Sept. 1 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding
Woman faces charges after punching mom over child custody
• The case of Rachel L. Weiler, 28, Upper Sherman Avenue, Queensbury, was adjourned to Sept. 15. She is accused of second-degree harassment, for an incident at 9:23 p.m. Aug. 15 in which police said she shoved Bridget L. Giernacky at 4 Orton Dr. with both hands, causing her to fall back into a parked vehicle.
Weiler has lodged a complaint against Giernacky, 27, 4 Orton Dr., relating to that same incident. Giernacky is charged with third-degree assault. Police said after she was shoved against a vehicle, Giernacky pulled Weiler's hair, dragged her to the ground and proceeded to kick her in the face causing a cut above her right eye. When Weiler recovered and stood back up, according to the accusation, Giernacky punched her in the face. Since Weiler was holding her 7-year-old son in her arms, causing a risk of injury to the child, Giernacky was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Giernacky said in a statement, police said, that Weiler had come to her house, and Giernacky went outside to get the child, the son of her boyfriend Joe Weiler, and Weiler wouldn't comply. Giernacky admitted in her statement she had pulled Weiler's hair and punched her after Giernacky had been shoved into a car. Giernacky's case was adjourned to Sept. 22.
• The case of Sadie M. Wells, 29, State Route 28 was adjourned to Sept. 15. She is accused with fourth-degree criminal mischief for punching her fist through a bedroom door at about 2 a.m. Aug. 22 in an apartment at 11 Swan St., leaving a gaping hole in it. An order of protection, effective through 2010, was issued to restrain Wells from contacting the woman whose bedroom door was damaged.