Tri-county blotter

Domestic incident leads to charges

ROOT — David R. Litchfield, 37, of 173 Toback Road, Charleston was charged on Monday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on a Schoharie County family court warrant.

Litchfield charged after police responded to his residence for a domestic disturbance. He was arraigned at Root Town Court and held on cash bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Woman faces welfare fraud charges

JOHNSTOWN — Grace M. Pogorzelski, 59, of 180 Route 29A, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 12:57 p.m. Aug. 10 with felony counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, fourth-degree grand larceny, and fourth-degree welfare fraud.

Investigators said Pogorzelski filed a false instrument with the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain $2,980 in Home Energy Assistant Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

She will appear later in City Court.

Unlawful possession of marijuana charged

FORT JOHNSON – Robert H. Hall, 24, of St. Johnsville, was charged by state police on Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Man charged with having marijuana

JOHNSTOWN — A 36-year-old Vermont man was charged by state police on Friday with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

David C. Cook, of Newport, Vt., was charged with the misdemeanor for allegedly having over 25 grams of marijuana.

Driver charged with having a weapon

FORT JOHNSON – Johannon A. Davis, 38, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on Saturday with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alochol content of 0.08 percent or higher and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers said Davis was arraigned and remanded to Montgomery County Jail in lieu of cash bail.

Driver held for felony DWI

GLENVILLE — Ryan P. Cionek, 37, of Broadalbin, was charged by state police on Friday with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, felony driving while intoxicated and no interlock device. Cionek was held for arraignment.

Two charged in dwelling burglary

GLEN — Two Gloversville teens were charged on Friday with second-degree burglary of a dwelling. Nicholas J. Vanderwarker, 19, was charged, and held for arraignment. The 18-year-old was unidentified, and also held for arraignment.

DWI driver refuses breath test

MAYFIELD – Jessica E. Smith, 38, of Stuyvesant, was charged by state police with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take a breath test, crossing road hazard markings and speeding in a posted zone on Saturday. She was arraigned and released in her own recognizance.