Tri-county blotter

Returning from SPAC concert leads to DWI

HAGAMAN — Angelina Pereicich, 43, of Hagaman was charged by state police on Friday with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop.

Tropers said that at approximately 11:45 p.m, they were on patrol on Pawling Street in the village when they observed a vehicle northbound on Pawling Street with an inoperable headlight. A traffic stop was initiated and during the interview with the operator of the vehicle, the troopers observed the odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from within the passenger compartment. They also observed an open can of Twisted Tea in the driverside door. Pereicich told troopers she was heading home from SPAC and that she had been drinking.

Pereicich was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which she subsequently failed. Pereicich submitted to a breath test which yielded a 0.12 percent blood-alcohol content.

She was charged with misdemeanor level DWI and issued appearance tickets returnable to Amsterdam Town Court at a later date.

Pereicich was released to a sober third party.

Driver charged with having a weapon

AMSTERDAM — On Saturday, state police based in Fonda charged 24-year-old Jose M. Torres-Olivencia of Amsterdam with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop.

At approximately 10:35 a.m., the trooper observed a white Honda Civic hatchback westbound on Route 67, entering the town of Amsterdam, at an excessive speed and with a broken brake lamp. A traffic stop was initiated.

During the interview with the operator, the Trooper observed the odor of marijuana emanating from the passenger compartment. When asked, Torres-Olivencia stated that he had smoked a few days ago and that he had a small quantity with him. After handing the marijuana to the Trooper, Torres-Olivencia was observed making a furtive movement.

He was subsequently ordered out of the vehicle and a search was commenced. During the search, the trooper located a set of gold-colored metal knuckles secreted between the driver’s seat and the center console.

Torres-Olivencia was placed under arrest and the evidence was secured.

He was issued appearance tickets returnable to the Amsterdam Town Court at a later date.

Violation of tax laws charged

GLEN — Priyanka Patel, 35, of Niskayuna, was charged by state police on Thursday with four counts of violation of state tax laws, Class A misdemeanors, and one felony count of violation of state tax laws.

Man charged with weapon possession

GLOVERSVILLE – Robert J. Adami, 36, of Gloversville, was charged by state police on July 23 with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction. He was held for arraignment.