NORTH HUDSON — Two downstate residents were arrested here Jan. 4 in connection with two separate break-ins, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Blue Ridge Road and found Jacob L. Ellis, 31, of Schenectady, and passenger, Amy L. Krutz, 40, Niskayuna, in a 2011 Subaru Impreza, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

An investigation found that the pair had forced entry into an unoccupied home and Gokey’s Trading Post in separate instances. They stole tools and other various items from the residence and removed several tools and other items of value from a shed at the antique store, Fleishman said.

They were both charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and possession of burglar tools, a misdemeanor, for the residential burglary, while picking up felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief charges for the incident at Gokey’s.

They were released on appearance tickets for all charges, returnable to North Hudson Town court on Jan. 21.

MALONE — A Hempstead woman was charged after possessing drugs at the Bare Hill Correctional facility here Jan. 5, State Police say.

Sandra A. Butler, 28, was processed into the facility as a visitor when corrections officers found her in possession of approximately 6.5 grams of synthetic marijuana and 19 suboxone strips,  Fleishman said.

She was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, and was issued an appearance ticket returnable to Malone Town Court on Jan. 23.

BEEKMANTOWN — Two Plattsburgh residents were arrested on burglary charges after an apparent motel room theft, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a report of a burglary at the Stonehelm Motel here Dec. 23 and found that unknown suspects had forced entry into a room there and stole various clothing, shoes and personal effects from a victim, Fleishman said.

State Police obtained surveillance footage from the motel and identified and arrested Roman Kintner, 20, on Jan. 6.

Kintner and Camille R. Allen, 19, were arrested following a traffic stop when they were found in possession of some of the stolen items, Fleishman said.

Kintner was charged with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies, as well as second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.

Allen also received a fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property charge.

Kintner was arraigned in Beekmantown Town Court and released on his own recognizance to return there Jan. 8, while Allen received an appearance ticket returnable to Plattsburgh Town Court on Jan. 9.

PLATTSBURGH — A Peru man was charged with felony DWAI following a traffic stop here, State Police say.

Troopers pulled over a 1995 Chevrolet CK1500 traveling north on State Route 190 with tinted windows and no proof of inspection, Fleishman said.

The driver was identified as George R. Mudd Jr., 28, and was arrested for DWAI-Drugs after an evaluation at the scene concluded that he was impaired by drugs, Fleishman added.

He was charged with felony DWAI-Drugs and issued an appearance ticket returnable to Plattsburgh Town Court on Jan. 20.

CHAMPLAIN — A Chazy man just released from prison may be going back there for the 2018 theft of $15,000, State Police say.

Originally reported to State Police on July 30, 2018, an employee allegedly stole roughly $15,000 from the Valero gas station on U.S. Route 11 here.

An investigation found that former store manager Paul R. Lorey IV, 36, had taken the money from the register and created false receipts to cover it up from May to July of 2018, Fleishman said.

Due to Lorey being incarcerated for other charges, he was not processed on charges related to the theft until he was released from Lakeview Correctional Facility on Jan. 9, Fleishman added.

He was then arraigned in Champlain Town Court on a third-degree grand larceny charge, a felony, and released on his own recognizance to return there Feb. 6.

— Compiled by Staff Writer Ben Watson

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