Tri-county blotter

Man charged with possession of drugs

GLOVERSVILLE — Bruno A. Daniels, 33, of 319 Pleasant Ave. in Johnstown was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on Tuesday.

Officers said they were called to 65 Harrison St. on a report of a suspicious person. Once on scene, officers were directed to a man standing by the side of the building. Upon interview, the man, later identified as Daniels, was found to be in possession of marijuana and “dabs,” concentrated marijuana. Daniels was transported to the station where he was processed.

During the processing and inventory of Daniel’s property, four hypodermic needles and a spoon containing heroin residue were also found.

Daniels was arraigned before Judge Cory Dalmata and released to appear in Gloversville City Court on Monday.

Man charged for not following requirements

GLOVERSVILLE — Michael G. Rosario, 41, of 39 West St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on July 18.

Officers said Rosario was wanted on an active bench warrant issued by City Court after he violated his terms and conditions of sentencing from a previous drug charge.

Rosario was arraigned in City Court by Judge Traci DiMezza and sent to the Fulton County Jail without bail.

Failure to appear leads to more charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Austin Syzdek, 24, of 3 Montgomery St. was taken into custody on a bench warrant by city police on Saturday.

Officers said Syzdek was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant issued by City Court for failing to appear on a previous aggravated unlicensed operation charge.

Syzdek was arraigned in City Court by Judge Cory Dalmata and was released to appear at a later date.

Man charged with welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN — Keith G. Blackwood, 35, no address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators July 20 with obtaining public assistance by fraud and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Investigators said he was charged at 1:15 p.m. following an alleged welfare fraud in the city. Blackwood allegedly failed to report employment earnings to the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain welfare benefits he wasn’t entitled to.

He will appear later in City Court.

Traffic stop leads to additional charges

JOHNSTOWN — Matthew F. Ramsey, 27, of 3 Cedar Lane, Gloversville, was charged by city police at 9:04 p.m. July 14 with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Police said the motorist was charged on West Main Street.

He was released in lieu of $200 cash bail to appear later in City Court.

By Patricia Older

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