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Police: 72-year-old woman steals cookies, children's book

Warrensburg Judge Mindy Fisk presided Jan. 11 over a full court session, which included several felony cases — one in which authorities said a woman struck a man intentionally with her car, another in which a gun-wilding man was accused of trying to punch a police officer and fleeing rather than getting arrested for Disorderly Conduct. In another case, a man pled Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child for touching her private parts. Concluding the docket was a case in which a 72-year-old woman was accused of stealing honey, cookies and a children's book from the local grocery store.

Warrensburg Judge Mindy Fisk presided Jan. 11 over a full court session, which included several felony cases — one in which authorities said a woman struck a man intentionally with her car, another in which a gun-wilding man was accused of trying to punch a police officer and fleeing rather than getting arrested for Disorderly Conduct. In another case, a man pled Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child for touching her private parts. Concluding the docket was a case in which a 72-year-old woman was accused of stealing honey, cookies and a children's book from the local grocery store. Photo by Thom Randall.

— • The case of was Ashley M. Clark, 22, of Beswick Dr. in Warrensburg was adjourned to Jan. 25. She is charged with third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, based on a Nov. 14 incident. Police and witnesses said Clark operated her sedan in an aggressive and reckless manner while her young son was in the back seat. Witnesses said she pulled up near another car, saw her boyfriend in the vehicle and yelled a threatening comment to another person in the vehicle.

• Sharon L. Butler, 72, of Hicks Road in Queensbury was arraigned on a charge of Petit Larceny and Trespassing, and her case was adjourned to Jan. 25. Police said that Butler stole cookies, honey and a soft-covered book from the Warrensburg Grand Union. The goods had a value of $18.74. She faces the Trespassing charge because she was barred from the Grand Union for a prior stealing incident, according to the store manager. Butler told judge Fisk that she was out of work, and she requested an attorney.

• James J. Boutin, 48, of state Rte. 8, Wevertown, pled Guilty to a Misdemeanor charge of second-degree Aggravated Harassment, based on an incident at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Boutin had called a woman and left a voice mail with various obscenities and threatened to make her homeless. A one-year order of protection was granted barring Boutin from contacting the complainant. Boutin received a Conditional Discharge on the crime, and was fined $305.

• John E. McManus, 39, of Marion Avenue in Warrensburg, pled Guilty to a charge of Disorderly Conduct based on an incident at 8:18 p.m. Nov. 14. Police said that McManus screamed obscenities while walking down Marion Avenue. He was assessed a fine of $25 and a surcharge of $125.

• Wayne Martin of Schroon River Road in Warrensburg won a $910 small-claims default judgement against Jim Straight of state Rte. 418 in Warrensburg for not delivering firewood after Martin paid him to do so. Straight did not show up in court.

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