TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Police Department arrested Timothy D. McDougal and charged him in connection with a series of local burglaries.
McDougal, age 25, of Ticonderoga, was charged March 29 with four counts of burglary in the 2nd degree, a Class C felony; two counts of grand larceny in the 3rd degree, a Class D felony; three counts of grand larceny in the 4th degree, a Class E felony; two counts of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree, a Class E felony; one count of petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of criminal possession of stolen property 5th degree, a Class A misdemeanor.
McDougal was arraigned in front of Town Justice James O'Bryan and remanded to the Essex County Jail for lack of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bail bond.
The Ticonderoga Police Department has been investigating a series of residential burglaries occurring on Park Avenue, Windy Point Lane, Grace Avenue and St. Claire Street.
Assisting the Ti PD in the investigation was the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Police say a recent underage-drinking sting found that all businesses checked were in compliance with state law.
Ticonderoga police announced the results of the sting March 26 after an under-age youth and undercover Essex County Sheriff's deputy went to more than a dozen businesses to investigate local compliance.
At each of the establishments, Sgt. Michael LaVallie said, staff refused sales to the underage youth.
The Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Gino's Ti Pi, Route 9N Liquors, Eddie's Restaurant and the Corner Market were not checked as they were closed for the evening.
The following establishments were in full compliance: Rite Aid, Treadway's Service Center/Mart, Walmart, Mobil Gas Station/Mart, Stewart's, Montcalm Liquors, The Pub, Belford Liquors, Citgo Gas Station/Mart, Best Western Restaurant, Adirondack Lanes, Carillion Restaurant, Fort View Restaurant, Adams Rib and the Burleigh House.
"All establishments in the town of Ticonderoga have taken a strong approach to combating the sale of alcoholic beverages to subjects under the age of 21," LaVallie said in a news release. "This is affirmed by the results of our compliance checks."