Tri-county blotter

Two facing weapons charges

AMSTERDAM –Mark V. Weinkiper, 35, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on Tuesday with second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon — ammo clip.

Kayla L. Weinkiper, 31, of Amsterdam was charged by state police with criminal possession of a weapon.

Mark Weinkiper was arraigned and remanded to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of cash bail; Kayla Weinkiper was released on an appearance ticket.

16-year-old charged with drug sales

PERTH — A 16-year-old Amsterdam teen was charged by state police on June 5 with fifth-degree criminal sale of marijuana for an incident which occurred on May 21 in Broadalbin.

Ex-employee mad, damages Taco Bell

JOHNSTOWN — David W. Hassler III, 23, of 211 W. State St., Johnstown, was charged by city police at 11:42 a.m. Sunday with one felony count of second-degree criminal mischief stemming from vandalism at Taco Bell.

Police said that at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, city police patrol officers responded to a complaint of criminal mischief at Taco Bell, 207 N. Comrie Ave. Police said that as employees arrived to work to open the business, they found damage to multiple entrance and exit signs, the drive-thru menu board, exterior of the building and an electric panel.

It also appeared an attempt was made to damage a security camera located on the building’s exterior, police said.

Officers obtained physical and digital evidence at the scene. Police said an investigation identified Hassler — a previous Taco Bell employee — as the suspect in the damage done to the business.

Hassler was located by members of the patrol division on Cayadutta Street.

He was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Correctional facility in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond bail. A jail officer said he was still incarcerated as of Thursday.

Drugs not in original container charged

PERTH — Jillian D. Eckberg, 39, of Oneonta was charged by state police on June 7 with having a controlled substance not in its original container and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Eckberg was released on an appearance ticket.


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