Press-Republican

September 5, 2013

Police Log: Sept. 5, 2013


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FELONY ARRESTS

NORTH ELBA — A Saranac Lake man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and drunken driving Wednesday.

At 1:48 a.m., State Police pulled over a vehicle driven by Riaval B. Lavair, 23, on Route 86 in the Town of North Elba, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Police arrested him at 2:04 a.m. after they determined he was intoxicated, according to the blotter entry.

Lavair was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or higher and driving while intoxicated with a previous DWI conviction in the past 10 years, all felonies.

Lavair was released on a court appearance ticket, according to the blotter entry.

PLATTSBURGH — A Chazy man was charged with drunken driving Tuesday.

At about 9:15 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle driven by John P. Woodliff, 38, according to a State Police blotter entry.

Woodliff was arrested 20 minutes later, according to the blotter entry.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated with a previous DWI conviction in the past 10 years, a felony; operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or higher, a misdemeanor; drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on the highway, an infraction; and a highway traffic violation.

Woodliff was released on a court appearance ticket, according to the blotter entry.

PLATTSBURGH — A Catskill, N.Y., man was charged Tuesday with grand larceny after he allegedly stole another man’s wallet.

Stanislav Samolyuk, 19, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Shortly before 11:12 p.m. Sept. 2, a man who had been sitting on a bench near Clinton Community College’s Cumberland Hall, located at 19 Dormitory Road in Plattsburgh,  noticed his wallet was missing out of his pocket.

When he returned to the bench he found Stanislav Samolyuk, 19, sitting where he had been sitting, police said.

The man asked Samolyuk if he had seen a wallet and he said that while he had not, he would help look for it, police said.

When a trooper later questioned Samolyuk, he admitted to stealing the wallet and taking $80 out of it, police said.

The victim said he had another $1,000 in cash hidden in a secret compartment in the wallet, police said.

The trooper found that money still in the wallet in the hidden compartment, police said.

Samolyuk was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and was sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga man was arrested at his home Monday evening.

Brad A. May, 36, was arrested at 5 p.m. at his Vineyard Road residence by two Ticonderoga police officers and a New York State trooper, according to the Ticonderoga Police Department.

The incident was originally reported as a fight between two men, according to a Ticonderoga Police Department blotter entry.

May was charged with third-degree intimidating a victim, a felony.

He was also charged with four misdemeanors: third-degree assault; third-degree menacing; fourth-degree criminal mischief; and endangering the welfare of a child.

May was arraigned and sent to the Essex County Jail for lack of $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

BOMBAY — A Massena man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and drunken driving Aug. 29.

Scott D. Power, 32, was pulled over by Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police at 1:39 a.m., according to the Tribal Police blotter.

Power’s alleged blood-alcohol content when he was stopped by police was 0.10, police said.

Power was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony; driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or more, a misdemeanor; and failure to use the designated lane, a traffic infraction.

He was arraigned in Bombay Town Court and was sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was charged with assault following an alleged domestic dispute.

The incident happened at about midnight Aug. 22 at a residence on Pear Street in Plattsburgh, Lewis-based State Police said.

Elizabeth M. Bell, 27, attacked her husband with a knife in the residence they share, police said.

Both initially declined medical attention, but Bell later went to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh for treatment of injuries she sustained during the fight, police said.

After her arrest at 2:30 a.m., she was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $3,000 cash or $6,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with burglary and petit larceny Aug. 19.

Dustin A. Provost, 28, was taken out of Clinton County Jail and was arrested at the State Police barracks in Plattsburgh on charges of second-degree burglary, a felony, and two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor, according to Lewis-based State Police.

According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Provost has been incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail since Aug. 14 when City Police brought him there.

State Police said Plattsburgh City Police arrested Provost on a warrant before he was charged with burglary Aug. 19.

The charges stem from an Aug. 13 incident that started when Provost asked two women to use the phone in each of their hotel rooms at America’s Best Value Inn on Booth Drive in Plattsburgh, police said.

The women agreed but after Provost left, they discovered money, credit cards, ATM cards and Paypal cards were missing from their rooms, police said.

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

PERU — A Plattsburgh man was injured in a one-car accident Aug. 22.

Shortly before 7:05 p.m., David A. Boyd, 52, was traveling northbound on Route 9 when because of an illness, he drove his vehicle off the east shoulder of the road and struck some trees and a boulder, before coming to rest in high grass, Lewis-based State Police said.

Boyd was taken to CVPH Medical Center, police said.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Robin Caudell