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Tri-county blotter

Knife-wielding man facing several charges

ST. JOHNSVILLE — On Sunday, state police charged 32-year-old John Herrera of St. Johnsville, with three counts second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment for allegedly pulling a knife and threatening three people.

According to a news release, shortly before midnight on Sunday, troopers responded to a dispute at a residence in the village. Upon arriving, they spoke to a female victim who stated that she and some of her family had gone to the residence to speak with Herrara and the two began arguing. Herrara allegedly punched the victim in the face and then proceeded to pull out a knife, threatening the victim and her family.

Herrara had left the scene prior to the arrival of police, but was located a short time later at a local residence. He was taken into custody and transported to the state police barracks in Fonda for processing.

He was arraigned in Ephratah Town Court and remanded to Fulton County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

He was released on bail Tuesday.

Woman charged after stealing from Walmart

GLOVERSVILLE — Amanda J. Bakerian, 31, of 1322 County Highway 107, Fort Johnson, was charged with petit larceny by city police on Friday at 1:33 a.m.

Officers responded to the Walmart at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. for a petit larceny in progress on Thursday at 5:39 p.m. During the course of investigation, police found that Bakerian walked past all points of sale with merchandise totaling $183.22 and fled the scene. Bakerian was later located by state police and turned over to the Gloversville Police Department.

Bakerian was processed and released on an appearance ticket.

Sheriff’s arrest man for active warrant

FONDA — Michael M. Intelisano, 22, of 412 Route 107, Johnstown was charged on July 5, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on an active warrant.

Intelisano was the passenger of a vehicle stopped for a traffic infraction. While stopped, deputies learned of his active bench warrant out of Fulton County.

He was taken into custody on his warrant without incident and turned over to Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to be brought before a judge.

Driver charged for suspended license

AMSTERDAM — William J. Kearns, 32, of 23 Prospect St., Fultonville was charged on July 2 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

Kearns was arrested and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Amsterdam Town Court.

Shoplifting complaint leads to woman’s arrest

GLOVERSVILLE — Mary R. Smith, 46, of 26 Kent St., was charged with petit larceny by city police on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Officers took Smith into custody following a shoplifting complaint at the Walmart at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. During the course of investigation, police learned that Smith had allegedly stolen merchandise from the store.

Smith was released with an appearance ticket returnable in City Court at a later date.

Man arrested after false report of incident

JOHNSTOWN — Conrad J. Chapin, 28, of 523 County Highway 122, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 9 a.m. Friday with third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor, in the town of Johnstown.

Deputies said he was charged at the sheriff’s office. Deputies said that during an investigation, it was learned that Chapin allegedly falsely reported to the sheriff’s office he found a stray dog and turned the animal over to the custody of Animal Control Officer Nancy Hart at the Johnstown Animal Shelter.

It was later learned the dog had been in Chapin’s care and custody for about two months.

He will appear at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 in Town Court.

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