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Tri-county blotter

Sheriff’s charge man for being unlicensed

AMSTERDAM — Joseph E. Montagnino, 39, of 129 Waterstreet Road, was charged on Jan. 27 by Montgomery Count sheriff’s deputies with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to stop for a stop sign.

During a vehicle and traffic stop, the sheriff’s deputy learned Montagnino had a suspended drivers license.

He was processed roadside and is scheduled to return to Amsterdam Town Court at a later date.

Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

AMSTERDAM — Christopher R. Rose, 29, of 23 First Ave., Mayfield was charged on Jan. 27, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and no lights.

Rose was stopped for a vehicle and traffic infraction. During the traffic stop deputies learned he had a suspended drivers license.

He was processed roadside and is scheduled to appear in Amsterdam Town Court at a later date.

Man arrested for suspended registration

AMSTERDAM — Jared K. Park, 20, of 2820 Wellington Ave., Schenectady was charged on Monday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with operation of a motor vehicle while registration is suspended or revoked.

Park was charged following a traffic stop in the city.

He was processed roadside and released on a uniform traffic ticket returnable to Amsterdam City Court on Feb. 18 at 9 a.m.

Vehicle stop results in unlicensed charge

PALATINE BRIDGE — Jason L. Seymour, 52, of 5571 Route 5, Herkimer, was charged on Jan. 29 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate exhaust.

Seymour was charged following a traffic stop.

He was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to Palatine Town Court at a later date.

Police arrest man on welfare fraud charge

JOHNSTOWN — Victor R. Trippodo, 40, of Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. with fourth-degree welfare fraud, second-degree falsifying business records, and obtaining public assistance by fraud.

Investigators said he was charged at the sheriff’s station following a welfare fraud complaint in the city of Johnstown. Trippodo allegedly falsified an application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits with the county Department of Social Services, investigators said. He received benefits from DSS he wasn’t entitled to, investigators said.

Trippodo will appear later in City Court.

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