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Rutland woman faces prison term for not returning rented car

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A town of Rutland woman faces up to three years in state prison for not returning a rented vehicle and violating probation.

Jacqueline J. Burdick, 51, of 30050 Middle Road, pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to fourth-degree grand larceny and admitted violating probation. She admitted that on March 12 she rented a 2003 Saturn from Affordable Rent-A-Car, 342 Factory St., and never returned it. She also admitted that she violated probation by continuing to use crack cocaine while under supervision and by being discharged from a substance abuse treatment program before completing it.

She was serving five years’ probation imposed in June 2011 for a fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance conviction. She is expected to be sentenced Dec. 19 to 1 to 3 years in prison and be ordered to pay $7,250 restitution in the form of a civil judgment.

In other court activity:

Randall J. Bell III, 21, Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and admitted violating probation. He admitted stealing a bicycle Aug. 2 from Jeremy Flowers while Mr. Flowers was riding it on Mechanic Street. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in May 2011 for a third-degree criminal mischief conviction. He admitted violating probation by continuing to use cocaine while under supervision and by being convicted of petit larceny. He subsequently was sentenced to a year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building.

Daniel P. Boccardo, 23, of 225 Mechanic St., pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to possess heroin July 7 in Watertown with the intent to sell the drug. He is expected to be sentenced Jan. 2 to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation. He also will be ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.

Dakota J. Peters, 17, of 114B Joseph Lonsway Drive, Clayton, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief as a result of one incident and fourth-degree grand larceny stemming from a second incident. He admitted that on Oct. 25 he entered the village of Clayton residence of Augusta L. Withington with the intent of committing a crime and that he damaged four tires on a Dodge Durango belonging to Leslie Brown on the same day. He also admitted that on Oct. 10 he stole a 2005 Honda four-wheeler owned by Mark Baltz from a town of Orleans residence and caused $5,762.83 worth of damage to the machine. He is expected to be sentenced Dec. 18 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation and be ordered to ordered to pay full restitution to Mr. Baltz.

Darrious L. Davis, 48, Watertown, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation for a Sept. 26 guilty plea to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted that on May 27 he stole a debit card belonging to Jessica A. Nappi, Adams Center. Police said at the time that he found the card at a bowling alley and used it make $150 in purchases. He also was ordered to pay restitution.

Miguel A. Medina III, 25, Watertown, was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay $473 in restitution for a Sept. 14 guilty plea to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted that on Feb. 28 or 29, he stole a debit card from Rahkeia S. Barfield and used it to make purchases.

Tyler W. Wells, 21, of 18 Johnstown St., Gouverneur, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and three years’ probation for a Sept. 12 guilty plea to second-degree criminal trespass. He, along with others, was charged in August with entering Stafford Machine and Cyclotherm, both at 787 Pearl St., where copper wire and welding equipment were alleged to have been stolen. He also was ordered to pay his share of $11,961 in restitution.

Kenniejo Jones, 35, Watertown, was sentenced to time served at the PSB and a three-year conditional discharge, with orders to complete the Bridge program, for a Sept. 25 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted that, with another person, she tried to sell or give cocaine to a third person March 27 within the county.

Algernon Lovell, 32, New York City, was arraigned on two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court. It is alleged that he had and sold a hallucinogen in mid-October and that he had and sold cocaine eight days later. Mr. Lovell was due to be sentenced Dec. 14 to three years in prison for an Oct. 12 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance for trying to sell cocaine in April. He was sentenced in County Court in August 2009 to 2 years in prison for third-degree attempted sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, having admitted he tried to sell cocaine in Watertown. He pleaded not guilty Friday to the newest charges and was sent to the PSB on $100,000 bail.

Plummer Reed, 36, address not available, was arraigned on a sealed indictment containing two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he sold cocaine twice on the same day in mid-October. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was sent to the PSB on $10,000 bail.

In court Thursday, a LaFargeville man was referred to Drug Court after admitting that he broke into a town of Clayton residence and also possessed forged checks. David W. Podkowka, 30, address not available, was referred to the substance abuse rehabilitation program designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration for guilty pleas to three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and a single count of third-degree burglary stemming from two incidents.

He admitted that on June 23 he entered the residence of Bobbie Jo Garnsey on County Route 4 without permission and with the intention of committing a crime. He also admitted that on the same day he possessed two checks drawn on a closed account belonging to Ms. Garnsey while knowing her signature had been forged on the checks and that he also had possessed one of her checks with a forged signature on May 1.

Also, Michael J. Ruttan, 34, of 411 S. Meadow St., pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and was referred to Drug Court. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated Aug. 6 on South Meadow Street. The charge was a felony because he had been charged three times previously with DWI, with the most recent charge, lodged Nov. 8, 2008, resulting in a felony DWI conviction. He was sentenced in March 2009 in County Court to five days in jail and a three-year conditional discharge, with an order to successfully complete the Bridge program.

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