Tri-county blotter

Loud exhaust leads to unlicensed charge

JOHNSTOWN — Joseph E. Leonard, 26, of 102 Forest St., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 10:11 p.m. June 14 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor; and loud exhaust, an equipment violation.

Police said he was charged after his vehicle was stopped on North Perry Street for a state Vehicle and Traffic Law violation. Leonard was found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license.

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

Insurance lapse leads to citations

NELLISTON — Matthew B. Herrle, 35, of 4 Charles St., was stopped by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on June 14 and charged with uninspected motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Deputies said the registration was suspended due to an insurance lapse.

Herrle is scheduled to appear in Palatine Town Court on June 27.

Speeding, no signal leads to DWI charges

JOHNSTOWN — Thomas R. St. Dennis, 34, of 260 County Highway 154, Gloversville, was charged by city police at 12:03 p.m. June 15 with driving while intoxicated and driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood alcohol content, both misdemeanors; and speed in zone and failure to signal turn, both violations.

Police said St. Dennis’ vehicle was stopped on Irving Street for multiple state Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. Police said that during the stop, the driver was found to be allegedly intoxicated.

The suspect will appear later in City Court.

Man with baseball bat facing charges

JOHNSTOWN — Brian K. Baldwin Sr., 60, of 102 W. Green St., was charged by city police at 9:03 p.m. June 16 with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.

Police said the Patrol Division responded at 6:13 p.m. June 16 to the area of Sir William Johnson Park on West Main Street for a report of a male brandishing a baseball bat. An investigation revealed Baldwin had a verbal altercation with a person with the red bat in his possession.

Baldwin will appear later in City Court.

Resisting, criminal mischief charged

MAYFIELD — Jake L. Palmer, 24, of 256 Beech St., Mayfield, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree attempted assault, and resisting arrest.

Deputies said he was arrested at his residence following a family offense in the town of Mayfield.

Deputies said they responded to Palmer’s home for a reported physical family offense with an adult female. He was taken into custody, allegedly becoming combative with deputies and resisting arrest.

Palmer was sent to the County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail, and a stay away order of protection was issued his victim. A jail booking officer said Palmer was still incarcerated as of Wednesday.

By Patricia Older

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