Tri-county blotter

Man threatens to blow up paint store

JOHNSTOWN — Michael D. Foley, 42, of 31 S. William St., Apartment 6, was charged by city police at 9:05 a.m. April 17 with felony terroristic threat and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Police said he was charged at 161 Union Ave. for allegedly making a threat to blow up Benjamin Moore paint company. He then went to the business and allegedly damaged a flag pole, police said.

Foley was arraigned and will appear later in City Court.

Man charged in drug raid for sales

AMSTERDAM — Miguel Santiago-Rivera, 37, of 74 Prospect St., was charged on April 13, by Amsterdam Police for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Amsterdam police and Montgomery County Regional SWAT team executed a search warrant signed by Amsterdam City Court Judge Lisa Lorman. The search warrant stemmed from a three-month investigation by the Amsterdam Police Department Detective Bureau and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team into the sale of narcotics. A quantity of cocaine and over $2,000 in cash was located inside the apartment with the assistance of APD K-9 Bruno.

Santiago-Rivera was transported to Amsterdam police headquarters where he was processed and arraigned in city court where he was held on $50,000 cash bail.

He was transported to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. APD was assisted by New York State Police CNET, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau.

Woman charged with forged documents

FONDA — Jessica L. Christman, 26, of Fonda was charged by state police for two counts of third-degree forgery. Christman is alleged to have forged two letters representing Montgomery County Social Services and presented them to her landlord in effort to delay or avoid eviction for past due rent.

Christman was issued an appearance ticket for the charges and released.

She’s due to appear in the town of Mohawk Court on April 24 at 10 a.m.

No headlights leads to DWI charge

PERTH — David P. Tolge, 55, of Amsterdam, was charged by state police on April 13 with driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher and no headlamps.

Two charged with drug possession

GLOVERSVILLE — Two city men were charged wiith drug charges on April 10 by state police following a traffic stop.

Stephen E. Dingman, 23, of Gloversville was charged with felony ciminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Lawrence J. Cross, 30, also of Gloversville was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Dingman was held for arraignment and Cross was released on an appearnce ticket.

Man charged with selling a firearm

MINDEN — Joshua M. Rumrill, 29, of Fort Plain was charged by state police on April 14 with private firearm sale, a Class A misdemeanor.

By Patricia Older

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