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Gun incident with students leads to Ti arrest

TICONDEROGA - A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child June 16 because, police said, he displayed a gun to a group of students.

At about 2:30 p.m., Derek D. Chapleau of 8 Calkins Place pointed a long gun from his residence, across the street from Ticonderoga High School, at a group of students standing on a nearby sidewalk, according to Ticonderoga police.

High school officials notified Ticonderoga police officers who, with the help of New York State Police, surrounded Chapleau's home, police said.

Chapleau was charged with two counts of menacing and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, police said.

Chapleau was sent to the Essex County Jail for lack of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

Ti man charged

A man who entered the wrong home after consuming alcohol was jailed June 25 for allegedly fondling a teenage girl who lived there.

Joel A. Breault, 21, of Ticonderoga was walking on a residential street in that community at about 4 a.m. when he entered a home, according to Ticonderoga town police.

Breault allegedly a bedroom and awoke a 13-year-old girl in the residence by molesting her.

The girl's cries for help awakened her family, who called police. Breault then fled, police said, and was apprehended walking away from the residence.

Breault was charged with felony second-degree burglary and misdemeanor forcible touching.

He was arraigned before Ticonderoga Town Justice Keith Dolbeck and sent to the Essex County Jail when he couldn't pay $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond.

Police said Breault did not know the people in the home.

Breault is already facing charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief for allegedly breaking into the Tuffertown-Route 9N Liquor Store in Ticonderoga in January and removing $11,000 worth of alcohol.

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