Tri-county blotter

Traffic stop leads to DWI, other charges

FONDA — Sean W. McGinnis, 24, of 20 Riverside Dr., Fultonville was charged on Saturday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a blood alcohol content .08 percent or greater, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to signal turn and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

McGinnis was charged following a traffic stop in the village. During the course of the investigation, McGinnis was found to be allegedly intoxicated and standardized field sobriety tests were administered in which he failed. A subsequent chemical test revealed his BAC to be .13 percent.

He was processed and released on a uniform appearance ticket returnable to Mohawk Town Court on Feb. 5.

Man arrested for criminal contempt

GLOVERSVILLE — Harold A. Lampkin, 29, of 62 Helwig St., was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, two counts of second-degree criminal contempt and two counts of aggravated family offense by city police on Jan. 16 at 10:11 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to a location in the city following a report of Lampkin being in contempt of an active stay away order of protection. Upon arrival, officers located and arrested Lampkin. During the course of investigation police determined that two active arrest warrants had been issued for Lampkin for two counts of second-degree criminal contempt and two counts of aggravated family offense.

Lampkin was transported to the station where he was processed and arraigned in City Court.

Woman taken into custody on warrant

GLOVERSVILLE — Joyce I. Harris, 34, of the city, was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant on a charge of petit larceny by city police on Jan. 21 at 1:37 p.m.

The arrest warrant for Harris was issued out of City Court for charges stemming from an investigation into a larceny complaint from the Walmart at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. During the course of investigation police determined that Harris stole items from the store. Harris was taken was located by police at 5 Harrison St.

Harris was processed and held for arraignment.

Tire slashing incident results in charges

MAYFIELD — Grace M. LaBrake, 32, of Gloversville, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class E felony; driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and trespassing, a violation, by state police on Jan. 23.

State police responded to a residence in the Edinburgh following a report that LaBrake entered onto the victim’s property and used a knife to slash the tires on the individual’s vehicle. LaBrake reportedly left the scene, but was stopped by police a short time later while driving on Route 30A in Mayfield.

The trooper who pulled LaBrake over observed signs of intoxication and administered a field sobriety test that yielded positive results for DWI. LaBrake was taken into custody and transported to the state police barracks in Mayfield where she provided a breath sample and was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent.

LaBrake was issued appearance tickets returnable in both Mayfield Town Court and Edinburgh Town Court.

By Josh Bovee

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