Grand larceny leads to prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man pleaded guilty recently in Fulton County Court to grand larceny and will be sentenced later to up to four years in state prison.

Joshua S. Bailey, 38, of 21 Walnut St., Apt. 1, pleaded guilty March 25 before Acting County Court Judge Tatiana Coffinger to fourth-degree grand larceny, as part of a plea arrangement. He also pleaded as a second felony offender.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive two to four years in state prison. He is also slated to be sentenced to an unspecified amount of restitution.

Bailey was arrested by Gloversville police at 5:25 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2020. He was taken into custody on three active arrest warrants on charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of petit larceny.

He was arrested after a vehicle stop on Spring Street in Gloversville when police discovered Bailey was the subject of three active arrest warrants out of Gloversville City Court related to three separate incidents in the city in June 2020. One of the warrants stemmed from an investigation into a grand larceny that occurred at 22 Maple Ave. while two separate warrants stemmed from investigations into petit larcenies that occurred at Price Chopper supermarket at 358 N. Main St.

In other recent County Court action:

∫ James Salvo, 49, of Gary Drive, Schenectady, pleaded guilty March 23 before County Court Judge Michael W. Smrtic to third-degree attempted burglary.

He will be sentenced at a later date to two to four years in state prison, and he must make unspecified restitution.

Salvo was arrested Sept. 20, 2020.

∫ Bruce L. Taylor, 35, of 7 Maple St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty March 23 before Smrtic to third-degree burglary, as part of a plea.

Sentencing was delayed until later but he faces a range of between a sentence of six months in the Fulton County Jail and five years probation, and one year in jail. He must also make unspecified restitution and an order of protection will be granted for his victim.

Taylor was arrested at 9:56 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 by Gloversville police. He was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant on charges of third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree criminal tampering by city police.

The arrest warrant for Taylor was issued out of Gloversville City Court in connection to a July 20, 2020 incident when Taylor allegedly entered a Montgomery Street residence unlawfully and tampered with property.

∫ Derrick Sweet, 31, of Route 309, Gloversville, pleaded guilty March 25 before Coffinger to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon as art of a plea arrangement.

He is expected to receive six months in the Fulton County Jail and five years probation when he is sentenced later. Restitution and forfeiture are also expected to be part of the sentence.

Sweet was arrested June 26, 2020 by state police. He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies; and unlawful sale of fireworks, a misdemeanor.

He was located at a Johnstown residence during execution of a search warrant by state police. An investigation had been initiated by the Gloversville Police Department into several burglaries and larcenies in the Gloversville area.

Police at the time said multiple items from the residence were found, including fireworks worth several hundred dollars and an illegal assault weapon. Officers also secured a number of stolen items, including generators, powers tools and retail merchandise.

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