January 7, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 7, 2013


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CHAMPLAIN — A Colombian man was arrested Saturday in the Town of Champlain for alleged possession of counterfeit money. 

According to Chazy-based State police, Darinel Pimiento, 37, was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Amtrak train station at approximately 4 p.m. after a search of his belongings revealed that he was in possession of two counterfeit $100 bills with the same serial number. 

Pimiento, who had been working in Brooklyn, N.Y., on a visa, police said, had just returned to the United States from Montreal by train. 

He was charged with one count of first-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and arraigned in Town Court before Justice Favro at approximately 6 p.m.

Pimiento was remanded to Clinton County Jail on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond and is scheduled to reappear in court with his attorney for a preliminary felony hearing at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. 

PLATTSBURGH — A Champlain man was arrested Saturday for alleged criminal mischief. 

According to Plattsburgh City Police, a warrant for the arrest of Christopher L. Brockway, 24, was issued after witnesses observed Brockway intentionally damaging a vehicle parked on Oak Street in Plattsburgh at 2:14 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21.  

Brockway allegedly swung a golf club at a Chevy Cavalier, smashing the rear window of the vehicle. 

He turned himself in to City Police at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday and was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. 

Brockway was arraigned Sunday in City Court and is being held at Clinton County Jail on $250 bail or $500 bond. 

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


SARANAC LAKE — A Paul Smiths woman was injured Saturday when her vehicle was struck by a plow.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Edward Duckett, 74, of Saranac Lake was traveling southbound on Main Street when the lower-right corner of his plow struck the open door of a parked vehicle belonging to Ruth Butler, 70, Saranac Lake Police said in a media release.

Butler was standing outside her vehicle at the time of the incident and lost her balance as a result of the collision, causing her to fall underneath the open door of her vehicle.

According to police, Butler suffered minor injuries to her lower-left leg and the back of her head. She was transported to Adirondack Medical Center for treatment and later released.

No tickets were issued, police said.

— By Staff Writer Ashleigh Livingston