Aug 28
by webadmin | 28 Aug : 13:30 |

On Sunday August 24th, 2014 uniformed officers of the Plattsburgh Police Department responded to 6 Sandalwood Way for a report of a residential burglary. The home owner reported a 3 week old Shepard/Husky mix male puppy was stolen from its mother who was inside the residence. The male suspect entered a vehicle and left the area. Plattsburgh Police received assistance from uniformed troopers from the New York State Police who located the vehicle on Route 374.  The defendant, Travis Skelly 33 of Cadyville NY had wrapped up the dog in a towel and placed the animal under the passenger’s side seat. The animal could be heard whimpering which led to its discovery.  
 
Officers arrested Skelly who is currently charged with Burglary in the second degree, a class “C” felony and petit larceny, a class “A” misdemeanor. On Monday August 25th, 2014 Skelly appeared before Plattsburgh City Court Judge Rogers and placed in Clinton County Jail without bail with an additional court date of September 3rd, 2014.  
 
Officers returned the puppy to the owner and its mother. 
 
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Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aug 25
by webadmin | 25 Aug : 15:12 |

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:43 PM the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call
reporting a male being stabbed behind 1 Pine Street Plattsburgh NY. Plattsburgh Police responded with
Emergency Medical Personnel and found one male with a stab wound to his chest. The Victim, Richard
“Dickey” J. Bombard (DOB 09/26/64) of Plattsburgh NY was transported to CVPH Emergency
Department and was pronounced dead.

It’s alleged that Bombard was at a friend’s house in the backyard. During the course of the evening a
neighbor, Otis L. Grenton Jr. (DOB 03/08/65) 9 Broad Street Apt. 202, Plattsburgh NY came
over. Bombard and Grenton apparently got into an argument. Grenton left the backyard and returned a
short time later. Bombard and Grenton continued arguing and then a physical altercation started between
them. That’s when Grenton allegedly swung a kitchen steak knife at Bombard striking him in the chest.

Grenton fled the scene heading west on Broad Street. Grenton was located shortly after the incident and
taken into custody. Plattsburgh Police secured the area and closed off Broad Street from the intersection of
Durkee Street to Margaret Street to investigate the crime with Clinton County District Attorney Andrew
Wylie and his office.

Grenton has been charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the
Third Degree. Grenton was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and committed to the Clinton County Jail
without bail.
 
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Victim: Richard "Dickey" J. Bombard
 
 
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Suspect: Otis L. Grenton Jr.
 

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
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Aug 25
by webadmin | 25 Aug : 07:29 |

Plattsburgh City Police are investigating a stabbing that resulted in the death of a male at 1 Pine Street in
the City of Plattsburgh at about 8 PM yesterday’s date. One male is in custody at this time. The
investigation is continuing and more details will be released.
 

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aug 11
by webadmin | 11 Aug : 14:55 |

At approximately 3:00 AM, Plattsburgh Police Officers responded to 5108 North Catherine Street for a
report of a burglary that just occurred at that location. The caller provided a description of two male
suspects. Officers responding to the call stopped two males fitting the suspect’s description on Broad
Street. They were identified as WENDELL DAVENPORT 25yrs of Morrisonville and MORGAN
BOYEA, 29 yrs of Plattsburgh. While the suspects were being placed into custody, BOYEA ran from
the officers. A foot chase ensued and he was caught moments later in an alleyway on Durkee Street.
 
Both suspects were transported to the Plattsburgh Police Department and interviewed by Detectives.
This morning, a Search Warrant was executed at an apartment at 32 Broad Street where property from
the North Catherine Street burglary was recovered.
 
DAVENPORT and BOYEA have been charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Grand Larceny 4th
Degree. BOYEA has additionally been charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration for
fleeing officers.
 
 
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               Morgan Bouyea                             Wendell Davenport
 
 
 
Added Note:

The Plattsburgh Police Department investigated a series of residential burglaries and vehicle break-ins
earlier this summer. Since August 1st, they have begun cropping up again. Neighborhoods in the north
and west ends of the city are the areas primarily affected. Specifically, neighborhoods near Cumberland,
Sailly and Bailey Avenues in the north end and Prospect, Leonard and Cornelia Street in the west end.
Entry is being made to homes in the evening and daybreak hours through unlocked doors, screened
windows and garages. Property stolen includes cash, loose change, purses, wallets, jewelry and
prescription medication.
 
We have no evidence at this point connecting BOYEA and DAVENPORT to the other burglaries we
have been investigating. In light of this we are asking everyone to continue to keep their doors and
windows secure and to report ANY suspicious activity or suspicious persons. Please be vigilant in your
neighborhoods; note and report anyone out of the ordinary walking through back yards or hedgerows,
especially in the evening and daybreak hours. Keep valuables such as purses and wallets out of sight
and in secure locations. Look out for out of town friends and neighbors by periodically checking their
home and ensuring newspapers, mail and packages are not left out. Report any strange noises and
unexplained activation of security lights. Dog owners should report barking or anything perceived to be
out of the ordinary. PLEASE report any occurrences of suspicious activity immediately to the police at
518-563-3411 or 911.
 
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
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Jul 22
by webadmin | 22 Jul : 09:34 |

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with ICE in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release. 
 
