Tri-county blotter

Driver facing DWI, other charges

GLEN — Omijah L. Piening, 24, of 11 Shady Oak Villa Circle, Brooksville, Florida, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, driving while intoxicated, third- degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from a lane unsafely and throwing refuse on a highway.

Piening was observed by deputies on Riverside Drive in the town of Glen, crossing over the yellow line on multiple occasions. A standardized field sobriety test were given and he taken into Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office where a chemical test was administered showing that he had a BAC of 0.13 percent. A DMV checked also revealed Piening only possessed a non-driver identification card, and his operation privilege was suspended on three separate occasions.

Piening was processed and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Glen Town Court at a later date. Piening was then turned over to Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Obstructed view leads to charges

PALATINE — Sean Thomas McCarthy, 33, of 19 Abeling St., Canajoharie was charged on Friday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driver’s view obstructed.

McCarthy was observed operating a motor vehicle on West Grand Street in the Village of Palatine Bridge with an obstructed view. A DMV check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended as of April 20, for failure to answer a summons from the City of Albany.

He was processed roadside and released on appearance tickets for Palatine Town Court at a later date.

Couch burning leads to charges

NELLISTON — Deborah L. Morse, 31, of 80 Edge of Town Trailer Park Lot 15, was charged on Saturday by Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies for prohibited open fires.

Deputies were dispatched to the trailer park on reports of a loud party with a large open fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed household waste including a couch being burned in a bonfire. The fire was extinguished and Morse was issued an appearance ticket in violation in open burning regulations. She is scheduled to appear in Palatine Town Court on May 30.

Police recognize man with warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Kyle L. Martin, 32, of 6 New Montgomery St., Johnstown, was taken into custody on an active bench warrant out of Johnstown City Court and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by Gloversville police on May 15 at 10:55 a.m.

Patrol officers identified Martin while on the scene of a domestic violence incident. Police determined that Martin had an active warrant out of Johnstown City Court and during the course of investigation found Suboxone in his possession without a prescription.

Martin was transported to the station for processing and was issued an appearance ticket before he was released to the Johnstown Police Department.