HARASSMENT - POTSDAM - Village police charged Darik M. Bradish, 19, of 80 Pumpkill Hill Road, Hannawa Falls, with third-degree criminal tampering, second-degree harassment and disorderly conduct at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday on Market Street. The charges stemmed from an incident that had occurred with his estranged girlfriend while she was working at Burger King. He was arraigned by Potsdam Village Justice Nicholas Pignone and released on his own recognizance.
Potsdam Police Department said they received a report of a domestic incident that took place at a restaurant located on Market Street. Further investigation revealed that Bradish had entered the restaurant and harassed a female employee. After exiting the restaurant, Bradish behaved disorderly in the parking lot, police said, and then threw food which he had purchased at the restaurant on the females vehicle.
Bradish allegedly entered the restaurant at approximately 7:45 p.m., walked up to the counter and rudely demanded a glass of water from his girlfriend, Jenna Paul, who was working at the counter. The couple has reportedly taken a break from their relationship for the past couple of weeks. After being given a glass of water, he allegedly started walking back to his truck in the parking lot.
Ms. Paul said she had yelled out the window and asked Bradish if he wanted to talk. He reportedly responded with a hand gesture and a couple of words that described his salute of sorts. He then reportedly got in his truck and left.
But court documents indicate Bradish returned to Burger King approximately 10 minutes and started driving back and forth by the restaurant before pulling back into the lot, parking his truck and staring through the window at his estranged girlfriend.
A co-worker said Bradish then came back in the restaurant, stood in the lobby and started at Ms. Paul. The co-worker said she finally told Bradish he needed to order something or leave, noting he appeared to be making customers inside Burger King uncomfortable.
She said Bradish asked a number of questions about the different food options before ordering an apple pie.
The co-worker said Bradish left the restaurant a short time later. She said she went out into the parking lot approximately 3 minutes later after learning she had left her vehicles lights on when returning from break. She said she went out into the parking lot she noticed apple pie had been smashed all over the passenger side exterior of Ms. Pauls vehicle.
The Police Blotter
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
0658 Patrols dispatched to a burglary alarm at a residence on Castle Drive.
0752 Report of a cat hit by a vehicle on Walnut Street.
1148 A book of checks was found on a village street and turned into Potsdam Police Department.
1255 Record check completed on an applicant for national security position.
1307 Potsdam Rescue ALS requested to respond with Norfolk Rescue.
1433 Report of a dog in a vehicle. Patrol dispatched.
1508 Gas drive off from a local gas station.
1537 Received a report of a hit and run accident on Main Street.
1630 A patrol was flagged down, and it was reported there is an accident on Market Street in front of Stewarts.
1635 Potsdam Rescue paged to respond to a call. A patrol was also dispatched to assist.
1749 A patrol completed an equipment inspection for a town resident.
1904 Patrol requested to check on a disabled vehicle on Maple Street.
1929 Caller reports a disabled vehicle on Outer Main Street.
2022 Code enforcement complaint received.
2042 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to mutual aid call for Tri-Town Rescue.
2051 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to standby for Norfolk Rescue.
2115 Potsdam Rescue dispatched to mutual aid call for Norfolk Rescue in Raymondville.