October 29, 2013

Police log: Oct. 29, 2013


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SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man was arrested for felony criminal mischief Sunday.

At about 2:48 a.m., Jeffrey C. Pickreign, 45, was arrested following an investigation into damage done to a window that he allegedly threw a beer bottle through, according to a Saranac Lake Police Department press release.

Pickreign was arraigned in Saranac Lake Village Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash of $5,000 bond.

MALONE — An Owls Head man was arrested for felony drunken driving and unlicensed operation October 8.

At about 3:1 5 a.m., Chad Lane, 37, allegedly approached the residence of his ex-girlfriend, Mandy Boyea, and banged on the door to contact her, Malone-based State Police said.

Lane drove to the location and attempted to leave the residence while intoxicated. He also didn’t have a license, and did damage to the door of the residence, police said.

Lane was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a misdemeanor; driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, both felonies.

He was committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail or $3,000 bond, and was scheduled to reappear in court Oct. 15.

BLOOMINGDALE — Two youths were charged with third-degree burglary October 13.

State Police denied to give the names of the youths, a 13-year-old female and a 12-year-old male.

Neighbors of the burglarized residence observed the boy and girl allegedly breaking into the house in Bloomingdale. They didn’t make it into the residence before troopers arrived, according to Ray Brook-based State Police.

The two children were charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and were given family court appearance tickets, to appear in Essex County Family Court at a later date.

MALONE — A Malone teen was arrested for felony criminal mischief October 7.

At about 8:35 p.m., Sara J Holmes, 16, allegedly broke the windows of her mother’s trailer, Malone-based State Police said.

Holmes was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a felony, police said.

She was issued an appearance ticket to the Malone Town Court for Oct. 15.

WESTVILLE — A Malone man was arrested for felony burglary March 30.

At about 10:18 a.m., Thomas R Cook, 23, allegedly broke into a garage on State Route 37 in Westville and stole a Mercury outboard motor and damaged a fishing boat, Malone-based State Police said.

Cook was charged with burglary in the third degree, a felony, police said.

He was remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond. He is rescheduled to reappear in Westville Court Nov. 12.


WESTVILLE — A Malone woman was injured in a two-car accident October 19.

At about 2:45 p.m., Brenda L Armstrong-Recore, 40, of Constable, was traveling southwest on Freeman Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of County Route 37, Malone-based State Police said.

Her vehicle collided with another, driven by Brittany L Boyea, 28, who was subsequently transported to Alice Hyde Medical Center for complaint of leg pain, police said.

Armstrong-Recore was issued three traffic tickets.

BEEKMANTOWN — A Chazy man was injured in a one-car accident October 12.

At about 12:20 a.m., James R Jacobs Jr., 51, failed to stop at an intersection at Stratton Hill Road while traveling northbound on Ashley Road, Chazy-based State Police said.

Jacobs then exited the roadway, striking a tree. He complained of should pain and was transported to CVPH Medical Center, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, first offense, a misdemeanor; refusal to take a breath test, speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, moving from lane unsafely and failure to keep right, all infractions.


SARANAC — A fire at 34 Ahern Road destroyed a detached garage at the Ahern Residence. 

Mike Ahern reported the fire at about 9 a.m. When the fire trucks arrived, the two-car garage along with the outdoor woodshed and the wood boiler room off the back were totally involved, said Saranac Volunteer Fire Department Lieutenant James Terry.

Saranac, Morrisonville, Dannemora, Cadyville, Lyon Mountain and Bloomingdale fire departments responded to the fire. Bloomingdale was turned around and Clinton Correctional Fire Brigade was on standby.

The knockdown took about an hour and a half, Terry said, partly because forty cords of wood had caught fire.

Terry said the garage was insured, and no one was injured in the blaze, though one firefighter received a scratch.

The Saranac Fire Department was back in service at about 1 p.m.

BURKE — A structure fire on State Route 11 in Burke began at about 8:02 p.m. tonight and initiated the response of Burke and Chateaugay fire departments.

No further information was available.

— By Contributing Writer Amy Heggen