November 19, 2012

Police Log: Nov. 19, 2012


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SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man is accused of criminal contempt. 

Saranac Lake Village police arrested Raymond A. St. John, 55, at 2:37 a.m. Sunday after St. John allegedly got into a physical altercation with someone with whom he had an active order of protection. 

While being placed under arrest, St. John put up a brief struggle, according to police. 

He was charged with second-degree harassment, a violation; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor; and first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony. 

St. John was arraigned in Village Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. 

MALONE — An inmate at Franklin County Jail is accused of possessing dangerous contraband. 

According to State Police, Bonnie L. Reid, 58, of Tupper Lake was arrested Nov. 16 after she was allegedly found to be in possession of a controlled substance while serving time in Franklin County Jail. 

Reid was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and first-degree possession of dangerous prison contraband, a felony. 

For those charges, she was held at Franklin County Jail on $2,500 cash bail and $5,000 bond. 

Reid is scheduled to appear in Town Court on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

MOIRA — State Police investigating a deer-jacking complaint made a felony DWI arrest Sunday morning. 

Michael J. Villnave, 41, of North Bangor, was stopped on Patterson Road as a possible suspect because his vehicle was similar to the one described in the complaint. Although no evidence was found linking Villnave to the deer-jacking complaint, during the interview State Police suspected he had been drinking. Villnave’s blood-alcohol content was found to be 0.19 percent.

Villnave was arrested at 12:25 a.m. and charged with aggravated DWI because of a prior offense within 10 years and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, because of a revoked or suspended license. Both are felonies. 

Villnave was arraigned in Moira Town Court by Town Justice Durant. He was released on his own recognizance under supervision of the Probation Department. He is scheduled to reappear in Town Court on Dec. 19.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writer Jennifer Meschinelli