Tri-county blotter

Making a terrorist threat charge lodged

GLOVERSVILLE — An unnamed juvenile was charged with making a terroristic threat by city police on Friday.

City police said they investigated a school threat complaint on Monday at 2:27 p.m. located at the Gloversville High School. Through the course of the investigation, city police were able to identify the source of the threat. The source of the threat was a juvenile and the juvenile was taken into custody on the same date.

The juvenile has since been referred to Fulton County Probation.

The threat was determined to be unfounded and there was no actual threat to the Gloversville Enlarged School District during this incident. 

Woman charged with grand larceny

JOHNSTOWN — Shannon N. Jones, 31, of Fort Johnson, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree welfare fraud.

Deputies said she was charged following a welfare fraud complaint in the city of Johnstown.

Jones was charged at the county Department of Social Services building, 4 Daisy Lane. Investigators said she allegedly fraudulently received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits from DSS that she wasn’t entitled to.

Jones will appear later in City Court.

Woman allegedly stole 14 gift cards

AMSTERDAM —Kristina M. Osborne, 31, was charged on Wednesday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with petit larceny.

Deputies said Osborne, a former employee of Target, had been under investigation for allegedly stealing Target Gift Cards. During the investigation, deputies discovered that between December 2019 and February, she had allegedly stolen 14 gift cards with the total value at $845.

She was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Town Court on a later date.

Man charged with criminal mischief

ROOT — Michael Shefczuk, 36, of 1476 Latimer Hill Road, Canajoharie was charged on Feb. 24 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment.

Shefczuk was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a male subject, and caused damage to personal property.

He was processed and issued an appearance ticket returnable to Root Town Court to appear on Monday at 4 p.m.

By Kerry Minor

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