Amsterdam man pleads guilty to robbing person in parking lot

FONDA – An Amsterdam resident pleaded guilty May 22 in Montgomery County Court to robbing a person in the Joe’s Market parking lot in January.

Raymond Conniff III, 19, pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery. According to representatives from Montgomery County District Attorney James “Jed” Conboy’s office, Conniff took property from someone Jan. 12 in the Joe’s Market parking lo.

Conniff will be sentenced to between one and three years in state prison on July 10.

In other court action:

Joseph J. Duffy, 52, of Amsterdam pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operator.

Duffy will be ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and spend five years on probation requiring his participation in Montgomery County’s Adult Drug Court Treatment Program.

Travis R. Carruth, 25, of Amsterdam pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary. During a traffic stop, officials said, Carruth was caught with a stolen aluminum radiator from an Elk Street factory.

He will be sentenced to six months in county jail and five years of probation on July 10.

Veronica M. Bennett, 40, of 16 John St., Amsterdam, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to third-degree criminal mischief. Bennett broke two windows April 16 from a porch on Fourth Avenue in Amsterdam.

She will be sentenced on July 12 to six months in Montgomery County jail, five years of probation and any restitution for the damages.

Johnathan D. Palombo, 27, of 38 James St., Amsterdam, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision.

Palombo pleaded guilty on April 4 to second-degree robbery. He implied that he had a weapon and stole money from the cash drawer at Citgo Kings Fast Food, 72 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, on Nov. 24. Palombo also will owe $440 restitution to the owner of Citgo.

Michael R. Hanrahan, 33, of 38 Green St., Amsterdam, was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation requiring participation in the county’s Adult Drug Court Treatment Program and $1,100 restitution for damages.

Hanrahan pleaded guilty July 9 to second-degree burglary. Police caught him in the process of a burglary on May 12, 2012, in the Dunkin Donuts shop at 160 Church St., Amsterdam.

Patrick H. Steenburgh, 19, of 8 Lincoln St., Fort Plain, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in the Montgomery County Jail and 10 years of probation.

Steenburgh pleaded guilty April 3 to second-degree rape. The incident occurred Oct. 19 in Minden to a victim who was younger than age 15.