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.    
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.

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:

Please Call: 516 302 1002
Your Attention is

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
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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   
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.  
 becklesk1.jpg   becklesk2.jpg
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Chief Desmond J. Racicot
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