Aug. 22 — Judge Mindy Fisk
• In a plea bargain, Clifford S. Johnson, III, 39, of Main St., Warrensburg, pled Guilty to a charge of second-degree Harassment. A charge of Trespass was dismissed. Police said that on June 24, at 1:20 p.m. he continued to walk across a woman’s lawn after having been told to leave the property. He was ordered to pay a fine and surcharge totaling $200. A six-month order of protection was issued.
• A charge of injuring plants on state land against Robin L. Galusha, 54, of Main St. Warrensburg was dismissed. The charge had been based on a visit June 10 to the Hudson River campsites.
• Joshua J. Warren, 24, of Plattsburgh was convicted of second-degree Criminal Impersonation based on a June 3 incident. Police said that at 12:30 a.m. that day, Warren provided a false name and birthdate during a traffic stop for a suspected equipment violation. Police said he avoided giving his real name due to a possible active warrant stemming from a former possession charge which Warren thought might have been issued by the Glens Falls Police Dept. Warren received a Conditional Discharge.
Aug. 29 — Judge Bryan Winslow
• In a plea bargain, Patrick T. Russo, 61, of Horicon Ave. in Warrensburg, pled Guilty to Petit Larceny in settlement of several Felony charges. He was granted a one-year Conditional Discharge. He had been charged with first-degree Falsifying Business Records and Grand Larceny, both felonies, for receiving $9,589 in unemployment benefits between July 20, 2009 and May 9, 2010. Both of these charges were dismissed in the plea deal. Police said he claimed he was unemployed at that time, while he was actually employed at the Georgian Resort. Court sources said he paid full restitution of the unemployment proceeds.
• Cory M. Cleavland, 31, of Trout Lake Road, Diamond Point, was arraigned on a Felony charge of second-degree Assault, based on an Aug. 13 incident at about 10 p.m. on River St. Police said he stomped on the left leg of a woman and broke a bone in doing so. He is also charged with the Misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, because police said Cleavland had earlier pushed the woman to the ground while she held a child in her arms, and Cleavland attempted to pull the child from the mother’s arms many times during the assault. Cleavland is also charged with the Misdemeanor of Criminal Mischief for snapping the woman’s cell phone in half during the confrontation. According to the woman’s statement, the two were discussing how he had punched her in the face five years earlier, and hadn’t since taken responsibility for his actions. The statement continued that she began to record his admission on her cell phone, he swore at her, then flipped over a table, threw a chair at her, grabbed the cell phone and snapped it in half, throwing it outside the home.
Judge Winslow issued an order of protection barring Cleavland from contacting both the woman and the child. Bail was set at $500, but Cleavland raised it an avoided being sent to jail. His case was adjourned.
• Patricia L. Delaire, 49, of Schroon River Road in Warrensburg, was arraigned on a Felony Charge of DWI based on an incident at 2:56 a.m. Aug. 12. The charge was imposed as a Felony due to a precious conviction occurring in 2009, police said. She told police she had consumed five Coors Light beers at home and she was driving to work. Authorities drew her blood to determine alcohol content. Her case was adjourned.
• Silas P. Tucker, 32, of Athol Road in Athol was arraigned on a Misdemeanor charge of DWI based on an incident at 9:08 p.m. July 11 on state Rte. 418 near Planty’s Auto Parts. Police said that they tested Tucker’s blood-alcohol level at 0.17 percent. Tucker’s license was suspended pending prosecution, but he was granted a hardship privilege to be able to transport himself to work in Fort Ann – because of a lack of public transportation.
• Mark T. Miller, 39, of James St. in Warrensburg pled Guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired, and he was granted a Conditional Discharge. He was ordered to pay a $1,060 in fines and surcharges. Also, his license was suspended for 90 days. Miller had been charged with DWI based on a traffic stop at 11:15 p.m. July 24 on Echo Lake Rd. His blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent.
• Kimberly Eastman Yosco, 39, received an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal on a charge of second-degree Harassment, a Misdemeanor. A female relative had accused her of driving past her home several times over two hours the afternoon of May 18, honking her horn and giving her the middle finger after the woman reported her tires slashed. Yosco was ordered to stay away from the relative.
