Tri-county blotter

Driver charged with several violations

JOHNSTOWN — Christopher J. Ponzi, 43, of New Turnpike Road, Fort Plain, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Sunday with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and other vehicle and traffic law violations.

Deputies said he was charged at 2:55 a.m. following a traffic stop on County Highway 122 in the town. Ponzi was stopped for a vehicle and traffic law violation, later found to be operating with a suspended license and in possession of marijuana, deputies said.

Ponzi was arraigned in Town Court and sent to the county jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, to appear later in court. A jail officer said Nov. 13 that Ponzi was bailed out.

Man accused of exposing himself

GLOVERSVILLE — Martin T. Goggin, 49, of 19 E. Fulton St. was charged with exposure of person by city police on Saturday.

Officers said Goggin was charged after exposing himself and urinating in the parking lot while in the rear of 73 N. Main St. in the presence of several pedestrians.

The defendant was taken into custody and transported back to the Gloversville Police Department where he was processed and held for arraignment in Gloversville City Court.

Man accused of trying to kiss woman

GLOVERSVILLE — Douglas M. Kenyon, 64, of 75 Park St. was charged with harassment with physical contact, by city police on Saturday.

Officers said Kenyon was charged by following a disorderly conduct complaint. During the investigation it was discovered that Kenyon grabbed a female in an attempt to kiss her.

Kenyon was arrested, and released with an appearance ticket.

Driver charged for no interlock device

GLOVERSVILLE — Justin M. J. Taback, 27, of 11 Carpenter St. was charged with driving without an interlock device, inadequate exhaust and driving without a license by city police on Friday.

Officers said Taback was charged following a traffic stop on South Kingsboro Avenue for inadequate exhaust. Taback was found to be driving on a permit only and was driving a vehicle without an interlock device installed in the vehicle as required from a previous DWI conviction.

Taback was arrested, and held for arraignment in Gloversville City Court.

Man accused of welfare fraud

JOHNSTOWN — Nicholas A. Nocito, 43, no address available, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with misdemeanor counts of obtaining public assistance by fraud and petit larceny.

Investigators said he failed to report employment to the county Department of Social Services in order to obtain welfare benefits he wasn’t entitled to.

Nocito will appear later in City Court.

By Patricia Older

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