Tri-county blotter

Man jailed for criminal mischief

MOHAWK — Paul Durocher, 53, of Esperance was charged by state police on Aug. 28 with criminal mischief with intent to damage property and third-degree criminal tampering.

Durocher was arraigned and held on bail bond.

Man charged with having a weapon

AMSTERDAM — Derhm S. Alsalme, 30, of Schenectady was charged by state police on Aug. 28 with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Driver facing three felony charges

STRATFORD – Thomas J. Colella, 71, of Stratford was charged with three felonies on Aug. 28 following a traffic stop on Route 29A.

Troopers said he was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher with two priors, felony driving while intoxicated for having two previous convictions within the last 10 years, along with moving from the lane unsafely, crossing road hazard markings, impeding traffic by traveling too slow, use of a vehicle without an ignition interlock and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway.

He was arraigned and held on cash bail.

Woman facing drunk driving charges

AMSTERDAM — Denecca A. Hill, 31, of Albany was charged by state police on Aug. 29 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, moving from a lane unsafely, speeding in a posted zone and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway.

Man charged with 2 weapon felonies

ESPERANCE — Benjamin A. Garretson, 41, of Ravena, was charged by state police on Aug. 27 with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property — firearms, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon — convicted felon.

Long Island man charged with DWI

AMSTERDAM — Darnell Anderson, 32, of Central Islip, was charged on Saturday with three felonies and four misdemeanors, along with several infractions following a traffic stop on Route 5.

Troopers said Anderson was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher with two prior DWIs, first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated for having two previous DWI convictions within the last 10 years, second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, failure to obey a police officer, moving from a lane unsafely, and failure to signal.

Anderson was held for arraignment.

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