April 28, 2013

Police Log: April 28, 2013


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PERU — A Peru man was charged with possession of an assault rifle and magazines and felony criminal mischief following an alleged domestic incident Thursday.

During an argument with his girlfriend Thursday night, Stuart M. Strader, 27, allegedly broke her laptop and threatened to kill her, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Strader’s girlfriend gave a Romanian G AK-47 rifle with three large magazines to State Police at the Plattsburgh barracks, police said. The weapon allegedly belonged to him, police said.

Police took possession of the weapon.

Strader was arrested the next morning and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (assault rifle), a felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (ammunition clip), a felony; third-degree criminal mischief with damage of property valued at more than $250, a felony; and second-degree harassment, a violation.

He was arraigned in Peru Town Court and released in accordance with a pre-trial release program, police said.

Strader is due to reappear in court at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

TICONDEROGA — An out-of-state fugitive from justice was arrested Wednesday in Ticonderoga.

At about 8 p.m., Gary W. Devel, 43, of Dawson, Ala., was stopped by Ticonderoga Police for a brake-light violation, Ticonderoga Police said.

Devel is wanted in Alabama on a grand jury indictment for a charge of possessing and receiving a controlled substance, a felony.

Devel gave police a false name when they interviewed him, police said.

He was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, a felony; false personation, a misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor; unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; driving an uninsured motor vehicle; and an inadequate brake lamp.

Devel was arraigned in Ticonderoga Town Court and is in Essex County Jail without bail awaiting extradition to Alabama.

He is also wanted in Georgia for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, police said.

PLATTSBURGH — Two Plattsburgh women allegedly stole $1,800 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart on April 11.

Rosalia L. Cabrera, 25, and Jennifer L. Goddeau, 30, allegedly stole the goods by concealing them in two large purses they were carrying, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

The stolen items include assorted Blu-ray DVDs, razors, an electronic toothbrush and prepaid cellular phones, police said.

The two women were arrested April 11. They were each charged with fourth-degree grand larceny of property valued at more than $1,000, a felony.

Cabrera and Goddeau were released on appearance tickets for a court date earlier this month.

The status of their case was not available Saturday.


BEEKMANTOWN — A Plattsburgh woman was arrested again for alleged criminal possession of stolen property five days after her first arrest.

In December 2012, the homeowner of 148 General Leroy Manor Road in Morrisonville left his home to get his vehicle fixed and when he returned home, he discovered someone had broken in to his residence, Chazy-based State Police said.

It appeared that someone had pried open the garage door, police said.

Missing from the residence was a circular saw, heater, laptop, flatscreen television, another television, Wii gaming system, 14 karat gold diamond earrings, diamond ring, necklace, safe, boots and a wallet, police said.

On April 4, State Police arrested Natashia M. Bibeau, 32, on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.

Police found Bibeau in possession of a necklace that was allegedly taken from the home, police said.

She was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and was released on $750 cash bail.

Then on April 9, Bibeau was arrested again on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, for allegedly possessing the homeowner’s wallet and his boots, police said.

She was arraigned in Chazy Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

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

The other stolen property has not yet been recovered, police said.


DANNEMORA — At least one person was injured in a two-car accident April 16.

Shortly before 2:18 p.m., Benjamin S. Weightman, 19, of Cadyville was stopped in traffic facing north on Emmons Street near the intersection of Route 374 in the Village of Dannemora when he mistakenly thought the vehicle in front of his was moving and he accelerated, striking the back of the vehicle in front of his, which was driven by Mary E. Provost, 53, of Cadyville.

The name of the person who was taken to the hospital was unknown.

Any ticket information was not available.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg