Tri-county blotter 07/14


Hit and run driver charged

JOHNSTOWN — Keith J. Vannostrand, 39, of 185 Market St., Amsterdam, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 7:30 a.m. July 8 with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, following too closely, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Deputies said he was charged following a June 30 hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at Route 29A and Pine Street in the town.

Vannostrand will appear later in Town Court.

Man goes after another with bat

Mayfield — On July 4, troopers from the Mayfield barracks received a complaint of a fight at Yates Road in the town of Mayfield. Upon arrival, the troopers and deputies from Fulton County interviewed the parties involved and it was discovered an altercation had happened earlier between Perry A. Dwyer, 31, of Yates Road, and others who lived on that road.

Police said Dwyer originally left and then returned with a baseball bat, resulting in a verbal and physical fracas and a person was struck with the bat and injured. That person was taken to the hospital.

Dwyer was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Man charged with DWI following stop

WELLS — On July 5, Nicholas R Maura, III, 52, of Wells, was stopped by state police for a traffic violation.

He was given standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said. Maura was charged with driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.10 percent.

Man charged with harassing business

NORTHAMPTON — On July 6 state police from the Mayfield barracks received a complaint from the owners of a local business that they were receiving harassing and threatening phone calls.

An investigation lead to the arrest of Benjamin A. Manieri, II, 34, Northville, for second-degree aggravated harassment.

Man charged with felony for credit card

MAYFIELD — Dashawn Woolridge, 25, of Gloversville, was charged by state police with two counts of felony fourth-degree criminal possession of a credit card on Monday. Woolridge was held pending arraignment.

Man held for criminal contempt

Fort Plain — Anthony J. Delgado, 28, of Fort Plain was charged by state police with second-degree criminal contempt, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child on Tuesday. He was held on cash bail.

By Patricia Older

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