Police identify driver in fatal Moriah accident

State police have identified the driver of a car who struck and killed a Moriah man.

Mandy L. Lebeau, 20, of Middlebury, Vt., was the driver who ran over Joshua D. Novak, 31, of Port Henry on Dugway Road around 4 a.m. July 18.

Police said the Troop B Collision Reconstruction Unit has positively identified Lebeau's 2004 Dodge Intrepid as the vehicle that struck Novak.

Novak was pronounced dead at the accident site by Essex County Coroner Walter S. Martin III.

No charges have been filed. The investigation continues.

Novak was walking home from a bar in Elizabethtown when he apparently laid down in the road in the Deckers Flats section of Moriah.

He was then struck by a passing auto and suffered fatal head injuries, as well as leg and back injuries.

Lebeau told police she hit something in the roadway while driving through Deckers Flats en route to her boyfriend's residence on Wasson Street in Moriah's Witherbee hamlet. She kept driving, then returned to find another motorist had already called 911 after finding Novak in the southbound lane of Dugway Road.

Ti teens arrested

Two teens are accused of breaking into Ticonderoga High School and stealing computers.

Cody J. Taylor, 18, and a 15-year-old boy, both from Ticonderoga, have been charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, according to Ticonderoga town police.

The charges allege the two teens broke into Ticonderoga High School July 7 and stole laptop computers.

Taylor was arraigned in Ticonderoga town court and sent to Essex County Jail with bail set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

The 15-year-old boy's case will be adjudicated through Essex County Family Court.

Ti man convicted

A Ticonderoga man has been convicted of abusing a 10-year-old child.

Richard Monroe Jr., 55, was convicted in Essex County Court on one count of felony first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

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