Motorcyclist gets 96 tickets after chase
JOHNSTOWN — A motorcyclist that led authorities on a “long chase” across four towns was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies June 29 on nearly 100 charges, according to Sheriff Richard Giardino.
Giardino said Thursday that Christopher S. Ostrander, no age or address provided, received 96 tickets. Among them were unlawfully fleeing a police officer, aggravated unlicensed operation, and reckless driving.
Deputies said Ostrander was charged at 4:12 a.m. June 29. Deputies said the sheriff’s K-9 Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Ostrander’s motorcycle in the town of Perth when he failed to comply. A vehicle pursuit ensued stretching across four townships within two counties, ending in the town of Mayfield.
Ostrander was arraigned in Perth Town Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail, pending further action.
Man charged with unlicensed operation
JOHNSTOWN — A driver was arrested by city police on alcohol and license offenses at 2:48 p.m. July 6 on North Perry Street.
Police said driver Shawn E. Bouchard, 36, of 1030 Route 20, Lebanon, was charged with felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation; and driving while intoxicated, driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood alcohol content, and interlock violation, all misdemeanors.
Police said Bouchard’s vehicle was stopped on North Perry Street.
He was held for arraignment in City Court.
Police: Man wanted on arrest warrant
JOHNSTOWN — Jeremiah D. Sommers, 36, of 104 Holmes St., Richmondville, was arrested by city police at 9:35 p.m. July 7 on a warrant.
Police said Sommers was taken into custody by the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office on an active bench warrant out of Johnstown City Court. He was turned over to Johnstown police.
He was arraigned and held for future action in City Court.
State police make harassment arrest
AMSTERDAM – Lynoska M. Morales, 21, of Amsterdam, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation, by state police on Monday at 4:45 p.m.
Police: Man charged with felony DWI
GLOVERSVILLE– Joseph M. Olmstead, 36, of 29 N. Second Ave., Broadalbin, was charged with felony DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle by city police on July 6 at 11:18 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to the Cumberland Farms at 136 N. Main St. for a vehicle complaint where they located Olmstead. During the course of the investigation police had reason to believe that Olmstead was operating a motorcycle while intoxicated and conducted a field sobriety test that yielded positive results for alcohol.
Olmstead was transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment.
Woman was wanted on arrest warrant
GLOVERSVILLE — Jodi M. Soltner, 40, of 3 E. Eighth Ave., was taken into custody on an active bench warrant by city police on Tuesday at 8:17 a.m.
The warrant for Soltner was signed in City Court by Judge Traci DiMezza for failure to appear on a charges of harboring an unlicensed and unvaccinated dog.
Soltner turned herself in to City Court where she was processed and held for arraignment.