February 24, 2013

Police Log: Feb. 24, 2013


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MALONE — A fire that destroyed a trailer at 14 Valley Road is under investigation by State Police.

“When we got there, we saw smoke coming from the eaves of the structure and some flames visible from the inside,” Malone Callfiremen Chief Brian Gokey said. “The damage had already been done to the trailer.”

Firemen extinguished the fire “fairly quickly,” Gokey said.

The residence is owned by Edith Gallien of Constable, according to the Franklin County Real Property Tax Service office.

Gokey said he could not release the name of the tenant but did say only one person was living in the home.

Two passers-by made the initial call, alerting authorities to the blaze, he said.

Constable and Burke fire departments responded to the fire site with Bangor standing by.

Gokey was unsure if the owner of the property had insurance.

The Malone Callfiremen were back in service at 11:17 p.m. Friday.

AuSABLE — The cause of Friday’s garage fire at 205 Grove St. is still under investigation.

”At this point, it’s still undetermined,” Director of Clinton County Emergency Services Eric Day said Saturday afternoon.

”The garage is pretty heavily damaged so there’s not much to work with,” he said.

Homeowner Michael LeCuyer suffered burns from the fire and was transferred to Fletcher Allen from CVPH Medical Center Friday.

LeCuyer was listed in fair condition at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington Saturday afternoon.


WILLSBORO — Fire destroyed a two-story garage here Wednesday afternoon.

The Willsboro Fire Department was dispatched shortly after noon to a call at 23 Joe Rivers Lane in Willsboro from homeowner Ken Benway, said Willsboro Fire Chief John Cross.

“We had just gotten back from doing our ice water rescue training,” Cross said.

The fire was fully involved when the Willsboro Fire Department arrived at the residence, Cross said.

The garage was a total loss but no one was injured, he said.

Benway’s home was not affected by the fire, he said.

Cross was unsure if Benway had insurance on the garage.

The cause had not yet been determined Saturday afternoon but fire investigators were at the site trying to figure out what started the blaze, Cross said.

Providing mutual aid to Willsboro were fire departments from Reber, Whallonsburg, Lewis, Keeseville and Essex.

The AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department stood by at Willsboro’s station.


MINEVILLE — A Mineville man was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening law enforcement on his Facebook page.

Justin Larmore, 23, was taken into custody by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office Friday after attempting to flee his residence, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Larmore was charged with one count of making a terrorist threat, a felony, and one count of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

He allegedly made the threats on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said in the release.

Larmore wrote on his Facebook page “Officers in Moriah or in my sight of view. I will do whatever I can to protect the people you abuse. I will not let you come closer than 10 feet to me or I will KILL YOU. You will be shot on sight ... You will pay for the unjust actions ever taken by any cop.”

Larmore was arraigned before Moriah Town Justice Brian Venne and sent to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

He is scheduled to reappear in Moriah Town Court at 4 p.m. March 19.

New York State Police assisted in the investigation.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg