Tri-county blotter

State police warn public of scam

LATHAM — The New York State Police have received information that an individual is contacting the public in the Capital Region, identifying themselves as the New York state police and requesting personal information.

The number the individuals are calling from shows on caller ID as that of a state police station, although the calls are not originating from the station. We can confirm this is a scam, and add the state police would never ask for this information over the phone. The state police are investigating the matter.

As with any suspicious phone call, the state police recommend that you never share any personal information over the phone unless you are 100 percent sure of the origin of the call, and that verifying conditions exist such as security questions and passwords that only you and the vendor would know.

Driver facing three felony DWI charges

MAYFIELD — Lee D. Dery, 28, of Mayfield was charged by state police on Friday with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, felony driving while intoxicated and felony aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Driver facing DWI, vehicle charges

BALLSTON — Christopher P. Brooks, 38, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on Saturday with unlawful possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal possession of a fire arm, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding in a posted zone, driving while ability impaired by alcohol and use of vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

COMMENTS