Police: Man had contact with child
Police arrested a Johnsburg man for allegedly having sexual contact with a child at a residence where he was staying.
Brandon M. Frasier, 24, of South Johnsburg Road, was charged with a felony count of first-degree sexual abuse for having sexual contact with a 7-year-old at a Thurman home in December, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Frasier was arraigned at Warrensburg Town Court and is being held in the Warren County Jail.
The case was investigated by Jason Palmer and Edward Affinito of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The victim has been issued a no-contact order of protection.
Drug sale leads to prison sentence
FORT EDWARD — A Vermont man who was selling crack cocaine in Granville has been sentenced to 2 years in state prison.
Carl L. Hansen, 45, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, for selling crack in Washington County earlier this year.
Hansen was arrested in July after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan imposed a two-year prison sentence, to be followed by 2 years on parole.
Target workers charged with theft
QUEENSBURY — Two former employees of the Target store in Queensbury were arrested this week for allegedly stealing nearly $4,500 worth of merchandise from the store, according to police.
Edward K. Marshall, 21, and Fiona L. Nolan, 19, both of William Street, Granville, were charged with two felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny for alleged thefts of $4,479 in Apple product merchandise on Saturday and Tuesday as they worked at the store.
Police said the couple, who are boyfriend-girlfriend, took iPads, Apple watches and earbuds while working.
Some were sold online, and some were recovered when the Warren County Sheriff’s Office was called and began investigating.
Both were arraigned and released pending prosecution in Queensbury Town Court.
Sheriff’s patrol officers Tyler Morse and George Carpenter made the arrest.
Fort Edward man arrested again
CLIFTON PARK — A Fort Edward man was arrested Sunday night on felony drugged driving and unlicensed operation charges, his second felony driving arrest in less than a year, records show.
Andrew J. Shaw, 36, was pulled over on Schauber Road in Clifton Park shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the State Police public information website.
He was found to be driving under the influence of drugs and driving despite the fact his license had been suspended or revoked because of prior alcohol-related offenses, records show.
Shaw was charged with felony counts of driving while ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, the website showed. He was released, pending prosecution in Clifton Park Town Court.
The arrest comes less than a year after he was charged with felony driving while intoxicated in a traffic stop in Fort Edward last February.
Kingsbury home damaged by fire
KINGSBURY — An alert school crossing guard and a neighbor likely saved a Kingsbury home from extensive damage from fire on Thursday.
A crossing guard at Hudson Falls Primary School spotted smoke behind 34 Vaughn Road, across the road from the school, around 9:15 a.m. and alerted a neighbor, who looked in a window saw smoke in the home and called 911, Kingsbury Fire Chief Bryan King said. No one was injured.
Firefighters found a fire smoldering in the back of the home and were able to knock it down before it caused major damage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene.
Officials said one person lived in the home, and she was not there at the time the fire was spotted. King said the resident should be allowed back in the home later Thursday.
Kings said the fire stated accidentally in a laundry room, and the exact cause remained under investigation later Thursday.
There appeared to be fire and smoke damage in that section of the home and smoke coming from a second-floor window.
Firefighters from Kingsbury, Hudson Falls, South Queensbury, Fort Edward and Bay Ridge responded to the call.
Restaurant theft leads to jail
MOREAU — A woman who stole $1,000 from a patron at a restaurant where she worked has been sentenced to 10 weekends in Saratoga County Jail.
Beth M. Coughlin, 40, of Lake Luzerne, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for the theft last Aug. 9 at the Dunkin’ eatery on Saratoga Avenue.
Coughlin took a purse that a patron left behind, which contained $1,000. She was arrested several weeks later after an investigation by South Glens Falls Police.
She was sentenced Wednesday in Moreau Town Court to the jail term, and court records show there was no requirement for restitution.