February 6, 2012

Police/Fire Log: Jan. 6, 2012


LAKE CLEAR — Three Lake Clear residents were displaced by a fire at their home Sunday morning.

Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 10:16 a.m. reporting a fire at the Blanchard residence at 357 County Route 50, according to Chief Brendan Keough.

Keough said his crew arrived to see flames working their way across the ceiling of the home and venting out through the roof.

Firefighters were able to get in quickly and extinguish flames and hot spots, he said.

No injuries were reported.

Saranac Lake received mutual aid from Paul Smith's-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department and Bloomingdale and Lake Placid Fire Departments.

Keough said Sunday afternoon the cause and source of the fire were still under investigation, but it is possible it began in the home's woodstove.

The Blanchards will eventually be able to return to their residence, though not immediately, according to Keough.

The Red Cross was notified, he said, and the Blanchards are likely staying with family members until repairs can be made to their home.

Keough said he believes the home was insured.

Felony Arrests

CROWN POINT — A Crown Point man was arrested for allegedly using a stolen debit card to make purchases.

Ticonderoga Police said Andrew D. Burrows, 20, of Crown Point, was arrested at 10 a.m. Sunday on a warrant. Police allege Burrows stole a family member's debit card and had used it to make purchases at several locations.

Burrows was charged with three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and one count of petite larceny, a misdemeanor.

Burrows is being held at Essex County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man is facing charges for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

According to Plattsburgh City Police, Edward M. Lamarche, 36, of Plattsburgh, tried to gain entry to his ex-girlfriend's Margaret Street residence by banging on her door and claiming to be a police officer. Police said they responded to the dispute and arrested Lamarche at 1:45 p.m. Sunday and charged him with criminal impersonation, a felony, and criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Lamarche was arraigned and is being held without bail at Clinton County Jail.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writer Shaun Kittle

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