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Blotters: Dec. 14, 2017

Omar S. Nelson, 37, of 6 Farnsworth Dr., apartment 9, Slingerlands, was arrested on Nov. 2 by Guilderland Police Investigator Brian Leach for second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony. According to the arrest report, Nelson deposited a forged business check in the amount of $1,974.96 into an account at Stuyvesant Plaza and later withdrew the funds. Deputy Chief of the Guilderland Police Curtis Cox said this week that the check was deposited into Nelson’s account at Stuyvesant Plaza’s Trustco Bank. The arrest report says that, upon being notified of the charges, Nelson turned himself in at the police station with his lawyer. He was arraigned and released on bail, the report says.

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Peter A. Hamilton, 49, of Guilderland, was arrested by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew White at New Scotland Road, New Scotland, for driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor; and for driving without a license, an infraction. Police pulled over Hamilton when a license plate reader identified the vehicle he was driving as having a suspended registration; Hamilton told police he did not know why the registration was suspended, the arrest report says. Police found that he did not have a license, the report says. He is due in New Scotland Town Court on Dec. 21.

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Ashleigh M. Wheaton, 23, of Pattersonville, and Nicole M. Leone, 23, of Schenectady, were ticketed on Dec. 1 by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Corey Prignon at Thompsons Lake Road, Altamont, for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; Leone was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, an infraction. Police pulled Leone over for failing to stop and found that her vehicle smelled of marijuana; she and Wheaton said that they had smoked in the vehicle earlier, the police report says. Both are due in Knox Town Court on Jan. 3, 2018.

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Joseph J. Jimenez, 29, of Albany, was arrested on Dec. 3 by Albany County Sheriff’s Sergeant Patrick Strollo at Route 85A, Voorheesville, for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; having a controlled substance in a non-original container, a violation; and for failing to dim his lights, an infraction. Police pulled Jimenez over for failing to dim his lights and saw marijuana on the floor near the driver’s seat; Jimenez said the marijuana belonged to his cousin, the police report says. Narcotics canine Turner gave a positive response to the vehicle’s exterior and police found in Jimenez’s pocket an amphetamine capsule, the report says. He is due in New Scotland Town Court on Jan. 4, 2018.