Town clerk-elect arrested
ESSEX — The Essex town clerk-elect was arrested after an incident on Nov. 17 for stealing internet services and trespassing at an Essex home.
William J. Morgan was arrested on Nov. 21 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny, theft of computer services and a violation of trespass.
Morgan is scheduled to appear in Essex Town Court on Dec. 2.
Domestic incident leads to arrest
ELIZABETHTOWN — On Nov. 16, at approximately 10:30 p.m., State Police responded to 76 Water St, in the town of Elizabethtown for a report of domestic violence.
Jessica L. Decker, 26, of Willsboro, was subsequently arrested for damaging multiple items at that address, biting one of the victim’s in the face, causing injury, as well as resisting arrest and attempted assault on the responding troopers.
After being taken into custody, Decker damaged the troopers patrol vehicle when she kicked at the windshield several times, causing it to shatter.
Decker was charged with Criminal Mischief Third Degree, Disorderly Conduct, two counts of Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree, Resisting Arrest, Assault Third Degree, two counts of Attempted Assault Third Degree and Obstruction of Governmental Administration Second Degree. She was arraigned in the Town of Elizabethtown Court and remanded to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She is to reappear on Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
Another suspect in the domestic dispute, Kyle P. Gowett, 23, was later charged with Harassment Second and Obstruction of Governmental Administration.
Burglary suspects charged
LAKE PLACID — On Nov. 18, Tara L. Reynolds, 34, and Brandon S. Duby, 22, of Peru were charged in connection to three burglaries in the Town of North Elba in September.
On Sept. 20, Duby and Reynolds were arrested while committing a burglary at an unoccupied residence on Plank Road in Ellenburg. Following their arrest and a lengthy investigation, the two were found to have committed multiple burglaries throughout Clinton and Essex Counties. They were charged with the burglaries in Clinton County last month.
State Police have now charged Duby and Reynolds with burglaries at the Olympic Ski Jump Facility Gift Shop on State Route 73 in Lake Placid; Personal Expressions Salon, Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid; and South Meadow Farms, Sugarworks Way, Lake Placid; which were all reported between the dates of Sept. 15 and Sept. 21.
Duby was charged with two counts of Burglary Third Degree, and one count of Burglary Second Degree. Reynolds was charged with three counts of Burglary Third Degree.
Both were arraigned in the Town of North Elba Court. Duby was remanded back to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail, $30,000 bond. Reynolds was remanded back to Clinton County Jail on no bail.
Mich. fugitive arrested in Saranac Lake
SARANAC LAKE — On Nov. 20, State Police received information that a fugitive from the state of Michigan was currently residing in Saranac Lake. Christie Hope-Erwin Clancy, 33, of Westland, Mich., was wanted for kidnapping her two children, a four- and a 6-year old, after fleeing from Michigan with them in August, failing to return them to their father, the custodial parent.
State Police and the Saranac Lake Police Department located Clancy residing in Saranac Lake and subsequently took her into custody. The two children who were kidnapped are currently in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Clancy’s two other young children who were also living in the Saranac Lake home have also been turned over to CPS. Clancy is currently in Franklin County Jail awaiting extradition.