MALONE — Emergency responders dealt with a possibly serious motor vehicle accident here Friday afternoon.

Volunteer fire departments and EMS from Malone, Constable and Westville responded to an accident on Route 37 near the intersection with Creighton Road in Malone, Franklin County Dispatch said.

Route 37 was still closed as of 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to dispatch.

No further information was available at press time.


PLATTSBURGH — A Champlain man was arrested for making terrorist threats, police say.

According to a news release from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Gregory Nesbit, 33, of Champlain, contacted authorities in Canada and threatened violence against members of the government.

Nesbit also contacted local officials in Plattsburgh, further threatening violence against representatives of the Canadian Government, police said.

He was charged Wednesday with two counts of making a terrorist threat, a class D felony.

Nesbit was arraigned in the Town of Champlain Court and committed to the Clinton County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, $10,000 bond.

He will reappear in the Town of Champlain Court on a later date.


BANGOR — A Bangor man was arrested here Oct. 29 following a domestic incident in a County Route 22 home here, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a residence and found that Thomas P. Nesbitt, 40, had engaged in a verbal argument with a victim, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said, before punching the victim in the face, putting the victim in a headlock and applying pressure to the neck, causing them to nearly pass out.

Just after 9 p.m., Nesbitt was arrested for aggravated family offense, a felony, criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation.

He was also found to be under New York State Parole supervision, Fleishman said.

Nesbitt was arraigned in Malone Town Court and sent to Franklin County Jail without bail.

BURKE — A traffic stop here Oct. 29 ended in felony charges for a Lyon Mountain man, State Police say.

Troopers pulled over a vehicle driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone, Fleishman said, to find Jeffrey J. Leclair Sr., 46, with a revoked license.

The license had been revoked 10 times, twice for DWI offenses, Fleishman added.

He was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, and DWI, as well as other traffic infractions.

He was arraigned in Chateaugay Town Court and released under supervision, scheduled to appear in Burke Town Court Nov. 13.


BRIGHTON — A Hogansburg teen was arrested here Oct. 31 after slashing a car’s tires, State Police say.

Troopers responded to a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle at Paul Smith’s College just before noon, Fleishman said, and, following an investigation, found that an 18-year-old had had slashed the tires of a victim’s vehicle.

The teen was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

He was arraigned in Harrietstown Town Court and release on his own recognizance, scheduled to appear in Brighton Town Court on Nov. 13.

— By Staff Writer Ben Watson  

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