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Tri-county blotter

Woman charged with welfare fraud

FULTONVILLE — Fallon R. Nestle, 29, of Main Street, was charged on March 13, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument.

Nestle was charged following a joint investigation into welfare fraud with the Montgomery County Social Services Department.

She allegedly submitted documents with false information. She is scheduled to appear in Mohawk Town Court at a later date.

Amsterdam man facing charges

AMSTERDAM — Luis A. Castro, 48, of 200 Virginia Lane, Apt. E7, was charged on March 16 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding at 73 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.

Castro was charged following a traffic stop in which DMV records revealed Castro’s driving privileges were revoked for operating without insurance.

He was processed roadside and issued an appearance ticket returnable to Amsterdam Town Court on Thursday.

Fonda man charged after prohibited fire

MOHAWK –Paul A. Marriott, 55, of 4563 State Route 5, Fonda was charged on March 16 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with open fires prohibited.

Deputies on patrol located what appeared to be a large bonfire behind Marriott’s residence in which he was allegedly burning household waste including but not limited to a sectional couch.

He was issued an appearance ticket pursuant to the state Environmental Conservation Law for open fires prohibited. He is to appear in Mohawk Town Court on April 30 at 3 p.m.

Albany man faces multiple charges

JOHNSTOWN — Jason C. Vanderbeck, 40, of 680 Central Ave., Albany was charged by city police at 10:30 p.m. March 10 with no seatbelt, a violation; and false personation, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors.

Police said city officers came in contact with Vanderbeck on South William Street during a traffic stop in which he was a passenger.

The suspect was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt, provided officers with a false name obstructing governmental administration and subsequently resisted, police said.

Vanderbeck was turned over to the Fulton County Jail, where he was ordered held on an active parole warrant.

Johnstown woman faces charge

JOHNSTOWN — Tia A. Feinour, 28, of 6 Hamilton St., was charged by city police at 12:15 p.m. March 14 with one misdemeanor count of second-degree aggravated harassment.

Police said she was charged for an alleged offense at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at her residence.

Police said an officer handled a complaint of a person receiving a high volume of unwanted text messages and phone calls. When interviewing the complaintant, police said Feinour contacted the victim by telephone over 50 times in a short amount of time.

Feinour will appear later in City Court.

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