Police say man faked identity

GLOVERSVILLE – City police stopped a man on a bicycle Tuesday after he rode into traffic, and he then proceeded to give police false identification before it was determined he was wanted on parole and had active warrants out of New York City for drug-related offenses, authorities said.

Leonard Hollis, 29, of New York City, was arrested by city police and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and false personation, both misdemeanors.

Police said Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. officers stopped Hollis riding his bike through the intersection of North and North Main streets for riding into traffic. When questioned, Hollis provided a false name and date of birth, police said.

Authorities said Hollis did not have identification on him, so officers escorted him back to his residence, 14 Temple St., so he could retrieve his ID.

Hollis then produced an Oregon driver’s license which officers found to be fraudulent, police said.

As attempts were made to ascertain his actual identification, he provided the name Leonard Hollis, and it was determined at the scene that Hollis, who is known in the area as “HellBoy” or “HB,” was wanted in New York City, police said.

He was returned to the station and processed. New York State Parole and New York City police were contacted and advised of Hollis’ arrest.

He was arraigned in City Court and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $5,000 cash bail, and other charges may be pending, police said.