UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT - POTSDAM - A Plattsburgh man faces a host of charges following an incident Friday night at Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Rehab Unit.
Village police charged Lawrence J. Dame, 47, of Plattsburgh with harassment, attempted criminal mischief, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful imprisonment after responding to a report of an unruly patient at the hospital at 6:46 p.m. Friday.
Police said their investigation revealed Dame allegedly became enraged after a counselor confronted him about possessing marijuana at the facility.
Dame allegedly attempted to physically restrain the counselor to prevent the hospital employee from leaving the room, and he also reportedly attempted to damage property during the incident.
He was arraigned in Potsdam Village Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000 cash.
The Police Blotter
Saturday, June 28, 2014
0131 Patrol observed suspicious subject in the Prosh Lot.
0149 Patrols responded to a noise complaint on Clough Street.
0325 Patrols responded to a report of a dog at large on Waverly Street. Dog was retrieved by owner prior to patrols arrival
0800 Report of a lost dog on Maple Street. Patrol responded, located the dog and returned the dog to its owner.
0808 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to River Road.
0942 Property found: Blackberry cell phone.
1202 Patrol requested to respond to Pierrepont Avenue for a deer that has been injured and is suffering.
1225 Patrol dispatched for a fawn that is stuck in the fenced off area of construction off Pierrepont Avenue. Fawn was gone upon patrol arrival.
1422 Patrol dispatched to report of a “sewer lid” that just blew off at Market and Canal.
1458 Patrol responded with Potsdam Fire to a fire alarm activation.
1506 Patrol responded to Debra Drive for a burglary complaint. Investigation is continuing.
1651 Harassment complaint received. Patrol interviewed complainant.
1656 Patrol responded to Debra Drive for a duress alarm. It was determined to be an accidental activation.
2225 Patrols responded for a disabled vehicle blocking traffic on Sandstone Drive. Patrols remained on scene until the vehicle was removed.
Friday, June 27, 2014
0459 Dispatched Potsdam Rescue to a call.
1138 Patrol dispatched to Bay Street for a report of a deer stuck in a fence. Patrols were able to free the deer without incident.
1245 Lost property: iPhone 5S with metallic back
1333 Potsdam Rescue and patrol dispatched to Walnut Street.
1403 Patrol dispatched to Potsdam Central for property retrieval.
1630 Patrols handled a harassment complaint.
1730 Patrols responded to the report of a dog and a child left in an unattended vehicle.
1840 Patrols responded to the CPH Rehab unit for an out of control patient.