The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:
Ti PD could locate its office in former Lowe’s building
The proposed North Country Community College expansion could mean big changes for the Ticonderoga Police Department. The department could move to the former Lowe's building.
Fines increase for driving while texting, talking on cell phones
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Friday, July 26 announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations.
Parents ask for police in school buildings
Students will notice an increased police presence in the Ticonderoga Central School District this fall. Ticonderoga police have agreed to patrol the district’s three schools — high school, middle school and elementary school — on a regular basis and will be at schools during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal beginning in September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.