Hague man charged with bomb threat
A Hague man was arrested after allegedly making a bomb threat in Ticonderoga.
Douglas R. Laundree, age 55, of Hague was arrested Aug. 16 for falsely reporting an incident in the 1st degree (Class D Felony) after a bomb threat which was called into the Best Western Hotel in Ticonderoga on Friday, Aug.13, at about 8:57 p.m.
On Aug. 13 two phone calls were made to the front desk at the Best Western Hotel on Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga indicating there was a bomb going to explode inside the building.
The Ticonderoga Police Department, New York State Police, Ticonderoga and Chilson fire departments, Ticonderoga Emergency Squad and the Essex County Office of Emergency Services responded to that incident.
Approximately 150 people were evacuated from that hotel and The Burgoyne Grill for two hours while emergency workers and an explosive's K9 searched the building.
No explosives were located, and the customers were allowed to return inside by 11 p.m.
Police have indicated that Laundree is familiar with an employee at the Best Western.
Laundree was also charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated because at the time of his arrest he was allegedly driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Laundree was arraigned in front of Town Justice James O'Bryan at the Ticonderoga Town Court. He was released on $500 cash bail pending a future court appearance on Sept. 1.
The criminal investigation was handled by Investigator Daniel LaFrance of the Ticonderoga Police Department.
Schroon woman charged
A Schroon woman was arrested on Aug. 16 for allegedly helping her fugitive son try to avoid arrest, officials said.
Carol J. Moore, 42, was arrested after State Police determined she brought her son from New Jersey to Schroon Lake as police sought him in New Jersey, then took him to a bus station in Schenectady as State Police searched for him in the Schroon area, authorities said.