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Police Reports - 09/23/2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - Updated: 7:56 AM

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

• Anthony Sacco, 31, of 749 Stoner Trail Road, Tribes Hill, was arrested September 6 after an incident at a home in Tribes Hill.

Deputies said Sacco left the home after an altercation and was stopped while driving on Route 5 in the town of Amsterdam. Deputies said they noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and he failed several field sobriety tests.

Sacco was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more. He was released on tickets to appear in Amsterdam Town Court.

• Kyle J. Grandy, 18, of 1326 Kringsbush Road, St. Johnsville, was arrested Sept. 6 after a traffic stop in the town of Canajoharie.

Deputies said Grandy admitted after the traffic stop to having beer in the car.

Grandy was ticketed on a charge of underage possession of an alcoholic beverage and is scheduled to appear in Canajoharie Town Court.

• Ronald Freese, 36, of 200 W. Grand Street, Palatine Bridge, was arrested Sunday, September 12, after a traffic stop on Route 5.

Deputies said Freese was stopped for speeding, but a subsequent check determined he was driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Freese was ticketed on the charge and is scheduled to appear October 5 in Mohawk Town Court.

New York State Police

• Steven P. Rivera, 37, of Fultonville, was arrested September 12 after a reported domestic incident in the village.

Troopers said Rivera was charged with second-degree harassment and released on an appearance ticket.

• Robert M. Williams, 25, of Sprakers, was arrested Sept. 10 on drug and weapons possession charges.

Troopers said Williams was charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully growing cannabis.

• Justin P. Bergh, 26, of Fonda, was arrested September 10 after a reported domestic incident in the town of Johnstown.

Troopers said Bergh was charged about 7:20 p.m. with third-degree assault, criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. He was arraigned and sent to Fulton County jail on $5,000 bail.

St. Johnsville Police Department

• Peter C. Claus, 37, of 6 W. Liberty Street, St. Johnsville, was accused Thursday, September 16, of sexually abusing a 12-year-old.

Village police said Claus was arrested after an investigation into a complaint from the child and the child’s parents that Claus had subjected the child to sexual contact and had attempted to engage in unsolicited and inappropriate sexual conduct.

Claus was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in St. Johnsville Village Court and sent to the Montgomery County jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• John R. Carpenter, 18, of 478 Hopson Road, Dolgeville, was arrested early the morning of August 29 after a traffic stop on West Main Street.

Village police said officers found Carpenter in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop about 2:05 a.m.

Carpenter was ticketed on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana and released.

Fort Plain Police Department

• Robert S. Remonda, 37, of 10 Railroad Street, Nelliston, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on Sept. 11.

Remonda was stopped for an insufficient tail light and was found to have a suspended license for failing to answer summons in the town of Rotterdam and failing to pay a fine in the town of Johnstown. Remonda was issued traffic tickets and released.

• Antonio Padilla, 28, 19 Kline Street, Amsterdam, was arrested on September 10 for aggravated unlicensed operation.

Patilla was stopped for speeding and was found to have a revoked license for operating a motor vehicle with a conditional license. Padilla was issued tickets and released.

• Brad Antone, 16, 91 Reid Street, was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with menacing in the third degree.

Antone was arrested and committed to the Montgomery County Jail for intentionally placing the victim in fear of serious physical injury. Antone is held on $250 cash bail and $500 bond.

• Terrence J. Nemecek, 17, 698 State Highway 163, Fort Plain, was arrested on September 13 and charged with disorderly conduct.

Nemecek was arrested after he was observed by police damaging village owned, hanging flower plants on Canal Street while in an intoxicated condition. Nemecek was released to a parent and is to appear in the Town of Minden Court at a later date.

• Hope C. Holligan, 31, 1 Kellogg Street, Fort Plain, was charged on September 13 with loitering.

Holligan was arrested after violating a village ordinance after she continually yelled and honked the horn of the pickup she was driving while harassing another. She was issued an appearance ticket.

• John Perkins, 35,  and Hope Holligan, 31, both of 1 Kellogg Street, Fort Plain, were charged on Sept. 14, with having a loose dog.

Perkins and Holligan were issued appearance tickets for having a loose dog after their dogs were allowed to run free, allegedly causing damage to neighbor’s property and yards.

• Esther Dubois, 55, 18 Spring Street, Fort Plain, was charged on Sept. 16 with numerous crimes, including aggravated DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Dubois was observed by an eye witness striking two cars on River Street and leaving the scene. Dubois was found at her residence minutes later and found to be intoxicated after failing several sobriety tests. She was also found to be in possession of marijuana. She was charged with felony DWI as a result of a prior DWI conviction within the last ten years, aggravated DWI as her BAC was three times over the limit of .08 BAC.

She was released to a family member and was scheduled to appear in the Town of Minden Court on September 20, 2010.


• A Juvenile female, 15, was arrested on September 17 after she stole property from 2 Center Street. While interviewing her at the police station, it was also discovered that the female was in possession of marijuana. She was transported to a juvenile detention center and will appear in court at a later date.

• Jay Lapi, 33, 9 Crouse Street, was arrested on September 20 for abuse in the first degree.

Lapi was arrested after an investigation into claims that he had sexual contact with a minor child. Upon completing the investigation, he was arrested, processed, arraigned and remanded on bail, $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

• Kurt Weed, 19, 3 Crouse Street, Fort Plain, was arrested on September 19 for possession of marijuana.

Weed was arrested after police executed a search warrant and found him in possession of marijuana. He was processed and then released on an appearance ticket.


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