Tri-county blotter


Police: Woman failed to appear in court

GLOVERSVILLE — Tasha L. Leach, 36, of 3600 Route 5, Fonda, was taken into custody by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on an active bench warrant from the city on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Deputies located Leach after it was learned that she had an active bench warrant issued out of City Court for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct arrest. Leach was processed and held for arraignment.

Man charged with criminal possession

GLOVERSVILLE — Jason T. Smrtic, 34, of 436 N. Main St., was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and trespass by city police on Sunday at 6:25 p.m.

Officers responded to 272 W. Fulton St. for a trespass in progress complaint. After identifying the suspect as Smrtic, officers located him hiding on South Burton Street in a concrete culvert pipe. Smrtic was taken into custody, searched and allegedly found to be in possession of crack cocaine.

Smrtic was brought to the station for processing and held for arraignment.