• The case of Colson N. Powell, 21, of River St., Warrensburg, was adjourned to March 2. He is charged with the Misdemeanor of choking another person. Police said he choked his girlfriend at about 2 a.m. Feb. 1, rendering her unable to breath and talk.
He's also charged with a Misdemeanor of Criminal Mischief for throwing her cell phone against the wall. The woman told police that two days earlier, she had been riding in the car with Colson, and she asked for one cigarette then another, after which he punched her in her face. She told police days later she didn't report it to authorities because she didn't think he would do it again.
Following the incident in the car, she described the situation on Facebook, arguing with him on the social website whether he had punched and injured her, or merely pushed her in the face over bothering him for cigarettes, which is what he later told police. She told police the Facebook argument prompted her boyfriend to come home angry on Feb. 1. She said in a statement Powell jumped on her in bed, choked her, and later pushed her into a baby swing and television, and that she was worried because her baby was present in the room. They both admitted throwing each others' cell phones against the wall. He told police that he didn't choke her.
• Anthony R. Lambert, 25, of Rocky Ridge, Warrensburg, pled Guilty to Possession of Marijuana, based on an incident at 10:50 p.m. Jan. 28 following a traffic stop on state Rte. 9 for an inadequate muffler. At that time, Lambert possessed a smoking pipe and Baggie, both containing marijuana. Lambert was sentenced to a fine and surcharge totaling $225.
• Vincent J. Rathbun, 41, of Lake George, admitted to Violation of Probation, based on convictions last year of Aggravated DWI, Criminal Mischief and Harassment when he kicked a police officer and attempted to kick out a police car window while he was being transported to a station. Rathbun was resentenced to 6 months in jail.
• A judgement of $1,220 was granted to landlord Roger Shaw for 2+ months of unpaid rent at 3664 Main St. on behalf of Merle Ann Humiston, Frank Salvaggio and Mark Shasteen. Shaw was granted an order to evict the three from their one-bedroom apartment.
• Lance C. Johnson, 21, of High St., Athol, pled Guilty to the Misdemeanor of Criminal Trespass. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, and was ordered to pay only a mandatory surcharge of $125. On Nov. 27, he entered a residence at 116 Hudson St. in Warrensburg at about 3 a.m. and stayed there unlawfully until the female tenant called police. Johnson had told police he went into the home because it was cold outside, and he couldn't get into his sister's locked house next door, and needed to use a phone to call her. An order of protection issued barring him from contacting the woman.
• Carrie L. Rabideau, 38, of Sewell St., Lake George, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. She had been charged in a police sting aimed at convenience store clerks selling alcoholic beverages to minors. She had been charged with the Misdemeanor of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child for selling beer to a 19-year-old without asking for identification.
• The cases of Darrin Baker, Delila Fish, David Goodell, Clifford Johnson IV, John Peluso II and Kenneth Wilkins, were adjourned to Feb. 23. The case of James Miller was adjourned to March 9. The case of James Cutler was adjourned to an undetermined date. A bench warrant was issued for Carrie McComsey of 34, of Lake George, on a charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.