Tri-county blotter

Man allegedly drove drunk with kids in car

GLOVERSVILLE — A Broadalbin man is facing charges after state police said he drove drunk with two children in his vehicle.

Nicholas J. Watson, 32, of Broadalbin was charged with two counts of Leandra’s Law violation, a class E felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child on Friday.

Troopers said Watson was stopped shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, after it was observed that his inspection was out of date as he traveled down Route 30A in the city.

State police said when a trooper spoke with Watson, they observed signs of intoxication. Watson was administered the standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed, and was taken into custody. There were two children, who are younger than 16, in the vehicle with Watson at the time of the stop, they were turned over to a guardian.

Watson was transported to the Mayfield barracks where he provided breath sample of .13 percent blood alcohol content.

He was issued an appearance ticket for Johnstown Town Court on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.

Man was wanted on City Court warrant

JOHNSTOWN — Shane C. Hisert, 40, of 194 Eaker Road, Fort Plain, was arrested by city police at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 on a warrant, a violation.

Police said he was arrested at the police station on a bench warrant issued by City Court.

Hisert was arraigned in that court and held to appear later.

Man was wanted on a bench warrant

JOHNSTOWN — Victor M. Pagan, 36, of 12 Glebe St., was arrested by city police at 10:51 p.m. Jan. 12 on a Montgomery County warrant, a violation.

Police said he was arrested on North Comrie Avenue on an active bench warrant issued by Amsterdam City Court.

Pagan was turned over to Amsterdam Police Department officers to face action in that court.

Man charged with criminal contempt

FULTONVILLE — Nathaniel A. Beekman, 26, of 36 Wells St., Gloversville was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on Saturday with aggravated criminal contempt, a felony.

Deputies said Beekman was the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped for speeding. During the traffic stop, Beekman was found to be in violation of a stay-away order of protection issued by Montgomery County Court, protecting another subject who was also in the vehicle. Beekman was also found on parole for first-degree criminal contempt. He was allegedly out on curfew and intoxicated.

He was taken into custody, processed and arraigned in Mohawk Town Court. Beekman was remanded to Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 insurance bail bond. He is scheduled to appear in Glen Town Court on Feb. 4.

Deputies: Man had warrant out on him

MINDEN — Christopher L. Brownell, 27, of 328 Hessville Road, Fort Plain was charged on Sunday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies on an arrest warrant for grand larceny of a motor vehicle and a bench warrant for failure to appear.

Brownell was arrested on an active bench warrant and an active arrest warrant issued by Town Court.

He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to reappear in court on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

By Kerry Minor

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