Press-Republican

August 12, 2013

Police Log: Aug. 11, 2013


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NOT GUILTY VERDICT

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was found not guilty Aug. 3 of stealing a Ski Doo snowmobile from Dannemora.

Dennis P. Giddings Jr., 30, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and went on trial earlier this week in Clinton County Court, according to a press release from Giddings’s lawyer, Rebecca Fox of Plattsburgh.

No one else has been charged with the crime, the release said.

After a day of testimony, the case went to the jury Thursday morning and they returned their not guilty verdict after a brief deliberation, according to the release.

Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer prosecuted the case, the release said.

FELONY ARRESTS

TUPPER LAKE — A Tupper Lake man was charged with burglary.

Tupper Lake Police arrested Brandon C Rolley, 22, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Thursday at about 11 a.m. He was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.

Rolley, an employee at the Kildare club, allegedly broke into a fellow employee’s office and stole at least $150 in cash.

He was arranged in Tupper Lake court before Judge Leonard Young and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Rolley is scheduled to reappear in court on Sept. 18.

PLATTSBURGH — An Ellenburg man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing items from the local Wal-Mart store, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

According to police, Elijah L Viars walked out of the store without paying for about $1,200 worth of electronics including DVDs and stereo equipment.

Police arrested him on State Route 11 at about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday. Viars was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

He was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Aug. 12.

LAKE PLACID — A New Jersey man was charged with possession of a forged instrument and exposure of a person Aug. 7.

Matthew C. Lane, 19, of Cedar Grove, N.J. was arrested after he was seen urinating in public, the Lake Placid Police Department said in a news release.

Further investigation revealed that Lane was in possession of forged identification, police said.

Lane was arraigned in Lake Placid Village Court and released on $500 cash bail.

He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny after allegedly stealing items from the local Walmart, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

According to police, surveillance footage shows Elijah L Viars, 18, entering the store and walking toward the electronic stations before walking out with about $631.45 worth of items including DVD’s and stereo equipment without paying for them despite employee Croteau Joseph’s request for receipt.

He was arranged in the town of Plattsburgh and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 12.

LAKE PLACID — A Tupper Lake woman was charged with grand larceny Aug. 5.

Rachel L. Pryor, 39, was arrested by Lake Placid Police following an investigation that began after a laptop was reported stolen, according to a news release from the Lake Placid Police Department.

She was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

Pryor was arraigned in Lake Placid Village Court and is scheduled to reappear there at a later date.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man has pleaded guilty to charges following domestic dispute

Todd J Lafountain, 29 had been chargeed with false written statement, a misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment, a felony.

Plattsburgh-based State Police arrested Hanson on 152 Banker Road on July 9 at about 4pm.

Lafountain had accused his girlfriend, Jennifer Lever, of stricking him with her vehicle causing his body to smash the car’s windshield before rolling up the hood and onto the ground, police said. A proceeding investigation indicated Lafountain had intentionally smashed the windshield of his girlfriend’s car, Police said.

CHESTERFIELD — A Chesterfield man faces multiple charges following an alleged domestic dispute.

Plattsburgh-based State Police on Thursday arrested Adam R Hanson, 29, in Chesterfield at about 1:24pm.

Hanson allegedly got into an altercation with his Melissa Peresette whom police found with bruises on her neck, back and knees as well as a lump on the back of her head. He was charged with two counts of second-degree strangulation, a felony and three counts of assault with intention to cause physical injury; six counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors.

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

CHAZY — One person was injured in a July 31 accident involving two ATVs.

Shortly before 4:53 p.m., Deanna Mumley, 14, of Rouses Point and Dartanion A. Bechard, 15, of Chazy were each riding ATVs on Trombly Lane near Lake Shore Road/County Route 22, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Mumley allegedly failed to observe Bechard’s ATV stopping due to dust that had been disturbed by the vehicles and her vehicle struck his, Chazy-based State Police said.

No further information was available.

CHAZY — A Milton, Vt., woman was involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday.

At about 4:30 p.m., Jennifer Perez, 37, of New York, was driving a 2005 sedan eastbound on State Route 9, did not see the stop signs near the intersection at Miner Farm Road and failed to yield for Tirah L Constant, 44, who was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson, Chazy-based State Police said.

According to police, Tirah took evasive action to try to avoid coming into contact with Perez’s vehicle but overturned in the process. The two vehicles did not collide.

Police issued Perez two uniform traffic tickets. No further information was available as of Sunday evening.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Javier Simon