PLATTSBURGH — A passenger was injured when a Malone man struck a parked car here Feb. 12, State Police say.

Edward A. Pickreign, 65, was driving a 2011 Toyota Prius south on Della Drive when he entered a parking lot at a high rate of speed, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

Pickreign’s Prius then collided with a parked 2019 Toyota Highlander, according to Fleishman, which, in turn, struck a parked 2017 Toyota Highlander.

He was uninjured in the crash, but his passenger, Marie L. Pickreign, 63, also of Malone, was brought to the University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital to be treated for chest pain.

BANGOR — A two-car accident injured three people here Feb. 13, State Police say.

Imani M. Wray, 19, of the Bronx, was driving a 2004 Nissan west on State Route 11B when she attempted to brake to avoid a stopped plow truck, Fleishman said.

But the Nissan slid on the road and struck the 2005 International Harvester plow truck being driven by Hunter M. Deno, 25, of Brushton.

Wray and her two passengers, Ariel Z. McLean, 21, of Jamaica, N.Y., and Selphie B. Desir, 20, of Laurelton, were all brought to the University of Vermont Health Network Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone to be treated for head pain.

Deno was not injured, police said.


PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man received felony assault charges following an investigation spurred by a hospital law enforcement referral, City of Plattsburgh Police say.

Thomas J. Hebert, 31, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree assault, both felonies.

An investigation was started when City Police received a law enforcement referral from CVPH relating to a baby’s broken arm, according to City Police Chief Levi Ritter.

Police found that Hebert had broken the 17-month-old infant’s left radial bone on Jan. 31 while attempting to take the baby from its mother’s grasp while in a domestic dispute with the woman, Ritter said, leading to the second-degree assault and endangering charges.

The investigation also found that on Dec. 25, 2019, Hebert had struck the same mother with a backhanded slap, causing bruising around her eye, according to Ritter.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on Feb. 6 and released on his own recognizance with monetary conditions, the court said.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 5.

PLATTSBURGH — A man was charged with felony DWI following a traffic stop here late Feb. 13.

Christopher L. Jones, 55, was pulled over by City Police for not wearing a seatbelt, Plattsburgh City Police Chief Levi Ritter said.

Ritter added that he failed all standardized sobriety tests that were performed before refusing to provide a breath sample.

The DWI charge was made a felony due to a previous DWI conviction for which he had had his license suspended, Ritter said, resulting in a first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation charge, also a felony.

He was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Plattsburgh City Court on Feb. 27.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was arrested Feb. 12 for violating her probation, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department said.

A press release from the department said that Liza Rock, 38, was on probation for convictions of aggravated DWI with child passenger, DWAI, seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance and endangering welfare of child and placed on probation.

She was also alleged to have been found in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana, the release said.

Rock was charged with violation of probation, a felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

She was remanded to Clinton County Jail on the warrant and is scheduled to reappear in the Clinton County Court on a later date and time, and was also issued appearance tickets for criminal possession and unlawful possession charges, returnable to Plattsburgh Town Court at a later date and time.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Keeseville man was arrested on charges stemming from sexual assault allegations. 

An alleged victim contacted the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations in September 2019 reporting that Robert Provost, 56, had repeatedly sexually assaulted them as a child, according to a press release from the unit, advising that the crimes had taken place in Burlington.

The victim also advised that the conduct had been previously reported to law enforcement, which an investigation confirmed.

The victim was coming forward now because they had learned that the crimes allegedly committed against them had no statute of limitations, the release said, and, as a result of the victim coming forward and the investigation by the Chittenden Unit, a felony arrest warrant was issued Feb. 11 charging Provost with aggravated sexual assault against a victim less than 10 years old.

He was subsequently arrested at his Keeseville residence by New York State Police officers out of the Plattsburgh BCI office and was held in Clinton County until his extradition to Vermont, according to the release.

DANNEMORA — A Massachusetts woman was arrested after bringing amphetamines into Clinton Correctional Facility here Feb. 13, State Police say.

Necole R. Hughey, 37, of Springfield, Mass., entered the prison with a quantity of amphetamines, Fleishman said.

She was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Hughey was arraigned in Saranac Town Court and released on her own recognizance to appear in Dannemora Village Court on March 2.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged with criminal contempt after violating an order of protection here Feb. 14, State Police say.

Martin D. Drown, 74, parked in front of the protected party’s place of employment, Fleishman said.

He was arrested for first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, due to previously being convicted of second-degree criminal contempt last December.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and was released into pre-trial release to return there Feb. 20.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Ben Watson  


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