February 14, 2013

Police Log: Feb. 14, 2013


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PLATTSBURGH — A Ellenburg man was charged with felony violation of probation Tuesday.

A Clinton County arrest warrant for Brian K. Blackey, 35, was served by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday morning.

Blackey was charged with violation of probation.

The probation stemmed from a guilty plea to third-degree burglary Blackey provided after he and Nikki McLean, 34, were charged with stealing $2,000 worth of power tools, jewelry and other property from their neighbor’s Keeseville home within two days after the home was seriously damaged by a fire in July 2009.

Blackey was sentenced to six months in jail, five years of intense-supervision probation, 200 hours of community service and payment of a surchage.

Blackey was held in Clinton County Jail before his arraignment in County Court Wednesday, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

SARANAC LAKE — Two men were arrested on felony criminal mischief charges Monday.

Matthew S. Reynolds, 26, of Colonie and Tyler H. Ellithorpe, 25, of Lake Clear were taken in to Saranac Lake Police custody just after 4 p.m. Monday for allegedly causing more than $250 in damage to a motor vehicle in July 2012, according to the Saranac Lake Police Department.

According to Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason, Reynolds and Ellithorpe allegedly punched and kicked a Subaru sedan during an altercation that occurred as the vehicle was driving close to them in a parking lot.

Reynolds and Ellithorpe were both charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

They were arraigned in Saranac Lake Village Court Monday and released to appear at a later date.

CHAMPLAIN — A Champlain man was arrested Sunday after he was caught allegedly driving drunk for the third time in 10 years, police said.

Joel E. Laurin, 26, was observed traveling northbound on Stetson Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. in the Town of Champlain when he failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Stetson Road and Route 9B, Chazy-based Police said.

Laurin failed sobriety tests and was charged with driving while intoxicated with two previous convictions within 10 years, a felony; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony; driving without a license, an infraction; illegal signal while parked, an infraction; and failure to stop at a stop sign, an infraction.

Laurin was arraigned in Champlain Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

A preliminary felony hearing will be held at 5 p.m. today.

PLATTSBURGH — A Chazy man was arrested Sunday on felony driving while intoxicated charges.

In the early morning, Rolla Parker Jr., 39, was driving south on Durkee Street in the City of Plattsburgh when he was stopped by police for a headlight violation, according to Plattsburgh City Police.

Police said Parker failed standardized field sobriety tests administered at the site of the traffic stop and was charged with driving while intoxicated with a prior designated offense in the past 10 years, a felony; driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, a felony; and a headlight violation.

Parker was held at the Plattsburgh Police Department until his arraignment Sunday morning in City Court.

He was sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. He posted bail on Sunday, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga man was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute Saturday evening.

Police responded to the reported domestic incident on Father Jogues Place in Ticonderoga.

Joshua Gijanto, 32, was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment, a violation.

A shoving match began during child exchange or pickup, Ticonderoga Police Department said, and Gijanto apparently forced his way into the house, leading to the burglary charges.

Gijanto was arraigned in front of Moriah Town Justice Brian Venne and sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of cash or bail of an unknown amount.

CROWN POINT — A Port Henry man was arrested Jan. 31 for allegedly stealing money from his employer’s business.

Arthur F. Pelkey, 35, a fuel truck operator, allegedly stole cash from his employer’s customers that was intended as payment to the business, Lewis-based State Police said.

The amount of money Pelkey stole and the name of the business was not immediately available.

The incident was reported to police Jan. 18.

Pelkey was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

He was arraigned and sent to Essex County Jail where he later posted $1,500 cash bail, police said.

Pelkey was due to appear in court Feb. 7.

No further information was available.

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Westport man was arrested Jan. 30 for allegedly driving drunk with his two daughters in the car.

Gordon P. Costin, 52, was stopped just before 5:30 p.m. for speeding on State Route 9N near its intersection with U.S. Route 9 in the Town of Elizabethtown, according to Lewis-based State Police.

His 4-year-old and 9-year-old daughters were in the vehicle with him, police said.

Costin failed sobriety tests and was charged with first-offense aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, a felony; first-offense driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and a first-offense of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, a misdemeanor.

Costin was arraigned in Westport Town Court and sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond, police said.

He was scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30.

MORIAH — A Mineville man was arrested Dec. 29 for violating an order of protection.

Martin J. Kedmenec, 48, allegedly texted a woman on Dec. 28, violating a court-issued order of protection, Lewis-based State Police said.

Kedmenec was charged with first-degree criminal contempt using a telephone, a felony; resisting arrest, a misdemeanor; second-degree harassment, a violation; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Kedmenec was arraigned and sent to Essex County Jail.

No further information was available.

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake police arrested Neil F. Martin Sr. for alleged first-degree criminal contempt.

Police reports said the Saranac Lake man was arrested after intentionally disobeying an order of protection.

Martin, 52, has a prior criminal contempt conviction, thus making the arrest Tuesday a felony.

Martin was processed, arraigned and remanded to Franklin County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.


PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was injured when she was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

Regina Agoney, 58, told Plattsburgh City Police she was crossing Margaret Street walking in a crosswalk from the east side to the west side of the street near the Wong Kwon restaurant when she was struck by a 2012 Hyndai driven by Mary Shambo, 75, of Plattsburgh, City Police said.

Shambo told police she was stopped at a traffic light facing south and when the light turned green she proceeded and didn’t see a person in the crosswalk, police said.

Agoney told police she was already two-thirds of the way across the street at the time of the accident, police said.

Agoney complained of head and neck pain and was taken to CVPH Medical Center where she was treated and released.

Shambo was ticketed for failure to yield to the right of way of a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

BEEKMANTOWN — Two people were injured in a two-car accident Jan. 28.

Shortly before 2:47 p.m., Barry L. Brault, 45, of West Chazy was stopped at the intersection of Moffit Road and County Road 58 in the Town of Beekmantown when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Stephen A. Giguere, 61, of Plattsburgh, who was trying to turn left onto Moffit Road and lost control of his vehicle, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.

It was unknown whether it was the drivers or any passengers who were injured and any ticket information was not available.

BLACK BROOK — A Plattsburgh man was injured in a one-car accident Jan. 24.

Shortly before 4:48 p.m., Daniel T. Malone, 58, was traveling west on County Route 3 in the Town of Black Brook when high winds caused his car to travel to the other side of the road and his vehicle rolled, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.

Malone was transported to CVPH Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Any ticket information was not available.

PLATTSBURGH — One person was injured in a two-car accident Jan. 22.

Shortly before 10:40 a.m., Paul J. Miller, 23, of Dekalb Junction, N.Y., was driving on State Route 190 near its intersection with Pellerin Road in the Town of Plattsburgh when he allegedly reached for his GPS that had fallen on the floor of the vehicle, causing him to jerk the steering wheel. The vehicle entered the snow-covered shoulder of the road and turned across the road in a westerly direction, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.

Peggy A. Cameron, 62, of Plattsburgh was traveling south on Route 190 and was unable to avoid Miller’s vehicle and the two cars collided, police said.

One person was transported but his or her name and condition was unknown. Ticket information was not available.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Kim Smith Dedam and Contributing Writers Chris Fasolino and Kaitlyn Affuso