Tri-County Blotter

Amsterdam man facing charges

HAGAMAN — Randy Faria Jr., no age listed, of 34 Jewett St., Amsterdam, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies Sunday with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and insufficient turn signal.

Deputies said his vehicle was stopped in the village of Hagaman for a vehicle and traffic infraction.

He was allegedly found in possession of marijuana, deputies said.

Faria will appear later in Amsterdam Town Court.

DWI charge issued by county sheriff

FLORIDA — Joseph M. Piasecki Jr., 47, of 5844 Route 30, Florida, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies at 10 p.m. Sept. 11 with driving while intoxicated, refusal to take breath test, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Deputies said Piasecki was charged following a report of a domestic dispute at his residence.

He was identified as a person involved and was located driving a Chevrolet Avalanche on Route 30.

Deputies said Piasecki was allegedly intoxicated, as well as having a suspended New York state driver’s license, and an open sheriff’s arrest warrant for criminal possession of stolen property.

Piasecki was arraigned on the warrant and released to appear later in Town Court.

Canajoharie man faces charge

CANAJOHARIE — Gilbert M. Voght, 68, of 1894 Route 163, Canajoharie, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 with second-degree criminal contempt.

Deputies said he was charged following a complaint of an order of protection violation. Voght was found to be in violation of a full stay away order.

He was arraigned and released to appear Oct. 1 in Town Court.

State police issue DWI charge

FLORIDA — Erin E. Bekert, 29, of Canajoharie was charged by state police on Tuesday with driving while intoxicated, first offense, and having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.

State police charge man with possession

SPECULATOR — Benjamin W. Oliver, 34, of Michigan, New York, was charged by state police on Thursday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The incident is pending with evidence and Oliver was released on an appearance ticket.


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