Tri-county blotter

Charges of assault, imprisonment set

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing charges after city police said he held a woman against her will.

John A. Richer, 21, of 330 W. Fulton St. was charged with second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree attempted assault Thursday.

Officers said they received a 911 call from a female victim who claimed to have been involved in a domestic violence incident. Police responded and during the investigation, they learned that Richer was involved in a physical altercation with the female victim in the early morning hours Thursday. Richer also held the victim against her will until a family member intervened.

Richer was arraigned in City Court before Judge Traci DiMezza and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 secured bond.

Felony DWI charges lodged

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing two felony charges after city police said he was found to be driving while intoxicated with a license that had been suspended for a previous DWI.

Alexander J. Zonak, 57, of 311 N. Main St. was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation and felony driving while intoxicated on April 18.

Officers said they conducted a vehicle stop on North Main Street at 1:46 p.m. after the vehicle operator was observed committing a vehicle and traffic law violation.

Upon interviewing the driver, Zonak, it was believed he was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Standardized field sobriety tests were administered to Zonak, which he failed. It was also learned that Zonak’s license was revoked for a prior DWI conviction.

Zonak was taken to the station for processing, where he refused to submit to chemical test.

Zonak was later arraigned in City Court by Judge Cory Dalmata and sent to Fulton County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond.

Suspicious vehicle leads to arrest

GLOVERSVILLE — Kelly L. Baurle, 44, listed as homeless was taken into custody on a family court arrest warrant by city police on Thursday.

Officers said they were investigating a suspicious vehicle on East Tenth Avenue and located two occupants. One of the occupants was Baurle, who was found to be the subject of an active Family Court Warrant out of Washington County for failing to appear in court.

Baurle was turned over to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on the warrant.

By Patricia Older

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