---- — PLATTSBURGH — A third arrest has been made in connection with a burglary at an AuSable Forks pharmacy.
According to State Police based in Ray Brook, Brian J. Blaise, 31, of Peru was arrested 4 p.m. Dec. 7 for his alleged role in the burglary, which took place at Feek Pharmacy in August.
Blaise was charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a class D felony, and arraigned in Jay Town Court.
Police reports did not specify when Blaise is scheduled to reappear in court.
An initial investigation into the burglary revealed that the building was broken into between 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:55 a.m. Aug. 17, at which time several bottles of prescription pain medication were stolen.
On Sept. 5, Keeseville-based State Police arrested Justin H. Hicks, 25, of Keeseville for his alleged role in the crime. Hicks was charged with three felonies, one misdemeanor and one violation and remanded to Essex County Jail pending a future court date.
Additionally, Sara K. Hebert, 23, of Chesterfield was arrested Sept. 7 in connection with the same incident. She was charged with third-degree burglary and remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
— Compiled by staff writers Felicia Krieg and Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writer Matthew Hamilton