KEESEVILLE — More than $100,000 worth of property was reported missing from a Keeseville business last week.
Plattsburgh-based State Police said an employee of George Moore Truck & Equipment Corp. on Route 9 called authorities Friday morning to report a vehicle had been stolen from the location.
The employee told police he arrived at work to find a 2006 Freightliner tractor trailer missing from the yard, and upon driving around the property, discovered a 1994 East trailer, containing approximately $5,000 worth of aluminum, was also missing.
Police said surveillance footage shows the Freightliner truck, which has the words “Northern Car Crushers” printed on both sides, leaving the yard at 1 a.m. Friday and heading south on Route 9.
No one was visible in the footage.
The Freightliner vehicle is valued at $70,000, according to police, and the East trailer at $35,000.
Police said Sunday afternoon they had no leads but continue to investigate the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Plattsburgh State Police at 563-3761.
MALONE — A local homeless man is accused of grand larceny.
Malone Village Police arrested Mark A. Crousore, 26, at 11:35 a.m. Sunday for allegedly stealing jewelry from a friend.
Police said Crousore took the jewelry from an apartment on Webster Street in Malone and tried to sell it at Cash4Gold inside the Holiday Inn.
He was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony, and arraigned in Bangor Town Court.
Crousore was remanded to Franklin County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
Police said they are continuing to investigate the case.
MALONE — A Fort Covington man was arrested Sunday after allegedly dragging a police officer in his vehicle.
Malone Village Police said Jeffery M. Durbin, 34, was pulled over by officers at a traffic stop on Fort Covington Street in Malone around 1 a.m. Sunday.
After being given a sobriety test, according to police, Durbin was given permission by officers to retrieve an item from his vehicle.
Police said he then got in his vehicle, pinning an officer between the vehicle and its door, and began driving down the road, dragging the officer with him.
A police vehicle was able to stop Durbin after a short distance, and the pinned officer, who suffered minor scrapes and bruises, was freed.
Durbin was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated; third-degree assault; resisting arrest; reckless driving; third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors; as well as first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
He was arraigned in Town Court before Judge Cositore and remanded to Franklin county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.
No date had been set for Durbin to reappear in court as of Sunday afternoon.
MOOERS — Police arrested a Mooers man for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.
An arrest warrant from the Town of Mooers Court was issued for Donald E. Velodota, 58, after he was seen driving a stolen vehicle first reported missing July 24, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.
When officers arrived to execute the warrant at 1931 State Route 11, they were told Velodota was in Massachusetts, but that he would be given the message to find them upon returning to the state.
He was subsequently arrested at 10:36 a.m. Aug. 1 and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, a felony.
Police said the value of the vehicle exceeds $3,000.
Velodota was arraigned in the Town of Champlain Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash or $4,000 bond.
He is scheduled to reappear in court at 5 p.m. Aug. 7.
MOIRA — A North Bangor man was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute.
According to Malone-based State Police, Egbert L. Winters, 44, was sitting outside of his ex-wife’s residence following a domestic dispute when police arrived there at about 4 p.m. Aug. 1.
He was arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection and charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony.
Winters was arraigned in the Town of Moira Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
He is scheduled to reappear in court at 3 p.m. Aug. 15.
MALONE — Three women were taken into custody for allegedly stealing nearly $2,300 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in Malone.
The women worked together to steal a 40” Samsung LCD-TV, a DVD player and assorted fragrances from the store sometime after midnight Aug. 3, according to Malone-based State Police.
They placed the items in the backseat of their vehicle and attempted to leave the parking lot before being stopped by officers there.
Police said the total value of the items is $2,289.31.
Danielle C. Miller, 22, of West Chazy; Kimberly M. LaRoe, 28, of Plattsburgh; and Maria Santiago, 27, of the Bronx were taken into custody after police located the missing items while investigating their vehicle.
All three were charged with grand larceny, a felony.
The women were arraigned in the Town of Malone Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
They are to reappear in court at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 21.
PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man faces a felony criminal contempt charge.
Wayne M. Potter, 34, was arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection during a dispute with this wife, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.
He was taken into custody at 8:20 p.m. Aug. 2 near Wendy’s restaurant on Route 3.
Potter was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony. He was also charged with forcible touching and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
He was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail on $250 cash or $500 bond.
Potter is scheduled to reappear in court at 4 p.m. Aug. 7.
FRANKLIN — A South Carolina teenager is charged with two felonies in an alleged car theft.
Artyom S. Gibson, 16, of Fort Mill allegedly started out stealing a bike and then moved on to a car in an early August heist, according to Ray Brook-based State Police.
Sometime in the early hours of Aug. 2, police said Gibson stole a bicycle and then rode the bike to an undisclosed location before stealing a Subaru Legacy.
He was charged with two counts fourth-degree grand larceny for possession of a stolen credit card, fourth-degree grand larceny for possession of the stolen vehicle, both felonies.
He was also charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor in connection with the stolen bicycle.
Gibson was arraigned in the Town of Franklin Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
He is scheduled for a preliminary felony hearing at 7 p.m. Aug. 7.
PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man faces multiple felony charges following an alleged domestic dispute.
Joel L. Cayea, 35, allegedly attacked his wife during a heated argument in Room 1 at the Sundance Motel at about 9 a.m. Aug. 3, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.
He unlawfully entered the room and proceeded to hit the woman before throwing her into a wall, police said.
Cayea was arrested and charged with second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury, second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, all felonies.
He was also charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and criminal obstruction of breathing, both misdemeanors.
Cayea was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash.
He due back in court at 4 p.m. Aug. 7.
PLATTSBURGH — A Vermont man was arrested for an alleged DWI.
John E. Arnold, 52, of Alburg was driving through a work zone on Interstate 87 at a high rate of speed at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 when he was pulled over and later arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to Plattsburgh-based State Police.
He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, DWI with a previous conviction within the past 10 years, aggravated DWI for operating the motor vehicle with a child inside, all felonies.
Arnold was also ticketed for speeding in a construction zone.
Police said there was a 14-year-old in the car at the time.
No further details of the arrest were available.
PLATTSBURGH — An accident in Altona resulted in a felony arrest in Plattsburgh.
Ryan M. Chapple, 27, of West Chazy was involved in a one-car accident in Altona in the early morning hours of July 31 and required treatment for his injuries at CVPH, Plattburgh-based State Police said.
While being treated at the hospital, Chapple was found to allegedly be in possession of Ecstasy tablets.
He was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
Chapple was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor.
Police said he was released on an appearance ticket and is due in court at 4 p.m. Aug. 15.
WILMINGTON — A Wilmington woman was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Rose A. Broeckx, 60, crashed her car into a ditch along State Route 86 while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3, according to Wilmington-based State Police. She blew a 0.16 following the administration of a field sobriety test by police.
Broeckx was processed without incident and charged with DWI with a previous conviction within the past 10 years and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent, both felonies.
She was also ticketed for moving from a lane unsafely and for unsafe backing of a vehicle.
Broeckx was released to a family member and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Wilmington Court at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9.
MORIAH — A Port Henry man was arrested in connection with an alleged burglary.
Kevin D. Scott, 33, was taken into custody at 5:12 p.m. Aug. 3 for his role in a burglary stemming from a June 8 complaint, according to Lewis-based State Police.
He was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.
Scott was arraigned in the Town of Moriah Court and remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.
Police had no further information regarding the incident or his arraignment date.
— By Staff Writers Miranda Orso and Ashleigh Livingston