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August 12, 2013

Police Log: Aug. 11, 2013

NOT GUILTY VERDICT

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was found not guilty Aug. 3 of stealing a Ski Doo snowmobile from Dannemora.

Dennis P. Giddings Jr., 30, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and went on trial earlier this week in Clinton County Court, according to a press release from Giddings’s lawyer, Rebecca Fox of Plattsburgh.

No one else has been charged with the crime, the release said.

After a day of testimony, the case went to the jury Thursday morning and they returned their not guilty verdict after a brief deliberation, according to the release.

Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer prosecuted the case, the release said.

FELONY ARRESTS

TUPPER LAKE — A Tupper Lake man was charged with burglary.

Tupper Lake Police arrested Brandon C Rolley, 22, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Thursday at about 11 a.m. He was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.

Rolley, an employee at the Kildare club, allegedly broke into a fellow employee’s office and stole at least $150 in cash.

He was arranged in Tupper Lake court before Judge Leonard Young and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

Rolley is scheduled to reappear in court on Sept. 18.

PLATTSBURGH — An Ellenburg man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing items from the local Wal-Mart store, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

According to police, Elijah L Viars walked out of the store without paying for about $1,200 worth of electronics including DVDs and stereo equipment.

Police arrested him on State Route 11 at about 1:25 p.m. on Thursday. Viars was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony.

He was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh and sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court on Aug. 12.

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