FELONY ARRESTS

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was arrested here Oct. 11 after using a company credit card to buy items for himself, State Police say.

Troopers responded to Plattsburgh Wholesale Homes on State Route 9 for a reported larceny, according to a press release, and an investigation revealed that wholesale homes employee Joshua M. Baker, 31, had used the card to buy hand tools, power tools, and other various items totalling over $3,500 in value.

Baker was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony, and arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court before being released on his own recognizance.

DANNEMORA — An Illinois man was arrested here Oct. 11 for attempting to destroy evidence, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a report of a male in custody for possession of a drug at the Clinton Correctional Facility Annex here, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

Slav N. Benin, 33, had been apprehended for possessing marijuana, police said. While in custody, he attempted to destroy the drug, police said.

He was subsequently charged with attempting to tamper with evidence, a felony; and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

He was arraigned in Dannemora Village Court and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $300 cash bail or $600 bond.

AUSABLE — A North Creek man was charged with felony DWAI-drugs after a one-car crash here Oct. 12, State Police say.

Troopers responded to the crash on Interstate 87 to find Eric M. Patton, 34, in a 2004 Toyota Corolla, according to a press release.

Patton was driving north when the vehicle exited the west shoulder of the road and struck a median before flipping over and skidding into a group of trees, the report said.

He was brought to the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital in Plattsburgh but refused treatment and refused to submit to a chemical test of his blood, the report said.

Patton was charged with DWAI-drugs, made a felony due to a previous conviction, as well as several traffic infractions.

He was arraigned in Peru Town Court before being sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.

WILMINGTON — A 17-year-old Peru resident was arrested Oct. 13 for sending nude photographs to a 12-year-old, State Police say.

The 17-year-old sent the photos over a social media app, according to a press release, to the 12-year-old from Wilmington.

The teen was charged with second-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor and was released with an appearance ticket returnable to Wilmington Town Court.

BEEKMANTOWN — A father and son duo were arrested here October 12 after breaking into a State Route 22 residence, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the residence and found that Michael P. Delaney, 56, and his son Tyler O. Delaney, 26, both of Morrisonville, had entered the home unlawfully and committed criminal acts in front of two small children, Fleishman said.

They were both charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and two counts endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Tyler was also charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, for choking a victim at the home, Fleishman added.

Both men were arraigned in Beekmantown Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail.

— By Staff Writer Ben Watson

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