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Police: Diner attack leads to arrest

Sept. 22 - Judge Mindy Fisk presiding• The case of Andrea Gillingham, 33, of Burdick Avenue, Warrensburg, was adjourned to Oct. 13. She is accused of third-degree assault based on an incident occurring about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12. According to a witness, Gillingham, a cook at Bill's Diner, threw items out of the diner's refrigerator onto the floor, and a female co-worker told her to stop. Gillingham then pushed the woman against a hot cook stove and sink, then grabbed her and put her into a headlock, according to the witness. Police said Gillingham's mother then pulled her off the victim. An order of protection was issued barring Gillingham from having contact with the woman.• A case against Amanda L. Planty, 21, of Warrensburg, was adjourned to Sept. 29. She is accused of resisting arrest in an incident Sept. 17, on Elm Street. Police said she pushed and spit at a police officer who was attempting to arrest her for aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor, for contacting Theresa Gailab on Facebook and leaving a message for her after being prohibited from contacting her, police said.• The case of John Robert Richardson, 27, of Burke Drive, Queensbury was also adjourned. He is accused of the misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment based on a Sept. 14 incident. Police said he called a woman's cell phone, a man answered and he threatened to burn his house down and that he was "dead." He is also facing a similar charge based on posting a message Sept. 13 on Facebook in which he made a mortal threat and threatened to slap a woman, police said.• The case of William Szabo, 46, was adjourned to Oct. 6. He is accused of aggravated harassment based on an incident Sept. 17. Police said that within 90 minutes on that day, Szabo called a former girlfriend eight times and sent five text messages. An order of protection was issued barring him from contacting her.• Judge Mindy Fisk issued a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in the case of William J. Diamond, 42, of South Glens Falls. He had faced the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for a May 9 incident. That day, he played loud music and yelled obscenities out the open window of his former Main Street, Warrensburg residence, police said, despite being told by officers to quiet down and clean up his language.• The cases of Fahri Colak, Philip Deloria, Claude Kuzmiak, Wayne Kennedy Jr., John Peluso were adjourned to Oct. 6. The cases of Jeremy Barber, Pauline Buckley, Bridget Giernacky and Tyrone Tanko were adjourned to Oct. 20. The case of Laurie Kennedy was adjourned to Oct. 13.• An arrest warrant was issued for Kolby B. Semon, 25, of Pine Street. He is facing charges of second-degree menacing. Police said at about 11 p.m. Aug. 30, he pointed an air soft pistol at a person who perceived the pistol to be a real firearm.Sept. 15 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding• In a plea bargain, Joseph Giustino, 26, of Forest Lake Road, Warrensburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a hypodermic instrument, based on a March 4 incident. He was sentenced to a fine and surcharge totalling $405. The plea was settling a variety of charges based on a search of Giustino's bedroom March 4 by his father Robert, who found drug scales and a hypodermic instrument and 6 "decks" of heroin in his bedroom and a baby food jar containing one gram of marijuana in his closet, according to police. Originally, he was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic instrument and possession of marijuana in this case. Giustino was also arrested in July on a charge of possession of a hypodermic instrument and aggravated unlicensed operation based on a July traffic stop, for which he received a conditional discharge, but was later charged with violating the discharge. On Sept. 15, the charge of violation of conditional discharge was withdrawn by Judge Nissen, but $990 in fines and surcharges based on that court decision are still due.• The case of Amanda Planty, 21, of Sanford Street, Warrensburg, was adjourned to Sept. 29. She is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, harassment, and disorderly conduct. Police said that on Aug. 30, Planty was standing in the parking lot of the Warrensburg Commons apartment complex, and she yelled an obscenity at a county sheriff's patrol officer - with several children standing in the area. When he sought to arrest her for disorderly conduct, she fought back and slapped him in the face, leading to the other two charges.• The case of Kolby B. Semon, 25, of Pine Street, Corinth was adjourned to Sept. 22. He is facing charges of second-degree menacing. Police said that at about 11 p.m. Aug. 30 he pointed an air soft pistol at a person who perceived the pistol to be a real firearm.• The case of Arie Kaplan of Montreal was adjourned to Sept. 29. She is facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, based on a traffic stop 10:53 a.m. Aug. 20, on the Northway. Police said she didn't answer a summons for Malta Town Court that dates back to 1990, and her license was suspended.• Benjamin E. Cohen, 26, of East Hampton pleaded guilty to a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to a fine and surcharge totaling $705 and 40 hours of community service, and awarded a one-year conditional discharge. He is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and DWI-drugs, a misdemeanor. Police said that on Dec. 4 he was stopped on I-87 driving 82 miles per hour in a 65 m.p.h. zone. When stopped, police found a plastic baggie containing .4 grams of cocaine, eight grams of marijuana and a metal grinder containing three grams of marijuana - all in his possession.• In a plea bargain, Michael W. Monroe, 30, of Hayesburg Road, Brant Lake pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct and was sentenced to pay a court surcharge of $125 and was awarded a conditional discharge. Monroe originally faced a misdemeanor petit larceny charge based on a July 26 incident. Police said 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. Monroe was caught by a store investigator who sat in a car, out of sight, in the store parking lot.• A warrant of eviction was granted to remove Jolene Jacobson from her home at 3914 Main St., Warrensburg, based on non-payment of rent. A judgment was issued in favor of landlord J-Mac Realty for $645 representing unpaid rent money.• A warrant of eviction was granted to remove Steven and Gwen Roberts from their home at 40 Burdick Ave. based on non-payment of rent, and a judgment was issued in favor of landlord Glenda Duell for $1,075 representing unpaid rent money.• A warrant of eviction was granted to remove Wade and Diane Brown from their home at 1288A Schroon River Road based on non-payment of rent, and a judgement was issued in favor of landlord Glenda Duell for $1,505 representing unpaid rent money.• A warrant of eviction was granted to remove Charles and Neomi Colegrove from their home at 73 River St., Warrensburg, based on non-payment of rent, and a judgement was issued in favor of landlord Glenda Duell for $3,520 representing unpaid rent and utilities.• The cases of Tyler Baker, Lynn Bennett, Kathleen Carter, Harold Passino, Rachel Weiler, were adjourned to Sept. 29. The cases of David Aminano, Maria Natale, Kelly Raffferty, David Thompson and Sadie Wells, were adjourned to Oct. 13. The case of Jamie Durham was adjourned to Oct. 27.

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