A Stockholm woman was pronounced dead after she was found lying in the snow outside of her home Thursday morning. Foul play is not suspected at this time, according to Sheriff's Investigators, and they're currently treating the case as an unattended death. The woman, who is unnamed at this time, was found around 6 am at the Sullivan road residence. Investigators are not sure how long she may have been laying outside in the subzero temperatures. Autopsy results are pending.
A Former Chase Mills woman has been sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison for stealing from the Wounded Warriors program. 40 year old Jill Kubik is said to have stolen nearly four thousand dollars from the Outdoor Adventure Program while working with the Wounded Warriors organization. She was extradited from Ohio in July to face charges of first degree scheming to defraud. Kubik was ordered to pay just over 3900 dollars in restitution, plus court fees.
A Potsdam family was forced from their home after their boiler exploded Thursday. The Red Cross was assisting the occupants of the Lawrence Avenue home, but would not divulge their names, only indicating that three adults and two young children were affected. No further details were available at news time.
Another person has been charged in connection with the meth lab bust in Ogdensburg on Friday. 28 year old Ciera Bub was arrested and charged with two counts of third degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine. Police said that numerous one pot meth labs were discovered at the Canton Street residence following a raid last week. Bub was released under the supervision of the probation department, and the investigation is ongoing.
On January 28, 2015 a local business owner was contacted via phone by a person identifying themselves as “Disconnect Utilities.” The caller tells the business owner that they have not paid their utilities bill and in order to avoid a disruption of service, the owner must pay a portion of the bill immediately. The caller then instructs the owner to get a pre-paid visa for certain amount, activate the card and provide the information to the caller.
This is not a legitimate utility company, nor is it a normal practice to request any form of payment except through normal banking methods.
The Gananoque Police remind business owners and homeowners to not to provide personal information, banking information, or credit information over the phone.
The Gananoque police service are asking the public for assistance in an ongoing break and enter investigation. Police say that in late September, a west ward residence was broken into, and a substantial quantity of jewelry was stolen, including pearl earrings, rings with diamonds, and a Gucci watch. Information on these items should be passed along to the Gananoque police service.
OPP officers are looking into the theft of hockey equipment that went missing from the Glengarry Sports Palace on Jan. 25. An equipment bag containing a Warwick mask with a "Grin Reaper" design, Graf goaltender skates, Reebok blocker, two catchers and pads, Vaughn chest protector, equipment bag and pants, Bauer goaltender stick and Edmonton Oilers jersey. Anyone with information about this crime are asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Massena Village Police have arrested a father and son after finding them doing heroin together in Walmart Parking lot. 52 year old Dean Cox and 25 year old Paul Cox, both residents of Burshton, have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument. The elder was found with 4 bags of heroin, and sent to county jail on 2000 dollars cash bail. The son was locked up on 1000 dollars cash bail.