November 4, 2013

Police Log: Nov. 4, 2013


SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man faces multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness. 

According to a news release from Saranac Lake Village Police, Patrick A. St. John, 23, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Saturday following an investigation into a complaint alleging St. John entered a local home and threatened the resident with a baseball bat. 

He allegedly attempted to strike the individual with the bat, the report noted, and caused damage to both a door and a door frame. 

In addition, St. John is accused of threatening to cause the homeowner physical injury if that individual provided the police with information regarding another case.

He was charged with first-degree burglary, a class B felony; second-degree attempted assault, a class E felony; and third-degree intimidating a witness, also a class E felony.

St. John also faces three class A misdemeanor charges: second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He was arraigned in Village Court and remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. 

ALTONA — An inmate at Altona Correctional Facility was arrested upon his release Thursday for aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense.

Robert W. Robinson, 47, allegedly sent a letter to a person under an order of protection while he was in the correctional facility, Chazy-based State Police said.

He was charged with aggravated criminal contempt in the first degree, with a prior conviction within five years, and aggravated family offense, both felonies, police said.

He was arraigned before the Town of Altona Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail without bail pending further court action.

No further information was available.


NORTH ELBA — One woman was injured in a two-car accident Friday.

At about noon, Ryan P. St. Louis, 30, of Lake Placid was traveling westbound on Old Military Road. As he crested Riki Hill, he observed a vehicle stopped in the lane but wasn’t able to avoid it, Ray Brook-based State Police said.

The driver of the second vehicle, Allecia K. Haney, 23, of Lisbon, N.Y., was transported to Adirondack Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

No further information was available.

— By Contributing Writer Amy Heggen

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