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Smurf Netted in Gloversville

Smurf Netted in Gloversville

Anthony “Smurf” SmithA man with a street name of “Smurf” and a member of the Bloods street gang was picked up on a parole violation for possessing not a Smurfberry, but a weapon, according to police.

Gloversville Police say they stopped Anthony “Smurf” Smith, 31, of N. Arlington Ave, Gloversville on Thursday while he was driving a rental car. They found Smith did not have a valid license.

Smith was arrested for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (a misdemeanor) and found he was on Parole for Criminal Possession of a Weapon and a member of the Bloods street gang. Smith was arraigned in Gloversville City Court by Judge Traci Dimezza and sent to the Fulton County jail, authorities said.

Michael BlaneyAlso on Thursday, Gloversville Police went to 16 Seventh Ave., and said Michael Blaney took off running. He was wanted on a city court bench warrant, authorities said in a statement.

Blaney was arrested for Failure to Appear on a Vehicle and Traffic violation plus charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (7th Degree, Class A Misdemeanor), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor) and Attempted Assault (3rd Degree, Class B Misdemeanor).

Blaney grabbed and dragged his 11-year old nephew during an argument while at 31 Jay St., authorities said. Detectives and a caseworker from Fulton County Social Services tried to find him and tracked him to 200 Bleecker Street, where he was found with heroin, police said. Blaney was arraigned and is also in the Fulton County jail on $2,500 cash bail.


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