOVERSVILLE–Dana C. Horning, 22, of 19 Yost St., Johnstown, was taken into custody by Johnstown police on two active warrants on June 17 at 11:36 a.m.

Horning was taken into custody at her residence by Johnstown police on an active arrest warrant on a charge of felony second-degree criminal mischief and an active bench warrant signed by City Court Judge Traci DiMezza. The bench warrant was issued for failure to appear on traffic tickets.

Horning was turned over to city police at the station where she was processed and held for arraignment.

Woman turns self in on active warrant

GLOVERSVILLE–Linda L. Hall, 45, of 34 Eagle St. Apartment 1, was taken into custody by city police on an active bench warrant on June 22 at 10:41 a.m.

Hall turned herself in to city police at the station on an active bench warrant issued out of City Court for failure to appear on a previous vehicle and traffic violation.

Hall was processed and held for arraignment.

Man arrested twice in same day

JOHNSTOWN — Joshuin M. Laduke, 27, of 14 Locust Lane, Gloversville, was arrested by city police at 6 a.m.Saturday on an active warrant.

He will appear later in that court.

Laduke was also arrested at 7:50 a.m. on a misdemeanor count of second-degree obstruction of government administration.

Police said he charged at officers and resisted being taken to City Court.

He also faces court action later on that arrest.