Tri-county blotter

Alleged speeding leads to charges

JOHNSTOWN — Mark L. Miller Jr., 30, of 12 Temple St., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 8:52 p.m. Aug. 26 with uninspected motor vehicle, speeding and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Police said the motorist was charged on West State Street.

Miller was released in lieu of $200 cash bail, to reappear later in City Court.

Police call leads to disorderly charges

JOHNSTOWN — Joshuin M. Laduka, 27, of 6 N. Water St., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 12:17 a.m. Aug. 26 with disorderly conduct.

Police said the suspect was allegedly intoxicated, yelling and screaming at police while they were investigating an incident on Water Street.

Laduka will appear later in City Court.

Man charged with touching teen

QUEENSBURY — An Amsterdam man has been charged after the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said he inappropriately touched a teenager while at an amusement park.

Richard S. Hempstead, 34, was charged with forcible touching, two counts endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation on Tuesday.

Deputies said Hempstead was standing in a line for a ride at Six Flags Great Escape with his 8-year-old daughter when he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old female who he did not know.

Hempstead was also found to have driven there with a suspended driver’s license.

Hempstead was sent to jail for a lack of bail and is due back to the Queensbury Town Court at a later date.

Patrol Officer Gregory T. Seeley investigated the complaint and was assisted at the scene by the Six Flags Great Escape security team.

Argument leads to warrant arrest

GLOVERSVILLE — Police were dispatch on a report of a male and female arguing. When police arrived, they learned the Fort Plain Police Department had an active warrant for the male. Tygee Roby, 24, of Gloversville, was charged by city police on Wednesday for a bench warrant. Roby failed to appear on an aggravated unlicensed operator, unlicensed operator, tail light infraction and criminal possession of a weapon fourth charge. Roby was processed and turned over to Fort Plain police.

Driver charged with DWI after accident

FLORIDA — A man allegedly damaged property while driving intoxicated. Tracey J. Miller, 36, of Amsterdam, was charged by Montgomery sheriff’s deputies on Thursday with driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more, aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of property damage accident and moving from lane unsafely. He was released and is to appear in town court.

Woman turns self in on warrant charge

JOHNSTOWN — Beth A. Wiedemann, 31, of 43 Milton Ave., Amsterdam, was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on Aug. 21 on a bench warrant from City Court.

Deputies said she was charged at 11 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, turning herself in for failure to appear in City Court.

She was arraigned in Town Court and released to appear later in City Court.

By Patricia Older

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