July 21 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding
• Jennifer A. Murphy, 27, of Vanderwalker Road, Chestertown, appeared on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Her case was adjourned to Aug. 4. Police said she possessed about one gram of hashish and a half-gram of marijuana during a traffic stop at 10:24 a.m. Jan. 26 on State Route 8 in Chester. The case was transferred from Chester Town Court because Chester Justice Jim McDermott family has retained the services of the same lawyer as Murphy.
• David J. Thompson, 28, of State Route 418, Warrensburg, appeared on a charge of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, based on a traffic stop June 9 on River Street. His case was adjourned to Aug. 4.
• The case of Eric M. VanNess, 23, of Meadowlark Lane, Warrensburg, was heard in court. He is charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, based on a traffic stop at 2:30 p.m., June 6 on Route 9. Police also said he was talking on a cell phone. His case was adjourned to Aug. 18.
• Stephen C. Johnson, 25, of Maynard Street, Hudson Falls, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle, based on a traffic stop at 6:50 p.m., July 9 on Main Street. Police said he possessed a multi-colored glass bowl containing marijuana, and two small blue plastic bags containing the banned plant. He was sentenced to a fine and surcharges of $360.
• Stephen Sanford of Pattersonville, received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a second-degree aggravated harassment charge based on a Feb. 13 incident, and an order of protection was issued to prevent him from contacting an individual involved in the incident.
• Nathaniel D. Yates, 23, of Big Brook Road , Indian Lake, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle based on an traffic stop at 7:05 p.m. July 9 on Main St., Warrensburg. Police said he possessed one multi-colored glass bowl containing marijuana residue. He faces fines and surcharges of $360.
July 28 - Judge Mindy Fisk presiding
• The case of Tyrone Tanko, 48, of Alden Ave., Warrensburg, was adjourned to Aug. 11. He is charged with DWI, aggravated DWI and blood-alcohol content of 0.18 percent or higher, based on a traffic stop, July 20. In sobriety tests, he failed to recite the alphabet properly, and his blood-alcohol content registered 0.18 percent, police said. He reported having six to eight beers at Ashe's Hotel, noting when arrested, he took responsibility for his inebriation and said he "got caught up in the moment."
• The case of Claude Kuzmiak, 35, of Warrensburg was adjourned to Aug. 25. He is accused of the misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal contempt for disobeying an order of protection, July 13.
• The case of Max A. LaBossiere, 64 of Qu bec was adjourned to Aug. 25. He is accused of aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, based on a traffic stop July 2 after he was caught speeding in a work zone, police said.
• Glenwood B. Bills Jr. of Hudson Street was granted a 6-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a charge of second-degree harassment, a misdemeanor. Police said he shoved a resident of Sanford Street at 9 a.m., July 10 and said, "I'm going to kick your ass," several times in a threatening manner. An order of protection was ordered for the victim.
• In a plea bargain, John M. Peluso II, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct rather than the original charge of petit larceny. He was accused of cashing a payroll check he wasn't entitled to, according to police. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, fined $75, an an order of protection was enacted. Peluso refunded the disputed amount before the case came to court.
• The case of Ricky C. Morehouse, 28, of Adirondack, was adjourned to Aug. 4. He is charged with DWI, and blood-alcohol content of 0.18 or above and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, based on a traffic stop at 2 a.m., July 25. He told police he had been drinking beer and Black Velvet at two local taverns. He registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.19, police said.
• Anthony Cavanagh, 25, of Rollies Road, Warrensburg was arraigned and the case was transferred to Lake George Town Court. He is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault for punching his brother Raymond K. Cavanagh in the face and biting him on the arm, plus smashing out the rear window of the victim's 1994 Buick Century, police said. In his complaint to police, Raymond said he merely asked his brother to go home when he "freaked out," stuck his fingers in Raymond's eye and threw a punch that knocked him to the ground before running off into the woods nearby. An order of protection was issued.
• Stanislaw Walczak III, 17, pleaded guilty to disorderly cconduct. He was sentenced to a conditional ddischarge and required to pay a surcharge of $125, and an order of protection was enacted.
• Tyler S. Baker, 17 of River Street, Warrensburg pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to an unconditional discharge and ordered to pay a $125 surcharge. Police said that on July 15, he swore at a patrol officer as he protested his innocence.
• The court cases of Joseph Giustino, Chad Haseltime, Alvin Millington, Dennis Mosher, were adjourned to Aug. 11. The case involving Laurie Kennedy was adjourned to Aug. 25. The case of Dimitrias Kotsvolos was not heard, as he was a no-show.
Aug. 4 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding
• Michael Monroe 30, of Haysburg Road , Brant Lake, was arraigned and the case was adjourned to Aug. 18. He faces a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny based on a July 26 incident. Police say at about 11:30 p.m., Monroe, a manager of the Warrensburg Grand Union, stole about $80.35 worthy of groceries by taking them out the back entrance of the store without paying for them, police said. The groceries included soda, Tide detergent, allergy medicine, sausage links and hot dogs. Monroe was caught by a store investigator who sat in a car, out of sight, in the store parking lot, police said.
• The case of Jacob Steves, 22, of Alpine Avenue, Queensbury, was adjourned to Aug. 18. He is amused of third degree aggravated unlicensed operation based on a July 19 traffic stop. A passenger in the car said Jacob had crossed over the center line, and his car struck a minivan delivering mail, causing it to be pushed into the opposing lane of traffic, and get hit by another vehicle. His passenger had first said she was driving, but later stated in a confession she had said this falsely to protect him because he had no valid license and she was scared, court documents show.
• The case of Ricky Morehouse, 28, of Valentine Pond Road, Adirondack, pleaded guilty to plea bargain charge of DWAI, and was sentenced to a conditional discharge. Morehouse faces a fine and surcharge of $760.He was originally charged with DWI, aaggravated DWI and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle based on a July 25 incident. He was sentenced to attend a Victims Impact Panel, and his license was suspended for 90 days.
• Kirk E. Penman, 22, of Lake Shore Drive, Bolton, pleaded guilty to DWAI, based on a June 25 incident. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge and directed to attend a Victim's Impact Panel and his license was suspended for 90 days. He faces a total of $610 in fines and surcharges.
• The cases of Jamie Durham and Maria Natale were adjourned to Aug. 11. The cases of Lynn Bennett, Joseph Giustino and Keith Hayes were adjourned to Aug. 18. The case of David Amiano was adjourned to Aug. 25.