POTSDAM – A Norwood man has been sent to county jail on cash bail after being arrested for allegedly stealing a 30-pack of beer and driving drunk on a golf cart down Sisson Street at 3:14 a.m. Wednesday.
Nicholas S. Amberman, 25, Norwood, was charged with petit larceny, felony driving while intoxicated (previous conviction within 10 years), first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, grand larceny: auto valued over $100, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, obstructing governmental administration and operating an unregistered motor vehicle on the highway.
Police allege they first received a report early Wednesday that a man had stolen a 30-pack of beer from the Sunoco on Market Street.
They later located an abandoned golf cart on Sisson Street containing a 30-pack of beer matching what was taken from the gas station.
Officers say they found Amberman nearby in a wooded area, and he was allegedly intoxicated.
Amberman reportedly refused to reveal to whom the golf cart belonged, and police said they believe it was stolen, but Amberman's brother Derek says it belongs to their mother and was not stolen..
Nicholas Amberman was arraigned in village court by Judge Pignone and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond. He will reappear in court at a later date.