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Ticonderoga police make arrests

TICONDEROGA - A Ticonderoga burglar was caught in the act by town police Jan. 9.

Joel A. Breault, 21, of Ticonderoga was taken into custody inside an apartment at 186 The Portage.

Breault kicked in a window to gain entrance, police said.

He was charged with felony second-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief for the apartment break-in.

Breault was also charged with burglarizing the Tuffertown-9N Liquor Store in South Ticonderoga. There he allegedly took about $11,000 in alcoholic beverages.

Breault was charged with felony third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal mischief in connection with the 9N Liquor Store break-in.

Breault was arraigned in Schroon Town Court and sent to the Essex County Jail in Lewis when he couldn't pay $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond.

Port Henry man jailed

A Port Henry man is in jail, accused of six criminal sex charges.

Richard R. Monroe Jr., 54, of Port Henry was charged Jan. 8 by Ticonderoga town police with the felonies of first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

He was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.

Monroe was arraigned in Ticonderoga Town Court and sent to the Essex County Jail at Lewis when he couldn't pay $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bail bond.

Police said Monroe, a former Ticonderoga resident, was acquainted with the children he's accused of abusing.

Ti teen arrested

A Ticonderoga teen-ager was arrested for stealing a vehicle after he turned himself in Jan. 9.

Cody J. Taylor, 16, of The Portage, was charged in connection with the theft of a 2007 Ford Explorer from a Ticonderoga resident, police said.

The teen who called police from a convenience store in Glens Falls to report he had stolen a sport utility vehicle, police said.

He stole the car in Ticonderoga, drove it to Glens Falls and wound up at Doheny Oil on Broad Street, where he phoned police to report he had the vehicle, said Glens Falls police.

Glens Falls police took Taylor into custody and turned him over to Ticonderoga police to face a grand larceny charge.

City police also sought an arrest warrant for third-degree criminal possession of stolen property in connection with Taylor's possessing the car in Glens Falls.

He was arraigned in City Court and released to his parents pending prosecution.

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