“He did not make any direct admissions. He is not providing us with any more information at this time,” the chief said.
“It was determined the information provided in a written statement was false. The incident, as reported, was also determined to be false,” Nason said in a news release Tuesday that named the Martin for the first time.
Police arrested him at 9:07 Tuesday morning and charged him with falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false written statement, both misdemeanors.
He was issued an appearance ticket for Saranac Lake Village Court at a later date.
Saranac Lake Police thanked the public for assistance in the investigation, as well as State Police and Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments.
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