Man armed with AK47, gives threats
AMSTERDAM –On June 13 at approximately 8:09 a.m., the Montgomery County 911 Center received a 911 call in reference to an active physical domestic incident occurring at 169 Rector Road. The caller said to the dispatcher that a male at the residence had threatened a woman and threatened to shoot any law enforcement personnel that arrived to the scene.
A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene and started to obtain information that the male subject, identified as John M. Parente, 62, was inside the residence and was in possession of a handgun and an AK47 rifle. The woman stated he was threatening to shoot her and law enforcement.
Sheriff’s deputies along with state police from the Fultonville barracks called the subject out of the residence and took him into custody without incident.
Upon a search of the residence, an AK47 rifle with large capacity magazines and a 9mm handgun that Parente was not permitted to have as he did not possess a valid New York state pistol permit. The AK47 was also not registered with the state.
Parente was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, third-degree attempted assault.
Parente was arrested and arraigned in Amsterdam Town Court and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bail bond.
Driver faces DWI, other traffic charges
CHARLESTON — On Saturday, a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy observed a gray Buick failing to maintain its lane on Route 30.
A traffic stop was initiated and Bryan M. Beadle, 30, of 134 Millers Park, Norwich, was subsequently charged with driving while ability impaired, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from a lane unsafely, open container of alcohol in a vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Beadle was released on appearance tickets to a sober third part to return to Charlestown Town Court on July 11.
Man flees road check, officers
FORT JOHNSON — During a road safety check, in conjunction with state police, a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy observed a 2011 BMW approach the road check driven by Isam M. Bhatti 21, of 2427 Avenue A Ext, Schenectady.
Deputies said the BMW did not have a front license plate, and that Bhatti was not wearing a seatbelt and was videotaping the deputy with his phone while operating the vehicle.
The deputy instructed Bhatti to pull to the side of the road, but he refused to do so. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Bhatti refused and drove away.
Troopers pursed Bhatti, who was eventually blocked at a driveway on McDonald Drive.
Bhatti was charged with resisting arrest, third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, using a cellphone while operating a vehicle, no front license plate, so seatbelt, failure to comply to a lawful order and speed not reasonable and prudent.
Bhatti was arraigned in Amsterdam Town Court and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.