Information meetings set in Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Lake Placid
Information meetings on the Essex County Veterans Court program will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga VFW on Shore Airport Road; Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Keeseville VFW on Route 9; and Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid American Legion on Main Street.
A two-time felon from Moriah was jailed July 11 for allegedly hitting a woman with a flashlight and choking her unconscious, state police said.
Northern Puppies pet shop owner Tammy Staley was arrested Wednesday, July 10 and charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty after police found sick and dead kittens in the back room of the store.
The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:
Next meeting July 9 in Ticonderoga
A coalition seeking to address drug abuse issues in Ticonderoga wants to extend its reach. The group, which met for the first time in June, is asking concerned citizens to attend a meeting Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the Community Building.
New York State Police recently arrested an Indian Lake Central School custodian for allegedly raping a student at the school during his evening shift.
Officials troubled by Tracy Road campaign
An effort to promote the Tracy Road as a tourist destination is causing concern among some Moriah officials, who feel the road is dangerous.
The court, much like a Drug Court, where substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Veteran mentors assist with the programs.
Concerns prompt June 18 meeting
Concerned about drug use and drug-related crime, Ticonderoga is forming a coalition to deal with the issue. A meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Building.
David Lang reaches plea agreement
David Lang of Crown Point has admitted killing his brother as part of a plea agreement in Essex County Court. Lang pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his brother, Russell Lang. He had been charged with second-degree murder.
The workshop, titled “Investigating Animal Cruelty” brought in experts to teach law enforcement how to best address the legal and emotional consequences of animal abuse on May 11 at the Sheriff’s Department in Lewis.
Crime or mismanagement?
State auditors believe a crime may have been committed. Schroon Supervisor Mike Marnell disagrees. District Attorney Kristy Sprague will have the final say. At issue are Schroon trash transfer station revenues.
A jury found Michael D. Rivers guilty of first-degree manslaughter and first degree gang assault on May 30 in relation to the death of Robert M. Rennie.
Sheriff Richard Cutting and Capt. Thomas Murphy unveiled the new way for people to access the department to members of the Essex County Public Safety Committee May 13.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting received preliminary approval to upgrade the system at the jail for $149,985 of budgeted funds.