January 3, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 3, 2013


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PHILADELPHIA — A Churubusco man was arrested on a felony drug charge early Wednesday morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported Scott J. LeClair, 48, of 183 Looby Road, Churubusco, was stopped for allegedly driving 45 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone at 1:13 a.m. Subsequent investigation revealed he was allegedly in possession of rubbing alcohol, lye from drain cleaner, cold packs, Coleman fuel, lithium batteries, a hair dryer, a mason jar with residue, tubing, a small blender, filters and other materials for allegedly making methamphetamine.

LeClair is also accused of providing sheriff’s deputies with his brother’s name and date of birth in an attempt to prevent revelation that his his license was revoked.

He was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class B felony. He was also charged with false impersonation, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and speeding.

LeClair was arraigned in LeRay Town Court and is scheduled to reappear at a later date.


CHAMPLAIN — At least one man was injured in a two-car accident Dec. 21.

Shortly before 3:03 p.m., a vehicle driven by Ronald M. Rich, 65, of Swanton, Vt., traveling west on Prospect Street in the Town of Champlain, stopped at a stop sign at Prospect Street’s intersection with State Route 276, according to Chazy-based State Police.

At the same time, a car driven by Steve Caron, 30, of East Farnham, Quebec, was driving south on Route 276. Rich allegedly failed to observe Caron’s vehicle approaching the intersection and Rich drove his vehicle into the intersection, police said.

Caron moved right and applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid an accident but his effort was unsuccessful and the two vehicles collided, police said.

Caron’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a stop sign.

Police could provide no information as to which man was injured or his current health condition.

Ticket information was also unavailable.

— By Staff Writers Dan Heath and Felicia Krieg