Jul 24
by webadmin | 24 Jul : 12:49 |

Shortly after 4:00 am on July 24, 2015 the Plattsburgh Police Department received two 911 calls reporting an altercation on Clinton St. Responding patrols located a group of people in the area of Clinton and Oak St who stated that they saw a man wearing a red bandana over his face, carrying a stick, pounding on doors and windows of buildings located along Clinton St.
 
A description was broadcast and officers began searching the area. At about the same time, 19 year old Joshua Forster came out of his Clinton St apartment and reported to officers that a man wearing a red bandana over his face assaulted him with a stick and demanded his cell phone. The man hit Forster several times in the face with the stick then fled the area on foot without the phone.
 
As patrols searched, other witnesses reported seeing a man fitting the description headed south on South Catherine then moments later running across Broad St towards Couch St where he was spotted by a patrol and apprehended. The man was identified as Keith R. Bassett, age 33 of Plattsburgh and charged with the following crimes:
• Robbery in the First Degree, a class B Felony
• Assault in the Second Degree, a class D Felony
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree, a class D Felony
 
Bassett is currently being held in the Plattsburgh PD lockup awaiting arraignment in Plattsburgh City Court.
 
Joshua Forster’s injuries consisted of contusions to the face and neck area. He did not seek medical treatment.
 
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Keith R. Bassett, 33
 
 
Authorized by
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
 
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Jun 24
by webadmin | 24 Jun : 13:20 |

June 23rd, 2015 at about 3:30pm members of the Adirondack Drug Task Force, assisted by members of the Plattsburgh Police Department, went to an apartment building located at 64 Margaret St. in the City of Plattsburgh to serve a warrant on Brandon Griffith, age 35. Griffith had been indicted by a Clinton County Grand Jury on the following charges:
• Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, a class C felony (2 counts)
• Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, a class D felony (2 counts)
 
Upon entering Griffith’s 3rd floor apartment officers discovered an active Meth Lab, various drug paraphernalia, including precursors for the manufacture of meth, finished product (Meth), used syringes and two other occupants. Due to hazardous by-products created during the manufacture of methamphetamine which include toxic fumes and fire hazard Margaret St, between Bridge St and Broad St, was blocked to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately 6 hours. Plattsburgh City Fire Department responded to assist in evacuating residents of 64 Margaret and staged for the possibility of a fire. Approximately 15 residents of the building were evacuated.
 
Specially trained Drug Task Force members working in protective clothing and filter masks collected evidence, made safe the lab and separated out harmful chemicals. A hazardous materials disposal company from Vermont responded to the scene and removed harmful items for safe disposal.
 
The two occupants of Griffith’s apartment were identified as Dale Waldron, age 40 of Plattsburgh and Arthur Southwell, age 40 also of Plattsburgh. They were each charged with one count of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine 3rd degree, a class D Felony.
 
All three were transported to the Plattsburgh Police Department for processing. Griffith was lodged at the Clinton County Jail on the indictment. Waldron and Southwell spent the night in the city police lockup, arraigned this morning in City Court then transported to Clinton County Jail. No bail set on Waldron. Southwell’s bail set at $50,000 bond, $100,000 cash.
 
Investigation continues and numerous other charges are pending.
 
The Adirondack drug task force consists of members from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Clinton County District Attorney's Office, New York State Police, DEA, US border patrol, Homeland Security and Plattsburgh Police Department.
 
 
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Brandon Griffith, 35                          Arthur Southwell, 40                          Dale Waldron, 40
 
 
  
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
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Jun 24
by webadmin | 24 Jun : 13:00 |

On Sunday June 21st, 2015, the Plattsburgh City Police Department received a call from a resident of 71 Clinton Street who reported a burglary to his apartment. It was reported the resident was missing approx. $3500.00 cash and a black duffle bag of electronics. As officers inspected the location for evidence of the crime, they located a large amount of Marihuana and a 12 gauge shotgun. All contraband and the shotgun were seized by officers. 
 
On Tuesday June 23rd, Detectives and uniformed officers executed a search warrant at 432 Margaret Street apt#76 (Golden Gate Motel). Officers located a large cache of marihuana and cash inside the apartment.  Also located inside the apartment was a set of brass knuckles; which is classified as an illegal weapon in the State of New York.  
 
