March 28, 2013

Police Log: March 29, 2013


SARANAC LAKE — A third arrest has been made in an alleged March 18 Saranac Lake burglary.

On Tuesday evening, an 18-year-old Saranac Lake man, who was granted youthful offender status, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor, according to a press release from the Saranac Lake Police Department.

The youthful offender was arraigned and sent to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond, police said in the release.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department did not have the incarceration status of the 18-year-old.

The teen and at least one other person allegedly stole at least 14 bottles of liquor from a Saranac Lake business in the early morning hours of March 18, police said in the release.

The alcohol is valued at about $400, Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason said.

The burglary arrests stem from a stolen car investigation, although the two incidents are not related, Nason said.

Also charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny in connection with the burglary case are Joshua P. Whitty, 23, of Saranac Lake and a 17-year-old youthful offender, who was also charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, for his alleged part in the car theft.

The 17-year-old posted $500 cash bail and Whitty was still being held Wednesday at Franklin County jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

All three men will appear in Saranac Lake Village Court at a later date.

The investigation is ongoing.


AuSABLE — Six people were injured in a two-car accident Monday.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Seth L. Church, 19, of Elizabethtown was traveling southbound on Route 9 near Giddings Road in the Town of AuSable when he attempted to turn into a driveway in front of a vehicle driving northbound on Route 9 driven by Lawrence R. Kanaly, 51, of Hammond, N.Y., Plattsburgh-based State Police said.

Church’s vehicle struck Kanaly’s, police said.

The names of the injuries parties were not available.

Any ticket information was not available.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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