May 14, 2014

Police Log: May 14, 2014


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JAY — An Upper Jay man was charged with criminal contempt and intimidation of a victim May 10.

On May 8, Vincent J. Trapanese, 36, pushed and struck his mother in the face during a dispute on Springfield Road in the Town of Jay, State Police said.

Police responded at about 9 p.m. and charged Trapanese with second-degree harassment, a violation, police said.

He was arraigned in North Elba Town Court and an order of protection for his mother was issued. Trapanese was released on his own recognizance to appear in Jay Town Court on May 19.

He returned to the Springfield Road residence in the early-morning hours of May 9, forced entry into his mother’s bedroom and tried to convince her to drop the charges, threatening to kill her, police said.

Trapanese was arrested again and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony; intimidation to a victim, a felony; third-degree menacing, a misdemeanor, and first-degree harassment, a misdemeanor.

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

Trapanese was set to reappear in North Elba Town Court on May 14.

ST. REGIS FALLS — A Winthrop man was charged Saturday with burglary.

At about 4:30 a.m., State Police responded to a residence on Days Mills Road in St. Regis Falls for a report of a burglary, State Police said.

The victim had returned to her residence at around 4 a.m. to find her ex-boyfriend, Isaiah J. Brothers, 28, inside her residence, damaging her property, police said.

Brothers had punched a hole in the wall, poured a bottle of bleach onto his ex’s couch and plugged the toilet with some items belonging to the woman, police said.

He had also broke a hair straightener, a hair dryer, the bathroom mirror and a phone charger before stealing money that was in his ex’s car, police said.

Brothers was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in Brasher Town Court and sent to St. Lawrence County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

He is due to appear in Hopkinton Town Court today.

 MOIRA — A Moira woman was charged Saturday with burglary.

Cynthia A. Whippia, 34, was charged with third-degree burglary.

Her arrest stems from a report of the theft of a riding lawnmower from a residence on O’Connell Road in the Town of Moira, State Police said.

Whippia unlawfully entered the garage of the residence and stole a 2012 Craftsman riding lawnmower while the homeowner was not home.

She was arraigned in Moira Town Court and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

 TUPPER LAKE — A resident at Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake was charged March 11 with assault.

At about 9 a.m., Matthew J. Larkin, 26, tried to leave the building and had to be physically restrained by staff, State Police said.

When a trooper assisted the staff with restraining Larkin, he continued to resist by striking, spitting and kicking staff members and the trooper, police said.

He was charged with second-degree attempted assault, a felony; third-degree attempted assault, a misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

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

PLATTSBURGH — Two were charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

On Nov. 9, 2013 a woman reported her credit card was stolen out of her car while it was parked at Champlain Centre in Plattsburgh, State Police said.

Briana D. Atkinson, 22, of Plattsburgh was charged Feb. 19 with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

Also incurring that charge was Franklin Rudolph, police said.

No further information was available Tuesday.


MOIRA — A Moira man was injured Friday in a motorcycle accident.

Kim E. Martin, 57, was traveling west on Route 11 on a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle when a deer entered the roadway, State Police said.

Martin struck the deer and was ejected from his motorcycle, police said.

Troopers responded to the accident site at about 9:30 a.m.

Martin was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone for pain in his right shoulder and abrasions, police said.

He was later transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for treatment of an intracranial bleed and pelvic and rib fractures, police said.

Martin was being evaluated Tuesday afternoon, according to the the hospital’s marketing and communications department.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg