Officials: Man dead after house fire
POULTNEY, Vt. — Officials said a Vermont man died in a house fire in Poultney.
Fire crews were called just before 3 p.m. Monday to 751 Hampshire Hollow Road, where they found flames engulfing the home and a man lying unresponsive outside the house. The victim, 76-year-old Thomas Beatty, was pronounced dead by officials.
Fire officials said both the death and fire do not appear to be suspicious. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze.
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Police: Four had stolen lingerie
WILTON — Four people from Troy were jailed Monday night after they were found to have more than $3,000 worth of lingerie stolen from the Victoria’s Secret store in Wilton Mall, police said.
The four were pulled over on the Northway shortly after police got a 9:05 p.m. call from the store indicating that a theft had just occurred and the thieves fled in a vehicle, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
Charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor conspiracy were:
Shareen Murray, 42.
Tyairral C. Murray, 24.
Janae C. Shaw, 23.
Namon D. Johnson, 24.
Shaw was also found to be driving without a license, while Shareen Murray was wanted in Pennsylvania on a parole violation warrant, Tyairral Murray in New Jersey on a parole violation warrant and Johnson in Oneida County on a drug charge, police said.
All four were arraigned and sent to Saratoga County Jail for lack of bail. State Police assisted the Sheriff’s Office.
Hospital theft leads to jail sentence
QUEENSBURY — A man who stole $1,400 worth of camera equipment from Glens Falls Hospital has been sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years on probation for the theft.
James Johnson, 49, of Albany, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny for the April 2014 theft of equipment when he was visiting the hospital. Warren County Judge John Hall sentenced him to 6 months in Warren County Jail and 5 years on probation and directed he make $1,426 in restitution.
Police identified Johnson, who was visiting the hospital at the time, as the suspect shortly after the theft, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2014. He surrendered himself to Glens Falls Police on the warrant last September.
The equipment, which included a digital camera and accessories, has not been recovered.
Man pleads in shoplifting case
QUEENSBURY — A Schenectady man who ran from a store in the Million Dollar Half-Mile when suspected of shoplifting last January, leaving his vehicle behind in a parking lot, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge.
William D. Terry, 44, was arrested in May after an investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office into shoplifting complaints from the Log Jam Factory Outlets on Jan. 6, 2017, officials said.
Terry fled out the back door of a store when he realized police had been called and were approaching, and sheriff’s officers later found which vehicle he had used and recovered a large knife from it. Terry is a felon who cannot legally possess a weapon.
He was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property and pleaded guilty last week in Warren County Court to felony criminal possession of stolen property.
Warren County Judge John Hall sentenced him to 5 years on probation, to participate in felony drug treatment court in Schenectady County.
Woman headed to prison for drugs
QUEENSBURY — A Glens Falls woman who police said sold crack cocaine on two occasions in Glens Falls last year is headed to state prison for up to 6 years.
Jessica L. Wells, 26, of Elm Street, pleaded guilty last September to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, for crack sales in Glens Falls last February and April, court records show.
Warren County Judge John Hall sentenced her last week to 6 years in state prison to be followed by 3 years on parole.
Wells was arrested last year after an investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.