March 17 - Judge Richard

• The case of Amy Mears 26, of Hudson Falls, was adjourned to March 17. Mears, also known as Amy E. Garn, is accused of a Misdemeanor charge of issuing a bad check Sept .4 to Jacobs & Toney Meat Store for $53.90 on a closed account, according to court records.

• Douglas M. Augusta, 49, of 17 Hudson St., Warrensburg, was charged with fourth-degree Grand Larceny, a Felony. Police said he collected unemployment insurance benefits from the state from June to Aug 2009, yet he worked during several of those months. The state claims Augusta received more $2,789 in benefits that he wasn't entitled to receive. Augusta said he needed the money to pay bills and child support, prosecutors said. The case was adjourned to March 31.

• The case of Robert O. Eastman, 32, was adjourned to March 31. He is charged with the Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a Violation, based on a 3:30 a.m. March 13 incident. Police said they found a glass smoking device containing marijuana residue in his jacket pocket.

• The case of Luis A. Barban, 21 of Poughkeepsie NY was adjourned to March 31. He is charged with the Misdemeanors of Criminal Contempt, and Criminal Impersonation based on a June 13, 2009 incident. Police said he violated an Order of Protection by having a woman in his car that he wasn't supposed to be with. When stopped on River St., police said, he gave a fictitious name.

• The case of Lauren Bentley, 19, of South Johnsburg Rd. in Warrensburg was adjourned to March 31. She is charged with seventh-degree Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on a 11:25 p.m. Feb. 28 traffic stop on Hudson St. when she was found to be possessing two smoking pipes and two Baggies containing marijuana. Her vehicle was towed in the incident.

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