Tri-county police blotter

Man faces more

DWI charges

BROADALBIN — John Sargent, 48, from Johnstown, was arrested by state police and charged with aggravated drunken driving, having a prior conviction and circumventing the ignition interlock device.

State police said a trooper was on patrol when he observed a vehicle driving erratically on Midline Road. The trooper initiated a vehicle and traffic stop and interviewed Sargent.

State police said the trooper immediately detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Sargent. Standardized field sobriety tests were administered to Sargent which he failed. He was transported to the state police barracks in Mayfield where state police said he was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.25 percent.

Sargent was charged with aggravated DWI and was arraigned in the town of Broadalbin Court and remanded to Fulton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail and $5,000 bond.

Traffic stop leads to numerous charges

GUILDERLAND — Reginald James, 42, of Amsterdam, was arrested by state police and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, crack cocaine, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.

State police said James was stopped on I-87 for a traffic violation at approximately

3:39 a.m. and he was found to be in possession of 21 grams of crack-cocaine and 6 grams of marijuana. State police said James was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

James was arraigned before Guilderland Town Court and sent to Albany County Jail without bail.

Three charged with welfare fraud

AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County Department of Social Services Commissioner Michael McMahon announced on March 6 the arrest of three individuals on welfare fraud and associated charges:

∫ Khalia Williams, 26, of 34 Metropolitan Way, Bronx, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing. Authorities allege Williams filed a false application for SNAP benefits — food stamps — by failing to report that she was living in the Bronx and not at the listed address of 200 Virginia Lane, Apartment G8, Amsterdam.

Williams was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

∫ Pamela L. Ambroz, 36, of 108 Northampton Road, Apartment 11F, Amsterdam, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing. Authorities allege Ambroz filed a false application for SNAP benefits with the Montgomery County Department of Social Services by failing to report that she was employed by Linium LLC and Affiliates.

Ambroz was also charged with one count of welfare fraud. It is alleged that Ambroz failed to report household income and received $2,856 in food stamps benefits to which she was not entitled.

Ambroz was arraigned in City Court and released on $250 cash bail.

∫ Kori M. Glover, 29, of 20 Northampton Road, Amsterdam, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing. Authorities allege Glover submitted a false application for SNAP benefits by failing to report that the father of her child was residing with her. Glover was released on $1,000 cash bail.

Traffic accident leads to charges

JOHNSTOWN — Thomas J. Shults, 31, of 468 Hopson Road, Dolgeville, was arrested Monday by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a motor vehicle accident in the town.

Deputies said he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:36 a.m. in the town. He will appear later in Town Court.

By Chad Fleck

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