Sept. 26 — Judge Bryan Winslow
• Joshua Westcott, 24, of Alder Meadow Rd. in Schroon Lake was arraigned on a charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on a traffic stop at11:18 a.m. Aug. 16. Police said they stopped him for speeding on the Northway at 81 miles per hour, and then found a pill bottle containing marijuana residue and several “roaches.” Westcott is also facing a charge of second-degree Aggravated Unlawful Operation of a Motor Vehicle due to a previous conviction, they said. Westcott’s case was adjourned to Oct. 10.
• Adam B. Arnold, 27, of River St. in Warrensburg, was granted a one-year Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. He had been accused of smashing out a rear passenger window of a female’s Ford Escape on Sept. 7. The woman had also accused Arnold of choking her, but Arnold contended that he didn’t choke her, but that he wanted to prevent her from riding with someone who had been drinking.
• In a plea bargain, John R. Wilson, 49, of Lake Avenue, Warrensburg pled Guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired, a reduction of an original charge of DWI. In the deal, two alcohol charges and several traffic infractions were dismissed. Wilson’s license was suspended for 90 days and he was ordered to attend a victim’s impact panel. He also pled guilty to third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. He received a Conditional Discharge on all surviving charges, and assessed $285 in fines and surcharges.
• Orry Sonnenschein, 24, of Houston Texas, who clocked traveling 92 miles per hour on state Rte. 9 at 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 15, pled Guilty to speeding 65 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. He was assessed a fine and surcharge totaling $235.
• Scott Ovitt, 51, of East Schroon River Road in Diamond Point, pled Guilty to a charge of second-degree Harassment, a reduction from his original Aggravated Harassment charge. based on a Sept. 3 incident. Police said Ovitt called a man twice on Sept. 3 after being told not to. He was ordered to pay as $125 fine. The man Ovitt called was granted an Order of Protection blocking Ovitt from contacting him.
• In a plea bargain, William L. Tougaw, 44, of Potter Brook Road in Warrensburg, pled Guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired, a reduction from a DWI charge. He is facing a fine and surcharge totaling $760. Tougaw’s license was suspended for 90 days and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock device.
• Landlord Glenda Duell was granted a judgement of $695 against Jeffery Nolan and Terry Murphy for non-payment of rent for an apartment at 266 River St. The sum represents one month’s rent. The defendants did not attend the court session.
• Judge Bryan Winslow awarded Rebecca Matte of Marigold Drive in Queensbury a judgment of $750 against Michael Morehouse of Grand Ave. for breach of contract, although she had sought $1,500. Judge Winslow dismissed Morehouse’s counter-claim against Matte.
Oct. 3 — Judge Mindy Fisk
• Terry J. Tanner, 61, of Diamond Point was arraigned on a charge of DWI and 0.08 percent blood-alcohol level or more. He was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Sept. 14 in the parking lot of George Henry’s restaurant. A breath test indicated a .15 blood-alcohol level. Police said Tanner told them he had consumed eight beers.
• Michael S. Thiel, 37, of Feeder Dam Road, South Glens Falls, was arraigned on a charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on a traffic stop June 1 for allegedly speeding 88 miles per hour northbound on the Northway. Police said Thiel possessed one gram of loose marijuana and a glass pipe with burned marijuana. His case was adjourned to Nov. 7.
• Landlord Carol Meyer appeared in court seeking a $2,010 judgement against tenants Sharon and Jo Butler for non-payment of several month’s rent at a Fourth Ave. apartment. As the Butlers were not personally served with legal papers, Judge Fisk did not grant a judgement.
• In a plea bargain, Albert J. Huck, 39, of Library Avenue in Warrensburg pled Guilty to DWI. A variety of other charges were dismissed. Huck was originally charged with Aggravated DWI —this is his second DWI-related offense. Huck was required to attend a Victim’s Impact Panel session, and he faces a total of $900 in a fine and surcharge. His license was suspended for six months, and he was sentenced to three years’ probation.
• James R. Monroe, 28, of Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, was arraigned on a charge of third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a vehicle, based on an incident Sept. 20. His case was adjourned.
Oct. 10 — Judge Bryan Winslow
• Rebecca S. Templeton, 35, of Skylark Lane in Warrensburg was arraigned on a charge of Aggravated Harassment, a Misdemeanor. Police said that over the past several months, Templeton sent various threatening text messages, including that she would make a man’s life miserable, despite being asked not to contact him. She is also facing a Harassment charge for threatening to strike the man in the face. A three-month order of protection was issued barring Templeton from contacting the man.
• Calvin D. Waldron, 25 of Standish Road, Saranac, NY was arraigned on a variety of drug-related charges, including the felony charge of third-degree criminal possession of a narcotic with the intent to sell. Police said that on Sept. 7 at about 8:30 p.m. he possessed 19 oxycodone pills with the intent to sell them. Waldron is facing a Misdemeanor charge for allegedly possessing 13 hypodermic needles. He is also facing a charge of seventh-degree Possession of a Controlled Substance for possessing a spoon bearing the residue of a hydrocodone pill. A witness said she, Waldron and others “shot up” a controlled substance, and he had given her morphine pills. In a statement to police, Waldron told police he obtained a variety of controlled substances from various sources including a corrections officer; and he identified his drug sources and talked about how an acquaintance had “cooked Meth” in her house.
• Robert E. Rounds III, 22, of Mud St., Athol, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree Criminal Mischief, based on an Oct. 1 incident. Police said he damaged the taillight of a woman’s vehicle. A three-month order of protection was issued.
• The Case of landlord Marilyn Richards versus Betsy Beadnell and Mark Shillabeer, tenants, was heard in court. Richards said trash had accumulated on the property and presented a hazard to children. Both parties appeared with attorneys. An agreement was reached for the tenants to meet the conditions of the lease, pay rent on time and clean the yard — thus the action to regain possession of the property was postponed to March 13, pending compliance with the lease.