Tri-county blotter

Woman allegedly lies about stolen car


On Tuesday, New York State Police in Mayfield arrested 43-year-old Desiree L. Brownell of Edinburg, for third-degree falsely reporting an incident.

Troopers say that on April 30, state police responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on County Highway 152 in the town of North Hampton. When troopers arrived at the scene, they located the vehicle unoccupied and on its roof.

Following an investigation, troopers determined that Brownell had been driving the vehicle and had falsely reported that the vehicle was stolen after the crash.

Brownell turned herself in at state police in Mayfield on Tuesday and she was processed and issued an appearance ticket for Johnstown Town Court on May 20 at 2 p.m.

By Patricia Older