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.
 
 
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Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
 
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May 23
by webadmin | 23 May : 14:57 |

The Plattsburgh City Police Department currently has two vehicles that are available for sale.  Both vehicles can be bid on through an eBay auction. 
Click the pictures below for links to the auctions. 
 
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Apr 16
by webadmin | 16 Apr : 12:00 |

On Tuesday, April 15th at approximately 10:49AM, Plattsburgh Police Detectives responded to 42
Smith Street to determine cause and origin of a suspicious fire at that location. Detectives processed
the burned structure and determined the origin of the fire to be on the front porch. Interviews were
conducted of the family members who were home at the time of the fire. As a result of those
interviews, it is alleged that the fire was accidentally started by a child playing with a lighter and
paper on the front porch. Due to the age of the child, no further information can be released.
 

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
 
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Apr 07
by webadmin | 07 Apr : 15:23 |

On April 7, 2014, at approximately 10:40 a.m., members of the Plattsburgh City Police Department Special Response Team located the body of a subject matching the description of a missing SUNY Plattsburgh student, 20-year-old Kodi K. Beckles. The body was located in a wooded area behind Knight Automotive, 383 State Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh.   
 
The scene was secured and members of the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Troop B Forensic Identification Unit responded to the scene.  Clinton County Coroner David Donah was notified and also responded to the scene where he pronounced the subject deceased at 11:19 a.m. 
 
The scene was processed by State Police and the Plattsburgh City Police Department. The body was then authorized for removal to Albany Medical Center where an autopsy will be performed by Dr. Michael Sikirica on April 8, 2014.   
 
The death remains under investigation. The deceased is tentatively being identified as Kodi K. Beckles.   
 
Friends reported Beckles missing the evening of April 5th, 2014, to SUNY Plattsburgh Police after he failed to attend a meeting on campus earlier that day.  Police established that Beckles had attended an off-campus party on Friday night April 4, 2014, in the vicinity of Cornelia and Wells St in the City of Plattsburgh.  He was last seen leaving the party on foot between 12:30 and 1:00am April 5th  (early Saturday morning).   
 
This case remains under investigation by the State Police, Plattsburgh City Police Department, and SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department. If anyone has any information regarding the investigation they are asked to call:   
 
State Police in Plattsburgh, (518) 563-3761 
Plattsburgh City Police Department (518) 563-3411 
SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department (518) 564-2022
 
 
 
Authorized by
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
 
 
 
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Apr 07
by webadmin | 07 Apr : 07:51 |

April 7, 2014   
 
Missing from Plattsburgh, NY   
Date Missing:  April 4th, 2014   
KODI BECKLES, AGE 20 
DOB:  October 17, 1993 
SEX:  Male 
HGT:  5’ 10” 
WGT:  180 lbs. 
EYES: Brown 
RACE: Black 
Wears Glasses  
 
Kodi Beckles is a missing Plattsburgh State College Student with epilepsy. He was last seen on foot at an off-campus party, in the area of Cornelia and Wells St., at approximately 1:30am on April 4th, 2014.    
 
He was wearing a black T-Shirt, black dress pants, black and white checkered bow tie, and black baseball hat with black mesh rear and fluorescent pink and green writing on the front.   Kodi may be in need on medical attention.  
The pictures below show Kodi with and without glasses.  
 
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Authorized by 
Chief Desmond J. Racicot
 
 
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Mar 20
by webadmin | 20 Mar : 10:30 |

On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 Plattsburgh Police received a tip alleging heroin was being sold from a
residence on Cornelia Street in the vicinity of Montcalm Avenue in the City of Plattsburgh.
Plattsburgh Police Detectives began investigating. By yesterday, Detectives had developed probable
cause to believe that heroin was being sold from 113 Cornelia Street, Apartment B. A search warrant
was issued by Plattsburgh City Court Judge Mark Rogers and was executed at about 4:30PM. Part of
Cornelia Street was closed by police during the entry.

