Tri-county blotter

Complaint leads to harassment charge

JOHNSTOWN — Nathan S. Goot, 46, of 10 Grand St., (up), was charged by city police at 8:36 p.m. p.m. Sunday with second-degree harassment.

Police said he was charged after officers responded to a family argument complaint at 6:50 p.m. at 113 Hoosac St.

Goot will appear later in City Court.

Man charged with unlicensed operation

JOHNSTOWN — Travis J. Smullen, 24, of 115 County Highway 101, Gloversville, was charged by city police at 6:52 p.m. Friday with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to obey a traffic signal device.

Police said the motorist was cited on North Perry Street.

He will appear later in City Court.

Video of accident leads to charges

GLOVERSVILLE – One person was ticketed following a two-vehicle accident on Friday, according to city police.

Mouhammad T. Masri of Gloversville was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident and unsafe backing after police said he struck a parked vehicle on Fremont Street and left the scene of the accident. Police said a review of video surveillance showed Masri’s vehicle backing out of a driveway and hitting the 1989 Honda registered to Tyshawn Rhea.

Woman charged with unlicensed operation

AMSTERDAM —Heather R. Gilmore, 25, of 4193 Route 30, was arrested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office March 8 and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Police said they were investigating a parking complaint of Gilmore having allegedly parked in the fire lane of Planet Fitness, when they determined she has no driver’s license and has suspended driving privileges for failure to answer a summons at Town Court. Gilmore was arrested at the scene.

Gilmore was processed and released to appear in Town Court Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Missing work boots leads to theft charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Richard D. Ruf, 23, of 220 Kingsboro Ave., Apartment 3, was charged with petit larceny by city police Monday.

Officers said Ruf was charged after an investigation into a recent incident revealed that he had taken a pair of Timberland work boots without the victim’s permission.

Ruf was processed and released with an appearance ticket. He is scheduled to appear in Gloversville City Court at a later date.

Welfare fraud charges filed

JOHNSTOWN — Jacquinn Brooks, 33, of 1405 Route 29, Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 11:54 a.m. March 7 with felony counts of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, and first-degree offering a false instrument.

Investigators said she allegedly filed a false instrument with the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain $3,084 in welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Brooks was arraigned in City Court and sent to the County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

Physical contact results in charges

JOHNSTOWN — Joseph R. Hoyt, 35, of 962 Route 29A, Lot. No. 21, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 10 p.m. March 13 with second-degree harassment.

Deputies said he was charged at his residence following a harassment complaint in the town. Deputies said Hoyt allegedly struck another male in the head and chest during an argument at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

He was arraigned in Town Court and released to reappear later.

By Patricia Older

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