Canandaigua PD: Man tried stabbing victim during dispute ‘numerous times’


A 37-year-old Canandaigua man was apprehended by Canandaigua Police after he allegedly tried stabbing a person during a verbal disagreement.

Officers say that around 2:30 pm Frank J. Vanderwall, 37, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree attempted burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving while intoxicated while impaired by drugs and alcohol, failure to comply with a police officer, as well as leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

He was also charged with a number of traffic violations.

Vanderwall is accused of getting into a verbal disagreement with the victim, who he then attempted to stab several times while trying to gain entry into the residence.

Prior to police arriving, he left the scene and was later spotted driving by the residence while investigators were at the scene.

In an attempt to evade police, Vanderwall fled the scene — but while doing so his vehicle struck a curb — rendering it inoperable. He was then taken into custody without incident.

Vanderwall was arraigned in City Court and remanded to the Ontario County Jail without bail. The victim suffered a minor cut to the hand, which did not require medical treatment.

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