On August 20, 2020, State Police arrested 32-year-old Nathan R. Phinney of Keeseville, for intentionally causing damages to a vehicle. On August 10, 2020, State Police responded to the fishing area parking lot on Brainards Forge Road in the town of Lewis for a report of a car that was in the woods. An investigation revealed that Phinney took the victim’s car and intentionally crashed it into the wooded area. Phinney was charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, a class D felony. He was arraigned in the Essex Town Court and released on his own recognizance. Phinney is scheduled to reappear in the Lewis Town Court at a later date and time.