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Police: Woman falsely claimed crashed car was stolen

September 18, 2012
By CHRIS MORRIS - Staff Writer (cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

A 19-year-old woman faces a misdemeanor charge after allegedly providing a false statement to police regarding a car crash in Bloomingdale.

Ray Brook-based state police charged Amber M. Roe, of East Meredith near the Catskills, with issuing a false written statement, a class A misdemeanor, at 9:50 p.m. Sunday.

Police said they received a report early Sunday morning of an unoccupied 2001 Dodge Intrepid on St. Regis Avenue in the town of St. Armand. The vehicle was parked against a power pole and no one was at the scene, so police contacted the vehicle's registered owner and eventually located its user, Roe, at Paul Smith's College, where she is a student.

Roe told troopers the vehicle had been stolen, according to police. A subsequent investigation established the vehicle hadn't been stolen, and Roe was arrested at the state police barracks in Ray Brook for making a false statement.

Police said Devon R. Carr, 20, of Queens, also a Paul Smith's College student, had been driving the vehicle when it exited the roadway and crashed into the telephone pole. Several passengers drove themselves to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, where they were treated and released with minor bumps and bruises but nothing serious, police said.

Carr was ticketed for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, moving unsafely from a lane, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving a vehicle parked on pavement.

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Police weren't able to say how badly the vehicle was damaged.

Roe is scheduled to appear in Brighton town court at 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

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Contact Chris Morris at 518-891-2600 ext. 25 or cmorris@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.

 
 

 

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