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Watertown man sentenced to up to 4 years in prison for vehicle-theft try


A Watertown man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to four years in state prison for stealing a vehicle and driving it while intoxicated.

Christopher M. Perciful, 32, whose last known address was 548 Mill St., was sentenced to two to four years in prison after an April 19 guilty plea to third-degree attempted grand larceny, a felony. He also pleaded guilty the same day to misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

He admitted that on Jan. 30, he tried to steal a 2009 Chevrolet Impala owned by Jennie M. Sampson, Dexter, from a hotel parking lot on Commerce Park Drive. He also admitted that he damaged property when he drove the vehicle across a lawn on Route 37 in the town of Pamelia and struck a house. He was intoxicated at the time.

He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted in County Court in 2009 of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz mandated that he serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If inmates complete the 90-day program, they serve the remainder of their sentence under parole supervision.

In addition to the prison term, Mr. Perciful was ordered to pay about $9,000 total in restitution, was fined $500, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.

In other court activity:

Christopher C. Wash, 33, Grovetown, Ga., formerly of Fort Drum, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after pleading guilty in March to third-degree grand larceny. He admitted that on Dec. 21 in the town of Watertown, he stole a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe from Widrick Auto Sales on Route 11. Police said at the time that Mr. Wash bought a vehicle using a worthless check as a down payment and provided some false documentation. He also was ordered to pay $1,095 in restitution. His probation supervision will be transferred to Georgia.

Shawna L. Wilson, 35, of 307 Moulton St., was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty April 2 to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She admitted that on Dec. 12, with others, she possessed 6 grams of cocaine at a Stone Street residence.

Orosman Delsol, 60, of 741 Mill St., was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge after pleading guilty April 2 to first-degree falsifying business records and third-degree falsely reporting an incident. He admitted that on Oct. 30, he filled out an insurance claim form requesting payment for a loss that never occurred. He also admitted that on Dec. 9, he reported to Watertown police that jewelry had been stolen from his vehicle while knowing it was not missing. Police said at the time of his arrest that he made false claims of $74,000 in thefts.

Matthew A. Taylor, 22, Redding, Calif., formerly of Fort Drum, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted burglary. He admitted that on Aug. 22, with another man, he tried to enter the Boyd Street residence of Jessi-Ann Trowbridge with the intent of stealing something. He subsequently was sentenced to five years’ probation supervision, which will be transferred to California.

Breanna M. Cole, 20, of 1011 Academy St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree falsifying business records.

She was accused of stealing more than $1,000 from Walmart on Route 3 in the town of Watertown while working there between November and January. She was accused of making false entries into the business’s records in an attempt to cover up the thefts. She is due to be sentenced Aug. 7.

Barbara A. Beach, 42, Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree falsifying business records. She was accused in March of fraudulently collecting refunds totaling $2,247 while working at Walmart on Route 11 in the town of LeRay. Sentencing was set for Aug. 6.

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