• Skyeallisa Allard, 19, of Old River Road, North Creek was arraigned on a Misdemeanor charge of DWI based on an Aug. 12 incident. Police said that at about 3:35 a.m. that day, she drove down Main St. and Richards Ave. and failed to keep right. Police said her blood-alcohol level exceeded 0.18 percent, for which she received an additional Aggravated DWI charge. She is also facing a charge of Unlicensed Driver.
Sept. 5 — Judge Mindy Fisk
• The case involving Joe Giustino was adjourned to Oct. 3. The case of Rebecca Templeton was granted an open adjournment.
Sept. 12 — Judge Bryan Winslow
• Lance C. Johnson, 23, of High St. in Athol was arraigned on a Felony charge of third-degree Rape based on an alleged incident at 11:20 p.m. Sept. 12 at a residence on Hudson St. in Warrensburg. Police accused Johnson of having intercourse with a girl under 17. He was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $750 bail. A six-month Order of Protection was granted in the case, which was adjourned to Sept. 26.
• Francis S. Taikowski Sr., 41, of Pucker St. in Warrensburg was arraigned on charges of Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration, both Misdemeanors, based on an incident Aug. 25. Police said he attempted to prevent two police officers from taking his son, Francis S. Taikowski Jr., into custody on a Felony warrant. Police said that the elder Taikowski shoved one police officer then charged at the other as he attempted to pick up a blunt wooden handle off the ground to use as a weapon. Bail was set at $1,000 cash. The case was adjourned. In August, Frances S. Taikowski Jr. was taken into custody on a Fugitive From Justice charge, based on a warrant issued by a district court in Great Barrington, Mass. stemming from a charge of Receiving Stolen Property.
• The case of Adam B. Arnold, 27, of River St. in Warrensburg, was adjourned. Arnold is accused of smashing out a rear passenger window of a woman’s friend’s Ford Escape on Sept. 7 by a residence on River St.. The woman also accused Arnold of choking her, but Arnold contended that he didn’t do it — he only sought to prevent her from riding in a vehicle with someone who had been drinking. Police said Arnold swore at them when they arrested him.
• Kelly McDonald, 42, of Northwoods Club Rd. in Minerva was granted a conditional discharge on a conviction of fourth-degree Criminal Mischief, and ordered to pay $350 in restitution. Her conviction stemmed from a plea bargain. McDonald had been facing three charges of fourth-degree Criminal Mischief, and a charge of third-degree Criminal Trespass stemming from a June 29 incident. Police said that she broke into the county Public Works office building, went upstairs, fell asleep and urinated on two office chairs, spending the night without permission.
• Matthew R. Curren, 25, a cashier at Stewart’s convenience store in Warrensburg, was arraigned on a charge of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child, a Misdemeanor. Police said he sold a can of Bud Light Lime to a 19-year-old man at 7:24 p.m. Aug. 16.
• Scott Ovitt, 51, of East Schroon River Road in Diamond Point was arraigned on a charge of Aggravated Harassment, based on a Sept. 3 incident. Police said Ovitt called a man twice after being told not to.
• Joshua J. Westcott, 24, of Alder Meadow Rd, Schroon Lake, was arraigned on a charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on an incident at 11:18 a.m. Aug. 16. Police said they found a small pill bottle containing marijuana and several “roaches” in Westcott’s car during a traffic stop on I-87 Northway after they stopped him travelling 81 miles per hour. He’s also facing a charge of second-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. His case was adjourned.
• Barry M. Johnson, 26, of Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, was sentenced to a Conditional Discharge following a conviction of DWI stemming from a property damage accident at 11:05 p.m. July 7 on Atateka Drive. Johnson had told police he was driving from home to a friend’s house after consuming six to eight beers at the Chestertown fireworks display. He was ordered to have an ignition interlock installed in his vehicle. His licensed was suspended for six months. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $900 and $300 over the next three years.
• Landlord Glenda Duell was granted a judgement of $1,755 against Cynthia Bennett of Schroon River Road, based on non-payment of more than two months’ rent.
