Tri-county blotter

Deputies: Baseball league president allegedly stole funds

AMSTERDAM ­­— The president of the Amsterdam Cal Ripken Baseball League is facing a felony charge after an investigation into the alleged theft of money from the league, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies.

Paul C Antonelli, 56, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony by the sheriff’s office on Friday.

Deputies said in early March a complaint was made with both their office and the Amsterdam City Police department regarding money that had been stolen from the league.

Deputies said Antonelli was subsequently charged with the felony count.

He was arraigned in City Court before Judge Lisa Lorman via Skype at the sheriff’s office. He was released and is scheduled to reappear in City Court on a later date.

Driving with suspended registration charged

AMSTERDAM — Tessa J. Fonda, 21, of 89 Evelyn St., was charged on April 12 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with operating on a suspended registration and uninspected motor vehicle.

Deputies said Fonda was charged following a traffic stop for a traffic infraction on McDonald Drive in the town. While stopped, deputies learned her vehicle had a suspended registration for an insurance lapse.

She was processed roadside and released on appearance tickets returnable to Town Court.

Two charged after incident in Palatine

PALATINE — Harvey L. Cook, 48, of Palatine Bridge, was charged by state police on Thursday with second-degree criminal contempt and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

State police also charged Joleen E. Henderson, 47, of Sharon Springs with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest

By Kerry Minor

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