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Tri-county blotter

Trespass complaint leads to DWI charges

AMSTERDAM — Kevin L. Gately, 32, of 616 Park Ave., Mechanicville, was charged by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 7:30 p.m. June 14 with driving while intoxicated, driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood-alcohol content, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and trespassing.

Deputies said Gately was arrested following a trespass complaint on Sandpit Road in the town of Amsterdam. He was charged following a search of the wooded area surrounding the scene.

He will appear at 6 p.m. June 29 in Town Court.

Alleged shoplifters charged June 6

AMSTERDAM — Two people were charged by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 7:36 p.m. June 6 stemming from a shoplifting incident.

Deputies said Tashayla R. Williams, 23, of 216 Woodrow Road, Amsterdam, and Kameron M. Garrison, 19, of 610 Route 29, Broadalbin, were each charged with two counts of petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

The suspects were charged following a larceny at Walmart, located at 101 Sanford Farms Shopping Center in the town of Amsterdam.

Williams and Garrison will appear at 6 p.m. June 29 in Town Court.

Welfare fraud, grand larceny charged

JOHNSTOWN — Paula Galway, 39, of 42 Grove St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators June 16 with third-degree welfare fraud and third-degree grand larceny, both class D felonies, and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, class E felonies.

Investigators said she was charged following a lengthy investigation.

Galway was arrested after a complaint from the Fulton County Department of Social Services. It is alleged that Galway failed to report unemployment benefits to DSS and in doing so defrauded New York state of over $5,000.

She was processed and arraigned in Mayfield Town Court, released to reappear in court later.

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