• Eric J. Braley, 38, of Alden Road, Warrensburg, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree Falsifying Business Records, a Misdemeanor, based on an incident on May 8. Police said that when buying a gun at Nemec’s Sport Shop, he stated on a document that he wasn’t subject to an Order of Protection when he was. Braley’s case was adjourned to Oct. 10.
• Jonathan Q. Gallagher, 27, of Warrensburg Road in Stony Creek was arraigned on a charge of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, based on a May 6 incident. Police stopped him when he didn’t use his turn signal soon enough when driving down Rte. 9 in Warrensburg, according to court records. The case was adjourned to Oct. 24.
• Jacqueline M. Vincent, 57, of Watervliet pled Guilty to Possession of Marijuana based on an incident Aug. 20 in which police found a small glass marijuana pipe in and less than a gram of marijuana in her vehicle during a traffic stop on I-87 Northway after she had swerved out of her lane. Vincent pled Guilty and paid a combined fine and surcharge of $225.
• Shannon M. Tyrell, 27, of Parker Cross Rd. in Warrensburg was granted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal on a charge of second-degree Harassment. Police had been accused of slapping the face of a family member, prompting an Order of protection to be issued.
• Joyce A. Thyrring, 56, of Orton Drive, Warrensburg, received an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. Thyrring had been charged with the Misdemeanor of giving authorities a False Written Statement by accusing a neighbor teenager of violating the town’s curfew — but officials said the girl couldn’t have committed the violation because she out of state at the time. A six-month order of protection was granted to bar Thyrring from contacting the family.
• Jennifer Barton, 38, of Third Ave. in Warrensburg, received an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal on a charge of second-degree Aggravated Harassment. Police had said she had threatened another woman. An Order of Protection is in force in the case.
• Meredith Sonley, 30, of King St. in Warrensburg was granted an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal on a charge of second Degree Harassment, stemming from an accusation in March that she had pushed a vehicle door shut on a man’s arm at Warrensburg Stewart’s Shop.
Sept. 19 — Judge Mindy Fisk
• The case of Peter J. Fisher, 22, of Main St. in Warrensburg was arraigned on a Felony charge of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, based on an incident at noon July 27. Police said that this summer, Fisher possessed a Winchester rifle although he was convicted of Felony second-degree Forgery this past January. He is also facing a charge of third-degree Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance based on a July 27 incident. Police said this summer, Fisher sold two bundles of heroin to another person. In a statement to police, a Stony Creek man said that a collectible rifle of his had disappeared. Fisher said in a statement that during the summer, he went to a woman’s house in Stony Creek, and he shot her father’s guns. His statement continued that a few weeks later, the woman showed up at his house in Warrensburg and said she wanted drugs, and he gave her two bundles of heroin for the rife. The woman gave a conflicting statement, saying that Fisher had merely been in the family garage and was interested in her father’s weapons before the gun disappeared. Fisher was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of $50,000 cash bail. Fisher’s case was adjourned to Oct. 3.
• Kevin LaValley, 30, of Mooers Forks, NY was granted a Conditional Discharge on a conviction of Petit Larceny. Police said that on June 11, Lavalley intentionally stole $63.86 of gasoline at Warrensburg Stewart’s Shop. He was fined $50 and he paid $64 in restitution.
• The small claims cases of Michael Morehouse of Grand Ave. Warrensburg versus Rebecca Matte of Marigold Drive, Queensbury was adjourned to Sept. 26. Both are seeking $1,500 from each other, alleging breach of contract.
• Ethan R. Vernum, 27, of Smith St. in Warrensburg was sentenced to a Conditional Discharge after a conviction of second-degree Harassment, a Misdemeanor. He was ordered to pay a fine of $120, and a one-year Order of Protection was issued. Police said he had grabbed a woman by the throat and pinned her against a wall.
• Sandra Irvin of Hudson St. in Warrensburg was arraigned on a charge of issuing a bad check to Jacobs & Toney on Jan. 13 for $61.70. The case was adjourned to Oct. 3.
• The cases of Patricia Delaire, Robert Merchant, David Moffitt, Gennaro Palmieri, Joseph Schwenk Jr., Silas Tucker, Thomas Chiappone, Allan Ringelheim, John R. Wilson, Bernard McQuade and Aaron Templeton were adjourned to Sept. 29.