Press-Republican

July 15, 2013

Police Log: July 15, 2013


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FELONY ARRESTS

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was arrested for two accounts of assault Sunday.

At about 2:46 a.m., Vincent Roulhac, 33, allegedly stabbed Kevin Sharrow, 23, of Plattsburgh, and injured Duey Hampton, 33, of Plattsburgh, with a knife, Plattsburgh City Police said.

The Protection Avenue assault was spotted by an officer, who noticed a laceration on Sharrow’s arm and a cut on Hampton’s lip, police said.

The victims were both brought to CVPH Medical Center, police said.

Roulhac was charged with two accounts of assault in the second degree, criminal possession of cocaine, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, all class D felonies, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said.

He was arraigned at Plattsburgh City Court and is being held at the county jail on no bail, police said.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with felony drunken driving Friday afternoon.

Robert Gebhardt, 64, allegedly backed into another vehicle at Eco Car Wash on Cornelia Street, leaving minor damage, which prompted the store employees to report the accident, Plattsburgh City Police said.

Gebhardt tried to leave the scene, but the employees kept him on location, police said.

He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, with a prior offense, a felony, and he was issued a traffic ticket, police said.

Gebhardt was arraigned in the City of Plattsburgh Court, and was released on his own recognizance, police said.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with felony drunken driving and driving without a license, also a felony, Thursday.

Ricky Vanvalkenburg, 40, was observed squealing his tires at two places on Court Street, which initiated a traffic stop, Plattsburgh City Police said.

Through the course of the interview, he was found to be intoxicated, with an open container in the vehicle, police said.

Vanvalkenburg was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, both felonies. Tickets were also issued for an unsafe start, having an open container of alcohol, possessing another person’s license, failing to surrender his license, and having expired insurance, police said.

He was arraigned in the City of Plattsburgh Court and was sent to county jail with no bail.

CHAMPLAIN — A Colorado fugitive wanted for failure to appear on marijuana distribution charges was arrested July 9.

Joseph B. Upshaw, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was wanted out of the El Paso County Sherriff’s Department in Colorado, Chazy State Police said.

After being deported out of Canada, Upshaw was picked up at the Champlain Port of Entry, and U.S. Marshals turned him over to State Police, police said.

He was arraigned before the Town of Champlain Court and is now held at Clinton County Jail, pending a county court hearing, as the extradition is still pending, police said.

No further information was available.

DANNEMORA — An inmate was charged with two felonies July 2.

Rasuan Sangers, 30, was arrested at the State Police barracks in Plattsburgh and was charged with first-degree possession of dangerous prison contraband and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction.

The original incident was reported to State Police at 2:09 p.m. May 27.

Sanders is still in the custody of law-enforcement authorities.

No further information was available.

DANNEMORA — An inmate was charged with three felonies July 1.

Anthony Minkeson, 23, was arrested at the State Police barracks in Plattsburgh and was charged with assault with a weapon with intent to cause physical injury, first-degree possession of dangerous prison contraband and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction.

The original incident was reported to State Police at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 1 of last year, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Minkeson is in the custody of law-enforcement authorities, according to the entry.

No further information was available.

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

PLATTSBURGH — One person was injured in a two-car accident July 9.

Shortly before 7:58 a.m., Tony W. Smith, 55, of Plattsburgh, was stopped at a traffic signal facing west in the right turning lane of Thomas Macdonough Highway at the intersection with Route 9 in the Town of Plattsburgh, when the vehicle behind him driven by Suzanne W. Hokanson, 66, of Savannah, Ga., accelerated and struck Smith’s vehicle, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

No further information was available.

PLATTSBURGH — One person was injured in a two-car accident July 9 and one driver was charged with a misdemeanor following the accident.

Shortly before 11:49 a.m., Crystal R. Vondwingelo, 21, of North Canaan, Conn., was stopped facing west at the intersection of Route 22 and the Buck’s Discount Center parking lot in the Town of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Meanwhile, Eva J. Seymour, 65, of West Chazy was traveling north on Route 22 when Vondwingelo pulled out of the parking lot and struck Seymour’s vehicle, police said.

Vondwingelo was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and failure to yield to the right of the way of a motor vehicle when entering a roadway, a traffic infraction, police said.

SARANAC — One person was injured in a two-car accident July 6.

At about 1:36 a.m., Michael H. Waldron, 43, of Colchester, Vt., was traveling eastbound on State Route 3 when he veered into the westbound lane, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

A vehicle in the westbound lane, driven by Kylee M. Paye, 18, of Lake Placid, was subsequently struck by Waldron’s vehicle, and both cars came to rest on the south shoulder of the road, police said.

Waldron was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and failure to keep right, police said.

He was arraigned in the Town of Saranac and committed to jail in lieu of $750 bail and $1,000 bond. He is to reappear in court at 6 p.m. July 8, police said.

A 15-year-old female passenger in the vehicle driven by Paye was brought to CVPH, requiring 10 stitches for a face laceration, police said.

AUSABLE — One person was injured in a one-car accident June 27.

Shortly before 6:39 p.m., Andrew Kaplan, 56, was traveling southbound on Interstate 87 in the Town of AuSable when he proceeded to exit the highway via the Exit 34 off-ramp when, due to unsafe speed and wet roads, he lost control of his vehicle, said Plattsburgh-based State Police.

Kaplan’s vehicle struck the guardrail on the south shoulder and continued about 100 feet along the guardrail before coming to rest facing southeast, police said.

Kaplan told police he believes the cruise control on his car malfuctioned, police said.

No further information was available.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Amy Heggen