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Burglary nets Watertown man 7-year prison sentence


A Watertown man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to 7 years in state prison for committing two burglaries in the city.

Travis L. Peterkin, 44, was also ordered to undergo an additional five years of supervision upon his release and pay a total of $1,384 in restitution after pleading guilty Nov. 14 to second-degree burglary, second-degree attempted burglary and resisting arrest.

It had been alleged that he broke a window to gain entry to the Mill Street residence of Franklyn A. and Kathleen M. Cowles on Nov. 9, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of jewelry. It further was alleged that on Dec. 29, 2012, he broke into a Barben Avenue residence with the intent to steal something. He also admitted that he struggled with city police officers who tried to arrest him Dec. 30, 2012, on Stone Street.

Mr. Peterkin, who acted as his own attorney in the matter, filed an appeal of his sentence Monday with the court. He has served four previous prison sentences, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website.

In other court activity:

Roland J. Frickey Jr., 51, whose last known address was 32473 County Route 30, Philadelphia, was sentenced to 2 years in prison, followed by 5 years’ post-release supervision, after pleading guilty Dec. 3 to second-degree criminal sex act. He was named in grand jury indictments handed up in June charging him with inducing two teenagers, ages 13 and 14, into a sexual performance and having sexual contact with them in November 2012 and December 2012 in the town of LeRay. He also will be ordered to register with the state as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Brian S. Ackerman, age and address not available, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Dec. 10 to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree criminal trespass. Further information about the charges was not available from the court. He was also ordered to pay $881 in restitution. His probation supervision will be transferred to Oswego County.

Kellie L. Belcher, 31, whose last known address was 1130 State St., was sentenced to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after pleading guilty Nov. 26 to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree attempted grand larceny as a result of three separate incidents. She admitted that she tried to sell heroin within the county May 20 and that on May 26 she possessed materials used to manufacture methamphetamine at a Bronson Street residence. She also admitted that on March 25 in the town of Brownville she stole jewelry from her mother.

Dylan T. Schroy, 20, of 984 State St., Carthage, was sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty Dec. 6 to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He was charged by Carthage police July 23 with possessing eight amphetamine pills packaged for resale. He also ran from a vehicle into the woods when police attempted to arrest him.

Jason A. Valade, 30, whose last known address was 18685 Honeyville Terrace, Adams Center, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to complete the Bridge program after pleading guilty Nov. 26 to third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal trespass as a result of three incidents. He admitted that sometime in September he entered the town of Adams residence of Travis Purvis with the intent to steal something. He also admitted that on Sept. 13 in the town of LeRay he stole a woman’s camera. He further admitted that on June 9 he entered property on Goodnough Street in the town of Adams without permission.

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