Teen said jeans needed for winter

A teen-ager has admitted to stealing a pair of jeans from JCPenney after he told law enforcers he needed something warm to wear in the winter.

Antonio R. Boyer, 18, of 35 Elk St., Amsterdam, pleaded guilty before City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wednesday to petty larceny. Two counts of second-degree forgery and one count each of making a false written statement and false personation were dismissed. His case was adjourned for sentencing to July 25.

Police said at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Boyer tried to steal a $25 pair of jeans from JCPenney. Police said Boyer then gave the responding officers a fake ID.

In a statement to police, Boyer said he’s homeless and broke, and was trying to steal the pants because he only owned the clothes on his back — which only included a pair of shorts for the winter.

Also in City Court:

¿ Jonathan M. Beatty, 26, of 1007 N. James St., was sentenced by Judge John C. Gannon Thursday to 60 days in jail, with credit for time served, was ordered to pay $6,923.83 in restitution, and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of third-degree assault. A charge of second-degree harassment was dismissed.

Police said at 8:45 p.m. May 20, Beatty punched his 46-year-old father in the face, causing bruising that required a trip to Rome Memorial Hospital.

¿ Tara L. Pomento, 37, of 7490 Canterbury Hill Road, was released on her own recognizance by Judge Wilson on a charge of second-degree harassment. Her case was adjourned to July 6.

State police said at 9:15 p.m. May 2, Pomento struck her husband in the face during an argument at their residence.

¿ Jorge L. Alvarado Jr., 18, of 406 S. George St., was sentenced to 15 days in jail, with credit for time served, and was ordered to pay a $200 surcharge on one count of fourth-degree mischief. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed.

Police said at 7:10 a.m. May 29, Alvarado punched a mailbox on Laurel Street.

¿ Shouneyia Steffen, 34, of 437 Park Drive Manor II, was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of trespass, reduced from petty larceny.

Authorities said at 10:18 p.m. May 19, Steffen stole $121 worth of beauty products from Price Chopper on Black River Boulevard.