Friday November 16, 2012

Police seek man over bad check

POWNAL -- State police are looking for a man they say is accused of passing a bad check at a local furniture store.

According to Vermont State Trooper Wayne Godfrey, on Oct. 26 James J. Radler, 50, of Barre, purchased an item at the Pownal View Barn on Route 7 using a bad check. Godfrey said he learned of the complaint on Nov. 5 and said Radler has not been located. Godfrey wrote that Radler has two warrants out for his arrest on similar allegations; one from Vermont, the other from another state.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to www.vtips.info or by texting the number 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword VTIPS followed by the information.

Dirt bike reported stolen in Shaftsbury

SHAFTSBURY -- State police are investigating the theft of a disassembled dirt bike from a garage on Ehrich Road. Police said the bike belongs to Ernest Munsey and the theft is believed to have occurred between Nov. 5 and Nov. 14.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online to www.vtips.info or by texting the number 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword VTIPS followed by the information.

Police seek missing Sand Lake man

SAND LAKE, N.Y.


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-- Authorities are looking for a missing 28-year-old Sand Lake man.

The Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office reported Ryan M. Patton, of Momrow Road, was last seen leaving the Lakeview Inn in Averill Park at about 10:45 p.m. Monday in his 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup and hadn’t been seen since.

Patton also did not show up for his job at Phelps Brothers Roofing, police said. A helicopter flight over the Sand Lake area by the New York State Police Aviation Unit came up empty earlier this week.

Patton is described as a white male 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 518-270-5252 or 518-266-1981.

Police: Vt. man arrested after retrieving pot

ESSEX (AP) -- A Vermont man has been arrested after police say he tried to retrieve a package containing a pound of marijuana that had been delivered to a wrong address.

Police say a woman in Essex Town received a suspicious package delivered by UPS on Wednesday. Authorities say she didn’t recognize the return address and when she opened it she realized it was most likely contraband.

She brought the package to police who determined that it contained 1 pound of marijuana.

While police were trying to find the suspect, who had a similar name as the woman’s, police say he called the residence and said he was on his way to pick up his package.

Twenty-nine-year-old John Monica of Burlington was arrested and jailed on possession of marijuana and an outstanding warrant.

Hit-and-run kills man, injures woman in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man is dead and a woman is injured after a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn.

The accident happened at about 5 a.m. Thursday in Williamsburg. Police say a 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were crossing a street when they were hit by a Chevrolet Malibu traveling eastbound.

The force of being hit propelled the man and woman into the westbound traffic lane. The male victim was struck again and came to rest under a Kia.

Police say the driver of the Kia remained at the scene but the driver of the Malibu fled and later abandoned the car.

The injured man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not immediately identify him. The woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition.