Tri-County Blotter

Gloversville man facing charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Kyle R. Stemmler, 34, of Gloversville was charged by state police May 29 with or second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest, both class A misdemeanors.

Troopers said they attempted to stop Stemmler for a traffic infraction as he traveled on North Main Street in Gloversville. Despite the trooper having activated their emergency lights, he continued driving until he was able to pull into his driveway. He then exited his vehicle and immediately refused to cooperate with the stop, troopers said.

Stemmler attempted to leave and enter a residence while the trooper was conducting their investigation. As the trooper attempted to place him in custody, Stemmler physically resisted arrest, but was ultimately taken into custody.

Stemmler was transported to SP Mayfield for processing. He was issued an appearance ticket to Gloversville City Court on June 22.

Fort Plain man faces county charges

FULTONVILLE — David A. Ouderkirk Jr., 55, of 43 Division St., Fort Plain, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies June 12 with disorderly person.

Deputies said he was charged following a complaint at his village of Fort Plain residence.

During the course of the investigation, Ouderkirk was found to have an active felony arrest warrant from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He was eventually transported to Fulton County authorities to face further action.

St. Johnsville woman faces charge

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Ashley Jo Chapman, 26, of 1785 Kennedy Road, St. Johnsville, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies June 8 with operating a vehicle while registration suspended.

Deputies said she was charged following a traffic stop on Route 5 in the town of St. Johnsville. A state Department of Motor Vehicles check revealed her registration was suspended for an insurance lapse.

Chapman will appear June 23 in Town Court.

Fort Plain man faces burn violation

MINDEN — Nathan J. Potter, 25, of 6818 Route 5S, Fort Plain, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies June 11 with open fire prohibited.

Deputies said that at 6:58 p.m, a deputy on routine patrol on Route 5S in the town of Minden found what appeared to be a large open fire behind a residence emitting a large amount of black smoke. Upon investigation, deputies found resident Potter allegedly burning household waste.

While investigating this incident, it was learned Potter had two open warrants for his arrest from Glen Town Court for unpaid fines.

After being taken into custody he was issued an appearance ticket for the burning violation through state Department of Environmental Conservation Law. He will appear at 5 p.m. June 28 in Minden Town Court for the warrants.

Fort Plain woman faces charges

CANAJOHARIE — Jasmine Sky Fattah, 28, of 51 West St., Fort Plain, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies June 11 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed motor vehicle, a misdemeanor; failure to comply with a police officer, and speed in zone (45 mph in 30 mph zone), an infraction.

Deputies said she was charged following a traffic stop in the village of Canajoharie. A deputy was attempting to stop Fattah for a speeding infraction when she allegedly failed to immediately pull over.

Fattah instead circled around the block and later stopped the vehicle at a residence known to her, deputies said. State Department of Motor Vehicles checks revealed her driver’s license was suspended for failing to answer a prior ticket in Orange County.

The suspect will appear June 22 in Canajoharie Village Court.

By Paul Wager