The Essex County Sheriff’s Department made one arrest during a countywide sweep of sexual offenders Jan. 29.
More arrests are pending
A year long narcotics investigation by the Essex County Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of the five Essex County residents and one Clinton County resident relative to their involvement in the illicit drug trade in Essex County.
A Hamilton County grand jury Thursday, Jan. 17 found the owner of the Hudson River Rafting Company not guilty on two criminal charges.
The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff's Office for the month of December:
Judge Mindy Fisk presiding & Judge Bryan Winslow presiding
Criminal mischief alleged
Police are still investigating if crimes are connected
A Keeseville man has been arrested in connection with the early morning robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on Cumberland Head on Jan. 9. New York State Police in Plattsburgh arrested David A. Brown, age 49, of Keeseville, in connection with the robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on State Route 9 at approximately 5 a.m. that same day.
The Stewart’s Shop on State Route 22 in Peru was robbed by an armed suspect at 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, according to the New York State Police in Plattsburgh.
Police are investigating if incidents are connected
The armed robbery suspect at the Plattsburgh Stewarts matches the physical description of the robbery at the Peru Stewarts Shop on Jan. 2. State Police Lieutenant Brent Davison said at both crime scenes the witness description of the getaway car and the suspect are similar.
A couple from Queens was held up at gunpoint early Sunday morning, Jan. 6, by five Hispanic men off Exit 33 of Interstate 87, according to New York State Police.
Putnam man charged
An off-duty New York State Police trooper was arrested on New Year’s Day for operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol.
A former Hague justice allegedly held court while under the influence of alcohol and abused her office.
Maj. Richard C. Smith Jr., Troop B Commander, has announced that the New York State Police are participating in a national impaired driving enforcement campaign called the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” through New Year’s Day.
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