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Driver charged with driving while drunk AMSTERDAM — Joseph T. Shaffer, 27, of 108 Grand St., Amsterdam, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff's deputies at 1:16 a.m. May 27 with driving while intoxicated, driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood-alcohol content, and speed in zone. Deputies said he was charged following a traffic stop in the town of Amsterdam. Deputies said Shaffer was identified on scene as the driver of the vehicle and displayed signs…
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Drunk driver had child in vehicle JOHNSTOWN — Jason P. Casler, 36, of Canajoharie was charged by Fulton County sheriff's deputies at 9:35 p.m. May 25 with aggravated driving while intoxicated with child in vehicle, a felony; and traffic violations. Deputies said he was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 334 in the town of Johnstown. It is alleged Casler drove while intoxicated with a five-year-old child, deputies said. The child was turned over…
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Two charged with burglary QUEENSBURY — On Friday, the New York State Police in Queensbury arrested 38-year-old Matthew R. Hayner of Gloversville and 27-year-old Shane R. Smykla of Mayfield, for second-degree burglary, a class C felony. Troopers said that shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, state police responded to Casanova’s Cove in Lake George for a report of a burglary. Hayner and Smykla are accused of forcing entry into the victim’s motel room and taking…
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Johnstown man charged with assault BENSON — On Tuesday, the New York State Police in Mayfield arrested 40-year-old Paul R. Lawton of Johnstown, for second-degree assault, a class D felony, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor. State police received a report of a domestic dispute in Benson Lawton is accused of using an object to strike the victim, refusing to allow them to…
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Driver allegedly doing 101 mph in 55 MOHAWK — Jennifer L. Rivera, 18, of 33 Bunn St., Apt. A1, Amsterdam, was charged May 17 by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with speeding 101 mph in a 55 mph; and reckless driving. Deputies said she was charged after a traffic stop on Route 5 in the town of Mohawk. Deputies said her vehicle was observed allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed - confirmed by radar…
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Domestic dispute leads to charges AMSTERDAM — Thomas E. Fantozzi, 76, of 213 Cranes Hollow Road, Amsterdam, was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with third—degree assault. Deputies said he was charged following a domestic dispute in the town of Amsterdam. He was arraigned in Amsterdam Town Court and released to appear at 6 p.m. May 27 in that court. Driving while intoxicated charged MOHAWK — Alicia M. Ellis, 40, of…
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