January 24, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 24, 2013


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SWANTON, Vt. — Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents stopped the smuggling attempt of an aggravated felon recently.

At about 1:30 a.m., agents from the Champlain Border Patrol station encountered a suspicious black SUV with four occupants traveling east on State Route 276 near Rouses Point. When agents stopped the vehicle they discovered a male driver and three male passengers all claiming to be citizens of El Salvador.

Further investigation revealed that the driver and one of the passengers are citizens of El Salvador residing in the United States as lawful permanent residents. The second passenger is also a citizen of El Salvador illegally in the United States. The third passenger turned out to be a citizen of the Dominican Republic and an aggravated felon previously removed from the United States.


PLATTSBURGH — Police said a Plattsburgh man was injured Tuesday evening when he ran into oncoming traffic and was struck by a vehicle.

According to initial scanner reports, the driver called Plattsburgh City Police to report that a man had jumped in front of her vehicle on South Catherine Street and then fled into a nearby residence.

City Police later located Quinn Hall, 23, who complained of head pain, believed to have been caused in the 6 p.m. accident.

Hall was taken to CVPH Medical Center, where he was still being treated Tuesday night.

The incident was still being investigated Tuesday and no further information, including the driver’s name, was available.

MINERVA — At least one person was injured in a one-car accident Dec. 28.

Shortly before 12:45 p.m., Chelsea Hammond, 22, was driving westbound on Irish Town Road when she allegedly lost control of her vehicle and struck a snow embankment, causing the car to spin, Lewis-based State Police said.

The injured parties were no specified in the police report.

Hammond was ticketed for speed exceeding the road conditions, police said.

CROWN POINT — A Ticonderoga man was injured Dec. 23 in a one-car accident allegedly involving a drunk driver.

Michael J. Thompson, 22, of Putnam Station was driving on Bradford Hill Road in the Town of Crown Point shortly before 5:52 a.m. when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway via the east shoulder, Lewis-based State Police said. The car struck a tree, spun around and continued down a steep earth embankment, striking another tree, police said.

Passenger Eain Tierney, 22, of Ticonderoga was taken to Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga and transferred to Fletcher Allen Heath Care in Burlington, police said.

Thompson was charged with first offense driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was released to a third party.

The police report did not say if any tickets were issued.

SARANAC — At least one person was injured in an accident Dec. 22.

Shortly before 7:40 p.m., Mary Faye Hendrick, 56, of Paul Smiths was driving westbound on State Route 3 in the Town of Saranac when her vehicle began to slide on the snow-covered road, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Hendrick allegedly overcorrected and her car left the road via the north shoulder striking a tree.

Hendrick was ticketed for failure to reduce speed for special hazards, police said.

Information regarding Hendrick’s injuries was not available.

PLATTSBURGH — At least one person was injured in a Dec. 20 two-car accident.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a car driven by Valerie A. Rivera, 48, of Chazy was stopped facing east on State Route 3 near Centre Drive in the Town of Plattsburgh when a car driving eastbound on the same road operated by Mason Nowell Fortin, 17, of Morrisonville allegedly ran into Rivera’s vehicle, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

No further information was available.

CROWN POINT — At least one person was injured in a Dec. 17 car accident.

Sandra L. Wheelock, 53, of Port Henry was traveling eastbound on State Route 185 in the Town of Crown Point when she allegedly lost control of her car on the snow-covered roadway, according to Lewis-based State Police.

Wheelock’s vehicle left the roadway via the south shoulder and struck a fence and then an earth embankment, rolling onto its roof shortly before 8:15 a.m., police said.

The accident report available to the police did not give specifics on any injuries or tickets issued.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writers Andrea VanValkenburg and Chris Fasolino.