Press-Republican

March 30, 2013

Police Log: March 30, 2013


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FELONY ARRESTS

MALONE — A Fort Covington man was charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

Danny S. French, 22, was found in possession of a stolen 12-guage shot gun, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation Investigator Kevin Trombley said.

French was arrested Thursday morning and was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, specifically a firearm, a felony.

The weapon was missing from a location in Fort Covington, Trombley said.

French was arraigned and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, according to a State Police blotter entry.

No further information was available.

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru woman was charged with grand larceny and forgery for allegedly stealing money from a blind man.

Angie McKee, 36, was charged Wednesday with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery, both felonies.

In the time leading up to McKee’s arrest, two sisters of a local man who is legally blind discovered anomalies with his checking records, Plattsburgh City Police Lt. Scott Beebie said.

When they conducted further research, the two women found checks not authorized by their brother were made out either to McKee or to “cash,” Beebie said.

McKee, who is an acquaintance of the family, allegedly stole $7,700 from the victim over the course of several months starting in late 2012, he said.

McKee was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and sent to Clinton County Jail. She posted a $16,000 bond Thursday, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

She is scheduled to appear before Judge Mark Rogers in City Court at 8:30 a.m. April 10.

PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS

PLATTSBURGH — At least three people were injured Thursday after a Plattsburgh woman’s vehicle crossed the Northway to the opposite lane of travel, police said.

Matthew Rougier, 31, of West Chazy, who said he witnessed the accident, gave State Police the following account: Carole Mathon, 41, of Boucherville, Quebec was driving northbound on Interstate 87 shortly before 8:30 p.m., when a car driven by Jenna Proctor, 29, of Plattsburgh that was traveling in the southbound lane drove into the right shoulder, crossed over the median and the northbound lanes of I-87, striking the east guide rail while on the northbound side before crossing back over the northbound lanes and striking Mathon’s vehicle head-on, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Proctor told police she “blacked out” while driving home and denied taking any drugs or alcohol, police said.

She did not show signs of impairment, police said.

Proctor was issued six traffic tickets: failure to keep right, moving from a lane unsafely, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, driving on the median of a divided highway, driving on the shoulder, crossing hazard markings and improperly accessing a controlled highway.

No further information was available from police Friday.

A patient care coordinator at CVPH Medical Center said Proctor, Mathon and Mathon’s passenger Martin Proiette, 42, of Boucherville were all treated and released from the hospital.

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru woman was injured in a two-car accident Thursday.

Shortly before 1:42 p.m., Ricki Martin, 55, of Plattsburgh was traveling west on Broad Street in the City of Plattsburgh when he looked up to put down his sun visor, Plattsburgh City Police said.

When Martin looked back to the roadway he saw a vehicle driven by Patricia Henry, 55, of Peru stopped in front of him in traffic, police said.

Martin told police it was too late to avoid an accident and his vehicle struck the back of Henry’s, police said.

Henry complained of head and neck injuries and was taken to CVPH Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Martin was ticketed for following to closely. 

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg