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Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted for fraud – Times Union

Source: Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted for fraud – Times Union

Trial Date Set

Peru – Michael James, charged in connection with the September 20th dog attack on Mrs. Loretta Timmons, appeared in front of Judge Lawrence Cabana in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Judge Cabana denied earlier defense motions to dismiss the charges and set a trial date of May 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. […]

Robbery Cases Adjourned For Further Action

Peru – The defendants charged with Robbery 2nd Degree in connection with the December 14, 2017 robbery in front of the Peru Dollar Store appeared in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January 2. Judge James Kirby adjourned both cases for further action. Deshawn Williams was ordered to reappear in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January […]

Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

Source: Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

CO injured at Clinton Correctional | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: CO injured at Clinton Correctional | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

IRS scam making rounds in North Country – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: IRS scam making rounds in North Country – Sun Community News & Printing

ECO Actions for Early to Mid-December

From the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. Recent missions carried out by ECOs include: Loaded-Rifle Riding is a Recipe for Disaster — […]

Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

Dog Bite Case Still Not Resolved

By John T. Ryan Peru – Michael James, charged in connection with the September 20th dog attack on Mrs. Loretta Timmons, appeared in front of Judge Lawrence Cabana in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The defense filed several motions that were referred to the Clinton County District Attorney. The next court date […]

Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

Source: Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Man Who Shot and Killed Sherman Woman During Hunting Incident Indicted

News from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace announced today that the man who shot and killed a woman walking her dogs in a field behind her Sherman home last week has been […]

Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Illegal Possession of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon – Essex County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. On Oct. 27, ECOs Jeremy Fadden and Jeff Hovey were on patrol near the Port Douglas boat launch on Lake Champlain in […]

Dog Bite Case is Still Outstanding

By John T. Ryan Peru – The charges against Michael James of Peru remain outstanding. James appeared in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, November 14th represented by his attorney David Albers. Assistant Clinton County District Attorney Tim Blatchley represented the people. Judge Lawrence Cabana set the next court date for December 12, 2017 at 2 […]

Plattsburgh convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Source: Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Source: Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

State Police Bring Criminal Charges

Peru – New York State Police brought Michael James to Peru Town Court Court in handcuffs this morning to face three criminal charges related to the September 20th dog attack on James’s neighbor Mrs. Loretta Timmons. James’ three dogs attacked Mrs. Timmons who suffered severe injuries. One of the dogs was euthanized the day after […]

Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

Source: Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

Be on Alert!!!

Facebook Post Just Made by Sister Debbie Blow: A post from a friend of ours:Last night in Peru at 8:15pm on the side road next to Sweet Treats, the following occurred…(adults/teens be careful). My friend was driving with her daughter. A man, 35-40 walking a yellow lab, pretended the dog was over powering him and […]

Peru Woman Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Inmate

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Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Source: Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

Source: Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones

Assemblyman Jones helps secure funding to deter crime through rehabilitation Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the 2017-18 state budget he helped pass includes $17,500 in funding to create a substance use disorder counselor position at the Clinton County Jail in partnership with the Champlain Valley Family Center. “Time and time again, those struggling with […]

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Forest Ranger Actions for 2/26 – 3/5/17 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include: Town of Coxsackie Greene County Recovery: On Feb. 26 at 6:33 p.m., Lt. Kevin Beiter was alerted that a human skull was found in the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Coxsackie, just off of Four Mile Point Road. […]

Schneiderman: Those Who Pollute Our Environment Will Be Brought to Justice

Mahoney’s Auto Mall and Employee Andrew Fuller Plead Guilty to Environmental Law Crimes; Must Pay $187,500 in Fines CANTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the conviction of Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Inc. (“Mahoney’s”) and its employee, Andrew Fuller, for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law […]

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Lot of Waste Tires in Franklin County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In November, ECO Jennifer Okonuk began an investigation into the complaint of waste tires being stored at an auto repair facility in the […]

Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Source: Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Sporting License Buyers – Beware of Opportunistic Websites

A Message from the New York State DEC Anglers and hunters should be aware of at least two currently active non-DEC websites where one can, purportedly, purchase a fishing license, hunting license or receive hunter education training that meets New York requirements: Fishinglicense.org Hunting-license.org Among other things, these sites offer information on how their products […]

Turnpike Wesleyan Church burgled, safe stolen – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Authorities are investigating an early-morning burglary at Plattsburgh Turnpike Wesleyan Church in Plattsburgh. Source: Turnpike Wesleyan Church burgled, safe stolen – Sun Community News & Printing

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos Statement on Shooting of Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey

The following is a statement from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos regarding the shooting of Environmental Conservation Officer James Davey. “On the evening of November 29, 2016, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officers James Davey and Lieutenant Liza Bobseine were investigating reports of potential illegal hunting activity in […]

Malone prison guard charged with felony assault | NCPR News

On Monday New York State Police arrested Thomas Agans, a sergeant with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Source: Malone prison guard charged with felony assault | NCPR News

Town Court Announces Move Date

As of December 1, 2016 Peru Town Court will be located at its new building at 22 Davey Drive, Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone – 518-643-4187, Fax 518-643-4188 Until December 1, 2016 the Court address is 3036 Main St., Peru, N.Y. 12972. Phone 518-643-2745 Ext. 1, Fax 518-643-0527

Dannemora prison on lockdown after fight, threat to staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

One CO injured, tear gas used at Clinton Correctional Facility. Source: Dannemora prison on lockdown after fight, threat to staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DEC and State Police Cooperate in Law Enforcement

On Oct.16, ECOs from Region 5 and 6 (Franklin and St. :Lawrence Counties) and New York State Troopers conducted a joint checkpoint on Route 3 at the county line. The focus of the checkpoint was to identify hunting and deer violations. A large volume of hunters were checked, and three loaded firearms in motor vehicles […]

State Senate candidate arrested in Tupper Lake | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Green Party candidate Steve Ruzbacki, opponent to Betty Little, charged with marijuana possession. Source: State Senate candidate arrested in Tupper Lake | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DiNapoli: St. Lawrence County Court Clerk Pocketed Thousands in Fines

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the arrest of Lisa Dillon after an investigation with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office found the former town of Norfolk justice court clerk misappropriated nearly $10,000 in court fees paid by defendants. “Ms. Dillon was entrusted with collecting the fines and surcharges imposed on defendants by the court […]

Keep Your Vehicles Locked and Be Aware

By John T. Ryan Peru and several surrounding communities have experienced a rash of recent car larcenies. Nine unlocked vehicles in Peru and Clintonville were burglarized between September 19th and September 23rd. Wilmington residents experienced 19 similar larcenies between August 8th and August 19th. On August 20th, six vehicle larcenies were reported in Keeseville and […]

Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Source: Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Community Forum to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Prescription Opiate, Heroin Addiction and opiate-related overdoses continue to increase in the North Country. Several local professionals and concerned citizens joined forces to form a coalition, namely, Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC). This coalition is comprised of people in recovery, concerned citizens, treatment providers, elected officials, law […]

Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Ahead of primary, hundreds of political campaigns for Devi Momot have been reported stolen, reported the candidate on Tuesday Source: Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Robert Schusteritsch allegedly stole over $180K by impersonating deceased brother. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Major security operation underway at Clinton Dannemora prison | NCPR News

Source: Major security operation underway at Clinton Dannemora prison | NCPR News

New York scores $147M as part of Volkswagen settlements – Capitol Confidential

New York owners of 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars also will be able to have their vehicles bought back by the company for the full, pre-scandal fair market value and will receive cash payments of at least $5,100. Alternately, owners can choose to keep their vehicle, wait to see if Volkswagen […]

Ethics reform appears dead as New York lawmakers near end of session – Times Union

[…] lawmakers approved a flurry of bills pertaining to everything from creating a terrorist registry list to requiring that dogs and cats used as experimental subjects by state-funded research facilities be put up for adoption if they don’t have to be euthanized. The lack of action created proposals for a second one-year extension of state […]

Office of the New York State Comptroller

Overdose death rates rose faster in New York than other states. Source: Office of the New York State Comptroller: Press Release

Home Entered and Car Stolen This Morning

Peru residents should be aware that a person/persons entered a Jenkins Street home this morning between midnight and 5 a.m. After forcing open the kitchen door the thief(s) took car keys from the kitchen table and stole the resident’s vehicle. As of 8 p.m. the vehicle has not been located. The family of three was […]

State Police make four arrests during underage drinking initiative – Sun Community News & Printing

CLINTON COUNTY — On Oct. 24, State Police made four arrests during an underage drinking initiative in Clinton County. Source: State Police make four arrests during underage drinking initiative – Sun Community News & Printing

Squabbling, Hesitation and Luck Had Roles in Manhunt for New York Prison Escapees – The New York Times

A week distinguished by DNA discoveries and well-organized sweeps was the final stage of a 23-day slog that was hampered, at times, by missed signals. Source: Squabbling, Hesitation and Luck Had Roles in Manhunt for New York Prison Escapees – The New York Times

Sweat still in critical condition – Press-Republican: Local News

Captured escapee now at Albany Medical Center. Source: Sweat still in critical condition – Press-Republican: Local News

Timeline shows manhunt progress – Press-Republican: Prison Escape

Monday, law enforcement worked to create a perimeter around Mountain View area where fugitives were thought to be hiding. Source: Timeline shows manhunt progress – Press-Republican: Prison Escape

With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Escape New York Prison – NYTimes.com

The New York State Police said the inmates had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, a maximum-security prison about 170 miles north of Albany near the Canadian border. Source: With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Escape New York Prison – NYTimes.com

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