January 23, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 23, 2013


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PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man who was injured in a car accident Monday is in critical condition.

Seth A. Bombeck’s 2007 Toyota Solara left the road and struck a tree after he reached for a water bottle on the floor, according to State Police. At the time of the accident, the 42-year-old was driving north just past Cumberland 12 theater in the Town of Plattsburgh, police said. Bombeck was extricated from his car and transferred from CVPH Medical Center to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

The golden retriever who was with him was brought to Champlain Valley Veterinary Services and was not injured, police said.


PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was arrested Friday on felony terroristic threat charges.

Jaime Lugo, 35, was allegedly talking to a case worker on a phone in the Clinton County Department of Social Services at 13 Durkee St. in Plattsburgh, said Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot.

Lugo was allegedly dissatisfied with the information he was receiving and allegedly yelled that at about 9:45 a.m. that he was going to get a gun, come back and shoot, Racicot said.

People in the lobby of the building heard Lugo’s alleged threat and were concerned for their safety and the safety of others, Racicot said.

Lugo left the building, police obtained a his description and searched the area, Racicot said.

City Police later arrested him at shortly before 2 p.m. after receiving a call from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department informing them that Lugo was in their lobby, Racicot said.

Lugo was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, and was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court.

As of Tuesday, he was incarcerated in the Clinton County Jail, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was arrested on felony DWI charges Saturday.

Shortly before 2:15 a.m., Plattsburgh City Police observed Marissa Schoonmaker, 20, of Tivoli, N.Y., allegedly driving the wrong way on Brinkerhoff Street in the City of Plattsburgh, which is a one-way street, according to Plattsburgh City Police Chief Desmond Racicot.

Schoonmaker’s vehicle was allegedly driving between the two lanes in the middle of the road, Racicot said.

Police stopped Schoonmaker on William Street and found her to be under the influence of alcohol, Racicot said.

She allegedly failed field sobriety tests, he said.

Schoonmaker was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was ticketed for failure to keep right, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and speeding.

Schoonmaker was released from police custody to a sober third party to appear in court at a later date, Racicot said.


ALTONA — At least one person was injured in a two-car accident Monday.

Shortly before 10:50 p.m., Arthur M. Pascale, 65, of Massena was driving westbound on State Route 190 near Alder Bend Road in the Town of Altona with David B. Secor, 61, of Groveland driving eastbound on State Route 190, according to Chazy-based State Police.

Pascale allegedly failed to keep right and struck Secor’s car in the eastbound land, police said.

Both vehicles were towed and Pascale was ticketed for failing to keep right, police said.

Police did not have access to the portion of the accident report that addresses injuries.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg