Tri-county blotter

O'Brien

Local man charged criminal possession

GLOVERSVILLE–John J. O’Brien III, 39, of 58 Otsego St., Canajoharie, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by city police on July 3 at 8:50 p.m.

Officers responded to 355 N. Main St., Century Linen, for the report of a suspicious male. During the course of investigation it was learned that O’Brien was in possession of heroin.

O’Brien was taken into custody, processed and held for arraignment.

Arrest made in welfare fraud case

JOHNSTOWN — Victoria M. Greenhouse, 49, of 419 Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 12:20 a.m. June 29 with one felony count of first-degree offering a false instrument and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and fifth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said she was arrested at the sheriff’s office as part of a welfare fraud case in the city of Johnstown.

Greenhouse allegedly failed to report all income sources to the county Department of Social Services when she applied for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits, investigators said. She obtained $456 in benefits she was not entitled to, investigators said.

Greenhouse will appear later in City Court.

Area man charged giving false instrument

JOHNSTOWN — Timothy B. Bovee, 32, of 166 N. Arlington Ave., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:40 a.m. Friday with one felony count of first-degree offering a false instrument and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and fifth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said he was arrested at the sheriff’s office as part of a welfare fraud case in the city of Johnstown.

Bovee allegedly filed a false instrument with the county Department of Social Services to obtain $891 in Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP benefits, he wasn’t entitled to.

He will appear later in City Court.

Unlawful possession, harassment charges

GLOVERSVILLE–Patrick A. Oarr, 31, of 32 Division St., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree harassment by city police on July 4 at 11:14 a.m.

Oarr was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant issued out of City Court by Judge Traci DiMezza after he allegedly spit on an officer. After his arrest, police found Oarr to be in possession of 6.7 grams of marijuana.

Oarr was transported to the station for processing and held for arraignment.

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