Detectives seized 17 bags of heroin, cash and other evidence with the assistance from Border Patrol
K-9 and members of the Adirondack Drug Task Force. Arrested was CORNELIUS D. WESTON,
23yrs of Utica, NY. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree
(Possession with intent to sell) a Class B Felony. He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court this
morning and remanded to the Clinton County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

A mug photo is attached
 
 
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Cornelius D. Weston
 
 

Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot
Phone: 563-3411
 
 
 
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Mar 13
by webadmin | 13 Mar : 13:25 |

A snow emergency parking ban has been declared for all city wide streets to include City owned parking lots withing the City of Plattsburgh, effective from midnight until 6:00am March 13th, 2014.
 
Any vehicle parked on the city street between midnight and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed.  Any vehicle parked in a City owned parking lot between 2:00am and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed. If towed, a towing fee will be charged before the vehicle can be retrieved. 
 
This parking ban also includes:
The south 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 call the City of Plattsburgh Police Department at 563-3411 for information and instructions on retrieving your vehicle.  Or, you can find more information on the Parking Ban Tow Lists page of this website.
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Mar 13
by webadmin | 13 Mar : 07:57 |

A snow emergency parking ban has been declared for all city wide streets to include City owned parking lots withing the City of Plattsburgh, effective from midnight until 6:00am March 13th, 2014.
 
Any vehicle parked on the city street between midnight and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed.  Any vehicle parked in a City owned parking lot between 2:00am and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed. If towed, a towing fee will be charged before the vehicle can be retrieved. 
 
This parking ban also includes:
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 call the City of Plattsburgh Police Department at 563-3411 for information and instructions on retrieving your vehicle.  Or, you can find more information on the Parking Ban Tow Lists page of this website.
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Mar 12
by webadmin | 12 Mar : 08:55 |

A snow emergency parking ban has been declared for all city wide streets to include City owned parking lots withing the City of Plattsburgh, effective from midnight until 6:00am March 12th, 2014.
 
Any vehicle parked on the city street between midnight and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed.  Any vehicle parked in a City owned parking lot between 2:00am and 6:00am may be ticketed and towed. If towed, a towing fee will be charged before the vehicle can be retrieved. 
 
This parking ban also includes:
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 call the City of Plattsburgh Police Department at 563-3411 for information and instructions on retrieving your vehicle.  Or, you can find more information on the Parking Ban Tow Lists page of this website. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Feb 21
by webadmin | 21 Feb : 15:27 |

On February 15th at approximately 4:04 am, Plattsburgh City Police were called to 123 Cornelia Street for a reported assault on a male inside his apartment.  Upon arrival police found the tenant of the apartment, Todd R. Bishop (29) in need of medical attention.  The Victim was transported and treated at CVPH Emergency Room suffering a fracture to his right cheekbone, an injury to his right eye and several severe facial lacerations.   
 
During the course of the investigation City Police Detectives discovered that Heith J. Duprey (26) and Brad M. Aylward (27) both of West Chazy, NY forcefully entered the residence of Bishop and assaulted him. The investigation revealed the assault took place over the purchase and distribution of “K2” or Synthetic Marihuana in this area.   
 
Both Males fled the scene and were hiding out in the Clinton County area.  Aylward was apprehended on Tuesday at the America’s Best Value Inn in Plattsburgh.  Duprey was located on Thursday at a residence in Keeseville and arrested without incident.     
 
The follow charges were filed:   
 
Brad M Aylward was arrested on 02/18/2014 for 1 count of Burglary in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony) and one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony)   
 
Heith J Duprey was arrested on 02/20/2014 for 1 count of Burglary in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony) and one count of Assault in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony).   
 
Both Suspects were arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court and sent to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secured bond.       
 
Mug Shots are attached. 
 
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Brad M. Aylward
 
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Heath J. Duprey
 
 
Contact: Chief Desmond Racicot Phone: 563-3411 
 
 
 
 
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