Press-Republican

May 18, 2013

Police Log: May 18, 2013


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FELONY ARRESTS

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake teen was charged with attempted burglary and endangering the welfare of a child Friday.

Police would not release the name of the 17-year-old girl who allegedly threatened another person, according to a press release from the Saranac Lake Police Department.

The youthful offender was arrested just before 2:30 p.m. and was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

The teen was arraigned at Saranac Lake Village Court and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was arrested Thursday for allegedly violating an order of protection.

Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies served Michael G. Thompson, 54, with an arrest warrant Thursday issued by Schuyler Falls Town Court Judge Van Nortwick earlier that day, according to a press release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

Thompson was charged with three counts of first-degree criminal contempt, a felony.

The deputies’ investigation revealed that Thompson allegedly contacted parties protected by an order of protection issued by Van Nortwick, the Sheriff’s Department said in the release.

Thompson was arraigned in Schuyler Falls Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was charged with drug sale and possession of illicit prescription drugs Wednesday, police said.

Plattsburgh City Police Lt. Scott Beebie said the arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation by the Adirondack Drug Task Force that started in late 2012.

Rosa Dreslinski, 28, was arrested in the City of Plattsburgh at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to a City Police blotter entry.

Dreslinski was charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Beebie could not release the name of the drug.

She was arraigned before Clinton County Court Judge Patrick McGill and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond, Beebie said.

Dreslinski’s court date had not been set as of Friday.

She remained in Clinton County Jail Friday.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was charged Wednesday in connection with an alleged gun theft.

Debbie L. Morrison, 32, allegedly took two pistols, $75 and a camera from a residence on Wallace Hill Road last year, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

State Police began the investigation on July 12, 2012, when the incident was reported to them, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Morrison was arrested at the Plattsburgh State Police barracks Wednesday and was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of a firearm, a felony; third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, a felony; and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

She was arraigned in Peru Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was charged May 10 with forgery and petit larceny.

On May 10, Jennifer V. Adams’s ex-boyfriend told State Police that she had stolen a check from his checkbook, forged it and cashed it for the amount of $50, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Larry Kragle said.

The check was cashed April 30, Kragle said.

Adams was arrested at 136 Clinton Point Drive in the Town of Plattsburgh that day and was charged with second-degree forgery, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

She was arraigned in Peru Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $250 bail of $500 bond, Kragle said.

Adams will reappear in Plattsburgh Town Court at a later date, Kragle said.

PIERCEFIELD — A Malone man was charged with burglary May 1.

Lyman C. Bruce, 40, was arrested in the Franklin Correctional Facility on Bare Hill Road in the Town of Malone and was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, according to a State Police blotter entry.

State Police received the original complaint March 29, 2009, the blotter entry said.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department said Friday they did not have Bruce in their custody.

No further information was available.

PERU — A Peru man was charged with grand larceny April 30 after he allegedly stole three firearms from a residence.

Adam C. Prentice, 22, allegedly took two Winchester 30-30 rifles and one 12 Ga. Charles Daly shotgun from his mother’s gun cabinet at her home on Route 22 in the Town of Peru about two months ago, Ray Brook-based State Police said.

Prentice’s mother only recently noticed the firearms were missing, police said.

Prentice had allegedly sold the guns to another man, police said.

All three guns were recovered from the man to whom Prentice sold the guns, police said.

He told police he was not aware the guns were stolen, police said.

Prentice was arrested April 30 at 3171 State Route 22, according to a State Police blotter entry.

He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of a firearm, a felony.

Prentice was arraigned in Peru Town Court and released on a court appearance ticket, police said.

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru woman was arrested after she allegedly stole $1,160 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in April.

On April 27 at 11:30 p.m., a Wal-Mart employee told the store’s security that he had seen a woman walking around the store carrying merchandise that she might have stolen, according to Ray Brook-based State Police.

Wal-Mart security reviewed security footage and determined that Mindy L. Metcalfe had allegedly stole $1,160.72 in merchandise including a Playstation, baby monitor, 42-inch flat screen television, an external hard drive, a sweatshirt and a DVD, police said.

Metcalfe was arrested at Wal-Mart on April 29 and was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of property valued at more than $1,000, a felony, according to a State Police blotter entry.

She was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

PERU — A Peru man was charged with assault in April after he allegedly struck a friend at his birthday party, police said.

Jamie R. Hemingway, 33, was at a friend’s house who was hosting a birthday party for him, in the Town of Peru, Ray Brook-based State Police said.

Hemingway allegedly struck a 40-year-old Peru resident who was at the party one time in the face with a closed fist, causing a fracture to the person’s jaw, police said.

The incident was reported to police April 9, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Hemingway was arrested on April 13 at 16 Cayea Road in the Town of Peru, according to the blotter entry.

He was charged with second-degree assault and was arraigned in Peru Town Court.

He was released on his own recognizance to reappear in court at a later date.

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru woman sustained minor injuries after she was hit by a car on Broad Street Friday afternoon, police said.

A witness to the accident told police that Michelle St. Onge, 42, could be seen on the side of the Broad Street near the Newman Center waiting to cross the street and when the witness stopped driving, the pedestrian began walking across the street and was struck by driver Loretta Boulrice, 67, of Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh City Police said.

The first witness and a second witness confirmed that Boulrice did not yield to the pedestrian’s right of way, police said.

St. Onge was taken to CVPH Medical Center for treatment of a contusion to her knee, police said.

WAVERLY — A Dickinson Center man was injured in a one-car accident Wednesday.

Shortly before 11:33 p.m., Trevor M. Marsh, 23, was traveling northbound on State Route 458 near Spruce Street in the Town of Waverly when his vehicle veered across the southbound lane and exited the west shoulder of the road, striking a tree, Malone-based State Police said.

Marsh sustained minor injuries and was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Tickets are pending, police said.

PLATTSBURGH — Two were injured in a three-car accident May 4.

Shortly before 4:04 p.m., Thomas W. Rath, 40, of Lake Placid was parked on the north shoulder of State Route 3 facing west near the intersection with Rand Hill Road, according to Ray Brook-based State Police.

Another vehicle driven by Gary M. Duprey, 64, of Morrisonville was stopped at a stop sign facing west on Rand Hill Road at the intersection with Route 3, police said.

Meanwhile, another car driven by Tasha M. Calkins, 21, of Lewis was traveling westbound on Route 3, approaching the intersection with Rand Hill Road, police said.

Calkins told police she had fallen asleep while driving and struck Rath’s car, police said. Then she continued traveling westbound and struck Duprey’s vehicle, causing his vehicle to spin 90 degrees, police said.

Calkins complained of chest pain and was taken to CVPH Medical Center for treatment, as was Duprey who complained of neck pain, police said.

No further information was available.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg