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October 10, 2013

Police Log: Oct. 10, 2013

FIRE

PLATTSBURGH — Lint from a clothes dryer ignited in the basement of an apartment at 2 Leblanc Lane on Tuesday, causing the appliance to catch fire.

Plattsburgh City Fire Lt. Shawn Clark said that a tenant called 911 to report the fire at about 6:30 p.m.

“Most of the damage was to the dryer, but there was minor smoke and water damage to the apartment,” he said.

No one was injured as a result of the fire, and the department was back in service at about 8 p.m.

“The occupants of the apartment won’t be spending the night there,” Clark said. “The owner of the building was going to make arrangements for the night at a local establishment.”

The tenants can return after repairs are made and the apartment is cleaned, he said.

FELONY ARRESTS

PLATTSBURGH — A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was arrested on drug charges after police found 112 bags of heroin in his vehicle, police said.

At about 1:55 p.m., Plattsburgh City Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Dodge Avenger on Cornelia Street in the City of Plattsburgh, according to a news release from Plattsburgh City Police.

Ervin Cummings, 48, an occupant of the vehicle, was found with 112 bags of heroin, which has a street value of more than several thousand dollars, police said.

Cummings was arrested by the Adirondack Drug Task Force and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, police said.

He was arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court, police said.

Cummings was sent to the Clinton County Jail without bail, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

ALTONA — An Ellenburg Depot man was charged with drunken driving and aggravated unlicensed operation following a car accident in which he was injured.

Wade J. Pecor, 31, was taken by Altona EMS to CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh after his green Ford F-150 left the roadway on Route 190 in the Town of Altona, side-swiped several trees, hit a utility pole and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels, according to a news release from State Police.

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