December 28, 2012

Police Log: Dec. 28, 2012


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ROUSES POINT — A Peru man was arrested on felony burglary charges in connection with an alleged domestic incident on Christmas Eve.

At 7:32 p.m., State Police responded to a domestic dispute in an apartment on Priscilla Lane in Rouses Point involving William R. Favreau, 29, and his estranged wife, Chazy-based State Police said.

Favreau’s wife told police she saw William entering her apartment from across the street while she was in her mother’s house.

A court mandate requires William to stay more than 1,000 yards away from Mrs. Favreau and her residence, police said.

Mrs. Favreau went into her apartment and told William to leave multiple times. He verbally abused and yelled at her as he followed her around the house, police said. Then William took away Mrs. Favreau’s phone so she was unable to call her mothers for help, police said.

William physically restrained his wife in the bedroom closet but she was able to break free of his grasp. When Mrs. Favreau pushed William away, he struck her in the face, causing a bloody nose and cuts to her left eye and both arms.

Three children were in the residence throughout the incident, police said.

Police notified the Department of Social Services of the incident.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation has adopted the case.

The U.S. Border Patrol found William traveling south on I-87 that night, police said.

He was arrested at 11:45 p.m. and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony. He was also charged with third-degree assault, second-degree criminal contempt in accordance with disobeying the court, and three counts of acting in a manner to injure a child younger than 17 years old, all misdemeanors.

William was arraigned in Rouses Point Town Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail without bail. He is due to reappear in court at 1 p.m. Monday.

William was sentenced in Sept. of this year to 90 days in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal contempt.

TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing the Stewart’s in Ticonderoga on Christmas Eve morning.

The Ticonderoga Police used surveillance footage to identify Vincent E. Brown Jr., 28, who allegedly burglarized the Stewart’s Shop at 26 Montcalm Street Monday morning, police said.

No information was available as to what Brown took from Stewart’s, if anything, police said.

After a search for the alleged burglar, police arrested Brown at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Brown was remanded to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man faces two felony charges after his arrest early Christmas morning.

Saranac Lake Village Police reported they responded to a call about a domestic dispute. During that incident, Michael L. Bombard, 24, is alleged to have stabbed his girlfriend in the leg with a knife.

The victim was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake where she was treated and released, said Sgt. William Cote of the Saranac Lake Police Department.

Bombard was taken into custody at 12:25 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault and third-degree. He was arraigned in Saranac Lake Village Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond.

His court information was not available.

BRUSHTON — A Bangor man was arrested on one felony charge and six non-felony charges stemming from an alleged domestic dispute on Dec. 11.

According to Malone-based State Police, Matthew J. Hosler, 22, purposely ran into his girlfriend’s Ford Ranger pickup with his vehicle following an incident on Wagner Road in Brushton.

The incident was reported to police at 12:10 a.m.

Hosler was arrested 40 minutes later.

He was charged with third-degree criminal mischief of property valued at more than $250, a felony. Hosler was also charged with four misdemeanors: third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief in accordance with preventing an emergency call and resisting arrest. In addition, he was charged with second-degree harassment with physical contract and unlawful possession of marijuana, both violations.

The police report was incomplete and no information was available as to any injuries the victim may have sustained.

Hosler was arraigned in Bangor Town Court and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. He was still incarcerated as of Wednesday night, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

PLATTSBURGH — A former Beekmantown resident was arrested Wednesday on a felony worker’s compensation charge associated with insurance fraud.

Bonnie L. Miller, 62, of Ocala, Fla., was arrested by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh Justice Court Wednesday before Judge Kevin Patnode on a charge of worker’s compensation fraudulent practices.

It is alleged that Miller was receiving worker’s compensation benefits without reporting it to her employer or insurance company while she continued to work in her own capacity, according to the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office. She received $6,195.62 in worker’s compensation benefits to which she was not entitled, officials said.

Miller was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to reappear in court Jan. 3.

Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx is prosecuting the case. Miller is not yet represented by an attorney, according to the District Attorney’s office.

The Department of Financial Services Criminal Investigation Unit and the New York State Worker’s Compensation Office of the Inspector General assisted in the investigation.


BLACK BROOK — At least one person was injured in a two-car accident Dec. 13.

Shortly before 4:32 p.m., Anthony G. Finnegan, 47, of AuSable Forks, was traveling west on Dry Bridge Road near Birchwood Drive in the Town of Black Brook with a car driven by Nicole M. Light, 23, of Plattsburgh, driving directly behind him, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Finnegan attempted to turn into his driveway but Light did not see him turning, and struck his car as she attempted to pass him, police said.

State Police could provide no information as to the drivers’ or any passengers’ injuries or if any tickets were issued.

PLATTSBURGH — At least one person was injured in a two-car accident Dec. 14.

Shortly before 11:20 a.m., Kathleen J. Thorne, 73, of Plattsburgh, failed to observe a vehicle directly in front of her driven by Charles V. Mooney, 34, of Morrisonville, which was stopped in traffic facing west on Cornelia Street near Healey Avenue in the Town of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Thorne’s vehicle struck Mooney’s, police said.

At least one person was transported to CVPH.

State Police could provide no information as to the drivers’ or any passengers’ injuries or if any tickets were issued.

CHAZY — An Altona woman was injured in a one-car accident Dec. 18.

Kayla L. Dragoon, 18, was driving west on Miner Farm Road near Ridge Road in the Town of Chazy shortly before 3:42 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and went off the left side of the road, striking a telephone pole, according to Chazy-based State Police.

Dragoon was transported to CVPH for a bruise to her head where she was treated and released.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Dan Heath