January 14, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 14, 2013



BURKE — A Malone woman was injured in a one-car accident Dec. 19.

Jessica S. Frigerio, 28, was traveling north on Montgomery Road in the Town of Burke shortly before 9:16 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle on icy, snow-covered roads, according to Malone-based State Police.

Frigerio’s vehicle crossed to the west shoulder and drove into a cornfield, police said.

Frigerio may have suffered a head injury and was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center. Alice Hyde declined to release Frigerio’s condition.

She was ticketed for driving at an unsafe speed and for unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

BURKE — A Burke teen was injured in a one-car accident Dec. 17.

Emily Mary Friend, 17, was traveling southeast on Spencer Road near State Route 11 in the Town of Burke shortly before 8:30 a.m. when she met an oncoming uninvolved vehicle and lost control of her vehicle, Malone-based State Police said.

Friend’s vehicle exited the east shoulder of the roadway and rolled over, landing back on its wheels in an upright position, police said.

Friend complained of neck pain and was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center for treatment, police said. Alice Hyde declined to release Friend’s condition.

She was ticketed for driving at an unsafe speed, police said.

BANGOR — A Dickinson Center teen was injured in a one-car accident Dec. 8.

Alexis S. Chapman, 17, was traveling south on Taylor Road near its intersection with State Route 11B in the Town of Bangor shortly before 11 a.m. when she swerved her vehicle to avoid hitting a deer, according to Malone-based State Police.

Chapman’s vehicle then drove into a concrete bridge wall causing extensive damage to the front end of the car and also causing it to catch on fire, police said.

Chapman went to a nearby residence to call for help, police said.

She was transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries and later released, police said.

No tickets were issued.

LAKE PLACID — A heavyweight boxing champion is accused of drunken driving in Lake Placid on Saturday.

Tomasz J. Adamek, 36, of Jersey City, N.J., crashed into an unoccupied, parked vehicle as a result of failing to stay in his lane after turning onto Mirror Lake Drive from Saranac Avenue, according to a media report from the Lake Placid Police Department.

“The car that was struck was moved forward and hit a third vehicle that was also parked and unoccupied,” the report said.

Lake Placid Fire Department and Ambulance Service transported Adamek to the hospital, where he was treated and released with no apparent injuries.

No other injuries were reported in relation to the incident, according to police.

Adamek, who refused to take a blood-alcohol test, was arrested at 9:48 p.m., police said, and was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and failure to stay in the proper lane, a traffic violation.

He was arraigned by Village Justice William Hulshoff and released on $1,000 cash bail.

Originally from Poland, Adamek currently holds the International Boxing Federation’s North American Heavyweight Champion title.


PLATTSBURGH — A Peru man was arrested Saturday for allegedly violating an order of protection.

According to Plattsburgh-based State Police, Brent A. Hailey, 32, sent text messages to his estranged wife, Melinda Hailey, 30, also of Peru, after he had been advised not to contact her because of an an active order of protection.

In sending the text messages, police said, Brent was in violation of the protective order and was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony.

He was arraigned in the Town of Schuyler Falls Court and released on $500 bail.

Brent is scheduled to reappear in court on Thursday, Jan. 17.


MALONE — Franklin County Dispatch reported minor flooding on area roads Sunday.

The flooding occurred on State Route 11 near Ward Lumber in Malone, Royce Road in Malone and County Route 28 in Constable, according to dispatch.

Water levels were not severe enough to cause closure of the roadways, dispatch said, but were being monitored by the towns’ highway superintendents.

According to Malone Village Police, the water buildup on State Route 11 was the result of a clogged culvert, which was later unclogged.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Ashleigh Livingston