Arrested as a result of this investigation are:
 
Marc T. Woodley, 30 of 71 Clinton Street Plattsburgh, charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 3rd degree a class “E” felony
 
Carolann Peters, 47 of 432 Margaret Street Plattsburgh, charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 4th degree a class “A” misdemeanor
 
Daniel Peters, 37 of 432 Margaret Street, charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 2nd degree a class “D” felony, and Criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, a class “D” felony.   The weapon charge is based on the possession of brass knuckles and his criminal history. 
 
Dan Peters was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on June 24th, 2015 and remanded to the Clinton County Jail under no bail. 
 
Carolann Peters was released on an appearance ticket pending further court action in Plattsburgh City Court on July 7th, 2015. 
 
Marc Woodley was released on an appearance ticket pending further court action in City Court on June 30th, 2015. 
 
The estimated weight of the marihuana seized from Clinton Street is approx. one pound. 
 
Located at the Margaret Street location: Daniel Peter was found to be in possession approx. two pounds; Carolann Peters was in possession of approx. 200 grams.  
 
Photographs of all the defendants are available upon request.

Authorized by: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
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May 08
by webadmin | 08 May : 09:15 |

Location: Saranac River from Adirondack Lane to Pine Street, City of Plattsburgh, County of Clinton, State of New York.
 
Details: The Saranac River cleanup project is entering a new phase starting Friday May 08, 2015. Preparations are under way to start constructing a river diverting dam in the area of the old Saranac Street Bridge (just upstream of the Plattsburgh Police Department). The diverting dam will consist of steel sheeting and concrete blocks placed in the middle of the river and will be hazardous to anyone traveling on the river through that section. Signs and buoys have been placed in and around the river requiring people to exit in the area across from 90 Pine Street.  This is a temporary but mandatory exit point.  ALL tubers, boaters, kayakers, canoers, fishermen (all persons) are prohibited from trespassing within the river construction zone. This section of the river is fenced and posted "No Trespassing" as there is a risk of serious injury or death if these warnings are ignored.
 
The river cleanup / construction company has installed a set of stairs leading from the river's edge, up the bank to Pine Street (across from 90 Pine Street).  Once out of the river you may walk down Pine Street to the Kennedy Bridge on Broad Street and re-enter the water.
 
Anyone violating these no trespassing provisions will subject themselves to arrest. Criminal Trespass in the third degree is a class "B" misdemeanor.   
 
Questions related to the construction project should be directed to:
 
Michael Flynn 
(ARCADIS) on behalf of NYSEG 
(413) 281-5886

Clayton Ellis
NYSEG Public Relations 
(607) 762-7336




Authorized by 
Chief Desmond J. Racicot



 
 
 

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Apr 13
by webadmin | 13 Apr : 07:48 |

On April 9, 2015 at approximately 4:30 pm, City Police responded to 105 Brinkerhoff Street for a report of a Robbery that occurred inside the residence. The victim was identified as Kyle Pascullo (20) of Goldens Bridge NY. The initial investigation revealed that two individuals, who were believed to be known by Pascullo, forcibly stole cash from his person and then assaulted him and a room-mate as they attempted to escape. It is alleged, the incident took place during a drug deal where Pascullo was attempting to purchase approximately $9000 in marijuana. During the transaction, Pascullo was allegedly threatened with a knife at which time he displayed an imitation pistol. The pistol was taken away from Pascullo during a struggle and ultimately used by one of the suspects to strike him with prior to them escaping. During the investigation, Police seized $9,100 from the apartment, which is believed to be proceeds from prior drug sales.
 
A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast and the two suspects were located southbound on I87 a short time later by Essex County Sheriff’s Deputies and the New York State Police. The suspects were identified as Benjamin M Clint (19) of the Bronx, NY and Zachary R Itwaru (22) of South Salem NY. Both suspects were arrested and arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on Friday.
 
Benjamin M Clint was charged with 1 count of Robbery 1st Degree (Class B Felony)
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Zachary R Itwaru was charged with 1 count of Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor) and 1 count of Criminal Facilitation 4th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor).
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The investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.


Submitted by: Sgt. Bradley Kiroy
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
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Apr 10
by webadmin | 10 Apr : 10:00 |

On Wednesday morning April 8th, 2015, the Plattsburgh City Police Department started receiving numerous calls relating to thefts from vehicles. The reports continued to be received throughout the day totaling 25 vehicles and 2 buildings. The locations of the thefts were reported from: Grace Ave., Beekman Street, Prospect Ave., Traflagar, Flaglar, and Crescent Drive. Property taken ranges from GPS units to loose cash and other miscellaneous items. 
 
