March 17, 2014

Police Log: March 17, 2014


NORTH ELBA A 15-year-old male at Mountain Lake Academy was taken into custody after allegedly breaking a door at the facility — valued at more than $250, potentially making the charge a felony — and then attempted to fight a staff member of the academy, who sustained no injuries, State Police said. The juvenile faces potential misdemeanor charges for attempted assault of the staff member.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released, but police said after being processed he was released back to staff of Mountain Lake and issued a ticket to appear at Essex County Probation office and Family Court.

MALONE — Nicholas Hebert, 28, of Malone, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Sunday in Malone on a felony charge of criminal contempt. Malone Police said the felony arrest was caused by a domestic dispute with an order of protection in place, which then led to physical contact. 

Hebert was arraigned in Bangor Town Court and is being held at Franklin City Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.


PERU — A barn fire at 55 Clark Road ignited Friday evening and then rekindled Sunday morning.

At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Peru Fire Department responded to the building owned by Rob Butts, which houses four horses and two calves, according to Peru Fire Department Chief Tyler Williams. 

Keeseville, South Plattsburgh, Morrisonville and AuSable Forks fire departments provided mutual aid and Cadyville Fire Department was on standby. 

“We believe a stray ember was in the blown-in insulation above the workshop,” Williams said. 

While smoke and flames were visible upon their arrival, he said damage to the building was minimal. 

“The damage was confined to the shop area of the barn,” Williams said. 

No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire and the Peru Fire Department was back in service 5 a.m. Sunday. 

Williams explained that the original fire Friday began after ice slid off the roof and struck the chimney, separating a joint. 

— By Contributing Writers Kaitlyn Affuso and Amy Heggen

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