PORT HENRY — A Port Henry man received four felony drug counts after police found he had sold a quantity of buprenorphine pills and suboxone strips, according to a State Police press release. 

Troopers arrested Timothy M. McCaffrey Jr., 35, on Jan. 28 and charged him with two counts each of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, the release said. 

He was arraigned in Essex County Court and released on his own recognizance.  

PERU — A Peru woman was arrested for burglaries at two homes here, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a reported burglary complaint at a Nelson Road residence Jan. 29, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said, when an investigation found that Tammy L. Desrocher, 58, had unlawfully entered a garage there and stolen a tool kit.

She received a felony third-degree burglary charge related to the tools and was given an appearance ticket returnable to Peru Town Court Feb. 4.

During the initial investigation, Fleishman said, another Nelson Road resident at a separate address reported that her MacBook Pro laptop valued at $2,000 was missing.

Desrocher was found in possession of that laptop, Fleishman added, and was charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and was given another appearance ticket returnable to Peru Town Court on the same date.

SARANAC — A Saranac man has received charges related to a domestic dispute here after turning himself in to State Police Jan. 30. State Police say.

Troopers responded to a Hardscrabble Road home Jan. 20 to investigate a report of a domestic dispute, Fleishman said, and found that Scott M. Lavarnway, 43, had violated an order of protection when he unlawfully entered into the residence by kicking in a door.

An arrest warrant was issued for Lavarnway on Jan. 21, and he turned himself in at the Plattsburgh State Police barracks Jan. 30, police said.

He was subsequently charged with one count each of second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal contempt.



BEEKMANTOWN — A car-pedestrian accident here left one Plattsburgh man hospitalized Jan. 30, State Police say.

Richard L. Bushey, 56, was driving a 2015 Ford south on State Route 22 when the passenger side mirror struck the elbow of pedestrian Zachary J. Kelley, 23, of Plattsburgh, who was walking on the shoulder of the road, Fleishman said

Kelley sustained a fractured left elbow and was transported to the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital by Bushey, Fleishman added.— Compiled by Staff Writer Ben Watson 

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