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.
Cherokee L. Styles (36)
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
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Feb 17
by webadmin | 17 Feb : 07:49 |

On February 14th at approximately 12:11 pm, Plattsburgh City Police were called to 45 Miller Street for a report of an individual damaging a vehicle in the driveway. When Officers arrived, they found the complainant, Aaron Thew (55) of Plattsburgh, restraining an individual who was later identified as Lennox Skyers (28) of the Bronx NY. It was apparent Thew had suffered numerous stab wounds to his face, arms and torso. A second individual, identified as Shawn Lyons (21) of Plattsburgh was also found to have been stabbed. After a brief struggle, Skyers was taken into custody. Thew and Lyons were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Investigating officers determined Skyers assaulted Lyons inside the residence after a dispute between Skyers and his girlfriend, Mallory Godreau (24). It is alleged Skyers struck Lyons several times with a rock and stabbed him once in the head with a kitchen knife. Skyers then exited the apartment where he encountered Thew in the driveway. Skyers allegedly stabbed Thew several times before striking him in the head with the rock. Thew was able to fight Skyers off and restrain him until Police arrived.
Lyons and Thew were both treated at Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital for facial fractures and multiple lacerations and puncture wounds. Both men have been discharged from the hospital as of today.
Skyers was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder in the second degree (Class A Felonies), four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree (Class D Felonies) and one count of Criminal Mischief in the third degree (Class E Felony). He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court on Sunday and remanded to the Clinton County Jail.
Lennox Skyers, 28

Submitted by Sgt. Bradley Kiroy

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
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Feb 06
by webadmin | 06 Feb : 07:51 |

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, City Police received a report of a Burglary that occurred overnight at an office building located at 43 Durkee Street. Officers arriving on the scene discovered multiple businesses housed in the office building were broken into and a large amount of property was stolen. Detectives and uniformed Officers followed several leads and by Thursday afternoon, most of the property had been recovered and two suspects were in custody.
Detectives arrested Melanie E Carlock (28) of 8 Pond Street, Plattsburgh and Randi L Chaney (34) of 790 Rt 22, Mooers NY. It is alleged that Carlock and Chaney broke into several businesses and stole property including electronics, housewares, artwork and business supplies. The property was later located in Carlock’s Pond Street apartment and vehicle during the execution of a search warrant.
Carlock and Chaney haves been each charged with Burglary 3rd Degree (4 Counts each), Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree (1 Count each), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree (1 Count each), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th Degree (3 Counts each) and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree (1 Count each).
Mug Photos below:
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Carlock                                                Chaney

Submitted by: Sgt. Bradley Kiroy

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
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Jan 22
by webadmin | 22 Jan : 15:27 |

January 22nd, 2015:

At 9:50 am, Plattsburgh High School Officials notified City Police that a student discovered a hand written message in a school bathroom implying the school would be blown up.

For approximately 2 ½ hours City Police, school staff, members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, University Police and a New York State Police K-9 team conducted a search of the building and grounds but did not find any kind of dangerous device.

Bomb threats are very serious matter. This event disrupted school and created significant anxiety for students, families, school staff and the community. It will be thoroughly investigated and police ask that anyone with information about the individual(s) responsible call the Plattsburgh Police Department at (518) 563-3411 or Plattsburgh High School at (518) 561-7500.

Authorized by
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
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Dec 09
by webadmin | 09 Dec : 10:16 |

A snow emergency parking ban has been declared for all city wide streets to include City owned parking lots within the City of Plattsburgh effective from midnight until 6:00 A.M. 12/10/2014
Any vehicle parked on the city streets between midnight and 6:00 A.M. may be ticketed and towed. Any vehicle parked in a City owned parking lot between 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M may be ticketed and towed. If towed, a towing fee will be charged before the vehicle can be retrieved. 
This parking ban also includes:
[X] The north end of the City Parking Lot on Durkee Street
Vehicles are still prohibited from parking on unpaved area between curbs and sidewalks. These vehicles will be ticketed. Vehicles in these areas that cause a safety hazard will also be towed away. 
If you have any questions or your vehicle is towed, you may telephone the City of Plattsburgh Police Department at 563-3411 for information and instructions on retrieving your vehicle.
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Nov 12
by webadmin | 12 Nov : 09:00 |

On Tuesday November 11th, 2014 a call was received at the Plattsburgh Police Department by a.ii emotional female reporting her and her two young children were confined, against her will, by her boyfriend inside an Adirondack lane apartment. The caller reported during the ordeal both her and her children were allegedly threatened by the male who was wielding a large curated knife.
The Victim, whose name is being withheld, was able to exit the apartment and take her children, both under the age of 4, to the Temple Beth Israel synagogue on Bowman Street where she notified police.
Uniformed Officers went to the location of the incident to find the male suspect had fled the area on a bicycle. Officers with the assistance of the University Police searched the surrounding area. Officers located the suspect approx. 90 minutes later on Margaret Street and placed him in custody.  
The Defendant: Matthew A. Duval, 28 of Plattsburgh is charged with the following:   
(2 Counts) Criminal Possession of a weapon in the third degree - a Class "D" felony 
(2 Counts) Endangering the welfare of a child -class "A" misdemeanor 
(2 Counts) Menacing in the second degree - Class "A" misdemeanor. 
(3 Counts) Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree - Class "E" Felony 
(1 Count) reckless endangerment in the first degree -Class "D" Felony   
In addition to the current charges, Duval is on parole from the NYSDOCS system.   
Duval spent the night in City Lockup awaiting arraignment in Plattsburgh City Court which is anticipated to occur during the morning hours on November 11th, 2014. 
Photo's available upon request.
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
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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. 
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.
Victim: Richard "Dickey" J. Bombard
Suspect: Otis L. Grenton Jr.

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
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