You can visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website for more information on HSI's Victim Notification Program.  
Click on the link below to be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by ICE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jul 14
by webadmin | 14 Jul : 11:42 |

The Plattsburgh City Police Department currently has a retired police vehicle available for sale.  The 2008 Crown Victoria can be bid on through an eBay auction. 
Click the picture below to link to the online auction.
 
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Jul 09
by webadmin | 09 Jul : 17:35 |

 
Today, Plattsburgh Police Detectives arrested Terry W Whitaker (43) most recently of Plattsburgh and formerly of New Braunfels TX in connection with the Burglary of Latitude 44 Bistro on 07/08/14. Whitaker was charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, a class D Felony, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, a class E Felony and Criminal Tampering, a class A Misdemeanor. 
 
As part of the investigation, Detectives executed search warrants on Whitaker’s vehicle and his 4 White Street residence. During the execution of the search warrants, Detectives discovered evidence linking Whitaker to a burglary at the Washing Well Laundry that occurred July 7th. As a result, Whitaker was additionally charged with 1 count of Burglary in the third degree and one count of Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. 
 
The investigation is ongoing and further charges are anticipated.
 
 
 
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
 
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Jul 08
by webadmin | 08 Jul : 01:00 |

Early this morning, Plattsburgh Police Officers discovered a burglary that had occurred at LATITUDE 44 BISTRO on U.S. Avenue in the City of Plattsburgh.  The perpetrator(s) stole a safe and fled the scene.  The safe was later recovered after having been found behind a store by employees who had arrived to open for the day.    
 
The Plattsburgh Police Department is asking for assistance from the public with identifying the person appearing in the attached still image from surveillance video obtained from the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call Plattsburgh PD Detectives at (518) 563 3411 or anonymously at the Plattsburgh PD Crime TIPLINE at (518) 565 0424.    
 
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Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jun 04
by webadmin | 04 Jun : 04:00 |

On July 10th, 2012 at approximately 2:30PM, Plattsburgh Police Officers responded to a reported
robbery at Walgreens Pharmacy located at 301 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh. The suspect was
described as a tall, thin white male in his twenties with short hair, wearing jeans, a hooded sweatshirt,
a baseball hat and sunglasses. The robber threatened the use of a knife and demanded OxyContin.
The suspect fled west on Cornelia Street with over 1100 OxyContin and Oxycodone pills.

A manhunt ensued with assistance from New York State Police, Clinton County Sheriffs Department,
SUNY Police, US Customs and Border Protection Airwing, DEA and subsequently the Burlington,
South Burlington, Colchester and Essex Police Departments in Vermont.

Plattsburgh PD Detectives investigating the case collected evidence at the scene as well as at the LCT
Ferry Dock on Cumberland Head identifying the John Doe suspect’s DNA profile. Additionally,
video evidence identified the make model and color of the suspect’s vehicle which, along with the
pharmacy surveillance video footage, were utilized to create a Champlain Valley CrimeStoppers
video which was aired in 2012 and early 2013. Detectives have followed up on numerous leads over
the past two years but all have reached a dead end.

Recently, the CrimeStoppers footage was re-aired and developed a lead. Plattsburgh Detectives,
worked the lead and developed a suspect, DONALD R. WYRICK III, 30yrs, formerly of Colchester,
VT. This morning, Plattsburgh PD Detectives, working with the US Marshals Service took
WARICK into custody in Wilmington, Delware where he was interviewed and subsequently arrested
for committing the Walgreens Robbery. He was arraigned as a fugitive from justice, waived
extradition, and is currently enroute to Plattsburgh with the Detectives. He will be arraigned in
Plattsburgh City Court this evening or tomorrow morning on a charge of ROBBERY 1st Degree a
Class B Felony.
 
 
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DONALD R. WYRICK III


Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
 
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May 30
by webadmin | 30 May : 07:16 |

The Plattsburgh Police Department has received several reports of a texting scam.

How this scam works:
You receive a text message, which claims to be from a bank. The message asks you to call a phone number for an “important notification” or to verify your account information. Of course, the text message is just a con to get you to share your card number and other info.

The most recent scam text may look like this:

(AdirondackRegionalFCU-
ImportantNotification)
Please Call: 516 302 1002
Your Attention is
Requested.

This scam is one form of many. Scammers also contact people through email and phone calls. In another version, scammers call and claim to represent a store like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc… They ask the person to "verify" their name, address, social security and other information supposedly to check whether it was compromised. Whatever the method, the scammers are always after the same thing: your credit card number, bank account information or other personal information so they can steal from you.
 
Here are tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud:

• Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail or text message.
• Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail or text message.
• Be cautious of e-mails or text messages claiming to contain pictures in attached files; the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Scan the attachments for viruses if possible.
• Avoid filling out forms contained in e-mail messages that ask for personal information.
• Always compare the link in the e-mail to the link you are actually directed to and determine if they match and will lead you to a legitimate site.
• Better yet: Log on directly to the official website for the business identified in the e-mail instead of “linking” to it from an unsolicited e-mail. If the e-mail appears to be from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, your statements or official correspondence from the business will provide the proper contact information.
• Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the e-mail to verify that the e-mail is genuine.
• If you are requested to act quickly or there is an emergency that requires your attention, it may be a scam. Fraudsters create a sense of urgency to get you to act quickly.
• And remember…if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.
 
 
Authorized by
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
 
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