September 8, 2013

Police Log: Sept. 8, 2013


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PLATTSBURGH — As a result of DNA evidence, a man was arrested and charged with a burglary that was committed a year ago.

John S. Hunt, 35, of Plattsburgh, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony. The charge stemmed from a burglary last September at Dame’s Motor Sports on Route 3.

Investigator Matthew Dandrow said that the burglar broke a window to get in, cutting himself on the glass and leaving blood behind.

“We sent the blood to our lab, and it was a DNA match to John Hunt,” Dandrow said.

However, by the time the match came back, Hunt was already in prison; Dandrow said that his arrest had followed a parole violation.

Hunt’s prison sentence ended on Friday, and he was transported back to Plattsburgh and arrested in connection with the burglary at Dame’s Motor Sports.

Hunt was arraigned in Town of Plattsburgh Court before Judge Joyce that day. He was sent to County Jail in lieu of $5,000 or $10,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru man was charged with grand larceny after allegedly being found driving a stolen vehicle, according to Plattsburgh City Police.

Connor Good, 19, of Peru was interviewed by Plattsburgh City Police at a traffic stop Wednesday. Good was allegedly driving while impaired. Police said that during the course of the interview they found out that the vehicle Good was driving had been taken from a residence on Brinkerhoff Street.

Good was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and aggravated driving while intoxicated, both felonies. He was also charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

He was released on $500 bail, said police, and is scheduled to appear in Plattsburgh City Court on September 17.

CHATEAUGAY — A Chateaugay man was charged with criminal contempt and harassment Aug. 29.

Allen L. Trombley, 66, allegedly verbally threatened to harm his girlfriend, with whom he was living, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

There is a court-issued refrain from order of protection in effect to protect the alleged victim, Fleishman said.

Trombley was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation.

He was arraigned in Chateaugay Town Court and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

CHESTERFIELD — A Pennsylvania man traveling through the area was found to be an illegal alien Aug. 24, police said.

At 10:26 a.m., State Police pulled over a vehicle driving northbound on Interstate 87 in the Town of Chesterfield, said Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.

The driver, Fabian N. Sanay Pozo, 39, of Exton, Penn., could not provide identification to verify his U.S. citizenship, Fleishman said.

He did not speak English, so his passenger, Clara Perez, 48, of New York City, translated for him, she said.

Perez is in the United States legally, Fleishman said.

Sanay Pozo is originally from Equador, she said.

State Police waited with Sanay Pozo until U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers came to take him into custody, Fleishman said.

He was charged with a federal felony, she said.

No further information was available.

POESTENKILL — A Champlain woman was charged Aug. 15 with forgery.

Lisa A. Korb was arrested at 922 Route 9 and was charged with second-degree forgery and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, both felonies, according to a State Police blotter entry.

The illegal activity stems from something Korb did when she tried to sell a vehicle to a person in Plattsburgh, said Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.

She was arraigned and sent to Clinton County Jail, according to the blotter entry.

The incidents the led to Korb being charged were reported to police on April 19, 2013, and Aug. 15, 2013, according to two blotter entries.

No further information was available.

CHAZY — A 15-year-old girl was charged with grand larceny July 11.

A State Police blotter entry lists the time the incident was reported to police as 4:51 a.m. July 9.

The teen was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and was released on a court appearance ticket, according to the blotter entry.

No further information could be released on the case, said State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.


PLATTSBURGH — A Chazy man was injured in a two-car accident Aug. 21.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Thomas Martin, 22, of Potsdam was traveling south on Military Turnpike Extension when he turned left to enter a redemption center, according to Lewis-based State Police.

Martin’s vehicle was struck by a car that had been traveling north and was driven by Wayne G. Blake Jr., 38, of Chazy, police said.

Martin said he did not see Blake’s car until it was too late and a witness confirmed that Martin was at fault, police said.

Blake was taken to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with apparent bleeding and multiple injuries, police said.

Martin was ticketed for failure to yield to the right of way of oncoming traffic.

PLATTSBURGH A pedestrian was injured in a crosswalk accident Tuesday, according to City Police.

Carla Kowtun, 36, of Plattsburgh, was waiting to cross. One car stopped to allow her to do so, while according to a witness, police said, another car did not stop, and struck Kowtun.

The driver who allegedly struck the pedestrian, Kevin Keane, 26, of Watervliet, said that he did not see her, police reported.

Keane was ticketed for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Kowtun suffered from bruising and swelling to her right hip and elbow, and a possible broken toe on her right foot, police said. She was transported to CVPH Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Chris Fasolino