Man seeks shelter from cold, is arrested

• The case of Lance C. Johnson, 21, Ray's Road, Warrensburg, was adjourned to Jan. 12. He is accused of second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, based on a Nov. 27 incident. Police said he entered a residence at 116 Hudson St. in Warrensburg at about 3 a.m. and stayed there unlawfully until the tenant, Bridget Weyant, asked him to leave. According to Johnson's statement to 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 his sister to let him in. He said the lights were on in Weyant's apartment, he knocked, then opened the door and yelled "Hello," and Weyant got upset. He apologized to her for entering, and gave her his name, he said, adding he had no criminal intentions. Bryant, according to her statement was awakened by Johnson and she got out of bed and told him "Get the [expletive] out of my house," and called the police.

• Joshua D. Persons, 24, River Street, Warrensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and was sentenced to a conditional discharge, and fined $225. He had originally been charged with third-degree assault based on an incident Oct. 8 on River Street. Police said at about noon that day he pushed a woman with both hands against a rock wall, causing an abrasion and bleeding to her lower back. An order of protection was imposed.

• Dametri D. Brown, 18, State Route 8, Johnsburg, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Police said when they made a traffic stop Nov. 14 on Route 40, he possessed six grams of marijuana and two marijuana cigarettes. Brown a ordered to pay $225 to the court representing a fine and surcharge.

• Tyrone N. Tanko, 49, Alden Avenue, Warrensburg, pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired in satisfaction of several charges. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, and faces $560 in fines and surcharges. He was ordered to attend a victims' impact panel, to continue treatment for substance abuse - and his license was suspended for 90 days.

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