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January Sheriff's Report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of January, 2014:

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County task force says “neigh” to animal cruelty

An emerging group of lawmakers, civic organizations and grassroots activists want you to know that animal abuse doesn’t fly in Essex County.

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Inside the Courtroom: An exclusive look at Essex County's sweeping drug raids

A firsthand courtroom account of the people, the charges and the narcotics involved in Friday's sweeping drug raid across Essex County

Eighteen arrested in Essex County drug sweep

ELIZABETHTOWN — On March 21, 2014, the New York State Police took part in a multi-agency round-up of suspects involved in the sale of drugs in Essex County, which resulted in numerous suspects being arrested. As a result of ongoing narcotics investigations by law enforcement agencies throughout Essex County and Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague, 18 suspects were apprehended during early morning raids.

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Police still seek clues in two-year search for Colin Gillis

Two years after he was first reported missing by family and friends, New York State Police continue to seek leads in the investigation into his disappearance.

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County to hold meth workshop

Methamphetamine use is apparently on the rise in Essex County and is no longer unavoidable, District Attorney Kristy Sprague told the Board of Supervisors last month.

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NYSP cracking down on DWI, texting Super Bowl weekend

Major Richard C. Smith Jr., Troop B Commander wants to remind motorists that the New York State Police in Troop B will join other law enforcement agencies across the Troop in a special effort to crackdown on impaired and distracted driving during Super Bowl Weekend.

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Hall found alive in Florida

A Middlebury man has been located by police in Orlando, Fla., after he was reported missing under “suspicious” circumstances.

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Local golf pro missing in Florida

Police in Florida are searching for the part owner and general manager of the Westport Country Club after he went missing earlier this week.

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Man arrested under Leandra’s Law

Last weekend the New York State Police arrested a 34-year-old Peru man for aggravated driving while intoxicated, for violating Leandra’s Law by having a child under 16 in a vehicle while he was intoxicated.

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Missing Australian man found dead

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, New York State Forest Rangers located the body of missing Australian man Captain Paul John McKay, 33, ending a search effort that lasted nearly two weeks.

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Sheriff’s Department monthly report for December

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of December, 2013:

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Rivers sentencing delayed

Third man to be convicted in death of Keeseville man seeks new council

Michael Rivers, the man convicted on May 30, 2013 of first-degree manslaughter and gang-assault in the death of Keeseville resident Robert M. Rennie requested new counsel at his sentencing Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Essex County Courthouse. The request once again delayed sentencing for the third and final individual to be charged in relation to the father of two’s death.

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Former State Supreme Court Judge arrested for felony DWI

Former Essex County State Supreme Court Justice James P. Dawson, 68, of Elizabethtown was remanded to Essex County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 5 charged with a felony DWI.

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Sheriff’s Department monthly report for November

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of November:

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