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Jury indicts men in Fulton County

September 25, 2012
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - Several defendants were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Friday on various counts related to drug possession and drinking and driving.

Two Gloversville men were indicted on charges stemming from July 10 arrests by city police.

Mitchell L. Ostrander was indicted on one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Joshua W. Tyrrell was indicted on one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The indictments state Ostrander and Tyrrell, whose ages were unavailable, possessed cocaine with intent to sell at about 10:15 a.m. July 10.

At the time, Gloversville police said a search by officers in the city by two law enforcement agencies for one suspected parole violator, Ostrander, also netted Tyrrell, another parole violator.

City police said officers worked with state Parole Board officers to find Ostrander, wanted on a parole violation. Information led authorities to an upstairs apartment at 17 N. McNab Ave., where Ostrander and Joshua Tyrrell, also on parole, were found, police said. Following a search of the dwelling, police said, officers found crack cocaine.

In other indictments handed up Friday by the grand jury:

Christopher M. Herba, no age or address available, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with an 0.08 percent or greater blood-alcohol content.

The indictment states he was driving in an intoxicated condition at 1:01 a.m. Feb. 15 on Route 29 in the city of Johnstown.

Steven T. Dillenbeck, no age or address available, was indicted on charges of felony driving while intoxicated and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Fulton County sheriff's deputies said he was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition at 5:55 p.m. Dec. 17 on Old Peck Hill Road in the town of Johnstown. The indictment says Dillenbeck also pulled away while being handcuffed by a deputy and fought while being put in a patrol car.

Adrian M. Kirby, 44, of 22 Woodside Ave., Gloversville, was indicted on felony counts of driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor counts of third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The indictment relates to incidents at 2:33 a.m. July 13 on West Fulton Street in Gloversville.

City police at the time said Kirby drove onto the Rail Trail, crashed into a barrier and then fled on foot before authorities apprehended him. Police said he had been intoxicated while in his vehicle and possessed crack cocaine.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at johnstown@leaderherald.com.

 
 

 

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