On Thursday April 9th, 2015 uniformed officers and investigators located Andrew Juneau and Austin Lapier at a residence on Prospect Ave... Subsequent investigation uncovered Juneau and Lapier to be in possession of stolen property at that location. Officers arrested the pair and executed a search warrant on the residence. Officers collected a bounty of stolen property and are actively working on returning it to the rightful owners. This will be a long process due to the amount of property recovered.  
 
Arrested are:  
Andrew Juneau 22, of the Military Turnpike Ellenburgh Depot 
Charged with: 
(2) Counts of Criminal Possession of stolen property in the 3rd degree a class “D” felony 
(3) Counts of Petit Larceny a class “A” misdemeanor
 
Austin Lapier 20, of Plattsburgh 
Charged with:
Burglary in the 3rd degree a class “D” felony 
Grand Larceny in the third degree a class “D” felony 
(2) Counts of Petit Larceny a class “A” misdemeanor
 
Each man was acting in concert with the other and additional charges are anticipated. Both men will be arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court Friday morning April 10th, 2015. 
 
If you were subject to a vehicle larceny or a victim of some other theft of property during the overnight hours Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, please contact the Plattsburgh Police Department. 
Photographs of the two subjects in custody are available upon request.

Authorized by:
Chief Desmond Racicot 
Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
 
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Apr 03
by webadmin | 03 Apr : 10:00 |

On Thursday April 2nd, 2015 at approx. 10:45 pm, Plattsburgh Police received several notifications of an altercation involving two males. During the altercation, witnesses observed one of the males brandishing a handgun and running after the second male who was fleeing the scene. Officers responded to the area and began searching for the combatants. Both men were located and taken into custody by officers. Officers searched the area of Brinkerhoff and Oak Street subsequently locating and securing a black metallic air soft replica of a semi-automatic pistol (photo attached). Further investigation revealed that the event was staged by the two men who were attempting to record the spoof for YouTube. Both men were arrested and charged with the following:
 
Timothy Taylor, 25 of Plattsburgh
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  • Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree a class “D” felony
  • Criminal Nuisance in the second degree a class “A” Misd
  • Conspiracy in the 6th degree a class “B” Misd.
 
Brandon Snell, 23 of Plattsburgh 
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  • Criminal Nuisance in the second degree a class “A” Misd
  • Conspiracy in the 6th degree a class “B” Misd 
Taylor was held for arrangement in Plattsburgh City Court while Snell was released on an appearance ticket with a court date of April 14th, 2015.
 
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Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot 
Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
 
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Mar 06
by webadmin | 06 Mar : 14:03 |

The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James E. Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged that James Strong purchased a fake mustache and wig at a local business and used them to commit the robbery at the bank. James Strong then exited the bank and made his way to his vehicle waiting nearby, where his son Trevor is believed to have been the getaway driver. The vehicle left the parking area onto Cornelia Street and fled the scene. 
 
On March 3, 2015 a New York State Trooper, spotted the suspect vehicle while patrolling the area near exit 30 off interstate 87. After calling for assistance and observing the vehicle following it to the Noon Mark diner in Keene New York. Both plain clothes and uniformed officers made their way to the diner finding both Strong’s inside. They were placed in custody without incident and transported to the Plattsburgh Police Department.  
 
Investigation into this matter continues at this time. 
 
Both James and Trevor Strong will be arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court in the later afternoon hours of March 3rd. At this time both subjects are charged with Robbery in the third degree a class “D” felony and Grand Larceny in the third degree, also a class “D” felony. 
 
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James Strong                                   Trevor Strong
 
 
 
Authorized by:
Chief DesmondRacicot 
Phone: 563-3411  
 
 
 
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Mar 03
by webadmin | 03 Mar : 09:04 |

At about 2:30pm today (March 2nd, 2015) the Glens Falls National Bank on Cornelia St, City of Plattsburgh was robbed. The Plattsburgh Police Department is seeking to identify the male in the attached video and photo. Please call (518) 563-3411 with any information. It is important that you do not approach the person.
 
 
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Authorized by
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
 
 
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Feb 25
by webadmin | 25 Feb : 03:00 |

On February 25, 2015, City Police located the body of Cherokee L Styles (36) of Plattsburgh in a heavily wooded area off Reeves Lane in the Town of Plattsburgh. Styles was reported missing on February 18th 2015. Investigators followed up on numerous leads over the last several days, which led to the search being conducted in that area. An autopsy will be conducted at CVPH in the coming days; however, foul play is not suspected. Since the deceased was found in the Town of Plattsburgh, the New York State Police were called in to continue the investigation.
 
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Cherokee L. Styles (36)
 
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
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