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December 21, 2013

Police Log: Dec. 21, 2013 — Felony arrest

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man was charged with criminal contempt Wednesday.

Steven C. Whitman, 48, was arrested on a warrant issued by Saranac Lake Village Court, Saranac Lake Police said in a news release.

The warrant charged Whitman with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony.

Whitman allegedly violated an order of protection by having contact with the person protected under that order, police said.

Police said Whitman has been convicted of criminal contempt in the past five years, making the charge a felony.

He was arraigned in Village Court and released on his own recognizance, police said.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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