Warrensburg Judge Mindy Fisk presided Jan. 11 over a full court session, which included several felony cases — one in which authorities said a woman struck a man intentionally with her car, another in which a gun-wilding man was accused of trying to punch a police officer and fleeing rather than getting arrested for Disorderly Conduct. In another case, a man pled Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child for touching her private parts. Concluding the docket was a case in which a 72-year-old woman was accused of stealing honey, cookies and a children's book from the local grocery store.
Warrensburg Town Court — Jan. 11 — Judge Mindy Fisk presiding:
• Robert B. Fish, 48, of 40 Smith St. in Warrensburg was arraigned on multiple charges including Felony second-degree Attempted Assault as well as a Misdemeanor of Resisting Arrest, based on an incident at 11:31 a.m. Jan. 6 on River St. Police said that Fish attempted to slug Warren County Sheriff's Patrol officer Greg Seeley in the face while the officer was trying to arrest him on a charge of Disorderly Conduct. He attempted to flee the scene during the struggle, police said. Fish is also charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, a Misdemeanor. Police said that at the time of the arrest, he possessed a .22 caliber rifle, which was illegal because he had been convicted of a Felony in Warrensburg Town Court Aug. 25, 2003. He also faces a charge of Disorderly Conduct/Obscene Language for telling Officer Seeley “I'm not going to drop the (expletive) gun.” He was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $5,000 cash bail. Fish told the judge he was unemployed.
• Sandra L. Maston, 18, of 6334 Main St. in Chestertown appeared in court, to face a Felony charge of second-degree Assault based on an incident at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 11. Police said she struck a man with her 2000 Hyundai, causing injury to his left leg. In relation to this incident, Maston is also charged with the misdemeanors of Reckless Endangerment, third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. A three-month order of Protection was issued barring Maston from contacting the man. Maston was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $500 bail.
• Lucas A. Langley, 33, of Oak St. in Warrensburg, pled Guilty to a charge of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Misdemeanor, based on an incident in June on Oak St. in Warrensburg, when he touched a girl less than 14 years old in a private part of her body. He was sent to jail for 10 months and fined $205. A charge of second-degree Sexual Abuse was dismissed in the case. A one-year order of protection was issued, barring Langley from contacting the girl.
• The case of was Ashley M. Clark, 22, of Beswick Dr. in Warrensburg was adjourned to Jan. 25. She is charged with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, based on a Nov. 14 incident. Police and witnesses said Clark operated her sedan in an aggressive and reckless manner while her young son was in the back seat. Witnesses said she pulled up near another car, saw her boyfriend in the vehicle and yelled a threatening comment to another person in the vehicle.
• Sharon L. Butler, 72, of Hicks Road in Queensbury was arraigned on a charge of Petit Larceny and Trespassing, and her case was adjourned to Jan. 25. Police said that Butler stole cookies, honey and a soft-covered book from the Warrensburg Grand Union. The goods had a value of $18.74. She faces the Trespassing charge because she was barred from the Grand Union for a prior stealing incident, according to the store manager. Butler told judge Fisk that she was out of work, and she requested an attorney.
• James J. Boutin, 48, of state Rte. 8, Wevertown, pled Guilty to a Misdemeanor charge of second-degree Aggravated Harassment, based on an incident at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Boutin had called a woman and left a voice mail with various obscenities and threatened to make her homeless. A one-year order of protection was granted barring Boutin from contacting the complainant. Boutin received a Conditional Discharge on the crime, and was fined $305.
• John E. McManus, 39, of Marion Avenue in Warrensburg, pled Guilty to a charge of Disorderly Conduct based on an incident at 8:18 p.m. Nov. 14. Police said that McManus screamed obscenities while walking down Marion Avenue. He was assessed a fine of $25 and a surcharge of $125.
• Wayne Martin of Schroon River Road in Warrensburg won a $910 small-claims default judgement against Jim Straight of state Rte. 418 in Warrensburg for not delivering firewood after Martin paid him to do so. Straight did not show up in court.
• Willard E. Brown II, 28, of Main St., Warrensburg, pled Guilty to second-degree Aggravated Harassment, a Misdemeanor, based on an incident at 6:48 p.m. Dec. 13. Brown sent a woman a woman a text message after he had been asked many times to cease all communications. He was awarded a Conditional Discharge and fined $150. A six-month order of protection was issued, barring Brown from contacting the woman.
• In a plea bargain, Richard M. Oehler, 40, of Karen St. in Warrensburg — who had been growing marijuana at his home — pled Guilty to fourth-degree Possession of Marijuana, a Misdemeanor. The charge to which he pled Guilty was reduced from a Felony charge of third-degree Possession of Marijuana. A charge of Unlicensed Growing of Marijuana was dismissed in the case. Oehler was granted three years' probation and assessed a fine and surcharge totaling $705. He was also ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation — and treatment if necessary. The terms of probation include Oehler working at a job or performing 10 hours of community service per week during his probation. Oehler had been arrested Sept. 20 when police found at least 19 mature marijuana plants at his home.
• Malcolm K. Laustrup, 29, of Queens Drive, Hudson Falls, was arraigned on charges of Unlicensed Operator, Operating Without Insurance, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Moving from Lane Unsafely, Improper Left Turn, and No Turn Signal. He was stopped at 7:05 p.m. Nov. 28 on Rocky Ridge Road following a car collision. His case was adjourned to Jan. 25.
• Charles R. Cribb, 55, of Harlem St. in Glens Falls was arraigned on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor, based on a traffic stop at 11:47 p.m. during New Year's Eve on River St. in Warrensburg. He also faces charges of Driving with a Blood-Alcohol level exceeding .08 percent, Uninspected Motor Vehicle and Consumption of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. His license was suspended pending prosecution, and his case was adjourned to Jan. 25.
• Monique E. VanSlyke, 31, of Orlando Fla. and King St. in Warrensburg was granted a dismissal of a charge of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, a Misdemeanor, based on a traffic stop at 10:28 p.m. Dec. 3 on Main St. in Warrensburg. Her charge of Operating a Vehicle while Registration under Suspension was reduced to a minor registration violation. She pled Guilty to the lesser offense and she faces a fine and surcharge totaling $135.
• In a plea bargain, Darren D. Baker of state Rte. 28 in Warrensburg had a charge of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, a Misdemeanor, reduced to third-degree Facilitating Unlicensed Operation — to which he pled Guilty. A charge of Unsafe Tire was dismissed. The charges were based on a traffic stop at 4:55 p.m. Nov. 4 on Main St. in Warrensburg. Baker faces a fine and surcharge totaling $285 in the incident.