November 14, 2012

Police Log: Nov. 14, 2012


PLATTSBURGH — Two women that were injured in a car crash Monday have been treated and released from CVPH Medical Center.

Hillary Chrestler, 22, of Plattsburgh, was heading south in a Honda Civic into the city from Route 374 at about 5:40 p.m. when a Chevrolet sedan driven by Linda Defoe, 53, of Norwood ran a red light at the intersection and struck the Honda, according to Plattsburgh City Police.

Defoe was ticketed for running a red light.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was injured in an accident Monday.

Charlena M. Scroggins, 21, of Plattsburgh was driving on Military Turnpike in the Town of Plattsburgh shortly before 5:26 p.m.

Plattsburgh-based State Police said Scroggins was between 500 and 600 feet from the intersection with Tom Miller Road when Erica L. Harvey, 21, walked out into the road. Scroggins accidentally struck Harvey with her vehicle. Harvey may not have looked both ways before stepping into the road, police said.

Harvey complained of back and neck pain and was transported to CVPH where she was treated and released.

No tickets were issued.

KEENE — A Rainbow Lake man was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday.

Stephan A. Margas, 38, of Rainbow Lake, was traveling south on County Route 40 in the Town of Keene near where the route turns into Alstead Hill Road when he failed to negotiate a right curve and exited the east shoulder of the road.

His motorcycle went onto its side, separating Margas from the vehicle. He sustained injuries to his shoulder and was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid where he was treated and released.

He was ticketed for failure to keep right.


SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Police arrested Latisha McNeal, 25, of Black River after she allegedly sold heroin to another individual.

A search of McNeal’s hotel room found her to be possession of approximately 1.75 ounces of cocaine and approximately 0.3 ounces of heroine. McNeal was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

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