Tri-county blotter


Police: Man charged with robbery

GUILDERLAND — Ricky W. Hines, 40, of Gloversville was charged with third-degree robbery on Thursday by town police.

Officers said Hines was charged in relation to an April 11 robbery at the Bank of America at 1450 Western Ave. in the town.

The arrest was made with the assistance of the Albany Police Department.

Hines was arraigned in Town Court by Judge John Bailey and sent to the Albany County Correctional Facility.


Woman charged with petit larceny

GLOVERSVILLE–Nicole M. Hilts, 31, of 25 Hoosick St., Johnstown, was charged with petit larceny by city police on July 20 at 3:52 p.m.

Hilts was taken into custody by city police at Walmart following a larceny complaint. During the course of investigation it was learned that Hilts took store merchandise past all points of sale without paying.

Hilts was released with an appearance ticket returnable in City Court at a later date.

Police: Man charged with DWI


GLOVERSVILLE–Nicholas D. Norton Sr., 24, of 97 N. Main St., was charged with driving while intoxicated by city police on July 20 at 2:47 p.m.

Norton was taken into custody by city police following the report of a vehicle operating erratically. Officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspected vehicle parked in a no parking zone on South Kingsboro Avenue with Norton asleep in the driver’s seat.

Upon further investigation and the administration of a field sobriety test, police determined that Norton was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Norton was taken into custody and held for arraignment.

Police: Woman had fentanyl, Suboxone


GLOVERSVILLE–Shelby S. Palmateer, 29, of 17 Jeffers St., was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by city police on July 20 at 4:26 p.m.

Officers responded to the Stewart’s Shop on South Main Street for a suspicious person complaint. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Palmateer who was found to be in possession of a quantity of fentanyl and Suboxone.

Palmateer was taken into custody and transported to the station where she was processed and held for arraignment.