June 30, 2013

Police Log: June 30, 2013



Flood waters caused the closure of two area roads Saturday afternoon.

Military Turnpike was closed from Laplante Road to Duley Road and General Leroy Manor Road was closed from Rand Hill Road to Reservoir Road.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for northeastern Clinton County until midnight Saturday. 


PLATTSBURGH — A inmate at the Clinton County Jail was indicted on criminal contempt charges Thursday.

Ryan A. Smith, 24, allegedly wrote numerous threatening letters to a person, thereby breaking a court-issued order of protection existing between Smith and the other person, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.

The arrest warrant was issued out of Clinton County Court on June 18 after a grand jury indicted Smith, police said.

It was unknown whether Smith wrote the letters while he was in jail.

Smith was charged with 11 counts of first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree criminal contempt.

He was processed by State Police and sent back to County Jail, police said.

BELLMONT — An Ellenburg man was charged June 16 with felony drunken driving after he crashed his car in March, police said.

After receiving a report of an accident, State Police found a demolished Ford F-150 in a field off the north shoulder of County Route 24 in the Town of Bellmont, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Kevin A. Ryan, 39, was traveling east on County Route 24 when his truck crossed into the westbound lane and exited the roadway via the north shoulder, police said.

The vehicle followed the land contour parallel to the road before striking a National Grid pole, police said.

The truck continued east, striking an earth embankment, causing it to become airborne, police said.

Ryan was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone.

Toxicology results showed Ryan had a 0.17 blood-alcohol content close to the time of the accident, police said.

Ryan was arrested June 16 and was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08, a felony; driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; moving from a lane unsafely, an infraction; and imprudent speed, an infraction.

He was released on his own recognizance to appear in court at a later date.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Amy Heggen