Sept. 26 — Judge Bryan Winslow
• Joshua Westcott, 24, of Alder Meadow Rd. in Schroon Lake was arraigned on a charge of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana based on a traffic stop at11:18 a.m. Aug. 16. Police said they stopped him for speeding on the Northway at 81 miles per hour, and then found a pill bottle containing marijuana residue and several “roaches.” Westcott is also facing a charge of second-degree Aggravated Unlawful Operation of a Motor Vehicle due to a previous conviction, they said. Westcott’s case was adjourned to Oct. 10.
• Adam B. Arnold, 27, of River St. in Warrensburg, was granted a one-year Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. He had been accused of smashing out a rear passenger window of a female’s Ford Escape on Sept. 7. The woman had also accused Arnold of choking her, but Arnold contended that he didn’t choke her, but that he wanted to prevent her from riding with someone who had been drinking.
• In a plea bargain, John R. Wilson, 49, of Lake Avenue, Warrensburg pled Guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired, a reduction of an original charge of DWI. In the deal, two alcohol charges and several traffic infractions were dismissed. Wilson’s license was suspended for 90 days and he was ordered to attend a victim’s impact panel. He also pled guilty to third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. He received a Conditional Discharge on all surviving charges, and assessed $285 in fines and surcharges.
• Orry Sonnenschein, 24, of Houston Texas, who clocked traveling 92 miles per hour on state Rte. 9 at 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 15, pled Guilty to speeding 65 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. He was assessed a fine and surcharge totaling $235.
• Scott Ovitt, 51, of East Schroon River Road in Diamond Point, pled Guilty to a charge of second-degree Harassment, a reduction from his original Aggravated Harassment charge. based on a Sept. 3 incident. Police said Ovitt called a man twice on Sept. 3 after being told not to. He was ordered to pay as $125 fine. The man Ovitt called was granted an Order of Protection blocking Ovitt from contacting him.