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Tri-county blotter

Woman charged with illegal hunting

PERTH – An unnamed woman is facing charges after state Department of Environmental Conservation environmental conservation officers said she committed a number of hunting infractions.

The woman was charged with hunting without a license, hunting with the aid of a pre-established bait pile, and illegally hunting with a crossbow during the closed season.

ECO’s said on Oct. 1, officers Shane Manns and Steve Shaw conducted a patrol on a baited hunting stand they located a few days earlier. Fresh bait piles with scents and mineral blocks were observed in multiple areas during the previous check and a tree stand was placed adjacent to the scene.

Officers said Upon arriving at the bait pile, they found one individual hunting in the stand with a crossbow, which is not a legal hunting implement during the early bow season. The female hunter also did not hold a valid hunting license.

She was issued tickets returnable to Town Court.

Man charged with misuse of food stamps

JOHNSTOWN — Matthew A. Gonzalez, 28, of Gloversville was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 10:24 a.m. Oct. 4 with petit larceny and misuse of food stamps.

Investigators said he was arrested at the sheriff’s office following a welfare fraud complaint in the city. Gonzalez allegedly allowed another person to use his Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits card issued by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, a news release indicated. That action allowed the other person to receive benefits from DSS they were not entitled to.

The suspect will appear later in City Court.

Traffic violation leads to DWI charge

GLOVERSVILLE — Lawrence E. Sinisi, 48, of 21 Pearl St., was charged with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device and various traffic violations by city police on Oct. 11 at 11:36 p.m.

While on patrol, officers said they conducted a stop on Sinisi’s vehicle on Second Avenue for a traffic violation. Police smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Sinisi’s person and conducted a field sobriety test on Sinisi that yielded positive results for DWI.

Sinisi was transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment in City Court.

Man charged with unlicensed operation

AMSTERDAM — Orlando Rivera, 58, of 37 Arnold Ave., was charged on Saturday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Rivera was allegedly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license after a complaint of a male drinking alcohol in a vehicle in the parking lot of Price Chopper.

He was processed roadside to appear in Town Court at a later date.

Woman charged with attempted assault

FLORIDA — Brenda D. Kight, 23, of 764 Lakeview Road, Broadalbin was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Oct. 9 with third-degree attempted assault.

Kight was charged for allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute on Daniel Street in the town of Amsterdam.

She was arraigned in Town Court where she was released to appear in court at a later date.

Hadley man charged with possession

JOHNSTOWN – Freddy J. Alsterberg, 37, of Hadley was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana by state police on Sunday.

He was released on appearance tickets.

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