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January 4, 2014

Police Log: Jan. 4, 2014

PERSONAL-INJURY ACCIDENTS

ROUSES POINT— Icy conditions Friday morning caused a rollover accident on Route 2 in Rouses Point, State Police said.

Judy Moller, 55, of Chazy, was driving east on Route 2 when she lost control of her vehicle and struck an ice embankment, according to State Police. She then tried to drive out of the embankment, and the vehicle rolled over onto the driver’s side, they added.

Moller was transported by EMS to CVPH, State Police said, where she was treated and released. No tickets were issued.

Moller’s crash was just one of several reported Friday morning. Accidents were reported on Route 11 in Champlain and Route 22 in Plattsburgh. No details were available.

MALL EVACUATION

PLATTSBURGH — Champlain Centre mall was briefly evacuated early Friday evening.

A sprinkler pipe had frozen and split in the ceiling, affecting electrical equipment, District 3 Fire Department officials reported. As a result, the heat was down in a nearby entryway.

The mall was closed for less than an hour; the problem was repaired.

PUBLIC-ASSISTANCE REQUEST

MASSENA — State Police are requesting the public’s assistance in recovering a stolen tractor. 

According to State Police, the tractor is a 1988-1990 Kubota from Nicholville. Although the tractor was orange, it could have been repainted. There are no model decals on the hood. It has a 4-foot loader/bucket on the front. 

The theft occurred early in December, State Police reported, adding that it may have been sold or delivered to an unsuspecting buyer.

State Police said that the suspect was operating a white, 2005 Nissan Titan pick-up and would have been towing a small, white utility trailer with aluminum fenders.  The white utility trailer may have sustained a flat tire, on the driver’s side during transport Dec. 5, 2013, said State Police. The suspect may have purchased a used car tire and received assistance repairing the tire from an unknown, automotive repair shop employee, added State Police.

If any member of the public has information on this theft they should contact the State Police in Massena, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, 315-769-8406 or 315-379-0012.

— By Staff Writer Robin Caudell and Contributing Writer Chris Fasolino

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