Backing into fence, driver gets DWI
GLOVERSVILLE — Michael J. Bender, 37, of 26 Spring St., was charged with driving while intoxicated and unsafe backing by city police on May 12 at 4:21 a.m.
While on patrol, city police observed a vehicle driven by Bender backing up at a high rate of speed, striking a wooden post in the Upper Deck parking lot. During the course of investigation officers determined that Bender was driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Bender was transported to the station, processed and released to a sober third party. He is scheduled to appear in City Court at a later date.
Traffic stop leads to drug charges
GLOVERSVILLE — Amanda L. Jones, 34, of 34 S. Main St., and Heather L. Carpenter, 34, of 338 Route 101, were taken into custody by city police on May 13 at 11:30 p.m. following a traffic stop.
Jones was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Carpenter was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
City police conducted a motor vehicle stop for a vehicle and traffic infraction on a vehicle occupied by Jones and Carpenter. While conducting the stop, officers located a hand-held Taser.
During the course of investigation, Jones and Carpenter were allegedly found to be in possession of crack cocaine. Jones was additionally found to be in possession of marijuana.
Both were transported to the station, processed and held for arraignment.
Traffic stop leads to warrant arrest
GLOVERSVILLE — Alicia H. Opalka, 39, of 67 Second Ave., was taken into custody by city police on an active bench warrant on May 13.
Opalka was taken into custody after city police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle she was driving. The bench warrant was issued by City Court Judge Traci DiMezza on May 5 for failure to appear.
Opalka was held for arraignment.
Man charged on petit larceny warrant
AMSTERDAM — Anthony J. Reyes, 28, of 331 Locust Avenue, was charged on May 10 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for petit larceny.
Reyes was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for petit larceny. He was arraigned in town court and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail.
Man accused of ‘mooning’ camera
AMSTERDAM — Brian J. Muscato, 49, of 385 Maple Avenue, Hagaman, was charged on Wednesday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for public lewdness and second-degree harassment.
Muscato allegedly pulled his pants down and “mooned” his neighbor’s camera. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in town court on June 14.